That is NOT Grace…Post-it Note #52

I’m a grace kind of girl.  I need it.  I crave it.  I talk it.  I breathe it.  I write about it.  I attempt to parent with it.  Grace is getting so much more than you deserve and receiving favor when you shouldn’t.  So as believers of the gospel, who know that our salvation comes…

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…

Beginning again. And again. And again…Post-it Note #40

We are one week in to the new year.  How’s those resolutions coming along?  I saw a cartoon the other day where a dog asks another dog, “What exactly is a new years resolution?”  The other dog says, “It’s just a to-do list for the first week of January.”  A friend on FB said last…

Post-it Note #30: A Case for the Abundant Life

In the Gospel of John, Jesus said, “I came to give life with joy and abundance.”  We often quote that as Christians, but what does it really mean?  A life with joy AND abundance.  It sounds wonderful doesn’t it?  The sad reality is that I know few people who really live that way.  Some come…

Post-it Note #27: Hope for America?

I was at a conference this week that was highlighting our political situation in America.  The truth of the matter is that our liberties are being stripped away one by one.  I sat there with my jaw dropping, my eyes brimming with tears and my heart breaking at how much we have lost as a…

Post-it Note #21: Destructive Criticism

I’ve been trying to write this post for a couple of days now.  I started it Wednesday morning and here it is late on Thursday night and I’m still working on it.  Maybe it will be done by Friday morning.  Maybe.  Sometimes it’s hard to say what really needs to be said.  The words get…

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?

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,…