The Truth about Millennials

I have heard a lot of discussion about Millennials over the past couple years. Most of it negative. I’ve seen the memes on Facebook and heard the jokes. I have seen the shaking heads of the older generation and heard some of the rants. So I think I’m going to throw my 2 cents worth…

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…

Autism Podcast: Autism Education and the Church (Part 3)

This is the last installment of my recent interview.  The podcast is a 3 part series on Autism. The 3rd episode, called Autism Education and the Church 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 you don’t…

NOT Acceptable: Post-It Note #135

The other day my girls were playing in the yard and I called them in because we had to go somewhere.  I told them they needed to change their clothes because they couldn’t wear what they had on to this event.  So I got a round of questions from my girls about clothes and why…

The Frozen Heart: Post-it Note #127

This was originally shared at a meeting for pastor’s wives a few weeks ago.  Although the audience was specific, it has much broader application, reaching to any person in the church.  If you’ve ever been hurt by another believer, then I think you will find it hits very close to home. The Frozen Heart How…

The Pain of Answered Prayer: Post-it Note #101

The ladies in my prayer group met last night and had a sweet time of prayer.  Before praying we looked at Acts 12.  This is the story of Peter being put in prison and the church praying for his release.  With the help of an angel, the Lord miraculously breaks him out of prison and…

The Cheerleaders: Post-it Note #66

My oldest daughter went to a cheerleading competition today.  It wasn’t your typical competition, but the contestants didn’t know that.  It was the SC Special Olympics Cheerleading Competition.  My oldest daughter is autistic.  She doesn’t really talk so she’s not a “model” cheerleader.  But she can seriously wave a pom pom! As I watched these…

Eli’s Coming…Post-it Note #51

My 6-year-old daughter has a friend at school that she just adores.  His name is Eli.  Eli’s feelings for Haven are mutual.  They have a wonderful friendship that is magnetic.  They are drawn to each other and love to be together anytime they can.  They are only 6 and so so very innocent.  Eli’s mom…

Sticking Out Like a Sore Thumb: Post-it Note #49

My family and I have been on a Paleo-type cleanse.  Sounds frightful doesn’t it?  Basically that means that we are eating fresh whole fruits and veggies, clean meat, eggs and nuts and have cut out sugar, artificial stuff, processed or refined foods (about 150%!!! of the American diet!) most grains and dairy.  It’s been an…

The Church Police…Post-it Note #43

I’ve been seeing a lot of fussing and fighting between my kids lately.  It’s sort of making me crazy.  Definitely challenging my New Year’s resolution to not become so “unglued”. (See Post-it Note #40 to see all the craziness of that resolution!)  But in the midst of a fire storm of children yelling at each…

Post-it Note #32: First Century vs Twenty-First Century Living

I have such mixed emotions about the holidays.  I love Thanksgiving, although it seems the retail stores want to skip right over it these days.  Instead of starting Black Friday on Friday they want to move it to Thursday.  The message is clear…….let’s not stop and be thankful for what we have, let’s just get…

Post-it Note #28: Halloween…..The Never Ending Holiday

I’m not a huge fan of Halloween.  For lots of reasons.  But with  5 Trick-or-Treating age kids I always find myself helping with costumes and driving around on Halloween night while Hubby tries to find the neighborhood with the best stash of candy.  And then there is the candy!  Do you know how much candy…