Going, Going, …

Do you ever wonder how you’re going to die? I don’t. Not really. I assume it won’t be in an accident or a dramatic illness, but that’s only because I don’t have a diagnosis and I can’t see the tractor trailer from my leather recliner. It’s going to happen, though. We do what we can,…

I can’t lie..

Let me jump right in. We are being played by the media. This “virtual reality“ we’ve been living in since 2019 has separated us from real people, and we’ve spent way too much time on Facebook and Twitter, allowing the loudest voices to shape our view of current events. A steady diet of news networks…

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…

10 Ways to Love Well

1. Treat EVERY person as if they have value and dignity. Including the ones you disagree with. 2. Treat EVERY person as if they have value and dignity. Including the ones you disagree with. 3. Treat EVERY person as if they have value and dignity. Including the ones you disagree with. Ok, Try and guess…

Fluff and other Nopes

There are lots of have-to’s in life. For instance, Ben goes to work every morning because we enjoy having a house to sleep in every night. And if I don’t do laundry, we will be the stinky family no one wants to hang out with. Yes, there are lots of have-to’s. The good thing is…

Unplanned Blog Post

I stood outside an abortion clinic last Thursday and cried as couples went in and payed someone to kill their babies. A small group of us were there to pray and offer resources for crisis pregnancies, but no one changed their mind. My spirit was so heavy the rest of the day. My heart hurt…

Trust me, I’ve been there

I’ve given my heart to some real winners. There was the alcoholic, the guy who stole my money and helped me look for it, and the one with anger issues who sent me an “I can’t stop eating” GIF because I didn’t want to date him anymore and had put on ten pounds that year….

Mrs.Who?

Did anyone else have an identity crisis when they tied the knot? I can no longer identify as “single plump waitress living in friend’s attic with constipated cat”. No wonder I didn’t get much action on E-Harmony. Just kidding. Mostly. The truth is, I spent many years not quite fitting in with the people around…

January

Monday: When a four year old asks you to pull over as you drive down a pitch black country road, you should listen. Otherwise she may vomit all over herself and her car seat as you sit powerless in the front seat and you have to JUST LET IT HAPPEN. This was, of course, day…

B (Less) ed

“Of course,  godliness with contentment is great gain” ~ 1 Timothy 6:6 I just want to lean into this verse, hug it tight and let it sink in slowly,  taking up residence in my bones. The very appeal of it is strange to me. I always thought I’d end up living in some exotic place…