Excuses, Excuses: Escaping Condemnation - Rejoicing in the Freedom
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Excuses, Excuses: Escaping Condemnation – Rejoicing in the Freedom

Excuse me… The dog ate my homework. It’s not you, it’s me. My alarm clock didn’t go off. The list of excuses is exhausting. And… who am I fooling? Myself?  No. But, all excuses aside, my floors are disgusting.  And yeah, I can’t vacuum because my son ran over my vacuum cleaner.  He asked to borrow it and then got distracted and forgot that it was behind him, instead of in the trunk of his car. The rest is history. …

It’s a Shame You’re Enormous, You Have Such a Pretty-Face...

It’s a Shame You’re Enormous, You Have Such a Pretty-Face…

Ah… pretty-face syndrome. It’s a blessing and a curse. Although, of all the cruel things ever said to me the one that still reverberates in my soul took place at a summer camp where I worked after high school graduation. A young girl name Twyla, with a gift for saying everything inappropriate, was hanging on me with a multitude of other smelly 11-year-old girls.  Some pawed at my waist long hair, others asked questions about boys, high school, French-kissing, getting …

The Mom Diet: Results Pretty Typical 1

The Mom Diet: Results Pretty Typical

I have the best of intentions when it comes to diet. I do. I want to be fit. I want to wear cute sleeveless summer blouses. And I know what is beneficial.  Truth be told I love a spinach peach smoothie.  As I gulp the icy delightfulness I picture my organs being saturated with vitamins, minerals, and “I am a good girl” vibes.  I feel grand amounts of righteousness that prompt me to post “smoothie selfies” on Instagram. Honestly, labeling …

The Greatest Sin: What is the One Thing that Separates Us from The Love of God? 1
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The Greatest Sin: What is the One Thing that Separates Us from The Love of God?

Our vandal sons, Sam 5 and Charlie 3, recently vandalized my make-up in what was truly an obnoxious and horrific display. I punished them and made them help clean up the terrible mess. Then, I put them in their rooms for a nap. A huge chunk of my day and pocket book was impacted by the naughty behavior. When they woke from their nap they were happy and talkative.  I didn’t bring up the mess, the behavior or their punishment… …

Breaking Free in the Midst of Chaos 1

Breaking Free in the Midst of Chaos

I just bathed the vandals, our 5 and 3-year-old sons. Actually, it was a shower.  This is the most effective way to clean them. I strip them down; I put on my rubber goulashes and start the water. It’s going down. The insanity never ceases to amaze me. These same two little boys, given the opportunity, will run naked through the sprinklers, jump in the pool 5,000 times, and smack each other in the face with water balloons. But a …

Freedom: Guest Post 

Freedom: Guest Post 

Special thanks to my sister for helping me keep the streak going!  I was sick last night and Stacey has a fabulous post for us!!   If you buy your wife a microwave…. When your microwave dies the day after Thanksgiving you might find yourself making a less than appealing mash-up of leftovers in a cast iron skillet, and your husband might have a brilliant idea to go to the Black Friday sale to buy a new one. While shopping …