Keeping It Simple

So many times we try to make life more complicated than it is.  Why is that? Some of my examples include the fact that I’ve been saying for years that I want my kids to grow up with a servant’s heart, but I’ve done nothing to make this happen.  I’ve prayed for wisdom, but refused […]

Identity Crisis

Our actions speak volumes about who we really are from the inside out.  What do your actions say about you? Unfortunately, my behavior reveals that I am struggling with an identity crisis.  Sigh. There is nothing worse than wanting to make the right choices, but find that you make the wrong ones on a regular […]

Negative Notions

I am currently reading an amazing book by Phillip Yancey called Vanishing Grace.  If you’ve never read any of his books, I would highly recommend that you do! Anyway, you would think by the title that it would be right at the top of my list of negative notions that drive me crazy – in […]

Meanies

Bullying is a hot topic these days.  Campaigns, movies, classes and assemblies all address the same thing…people doing mean things to other people. This issue is not new.  People have been mean to one another since the beginning of time.  All you have to do is look in the Bible and you can find bullies […]

Grace

Yesterday, my six-year-old came home and asked me what ‘grace’ was.  He said he had a girl in his class named Grace and that she was nice, so he was thinking that was what it meant.  Talk about warm my heart…precious boy! Of course, his teacher had given the definition during school, but he had […]

Guilty as Charged

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You […]

Encourage Each Other

One of my dearest friends has been through the wringer over the past month and it’s been absolutely heartbreaking to watch.  The poor thing has had problem after problem and she just can’t seem to catch a break (insert sad face and hear my boo’s)! Needless to say, it was not by ‘coincidence’ that I […]

Are You Gracious?

Lately, I’ve been really saddened by the lack of compassion and understanding that I see in the world.  The worst part is that I am often an offender myself when faced with something I don’t comprehend, identify with, or those things that tick me off. Sigh…. We are all too quick to make assumptions, voice […]

Praising God

Life is like a roller coaster…sometimes it’s uphill and sometimes it’s downhill and I’m really not sure which one is better!! (Neither one sound like that much fun, do they?) Traveling all of those hills can get exhausting.  Trampling up or down can sometimes become too painful.  Sometimes the stresses seem too overwhelming and the […]

Naked

Surprised by the title?  Me, too. As I looked at the blog calendar for today’s post, I realized that I had written “Naked” as the topic. Okay, so anyone who knows me well, KNOWS that my modesty is lacking and my humor is on the level of a sixth grader. Sigh. You can only imagine […]