What I Learned When I Left Bible Studies

Much like life, you’re walk in Christ is a journey. It’s as unique as you are as a person. It takes building blocks in a solid foundation, framework, structure, & time for maturity. Just like a new baby born in this world, surviving on the essentials of milk, new Christians often find themselves surviving in…

Noah Doesn’t Say Pee-Pee Words

There is nothing like being churched by your 4.5 year old. I have always said that our children are our mirrors. They are pure reflections of our attitudes, our morales, our values, our mannerisms… down to our facial expressions. So the next time you see your kid roll his/her eyes, remember you have probably done…

Bunkering Down

We’ve recently made another move. Ok, “recently” might be a stretch seeing as how it’s been 9 months!! In the military, many of you are screaming, “What! That’s usually half-way to your next move!!” … Indeed, for many it is 😦 This move was a reluctant move away from a place we loved to a…

See No Evil… Be No Evil

My son never fails to amaze me. He sees the world so pure at 3.5 year of age. His heart is so huge! He loves everybody. Maybe I give him too much credit there, but if he has limits, he doesn’t wear them on his sleeve. Where I stand looking around, I shamefully admit, I…

NWEA MAP Test Being Skewed For Better School Funding

I stand corrected only slightly. I was told our local middle school prizes were “donations”. That then only feeds my expectations & disappointment. So why can’t they donate a salad bar, fresh fruits, a small garden project & green house? Donate book sets, backpacks, athletic supplies like balls, gloves, & bikes. Donate art supplies &…

A Few Of My Favorite Things

As an adult, especially as a parent, I’ve learned that there are just some things that don’t change; like a few of my favorite things! 1. The smell of crayons. They don’t have to be Crayola, but lets face it, they’re the best when it comes to crayon smell! An old or a new box,…

Books Are “Out”, Movies Are “In”?

Are you watching the History Channel’s “The Bible”? If not, you should be! However, I was caught off guard by the kids. First of all, they love watching the series! They beg to watch it every night!!! Secondly, I realize they can’t watch it without a million questions!! Now I don’t know about you, but…

Parenting Is Like A First Job

Parenting is much like a first job. You go in and work your booty off to earn just enough to cover the gas to get to work! I feel like I work “parenting” 24/7, yet my big rewards earnings are only on rare occasions, much like Christmas bonuses. Today was one of those big rewards…

“For Such A Time As This!”

I believed watching my only biological son, who bonded with his daddy right away, agonize & torment over his daddy’s absence was worst than my worst nightmare. No, no … it is my worst nightmare. It rips me wide open, along with a bag of candy for us both (I know … Food won’t solve…

Be Still My Beating Heart

No! I’m not becoming a sparkly, impossibly beautiful vampire (“Twilight” reference for those who didn’t have any tweens doped up on the “Twilight” high 🙂 ). Instead today, … Today was a good day!! Today I didn’t yell! Today I didn’t find any reason to raise my voice above attention-getting volume. Today was the day…