I am a Texas Mom: What You Can Pry from My Cold Dead Fingers 1

I am a Texas Mom: What You Can Pry from My Cold Dead Fingers

I am a Texas Mom: What You Can Pry from My Cold Dead Fingers Perhaps I am weak. Maybe I am a coward. In the two-ish years since I became a blogger, I have been called a number of things.  From behind my computer, it is easy to say stuff and then cry on my bathroom floor when I feel the backlash… or the love. When the Florida shootings happened at a nightclub in Orlando in June of 2016, an …

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: May God Have Mercy on Your Soul

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: May God Have Mercy on Your Soul

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: May God Have Mercy on Your Soul I know you are but what am I? Of all the stupid things I hate to see this takes the proverbial and literal cake. Jesus, come quickly. I have to ask, you of the High Horse, who in hells bells do you think you are?  Am I to assume that you know the heart of man so well as to assume you know who God’s mercy needs …

Panic, Anxiety, Shame, and Jesus: The Truth About Faith and Fear 2

Panic, Anxiety, Shame, and Jesus: The Truth About Faith and Fear

I woke at 4:14 am in a panic.  Panic tends to be the soft spot in my belly that enemy loves to poke at. Panic is my Achilles heel. If I were a werewolf, panic is my silver bullet. Should you find me lying in a coffin, peacefully sleeping after a night of terrorizing virgins and blood sucking, panic is sunlight, a crucifix, holy water or a wooden stake to my immortal heart. If panic were to come in the …

Three Things Every Christian Should Stop Saying, Seriously… Stop It.

At a recent meeting with my SEO I discovered that I am most readily discovered if you type “Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying” into your Google search.  Second only to “Christian mom who doesn’t think her kids are great,” and also “why are my kids so sticky.”  I don’t know why your kids are so sticky.  Ask Dr. Phil . This legacy is ironic. Since I was old enough to talk, I have said the wrong thing. But this Google …

BIG NEWS! The Easy Wife and #codenamecharlie 1

BIG NEWS! The Easy Wife and #codenamecharlie

God Forgot… Day 31 of Write 31 Days Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: God Forgot No, He didn’t. He heard. He hears. The bottom line is, He moves how He moves and He saves how He saves. We cannot “make” Him do anything.  Although, I have wasted the better part of 40 years trying to navigate Him with my good works or lamenting His hatred of me when I have failed. I am sad I misunderstood. I regret the …

Are You His Real Mom?

Are You His Real Mom?

Day 30 Write 31 Days Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Are you His Real Mom? On October 31, tomorrow at 1:00 we will finalize the adoption of our long-term foster placement, “Charlie.” Every foster to adopt story begins with a horrific tragedy. And while tomorrow will be a joyous occasion for our family, it is markedly a day of loss. A day that legally changes names, but not bloodlines, not the generations.  One of my least favorite questions is, …