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…

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…

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…

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…

Too Much and Not Enough

Last night Cadence had a complete meltdown.  Screaming, smacking her head with her fists, crying, the whole bit.  When these things happen, my other kids run to the hills. Especially my youngest girls.  They go and hide in their rooms or under the kitchen table.  It scares them.  And truthfully, it scares me.  Cadence is…

Special Strength for Special Needs: Post-it Note #126

This one is longer than normal friends.  I had the privilege of speaking to a group of special needs parents in September and thought I would share that information below.  Blessings! Connie Special Strength for Special Needs: September 13th at The Inspired Women’s Conference (Laurens SC) Special needs have a way of isolating you from…

The Summer Solstice: Post-it Note #81

Today is the summer solstice.  The beginning of a new season.  We spent it getting the pool ready for the kids during the long, hot, Southern days ahead.  Today is the longest day of the year, ushering in a new set of activities, a new set of adventures, a new agenda, pace and schedule. Perhaps…

Broken Lawn Mowers: Post-it Note #65

My friend Wilma has a broken lawn mower.  It’s been giving her fits off and on for a while now.  She finally called the manufacturer and they came and got it to repair it.  After about 2 weeks of waiting to get it back, she called them to find out why her lawnmower hadn’t been…

Hiding the Boo Boos: Post-it Note #63

My girl Haven is a Sweetie Pie.  Very loving and kind and easy-going.  But when she gets a Boo Boo, she turns into a different sort of person. Drama abounds.  She was unfortunate enough to have an infection when she was 4 that resulted in a high fever, time in bed and a very, very…

What Day is it?…Post-it Note #62

Yesterday we gathered our children around and read the story of the crucifixion as we recognized the significance of Good Friday.  Tomorrow we will finish the story as we look to the celebration of Resurrection Sunday.  And today is the day in between. Do you ever wonder what the day in between the crucifixion and…

At the End of Your Rope. Desperate…Post-it Note #42

I have been following a friend’s posts on FB lately.  She has 2 different friends whose husbands have had major complications from the flu.  This week they both passed away.  From the flu!  It’s unbelievable.  I don’t know these families or what they think of God, but I wondered as I was praying for them…