Growing up, I was silly and entertaining. Literally my grandpa’s nickname for me was “Noisy.” My bubbly personality was mostly out of necessity. Living in a sometimes tumultuous household, I felt like it was my job to keep the peace or to bring a smile to otherwise grumpy faces. “Calm and quiet” would never be adjectives I would… Continue reading Can I Ever Be a “Gentle” Mama?
Can you imagine if we had to introduce ourselves by the way we most often think? “Hi! I’m Worst Case Scenario Lady,” is probably what I would say. I wish it were, “Hi! I’m the Lady that Fully Trusts in Jesus About Everything,” but, unfortunately, it would not be accurate. Because while I am a… Continue reading Are You a “Worst Case Scenario Lady,” Like Me?
Dear Social Media Land, May I interrupt the political rants, photos of feet positioned in front of a pool, and adorable animal videos, to share from the heart on behalf of your blogger friends? “Blogger friends?” you say. “What are those?” Well, I know this might come as surprise, but you probably have at least one blogger friend in… Continue reading 3 Ways to Show Your Blogger Friend Some Love
As my husband prepared for a trip to Canada for four days, I was determined not to dread his time away. I do not enjoy living in the space of anxiety leading up to his departure, or counting down the days until he gets back, or counting down the hours until my kids’ bedtime, or feeling horribly… Continue reading A Weary Mom’s Guide to Survival When Your Spouse is Out of Town
I’m feeling grumpy, so I’m going to write. It’s going to be my new therapy. I will think about why I’m grumpy and see how that compares to the truth I find in God’s Word. I’ll probably do some prayin’ and some confessin’. (I don’t know why I just wrote that; I’m not from the South. But I… Continue reading It’s His Job, Not Mine! (5 reasons to change your perspective when you’re mad about something your husband didn’t do)
On this day fourteen years ago, I met my husband in Tijuana, Mexico. When people ask how we met, we say, “We met in Tijuana,” and we let that sit for a moment. You probably know that TJ has a reputation for being a place for party goers, dancing, drinking, and meandering along Avenida Revolución looking for… Continue reading Remember the Day We First Met?
I’ll be honest with you. I used to be a cute, vivacious, fun lady. I have been asked on several occasions throughout my adulthood, “Why are you so happy all the time?” I was joyful. I had passion for my faith. I had style. I had finally figured out how to make my curly hair look cool. I… Continue reading Why Grumpy Mommy, Frumpy Mommy?
It’s often said that “understanding” is a two-way street. I certainly agree that if we all tried to understand one another, the world would be a better place. Since we all come from different backgrounds, cultures, and personalities, increasing our level of understanding could put an end to much of the strife and arguing we… Continue reading Is Understanding a Two-Way Street?
Ronda Rousey, sometimes in life we need the Truth to combat the lies. I watched the clip of your interview today on the Ellen show about your UFC loss to Holly Holm, and I was moved by your vulnerability. I wished I could tell you some things that stood out in my mind and heart,… Continue reading If I Could Say Anything to Ronda Rousey after Her Interview with Ellen
Today while driving to a holiday gathering with my family, Adele’s “Hello” came on the radio. I said to my husband, “Quick, change it so this song isn’t stuck in my head for the next eight days.” Two somber piano notes later, Adele utters her first, “Hello,” and my husband says, “Too late.” He laughs… Continue reading 10 reasons why Adele might actually be a sorceress