The Quirky Kid’s Guide to Eternity

As most of you know, my oldest daughter is profoundly Autistic and I often share lessons we learn from our journey as her parents.  Something I do not talk about very often, however, is that my only son, my 15-year-old firstborn, has Asperger Syndrome.  Although there are some similarities with their conditions from time to…

How to Defeat the Enemy

I recently wrote a post called “How to Recognize Spiritual Attack”.  If you suspect you’ve been singled out by the enemy or have a bullseye on your back, then I hope you will take the time to read it.  This post is the promised Part 2 follow-up. Many christians are not strangers to spiritual attacks. …

How to Recognize Spiritual Attack

Life is full of ups and downs and highs and lows.  There are days when everything goes right and then there are days that make us ask, “What is going on here?” I think sometimes the question isn’t about what is happening HERE, but more about what is happening around us.   I believe that there…

Storms that Bring Blessing

I was at a friend’s house this week for a visit and she showed me some damage that had been done to her house by a recent storm.  Some of the brickwork was busted around her porch, as well as posts needed to be replaced.  In addition, they were going to need a new roof. …

It is Still Raining

Last fall our area experienced what was called a 100 year flood.  It rained for days and days.  My kids looked out the windows often and reported incredulously, “It. Is. STILL. Raining!” It was really unbelievable how much water was dumped on parts of our state in a very short period of time, causing a…

When Life Gets Crazy

Crazy.  That’s what we do at our house.  We do it pretty well.  We’re gifted at crazy.  We even have a dog that I’m convinced has a split personality.  I recently told the story of getting a 2nd degree burn in my kitchen.  What I didn’t tell was that a spaghetti squash exploded on me. …

Don’t Judge Me

I have a couple littles at my house that are crazy about bacon.  It’s an unnatural love for pork that I find somewhat disturbing, but nonetheless, it is what it is.  Recently I cooked a plate of bacon for breakfast and one of my littles, who gets up before the rest of the house, “called…

Standing on the Edge

Sixteen summers ago my husband was finishing up his first year of seminary and we didn’t have any children yet.  We worked for the seminary and college but our responsibilities ended when the students left for the summer and we had 2 months before they came back.  It was the first and only time in…

Dry Branches

A couple weeks ago we had a really big storm in our area.  It brought on big thunder and lightening and my little people ended up in my bed waiting for it to pass.  After it settled down we all went to sleep, but the whole county woke up the next morning to find limbs…

Independence Day

Two-hundred and forty years ago The United States of America was willed into existence as our forefathers adopted the Declaration of Independence declaring us a new nation free from the chains of England.  But it took much more than the Declaration to give us our freedoms.  It took a war.  A very high price was…

In Over Your Head

My family and I recently set out on an adventure and went tubing down a river in Tennessee.  It was a beautiful trip.  All 7 of us were floating along laughing and having a good time.  We relaxed during the slow spots and held on during the fast parts and really enjoyed ourselves.  All in…

A Lifetime of Moments in an Evening

Sunday night was an incredible evening for my family.  Our 13 year old daughter with Autism and an Intellectual Disability was baptized.  In our church tradition we only bring individuals into full membership of our church after they have taken the step of baptism based on their belief in the saving knowledge of Christ. There…