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The World-Wide-Webs We Weave

I caught myself doing it again  this morning… Waking with intentions of having a quiet time but instead finding myself caught in the tangled world-wide-web of Pinterest.  Yes, Pinterest – instead of starting my day with Jesus. I wake early for Him.  I make coffee to sit with Him. I grab my Bible to read about … Continue reading

Lesson Learned On Aisle Nine

Taking three little boys to Wal-mart puts hair on my chest.  I am convinced. Nothing will toughen my nerves faster than the teeth-gritting task of grocery shopping with children. Mom’s are you feeling me on this? I try to do all preparatory things to make our shopping experience as delightful as possible… I give each boy … Continue reading

A Gray Bin At The End Of My Rope

The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all he has made.  Psalm 145:9 So maybe I am being too hard on myself, but a short 48 hours ago, I was ready to call myself in and schedule a counseling appointment.  My diagnosis?  The least-effective-mom-on-the-planet. But can I tell you a little story? … Continue reading

Distracted By The Cotton Candy Cares

Come near to God and he will come near to you.  Wash your hands, sinners, and he will purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8 Last Saturday we took the boys to Dollywood, which could be my Hap-py, Hap-py, Hap-piest place on the planet.  It was late in the afternoon and we were hustling across … Continue reading

Signing Off In Obedience…

Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is…Set your minds and KEEP THEM SET on what is above (the higher things) not on the things that are on the earth. For [as far as the world is concerned] you have died and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ is God. Colossians 3:1-3 … Continue reading

Obedience, Cookies and a Snatchy Hand

Children, obey your parents in the LORD for this is right.  “Honor your father and your mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise) that it may go well with you… Ephesians 6:1-3a I sat at the kitchen table, eating my lunch, shoving down a salad in the ten minutes it would take the … Continue reading

Play Hard In The Water

I could kill any plant.  Even a cactus is not safe with me. I’m not the neighbor you ask to water your garden while on vacation.  Come to think of it…no one does. (smile) But this spring, I had my heart set on a beautiful front porch.  I dreamed of draping petunias flowing over white … Continue reading

Bootcamp…for my soul

At the YMCA there is a class called Ultimately Fit. Picture Bootcamp meets Crossfit meets Jillian Michaels. Intense. I am amazed by the amount of women and men who show up for this torture…ahem, workout. The house is packed…sweaty people flipping tractor tires, hopping on over-sized boxes, sprinting steep hills and swinging Kettlebells. I love … Continue reading

Too Connected…We’re Disconnected?

Tuesday night Brent and I tucked the boys into bed and began settling into our evening routine. I popped our usual bowls of popcorn and turned the TV on for The Biggest Loser (whoop whoop!). Brent needed to download a few songs on ITunes, so his laptop was up and running. He sat with his … Continue reading