clothes

Fashioned by Him: Life in Clothes

For someone who loves clothes and shiny things, I find myself with nothing to wear.  Actually, I have clothes, a lot of clothes. However, although for a good portion of my life my wardrobe was perpetually covered in the stains of motherhood, you know, spit-up, sticky handprints, and miscellaneous cheese food, my current wardrobe is stained with something new.   And yes, I will get to that.  But like with almost every other aspect of my life, the new stains are …

GIFT GIVING

Surprised by Charm: Charming Gift Giving

Season 5 Episode 7 Charming Gift Giving Gift Giving – Are you a good gift giver? Here’s how to give gifts that people adore. Jami Prays Road Sign Be Like God – A giver of good gifts gives contingent on nothing.  Give freely, of the spirit and let the blessing of the joy of giving overtake the greed of receiving.   Scripture – James 1:17 -“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father …

life's not fair

Well, Girl: Life’s not Fair

 Well, Girl: Life’s not Fair Life’s not fair.  I could stop there, no explanation is needed right?  Because I would bet money that there is no one the planet that hasn’t been exposed to things that just don’t make sense in the world of right and fair.   And, after school clothes shopping with my seventeen-year-old daughter, this is what I was thinking, life’s not fair.  As a mother, someone says this to me, in my home, 40-50 times a day. …

the elegant warrior

The Elegant Warrior: An Interview with Author Heather Hansen

Today’s episode is a bonus episode! And interview with author Heather Hansen of The Elegant Warrior.  This was such an informative treat.  Rebecca and I both HIGHLY recommend Heather’s book The Elegant Warrior.  You can find it here.   Here is a snippet about Heather’s book from Amazon: Can you win life’s battles without losing yourself? The Elegant Warrior is a book for you… Life is full of trials, and sometimes you need a warrior spirit to overcome them. Award-winning …

difference

The Difference: Wishing, Praying, and Believing

The Difference: Wishing, Praying, and Believing There is a difference between wishing, praying and believing.  For years I somehow bundled these things. Only recently have I categorized them as separate and the difference is stark.   At our house, school started this week.   And it was a hard week.  The biggest difference between meet the teacher night 19 years ago and last Tuesday is, I am old.  Nineteen years ago we took my now 24-year-old daughter to meet Mrs. Cox. …

gender reveal party

Gender Reveal Parties: A New Phenomenon

Gender Reveal Parties: A New Phenomenon in Birthing Humans I am going to sound like an old lady, and I swear, I am not that old.  However, I cannot hold my tongue on the issue of the gender reveal party.  It is too ripe – there is entirely too much to say.   Yes,  I know the risk.  I have had my share of pushback on stuff I wish you’d quit saying.  The crazies can be found in the comment section …