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Confessions of a Not so Great Test Taker

Confessions of a Not so Great Test Taker

The test scores were in. I breathed a sigh of relief, told my son I was proud of him and went to bed. The next day, I couldn’t resist. I told my boys, “Don’t ever let a test dictate what you can or can not accomplish.” I […]

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When There Are No Words

When There Are No Words

I was in college when two of my classmates died in a boating accident.  We were part of an intimate group of friends, and upon hearing of their death, we were utterly devastated.  While I had been to several funerals up until that time, I felt the […]

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He just didn’t get It…and neither did I

He just didn’t get It…and neither did I

  We had just sat down for family prayer when out of the mouth of my thirteen year old came these words, “Mama, You are so lucky. We all have issues. I’ve got eczema, Josh has feet issues (don’t ask) and Daddy has a cough, but you don’t […]

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Kindness

Kindness

“…do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?” Romans 2:4 We can all probably remember working with or studying under a harsh or highly critical teacher or instructor.  I still […]

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Take the Training Wheels Off

My son learned how to ride his bike without training wheels this week.  This has been a long time coming.  He was very comfortable riding around our neighborhood with them.  Several months ago, we took one wheel off and riding became a little difficult.  A short while […]

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No Cruise Control Here

No Cruise Control Here

Why does life seem so hard sometimes? I may have wondered this a few times in my lifetime: My first job was so stressful, I woke up with my stomach in knots every morning wondering what I would be criticized for. Days prior to my first Thanksgiving […]

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Thanking God for Olives

Thanking God for Olives

Have you ever wanted to tell the world to just slow down and wait for you? I have. There was a season of my life when I felt as if everyone else was progressing to the next level of life while my life was in standstill mode. […]

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If We Don’t Lead…

If We Don’t Lead…

I’ve never thought of myself as a leader. Even something as simple as heading a baby or bridal shower gives me stress. How about I make the spinach dip and someone else be in charge? Please!!! But every now and then, whether I like it or not, […]

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Luggage Free

Luggage Free

My junior year of high school was focused on just one thing: the SATs. I prepared. I practiced. I prayed. But none of that seemed to matter. My stomach felt as if it was in a perpetual state of being in knots. Worry filled my mind constantly. […]

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Blessed

Blessed

My husband and I lived in an apartment for 7 years before we bought our first home.  There were several reasons for waiting, but the most important one was timing. At first, it was just the two of us, but when our first child was born, we […]

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