I woke up thinking goodness and kindness. Then I thought some harsher thoughts – they weren’t good or kind. The wind is blowing 50 mph. Wind makes me nuts. I lose it. My head was already rebelling. It was packing its bags and moving to… somewhere else. Still … my spirit. Goodness and kindness. Read More
I was raised by a geologist. We took back roads and winding passes in search of isolated camp sites and undisturbed grounds. I was always proud to take my dad’s collection of trilobites and quartz to show and tell. I loved to hear about dinosaur digs and ancient mysterious beasts. My parents were Christians, IRead More
The salvation of a mom is harder for a mother to embody. You see, tonight my soul is spread seven ways; serving Pizza and beer at a high-end joint downtown. It’s on a date that’s not a date but might be a date at a later date if it weren’t for all the history ofRead More
A Wednesday blog post … Post by: Jami Amerine for Kelly Balarie My dad and his older brother have a favorite tale they expose about their youth. Their younger brother was a studious boy. He would finish his homework and then go to bed before the sun went down, in an effort to be wellRead More
.I pray that I might boldly profess, that no matter how badly I mess up the message, checking the wrong box, too long of a tweet, or fatigue induced grammatical errors, all will know my heart belongs to Jesus Christ. And also that James Dobson doesn’t think I am an icky internet creep.
Hey. Me? Yes, you. You’re going to be committed if you let them see the psychosis of me talking to myself, myself answering, and you getting to watch what unfolds. I promise, I was getting up at 5:00.I I was going to spend a little time with Jesus. Then I was going to workout, shower,Read More
I have a four season soul. But I live in a state with only two seasons; summer and winter. Summer takes up 80% of the year. But the real summer, the summer where the kids sleep in until 11 and there are no lesson plans, dance recitals or late night basketball tournaments – she’s theRead More
I confess, I left last Thursday to attend a conference, certain I would learn little. I am pretty good at this gig, I assured myself. I just signed with Harvest House, I have a growing Facebook community, whom I adore, and I LOVE to blog. And I went into blogging kicking and screaming. Alas, itRead More
In the midst of our move into our old/new ranch house, I ran into a few glitches that had to be remedied. A curtain rod here, an area rug there, oh and we had no food. So, I decided to take my two youngest girls and my two nieces, a gang we fondly refer toRead More
Tomorrow morning my family and I will wake bright and early to go to Disney World. “The Magic Kingdom.” My dad gave my mom the gift of a family trip with all her grandchildren, for Christmas. My husband and our oldest son weren’t able to make it. John, started EMT school and didn’t feel likeRead More
One of my favorite stories of our oldest, Maggie took place when she was about four. Maggie was all hairbows and bugs. She has always just done her own thing. And for as long as I can remember people would say to her, “OH! You look just like your daddy!“ And I guess … sheRead More
Have you forgotten about an ambition you had, a dream?