Real Men Wear Pants

Today I am going to broach my most controversial blog topic yet.. Christian women, what if we let our husbands be the head of the home? I just made a weird sound in my throat. Because this one is hard for me. Try doing your own thing for thirty-nine years, marrying someone who wasn’t even…

Contentment

Last night, gathered around our couch and enjoying country-style donuts and a delicious Meritage from New Kent Winery, a small but awesome group of friends read through the book of James. There is such a sweetness in simple fellowship. Food, friends, God’s word and good conversation. It was an anchor in a week where I’ve…

Forty, Unsporty, and Thriving

41. The year you get a bird feeder for your birthday. And the terrifying thing is, you asked for it. It’s also apparently the year when I’m naming the different terms for “love” found in the Bible and I forget the word “phileo” (Greek for brotherly love) and instead say something that makes my co-ed…

The Road to Mediocrity is Paved with Frozen Pizza

It gets me every time. I usually begin my day with an extremely satisfying, delicious vegan protein shake: low glycemic, gluten-free, and bursting with chocolate or vanilla fruit-spun goodness. For lunch, I have a whole-food veggie burger. I chop carrots, tomatoes, onions, and bright yellow peppers, add them to organic mixed green baby lettuce, and…

See ya, Strawberry Lemonade

When I was 23 my friends thought it would be great idea to go apply at the Cheesecake Factory, so I went along and we all got hired. The money was great and it was an exciting job, but 14 years later it was beginning to feel like the movie Groundhog Day, and I knew…

New Year, Same Me

Angela, December 31- Up a few pounds because, well, cheese. Wondering when things will finally come together because life hasn’t progressed by standards of the “American Dream”. Also, I live in an attic with my constipated cat and rang in New Years on the couch wearing teddy bear pajamas and commenting on how good people…

Not that I’m Counting.. Obviously

Dear Jesus, I’m pretty sure I’ve been praying for help to LOSE weight. Love, W.T.Fill in the Blank I made the mistake of getting on the scale today. After three really sweaty workouts last week and a successful smaller portion eating routine, I definitely believed I was on my way to the hotter, slimmer me…

The Secret to Making Great Decisions

I’ve figured out my life! All it took was a cheap bottle of Cabernet, some candles (for ceremony), a pen and paper, and a bedazzled Styrofoam bowler hat. This night came about because I have a serious issue with decision making. I would undoubtedly take gold if there was an Olympics for indecisiveness. Well, if…

Gratitude is the New Complaining

Here’s a list of things I’m not grateful for: 1. My best friend moving to Tanzania. 2. Ratchets (ghetto people who eat in my restaurant, send back their Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, and tip me with loose change and pocket lint.) The standard is twenty percent, not twenty cents. Ya heard? 3. 17 feet of snow….

What I’m Doing in 2016

It’s that time! Time to start fresh and do great things! Holiday binging on Christmas cookies and rum ham is officially unacceptable. It’s time to kickstart the productivity. I must admit, I love the challenge and possibilities that come with New Year’s resolutions. The problem is, by February we’ve forgotten and are back to our…