Just Jesus

Feeling Less Than Thankful?

The last time I took our 2-year-old son to get his vaccines he behaved like most toddlers do when having been stuck with a needle three times. Vaccines mystify me. With all of today’s modern advances is this still the only way to inoculate children?  And please, I love you each, I know there are voices on every side of the vaccine debate. He was in our care as a foster placement at the time.  It wasn’t up to me, …

Just Jesus

BELIEVING AS THANKGIVING

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Today in the midst of grocery shopping, airport runs, pie making, road tripping, cleaning, stressing, and all things Thanksgiving… give yourself a break. I find I get the most done when I am undone. I work well under pressure. Whether the pressure is internal – and I am beating myself up or external – and I have to run back to the store for one more thing – it is never SPIRITUAL.   God doesn’t condemn.   …

the stuffing

THE STUFFING: Truth, Tradition, Carbs

THE STUFFING: Truth, Tradition, Carbs Its increase is legend. It can be too dry… worse still, too moist. It can go in the bird, however, if no caution is taken this method can quickly ruin every Thanksgiving from now until forever.  You only have to get Salmonella at one Thanksgiving Day feast to #neverforget. This is my 46th Thanksgiving. I thought that the first time I broke the wishbone with the Amerines I had seen it all.  The year was …

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Just Jesus

You’re Welcome, Sweetie…

Last night was an ongoing vandal nightmare, of course, I will spare you no gory details.  You’re welcome, in advance. Singular vandal.  Just Sam. My hands are still shaking.  After several days at my parents’ lakehouse, he is what some would excuse as, “over-tired.” If that is what I am feeling, he is in bad shape.  My head is pounding. My stomach is in knots, and I can’t quit crying.  Unlike Sam, I have yet to intentionally bang my head …