Lesson from a Riptide

My family and I were on vacation at the beach not long ago and had a great time. Our girl Cadence, who is autistic, loves the ocean and it gives us a lot of joy to see her enjoy the water. One afternoon she and my hubby went out from the shore a little ways…

The Big Reveal

I was watching a tv show the other night and it’s that place in the season where the characters start to understand who the bad guy really is.  It was “the big reveal” in the plot of the story.  Of course, those of us watching it all season were privy to more information and could…

Like a Bad Penny: Post-it Note #79

We have a dog that’s…..how should I say this…………..PSYCHO.  Her name is Winter.  She can chew her way through a metal fence and leap over trampolines in a single bound……………and knock down small children with a wag of her tail.  She’s a rescue gone bad.  (I know a few people like that too). Our intentions…

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…

The Cookie Theory…Post-it Note #50

There’s Girl Scout cookies in my house.  Lots of them.  I have 2 scouts selling cookies and I think they sold half of their quota to me.  And if I didn’t have enough, then there’s the cookies that friends and family bought and then told me later they didn’t want them, that we could have…

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 #18: All Tangled Up

I have a 5-year-old daughter that is the sweetest of the sweet.  She has the most sensitive little heart.  When we rescued a dog from the pound she cried for 2 days because Lucas didn’t know where his Mommy and Daddy were.  When the baby bird fell out of the tree and the dogs killed…