The Modern Day Proverbs 31 Woman

When I was growing up, every Mother’s Day the preacher would pull out a sermon on Proverbs 31 to remind us all how a “real woman” were supposed to act and be.  I don’t recall similar sermons on Father’s Day about how men should behave…but let me keep moving. I’m going to make a confession…

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…

Power!

I have a 14 year old son who is a prep-er. He thinks about emergency food and water supplies and prepping for power outages and that kind of thing. We have talked about getting one of those hand cranked radios. Turning the handle creates the power necessary to listen to the weather report, etc. This…

Sometimes We Can’t Have the Job: Post-it Note #106

We all dream about the things we want to do.  Sometimes there are things we want to do for the Kingdom of God.  Opportunities we would like to have or ministries we would like to be a part of.  In the past few months I have been asked to help out with a ministry endeavor. …

When Waiting Becomes a Weight…Post-it Note #54

Ever take a road trip with kids?  When my youngest was 2 she hated, and I mean HATED to be restrained in a car seat.  She was good for about 30 minutes and then done.  On a particular trip with just me and my girls I was traveling about 4 hours and she was beside…

Post-it Note #14: Body Pump!

I’ve been taking a class at the gym called Body Pump.  I have a love-hate relationship with it.  It’s a weight lifting class that last for an excruciating hour.  Sometimes life gets busier than normal and I can’t make it to class.  Recently I went back to class after several weeks away.  Two days later…

Post-it Note #9: October!

                                                                                                                                                                                     Fall has arrived!  The leaves are starting to change.  The apples are in season.  Starbucks has pumpkin lattes.  What’s not to love?  Autumn is my favorite season of all.  In the south it is our reward for surviving the misery of Summer.  As our cousin in NY says, it’s God’s gift to the North…

Post-it Note #4: Reckoning for the Lazy

I took up jogging the year I had my last baby.  It was just before I turned 40 and I got a baby, a big 4-0, and reading glasses all in the same year.  I like jogging.  It helps me stay sane.  And in a house as crazy as mine it’s nice to have something for…

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,…