Post-it Note #8: One Old Hen and Three Young Chicks

This weekend I had the privilege of running in the “Just Glazed 5K”.  They gave us Krispy Kreme donuts at the end and the proceeds went toward Autism Awareness.  What’s not to love?  So I jumped at the chance to be a part of this race when some girls from church asked me to run…

Post-it Note #7: What Should We be Thankful for?

Gratitude.  It’s a hard thing to teach to kids.  They are naturally “me-centered” and if their piece of cake is even a smidge smaller than their brother’s piece it doesn’t go unnoticed.  Being thankful for what we have instead of wanting what we don’t have is not just hard on the kids.  It’s hard on…

Post-it Note #6: Stinky Kids!

I love the smell of a newborn baby. When my brood were all babies I would give them a bath and slather them with Johnson’s Baby Lotion. I think it’s one of the sweetest smells on earth. I would just stare through my sleep deprived eyes at the wonder of life. Hold that baby close…

Post-it Note #5: Prayers for Peace

Sometimes God wakes me up with people on my mind.  I know I need start praying when that happens.  Sometimes the need of people is so great God burdens us to pray on their behalf. Sometimes our prayer lists are so long we don’t know where to start.  Sometimes it’s overwhelming to watch people hurt….

Post-it Note #4: Reckoning for the Lazy

I took up jogging the year I had my last baby.  It was just before I turned 40 and I got a baby, a big 4-0, and reading glasses all in the same year.  I like jogging.  It helps me stay sane.  And in a house as crazy as mine it’s nice to have something for…

Post-it Note #3: Pimples! Yikes!

“MOOOMMMMM!!! What is this stuff on my nose????” Says my 12 year old son.  He’s grown tall and lanky in the last few months and his voice is starting to squeak. “Well Buddy, those are pimples.” “WHAT? Pimples.  No way.  These can’t be pimples.” “Well, I’m afraid they are.  It’s time for them.” “NOOOOOOOOO.” He went…

Post-it Note #2: Alone in the Crowd

A crowd.  That’s a way of life around here.  5 kids, dogs, bunnies.  We live in the church parsonage next door to where our congregation meets.  Not a day goes by when people don’t stop by.  My oldest daughter is Autistic and our front door has revolved for years with a steady flow of service…

Why Another Blog? Why Now?…Post-it Note #1

I’ve been thinking about writing a blog for a while.  But in the world of media and information overload, what more could I possibly say that hasn’t already been said somewhere by someone?  Then I read a tragic article this week that knocked me down emotionally.  Perhaps you heard the unbelievable story of a despairing,…