When Ideals Collide

About 6 months ago my teenage daughter decided she wanted to be a vegan. She had been doing some research and for better health wanted to give the vegan lifestyle a go. For those of you unfamiliar, here’s what that means: A vegetarian does not eat meat, but may still eat the by-products of animals…

Not Letting Go

Yesterday was a day of adventure and misadventure. It was be-au-ti-ful! in SC in the early part of the day. The kids were sitting around playing on their devices and hubby and I decided they needed to get out of the house. We dragged the bikes out of the garage and pumped up the tires…

Making Change in the Offering Plate

We have a valentine’s event coming up at church this weekend.  On Sunday, a friend asked me about who to give her money to so she could pay. I told her to put her money in an envelope and drop it in the offering plate with the envelope designated for the event and it would…

Why?

“Why does she do that? ” my 10-year-old asked me recently, while watching her 15-year-old autistic sister draw a picture.  The question wasn’t why she was drawing a picture.  It was why she had just drawn the same exact picture 15 times in 15 different colors and stacked them neatly in a pile. I wish…

Shredding the Label

I love glass jars. I like to reuse them over and over. I will buy something like a jar of spaghetti sauce, use the sauce, shred the label on the jar, wash it and use it again. When you reuse a glass jar, you can see that there is an old label there that no…

Deep Freeze

Here in the deep south we have recently been in a deep freeze.  The whole country has had some brutal winter weather, but it is really unusual to see the mercury dip down into single digits in South Carolina.  It has probably been decades since the weather was this cold during a southern winter.  Nine…

Wrapping Your Own Gifts

It was a good Christmas at the Post house.  My kids have outgrown Santa, so I don’t sneak around like I used to, but I do have a few holiday secrets each year.  This year I was caught in the middle of one of them.  My 10 year old was inspecting gifts one day and…

A Part of Your World

My middle daughter was desperate to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie so she and I had a girl’s night out and enjoyed it immensely.  Watching this movie caused us to start talking about other Disney movies.  I have 4 daughters, so we have seen all the princess movies, some over and over….

I Feel Sorry for the Statue of Liberty

Well, I don’t feel sorry for THE Statue of Liberty.  The person I feel sorry for is the guy on the corner dressed up like the Statue of Liberty. In our town there’s a tax service that uses the Statue of Liberty as their mascot.  When January rolls around every year we start to see…

Sacred Space

By some people’s standards my parents were considered “strict” when I was growing up. My twin brother and I were no strangers to getting into trouble as a kid, but most of my spankings were for 2 reasons:  my smart mouth (which still gets me into trouble today) and misbehaving in church (which I’m not…

What Winning Looks Like

She didn’t roam around the store or try to take off with 15 pair of socks or shred all the price tags into tiny pieces on the floor…

Keeping the Fire Burning

Even though my girls were outside playing today in the warmer temps, just a few days ago the mercury dipped down to the 20s and we had a dusting of snow on the ground.  In the south, a “snow day” is a very big deal.  We don’t get them often and the snow rarely stays…