Fathers VS Dads

In light of the recent celebration of Father’s Day, I thought it would be interesting to discuss what I consider the difference between fathers and dads. Hopefully, we’ve had good experiences with the patriarchs of our families.  However, I know too well that this is not the case for many.  It’s such a disappointment that […]

Reducing Regret

As with every start of a new year, I am contemplating the many things I would like to do, change, try and/or stop.  My list is long and quite overwhelming, but it does speak volumes of my Personal Character Inventory & Action Plan. Yes, I have my very own acronym that I JUST made up!!! […]

The Woman at the Well

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  John 4:13-14 I love that story of the woman at the well!  It perfectly […]

Cleaning House

Housecleaning is one of those mundane chores that have to be done on a daily basis or else your house will end up looking like a complete disaster.  Trust me. ..I know. There is no getting away from the day in and day out activities of picking up clothes, putting away toys, emptying garbage baskets, […]

The Prayer Problem

Lately, my prayer life has stunk it up to kingdom come.  For some reason, I have been going through the motions of reading scriptures and devotionals, but I’ve barely spoken a word to God in what seems like forever. Sure, I’ve said mealtime and bedtime prayers with my boys, but my personal time with God […]

Laboring

Even though school has just started here in Texas for my two boys, we sure are looking forward to the extended weekend with Monday off for Labor Day. HIP, HIP, HOORAY! What’s funny is that with the beginning of school this week, my own business of writing blogs and social media for small businesses has […]

Continuing Education

My boys are back in school!  YIPPEE!  I’d say it’s time to PARTAY!!!! As you might be able to tell, I am very excited to have a few hours each day to clean, pay bills, organize, cook, run errands, write and all those other things that need to get done… without a million interruptions and […]

Here We Go…Again

How is it that I can desire something SO bad, but NOT follow through?  AND why is it easier to stand still or continue down the wrong path instead of changing a habit or jumping off the bandwagon? CRIMENY!!! Sometimes it feels like the more I desire to do God’s Will, the more the devil […]

Planning and Perseverance

If success was easy, everyone would be a billionaire. The truth about achieving our best in life is that it takes plenty of failed attempts, constant revisions and tearful tries to finally make it to the top of the mountain we are climbing. And wishing won’t help. Honestly, the only thing that leads to victory […]

The BIG Questions

“Where did God come from?” asked my sweet, eight-year-old Jake this past Sunday morning. Duh. Okay, now let’s be clear.  I read scripture, I write devotionals, but I am in NO way a theologian or some Biblical scholar.  Therefore, my answer was, “I haven’t a clue, but we can ask Him when we die.” Jake […]