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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Autism Podcast: God’s Provision and God’s Purpose (Part 2)

As promised, here is part 2 of my recent interview.  The podcast is a 3 part series on Autism. The 2nd episode, called Autism:  God’s Provision and God’s Purpose is now available on itunes. I was interviewed by my good friend Joy Anisa, who lives in NC and is a wonderful speaker and author. If…

Watching the Impossible

Two years ago my 6 year old made a request.  She wanted to go to Sea World.  Unfortunately, I just didn’t see that happening.  The Post clan has been blessed with God’s provision of all that we need and some of our wants, but a trip to Sea World is a pricey endeavor for a…

I Can See Clearly Now

Given the terrible weather SC has experienced in recent weeks, the name of this post might lead you to think it’s about our rain finally being gone.  But this post is actually about glasses for a seven-year old.  However, I do want to publicly say thank you to all the folks who pulled together for…