Thankful

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. The coziness of gathering with family; the fire crackling in the fireplace; and the delicious aroma of good things coming out of the oven. As a Christian, the depth of meaning I find in a holiday devoted to being grateful ( actually, Thanksgiving began as a…

Holding on to Good

This last year and a half has been challenging to say the least. And there’s no end in sight. The world is upside down, emotions are high, and uncertainty is the only thing we can expect. I know I’m not the only one who gets anxious reading the latest headlines, so I thought a shift…

Even When

I have always believed America is the greatest nation on earth. Lately, though, the more I see, the less I trust. I grew up in the post-Civil Rights, post- Vietnam war era of the eighties and nineties. I remember learning in elementary school about Soviet Russia and the USSR, the Berlin wall, poverty and dictatorships…

Self-what?

I am beating myself up this morning because I caved and got a strawberry milkshake at Chick-Fila last night. That little voice is saying, kind of loudly, “Who are you to write about self-control?” Shut it, Devil. We are all works in progress. Just because we have not mastered something does not mean we haven’t…

I Can’t Even

Yesterday I posted this video by Matthew West. My husband and I both thought it was hilarious and sweet to see a dad taking responsibility for bringing up his girls according to the wisdom of the Lord (i.e. it is not wise or appropriate to show all your stuff in public). The backlash to this…

Christians and Margaritas

I love a good drink. Bahama Mamas, French Martinis, Bourbon and Coconut Water (try it!), ice cold Bold Rock cider, Aldi’s finest Pinot Grigio (2.89. Seriously.), Sangria, Vodka Lemonade..you get the idea. I enjoy relaxing with a glass of something delicious, either with friends or by myself. “But Angela,” you ask, ” Aren’t you a…

Get a Corn Dog. Or don’t. Up to you.

Life would be exponentially easier if someone would just hand us a map. We should have a full color guide to our adventure, similar to the ones they hand out at the entrance to Busch Gardens. We could pick out the best places to go, avoid the ones that make us throw up, and plan…