No Defense Will Do

Some days just don’t turn out like you think they should.  Today is one of those days. I have a very sick boy who has the flu and is having an asthma attack every time I turn around.  Pretty scary stuff. The worst part is that this kiddo is just like his momma when she […]

Being Ethical…No Matter What

Sometimes you win.  Sometimes you lose.  Regardless of any outcome, the ethics you use are up to you. Guess that means no back-stabbing, hair-pulling or screaming ‘you started it’!!! Grrrr…. (I’m such a girl!!) Last week’s blog post was about praising God no matter what happens or what situations we currently find ourselves in.  Praising […]

Road Signs

When I’m traveling from Austin to Tennessee, I have to be really careful as I drive through Dallas because there is a huge chance I will miss my exit in one of the largest cities in the nation.  I’ve done it enough times to know what a pain in the neck it is to get […]

Sacrifice

Sacrifice is like a four-letter, dirty word. When people use the word, sacrifice, others tend to look at them like they have lost their mind and clearly, would rather them not say the word…ever. It reminds me of another word that gets a bad rap – obedience – because it invokes the same kind of […]

Kindergarten Graduation

As I’ve just written about all the graduates a few weeks ago, I would be remiss to exclude my dear Chase’s Kindergarten graduation today.  Yes sir, my baby has completed the first year of his school career! Where does the time go? I find this an exciting step for my kiddo.  But with this thrilling […]

Freedom

Sunday’s message at church was all about freedom through forgiveness.  I sat stunned into silence as I listened to our associate pastor’s sermon that detailed the shackles we are bound by when we don’t obey God’s will for us to forgive others and live as He would like us to. Wow.  I realized that she […]

Courage

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines courage as mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. What it doesn’t tell us is how to GET it! Ah man!!! I’ve often wondered what Abraham, Moses, Noah, David, Peter and Jesus’ mother, Mary, had that God chose them to lead His people, fight for His […]

Shameless Living

Okay, just the title of this post has gotten me shaking in my boots (cute, black, furry one’s I found on sale at DSW)!!!! Man, oh, MAN! It’s hard to say I live shamelessly when I KNOW I’ve told a little-bitty-teeny-tiny white lie at least once in the last week.  (Hope it’s only one!!) Not […]

The Sky Is Falling!

We are on the home stretch!  Today is Election Day, so that means we won’t have to watch those annoying commercials anymore.  Yippee! But guess what?  That means there will be a winner and a loser.  AND someone (probably lots of someones) will think that the sky is falling depending on which side they happen […]

Extravagant Giving

This past Sunday, my church finished a sermon series called Extravagant Generosity by observing Consecration Sunday, which in the Methodist church means that members estimate the amount of money, time and service they are going to provide their local church over the next year.  In typical Methodist fashion, the celebration is closed with a feast! […]