The Thief of Comparison: Living Your Own Life

This is an excerpt from my new book!  Sacred Ground Sticky Floors released on October 2, 2018!!!!  Check out the GIVEAWAY BELOW!!!  AND SPREAD THE WORD!!!!! Comparison… I sat across from the broken couple and listened to their apprehensions. I didn’t know them well, but I was honored to answer their questions about the adoption process. The woman held a worried-worn piece of paper that was covered, front and back, in questions. Her voice cracked with the ache of an empty womb. Infertility is not an issue I have dealt …

Listen! the Great Commandment & Manicures in Bars by Strangers

Listen! The Great Commandment & Strange Manicures in Bars

Listen! The Great Commandment & Strange Manicures in Bars  Perhaps there is nothing more frustrating than being misunderstood, which is usually the by-product of not being heard.  I admit, I struggle with ADHD, and I am easily distracted by my mind, shiny things, and tacos. This is a rally cry, so just listen… er, read on? But I do try and get in the zone and listen.  Similarly, I can zone out like a champ when a teen’s playbill music, …

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Seasonal Motherhood: Back to School

Seasonal Motherhood: Back to School  The kids go back to school on Thursday. I feel aggrieved about this.  I am a Monday start kind of gal. So, Thursday doesn’t really work for me.  But no one asked me.  Which is a shame.  I know stuff.  I have been doing this parenting gig for 23 plus years, call me, I will guide you in ways in of wisdom.  Or at least persuade you in the ways of the weekday calendar. And …

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If You Give a “Good” Christian Woman a Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you give a good Christian woman a cookie… She will ponder her existence in Jesus. For if she is one with Jesus, she won’t need the cookie.  She only needs Jesus. However, if you give a Christian woman and cookie, and it is chocolate chip… homemade, and it is still a little warm, and she really wants that cookie, she may eat it.  And then, bathe in contempt. But, then she will remember, there is no condemnation in Jesus …

#TexasStronger in 2018 - Y’all This is Home

#TexasStronger in 2018 – Y’all This is Home

2017 is one for the books.  Hurricanes, world records, and mass shootings – we dry out, rebuild, celebrate, grieve and pray. Neck deep in the flood waters of hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in August and dumped a record 51.88 inches of rain in Cedar Bayou, Texas, we found ourselves rallying our bass boats and old-fashioned good ol’ boy spirit to help our neighbors, and ourselves. Note that, we have a reputation for getting it done. Don’t mess with us, …

AWWW BAHUMBUG! Three Ways to Survive a Not So Merry Holiday Season 2

AWWW BAHUMBUG! Three Ways to Survive a Not So Merry Holiday Season

AWWW BAHUMBUG! Three Ways to Survive a Not So Merry Holiday Season What is a mom is to do?  Me personally? This year has been a humdinger.  No, really.  I mean this year is one for the books.  Ah yes,  I launched my first book… Stolen Jesus.  I also turned in my second book; Sacred Ground Sticky Floors: How Less Than Perfect Parents Can Raise Kids Who are (kind of) Great. It comes out next year.  Aside from a book …