Skeletons in Your Closet

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year.  I mean, come on!  Who doesn’t like CANDY??   Candy corn happens to be my favorite treat and considering my family is on our sixth bag this season…well, let’s just say we started a little early this year! What I don’t like about Halloween is all of […]


My mom-in-law has a dear friend at church who says when she’s all dressed up that she is ‘decorated’.  I absolutely LOVE this adage because it rings true of how I feel every time I walk out the door to church, a meeting or on a date with Lee. As the typical girl, I spend […]

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! […]

Deliver Me from Myself

Do you ever feel like you just want to give in to temptation and sin?  Man, oh man!  I feel like the only person in the world who loves God, but wants to NOT follow Him sometimes.  Argh! What the heck is wrong with me? I profess to love God and am thankful for His […]

Shooting Stars

My appreciation for shooting stars came from my husband, Lee.  He grew up on a farm in Tennessee and was surrounded nightly by a million twinkling lights.  Being a city girl myself, I never looked at the dark sky without seeing the shine of a man-made light bulb. I didn’t know what I was missing. […]

Desperate Measures

Desperation can change a person completely.   The result can sometimes be good and sometimes be bad.  It all depends on the individual and their circumstances. If you’ve ever met someone in desperation – they are easy to recognize. Desperate people become willing to do anything that ends their suffering and helps their situation.  Basically, they […]

Responding to Correction

Discipline stinks!  Yep, I said it!  I wish I felt differently, but I just don’t.  Sigh. Regardless of whether you pronounce a word wrong or if you are being scolded for misbehaving – humans tend to respond poorly to correction. I wonder why that is.  We all usually say we want to be the best […]

Written on My Heart

Once upon a time, I was a fair weather Christian.  I went to church occasionally, felt guilty when I sinned and prayed when I needed something.  Basically, I used God as a magician to make life easy and to get a ticket into heaven. And once in a while, I prayed a simple prayer:   God, […]

Mommy, I don’t feel good…

Last Thursday I received the first call of the year from Jake’s school nurse informing me that he did not feel good.  WHAT?!?!?!  Not already!!!  Man, oh man!! It was to my ENORMOUS relief that Jake suffered from swimmer’s ear and not the dreaded…VIRUS! Not that I was ecstatic that Jake had ANY ailment, but […]