You Called?

Has anyone ever asked you the question, “If you were a millionaire and never had to work again, what would you do?” Whatever you answered: “Fixing cars,” or “Starting a non-profit to help underprivileged carrot farmers,” or “Lay on a yacht all day drinking champagne,” was supposed to be your true calling. A few months…

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…

40:40 Day 24

Never ask God to humble you. I can’t clearly remember why, but for some reason I was feeling like a hot shot at work. I must have gotten a lot of guest compliments, or maybe I scored high on some Secret Shopper reports. All I know is, I was so prideful that I got convicted…

Open Foot, Insert Mouth

I can think of three separate occasions on which I could have been fired.  They all involve me saying something I shouldn’t have. Not on purpose, mind you. But still, out loud.   The first time was years ago when I was waiting on a lesbian couple. One of them was clearly the dude in the…

Loving

There’s a film crew behind my house! They are filming the movie Loving. Richard and Mildred Loving, were a white husband and black wife who fought the system in the 1967 to legalize interracial marriage. It is exciting that such an important story is being remembered once again right in my backyard! They brought in…

The Good Life: Simplified

Seek the LORD and live.               ~Amos 5:6 This is my book, in five words. I just saved you $16.95. You’re welcome. Seriously, though. The simplicity of this verse is like a warm hug, a push out the door, and a hand to hold on the journey. It’s the beginning of knowledge, and it’s all…

10 Worst things About Coming Home After Vacation

It’s hard to come back from vacation. Here are my top ten least favorite things about coming home after a break: 10. Traveling. Airports stress me out a little. What if someone’s slipped black market heroin into my bag when I was in line for Cinnabon and they won’t let me back into the country?…

Own Your Future

In my dream life I am in shape, successful, financially stable, and living in a beachfront bungalow in Nicaragua with man that drives me crazy (in the good way). My actual life is the fourth grade Opposite Day of my dream life. This is because knowing what you should do isn’t the same as doing…

Living the Reality!

I have decided to quit my job tomorrow. After reading Jon Acuff’s book “Quitter”, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s now or never. I need to jump in with both feet or I will never leave the shore. Actually,  contrary to the book’s name, “Quitter” is a wonderful how-to manual on how to get…