I was born in the "Show Me State". I'm not sure if my deep rooted "show me" attitude can be attributed to the state that I entered this world in, or my dysfunctional childhood that surely created deep rooted security issues. But, none the less, my state slogan is a part of my DNA. Many… Continue reading NAZARETH.
Years ago, I heard my husband tell a group of students that the best place to start reading the Bible is the book of John. He explained that it was a great book to really capture who Jesus is and what He came to this earth to accomlish. Weeks ago, I heard a prominent Christian… Continue reading Andrew’s Audacious Account
This afternoon, after my husband came home from work, we decided to strategically plan a trip to the park that is adjacent to the basketball courts so my husband (who is almost 30) could school some teenagers in some old school street ball. My husband was balling, my children were running, climbing and sliding, and… Continue reading Spanish Just Got Spiritual
Elcee is two. And she is the epitome of independent. Nearly anything a two year old does in an average day, she thinks she can do it "all on my own". It's kinda cute, in hindsight of each day. One thing I have noticed more and more about Elcee and her maverick motivations is that… Continue reading Every Toddler Needs a Whale Belly
One of Adlee’s Christmas presents this year was a unicorn named Star Lily. Star Lily is a magical unicorn with an extremely life-like demeanor. It’s a good thing she was designed to be extremely cute and cuddly or she would be super creepy. She has sensors that are sensitive to touch on her face, nose,… Continue reading AA Prayer
"appew jats and chocate meelk", which translated is "apple jacks and chocolate milk." Who knew that this simple, and common request from my two year old would result in a heavenly inspiration for a blog today. I have been wanting to get back into writing since the moment 5 months ago, when God spoke clearly… Continue reading Apple Jacks and Chocolate Milk
Here's to writing on a whim. Shall we begin? Read Matthew 14:24-26. Warning: This verse contains a spoiler alert. You will find in fact that JESUS was the stranger on the water presumed (by Peter and his homies) to be a ghost. Let’s imagine. Let’s imagine that we are Peter. Sitting in a boat.… Continue reading When a Stranger Calls.
Today is Monday. You know, the Monday after Father's Day. The Monday where we all waddle around because we have consumed an overabundance of delicious foods prepared by our mothers in honor of our father's the day before. The food that is currently sitting in your refrigerator calling your name, saying "I'm even better the… Continue reading The Monday After
I have not seen The Little Mermaid in many years, but, just the other day, as I was sitting at the desk trying to take care of some tedious adult junk, I was listening to the Disney channel on Pandora and one of my favorite songs came on. Yes, you guessed right, it was from… Continue reading Little Mermaid Syndrome
Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking on this topic: We aren't perfect. At all. God IS perfection. All the time. We will NEVER be perfect. Thanks Adam and Eve. God is ETERNALLY perfect. Must be nice. This probably all seems really elementary in thought, and actually on my screen as well. And… Continue reading Reflection of Perfection