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Decision-Making {part two}

“Luke, eat your noodles, buddy, so we can get ready to leave for the game.” It was lunchtime on Saturday and we were running late.  I scurried around the kitchen preparing a gourmet meal of leftovers  before heading out to a UT basketball game.  Luke, was preoccupied.  Too busy organizing Pokemon cards to be bothered with … Continue reading

Decision-Making {part one}

I love to hear little kids pray. The simplicity of their words always causes me to evaluate my own prayer life. Luke especially.  He is out to impress no one with wordiness or eloquence. His prayers are simple and 100% Luke… “Lord, thank you for this day. Help us not be mean to each other and … Continue reading

“I always want to be six.”

With our final family game played, we raked all of the Spot It cards back into a small pile on the floor.  The older two boys pulled themselves off the rug at their daddy’s instructions to brush teeth and crawl in bed.  A few tired whines were grumbled, but for the most part, everyone was … Continue reading

Thoughts From Room #330

Life can flip on you in a second. Can’t it? Friday morning I had just walked in the door from a routine spin class.  I had pre-paked lunches and laid out clothes for a much anticipated day at Dollywood.  Much antipicated by me, I confess, more than anyone else.  Dollywood is one of my happiest … Continue reading

Bondage To The Boogie Man

This morning, my eyes opened wide at 3am to an unfamiliar tapping.  Our window air unit, arguably on its last leg, was working hard to spit out an UNO card or a possibly granola wrapper. No telling what was in there with 3 little boys in the house.  But nevertheless, our tapping air unit broke … Continue reading

When Life Burns Your Bread

This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24 Even if you aren’t a churchy person, I am betting that this is a familiar verse.  This is the day that the Lord has made. Today. Right now. You are sitting in the middle of it. … Continue reading

Hallways of Regret: A Guest Post

As I am planning for an upcoming speaking event, my dear friend Sue has been gracious enough to guest post on Cup Of Joe today. Full of the Holy Spirit, wife and mom of three, Sue writes an incredible blog at This post, Hallways of Regret, spoke to quiet places in my heart. Have … Continue reading

Nine Reasons to Attend She Speaks 2011 …

What are you doing July 22nd – 24th? No plans? Well, I have a proposition for you. Proverbs 31 Ministries is hosting the She Speaks Conference 2011 in Concord, NC. What is this conference about? Here are nine things you should know… Spend a weekend with other Christian women who share in your calling. Has … Continue reading