Sleepless in Texas: Excuse me while I Ignore You, Common Sense, and Jesus 3
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Sleepless in Texas: Excuse me while I Ignore You, Common Sense, and Jesus

I am living a sleepless existence. I am still all out of whack from daylight savings time.  The entire concept is not from Jesus.  Messing with time, which is from the Lord who created it, is blasphemy.  On the seventh day He rested.  He didn’t rest, except in the spring when He rested less, or in the fall when He rested more. He just rested. Clicking away at book edits and blog posts, it’s 8:00 a.m, and then… it is …

NEW DISCOVERY: 30 More Minutes of Super Mario Can Stop Chronic Nose Bleeds

NEW DISCOVERY: 30 More Minutes of Super Mario Can Stop Chronic Nose Bleeds

Our 5-year-old vandal son suffers from nose bleeds.  Seriously, when the mucous membranes in this child’s nose are void of humidity, it’s like a scene from a Stephen King movie.  He’s actually getting a little more accustomed to the onset.  A few weeks ago if his nose started bleeding he would lose control of his bowels. Fun times. You can’t really blame him; it’s a significant amount of blood.  Once, my husband accidentally ran over a kitten in front of …

Get What You Deserve: The Penance Jackpot!

Get What You Deserve: The Penance Jackpot!

I just had this penance conversation with the vandals, our 3 and 5-year-old sons. Me: CHARLIE?!?!  What happened to your lip??! Charlie: Sam punched me in da face. Me: SAM?!?!? Charlie: It’s ok mommy, herms had enuf of me. Sam: ya… I told herms to stop. Charlie: ya… herms told me a bunch of times to knock it off.   Fair enough… I guess. This is how I lived.  In the belief, I deserved some harsh treatment for my wicked …

Astonishing Technique to Escape the Bondage of a Terror Mindset 1
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Astonishing Technique to Escape the Bondage of a Terror Mindset

I am different, I am no longer in bondage to a terror mindset. And not different than the usual different, like my wayward “just the nougat” Snickers eating, fear of egg-salad and passionate partiality for all things Sharknado; but a different kind of different. I have peace. I have never had peace. This post will be short. There’s not that much to say. And I won’t lie, anxiety still taunts me.  But, I do not live there. I want to …

How to Achieve Health and Happiness in ONE Easy Step 2
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How to Achieve Health and Happiness in ONE Easy Step

Health and happiness. Two things I often attribute conditional… one to the other. My post yesterday had me thinking about another aspect of my time in Venezuela and an open-air hotel room on the coast. Two rooms, one for my parents and one for my sister and myself, my dad told us we could pick which room we wanted.  The bellboy said, “Por favor, señor, solo esta habitación tiene la iguana…” We knew just enough Spanish to deduct one of the …

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. …