OK, maybe you haven’t been wondering that about me, but I haven’t been on here lately. I just haven’t had anything to write. I’m working on closing my laptop more so I can be more intentional with my kids. I’m working on having more intentional time with God rather than just checking off that I read my Bible and moving on. Oh sure, a blog post might come out of one of those things, but so far it hasn’t, and I’m ok with that. I can’t force it. AND Grace has the lovely ISTEP tests next week for the first … Read the rest
I’ve had a sore throat for a while now, but with chronic sinusitis this is a common occurrence and not cause for alarm. But yesterday my voice started getting raspy, and now today it is at about 10%. Ruh-roh. Naturally, my kids are home from school today for Presidents’ Day.
My kids are behaving the way they always do: having fun, playing the Wii, deeply involved in their land of make-believe. Today my tolerance for baby voices and cat sounds is greatly diminished by not feeling well and poor sleep for multiple nights. So I have retreated to my bedroom … Read the rest
I was riding in an elevator this weekend with a very nice couple who had twelve children (yes…twelve) and a woman got on the elevator who only heard those two words. Her reply was, “TWELVE?? You must be crazy.” Ouch. The saintly woman who birthed a dozen was very gracious and said that having twelve was not much different than having three (we had discussed my Littles), you just do things for longer. Truth be told, it was that “longer” part that got me, my stages seem to last plenty long. She got off the elevator too soon though, because … Read the rest
Eli’s homework usually consists of one story from his literature book, and he has to read it every day for a week. This week he is reading “Goose’s Story” by Cari Best. It’s possibly the sweetest children’s story I’ve ever read, but doesn’t feel like a children’s story (by that I mean that I actually enjoyed it).
There is a line in the story that made me pause and reread it a few times. First let me tell you that this story is about a girl who lives on what I’m assuming is a farm with a pond, … Read the rest
I have two issues here I want to address, so let’s get to it, shall we?
I’ve read many blog posts, ranging from ones to inspire me to ones I don’t even finish. When I read these blogs, what bothers me is that when I scroll to the bottom I sometimes read comment after comment, sometimes ranging from “amen, sister!” to disagreeing to the point of shaming the author. And I don’t mean that the comment writer feels the author is somehow neglecting or abusing her children, but that she misused an analogy, or has no right to complain about … Read the rest
As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise … Read the rest
I’m going to do my best to make this long story short….
In November of 2007 (I believe) I started being treated for an ear infection. In January 2008 the ear pain wasn’t better, so I was sent to an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist) who said my ears and all other tests were fine. So he sent me to a neurologist. He said everything was fine, and diagnosed me with neuralgia – sort of a generic “we don’t know where this pain is coming from” term. I was starting to think I was crazy. He started trying various … Read the rest
I have many lists in many places, depending on what is actually ON the list. I used to tease my mom about her lists (let this post stand as yet another public apology to her), but I’ve since realized the importance of lists: they give us the freedom to forget things. At work I schedule the worship team every week, and sometimes I get asked who is scheduled. My answer will always be, “I don’t know, I’ll have to look at my list.” I write things down so they don’t take up room in my head. I have enough other … Read the rest
I’m working really hard on not speeding, per my recent conviction not to, and it’s honestly a little harder than I thought it would be. It’s not because I really like going fast (which I do), but because I truly don’t know what the speed limit is most of the time! Seriously, maybe people would obey the speed limit more if they had signs posted more often! Or maybe I need to watch for signs more often. It’s a mystery. Plus, it’s not helpful that about 30% of the time (that’s not scientifically proven) my GPS is incorrect with the … Read the rest
I was driving to Indy today and praying for a safe, uneventful trip. Then I got a whisper. “Are you doing your part to have a safe trip?” Crap. No. Teenage readers: you might want to stop reading now. You see, I give myself about 10% over the speed limit. So if I’m driving on I-69, with a speed limit of 70, I’m going about 75-77 mph. I’ve heard other people’s stories about why they decided to stop speeding (or better…why they never started), and I was never impacted. Today I was. Here is why this is important to me.… Read the rest