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 […]

Hashbrowns, Grits or Kolaches?

My family and I have just returned from a world-wind trip through eight states and two extended stays with friends and family.  This two week journey began when we left Texas the day after school let out and drove through Oklahoma, Missouri and onto Chicago, Illinois for a week’s stay with my dear friend from […]

Being Content

Do you ever look at someone in their lovely life, driving their awesome car and living in their amazing house and think…oh, if I could just…. There is always someone better. Maybe they have more money, are better looking, have more stuff, have nice kids or snagged that fantastic job.  Regardless of what they have […]


We all have the tendency to backslide.  GRRRRR…. Be it our diet, our work-out routine, anger management, Bible reading, prayer time or hateful words – it matters not what the problem is, but it does matter what we do once we notice. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes see my backsliding behaviors and […]

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is now a bittersweet day for me. Don’t get me wrong.  I love celebrating my husband and showering him with love, gifts and cards because he is an awesome dad.  The problem lies in the fact that he is not my father.  And mine is gone.  Sigh. So, I’m going to re-post the […]


Summertime is fun.  It’s full of awesome outdoor activities, great sun tans, less make-up, less clothes, later bedtimes, sleeping in and a little bit of lazy!  What’s not to like? For me…it’s always been just a bit stressful. Of course, kids add a new dimension with activities and entertainment, but they also get bored easily […]


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 […]

Putting the Past behind Us

We all know those people who dwell on who did what, when and where to them years ago and they still haven’t gotten over it.  Many of us say ‘hi’ to those people in the mirror every day. This is a subject that never gets old because using the past as an excuse is like […]