The coldest day of the year is the day I get my mammograms. This early January morning was no exception. As I was leaving for my yearly appointment I heard a sleepy voice ask, “Hey Mom, want some company?” from Cassidy, my teenage daughter. “Sure, I’ll treat you to a latte when we’re done!” Pleased I had a companion, out the door we went. Within minutes I observed the fuel level was extremely low in the truck I was driving, and before I could get to a gas station, it sputtered to a stop on the dark road. “Keep [...]
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There has been a situation in a close friend’s life that left me feeling so helpless. Since I’m a doer, I especially hate this. I’ve already run through all the ways I could help. But it hasn’t made a real difference. Yesterday morning while I was sitting on my back porch with my hot cup of coffee and spiced pumpkin bread (yummy), the Lord got me. It seems ridiculous really, I should’ve heard His leading before. But His message was simply to pray. To pray like I mean it. So right there I prayed hard for this person and the [...]
“Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8b Quietly she sat on the ground by the playground reading a book. I knew right away she was a Christian, and we just clicked. I had lived in Germany almost a month and was glad to have a new friend. Adrienne inspired me on many levels, but what I loved the most about her was that every time we were together she inspired me to be a better Christian, a better mom, a better wife, and a better friend. Her home was welcoming, warm and [...]
A few weeks ago I read a blog post titled, “How to miss a childhood.” It will forever fall into that small category of writings that have wrecked me. And I hope, in time, it makes it onto the list of writings that have literally changed the way my life was going. Because I realized, my life needed
This is a post I really didn’t want to write. Why? Because it’s going to both humble me and keep me accountable in front of the whole internet. Here it goes: I think I’m addicted to technology. I find myself using these small, hand-held devices as a filler for real life. My phone
Running is not an activity I enjoy but one I must regularly participate in as my metabolism begins to slow. Tying my shoes, hooking Lucy to her leash, and slowly making my way through the neighborhood are acts of pure discipline and ones I can’t wait to be over. There can be surprising obstacles to
As women, we all practice a certain habit. Don’t worry – you’re not alone – we all do it: A new girl walks into our circle of friends, and what do we do? We size her up. Literally. We literally try to figure out her size. She looks like a size four, you cringe. And those legs – she must