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  • October 31, 2013

    She was short and stout, and her face showed her years. Hair was tied in a scarf, and the wind blew her skirt around shoes made for those who’ve walked this earth a little while longer than the rest of … Continue reading

    October 30, 2013

      Recently a former pastor said to me, “I appreciate what you’re doing. I’ve been there, done that–going door-to-door, trying to get people to come to church. I know what it’s like.” My stomach turned. The last thing I want … Continue reading

    October 29, 2013

    “This is too hard. I want to quit.” Those were the words I said to Dave last night. Even as it left my lips, I knew I didn’t mean it. I knew I was being tested (Isn’t it always a … Continue reading

    October 24, 2013

    People who do things in life get talked about. Sometimes even lied about. And right now, that person is me. Funny, I’m not mad. Not in the least. I actually feel sad. Sad for the following reasons, and if you … Continue reading

    October 12, 2013

    We were sitting around a bonfire with our church people last night, and terms of endearment came up as a topic of conversation. Suddenly I realized something for the first time in twenty years: My husband doesn’t call me “Honey.” … Continue reading

    October 10, 2013

    For years I’ve beat myself up for not being a morning person. Others have joined in too. Like the morning I walked into a MOPS meeting and a friend stung me with, “OMG, you’re up!” And since I was already … Continue reading

    October 9, 2013

    She wanted to quit snacking at night.   I wanted to quit Facebook at night.   (I see you laughing, you who have followed this blog for several years and know it’s always been my issue. And for that matter, I … Continue reading

    October 8, 2013

      When my super awesome web designer first showed me the proof for my new website, I thought, OMGoodness, my face is going to swallow the screen, whole. I was tempted to ask him to shrink it, but he said “It … Continue reading

    October 7, 2013

      I must have been about four years old when my worldly-wise Aunt Beth introduced me to junk food. We were grocery shopping, and when I inquired into the contents of the package she placed in the shopping cart, she … Continue reading

    September 13, 2013

    Image credit: www.warpedeco.com Today I opened the mailbox and found my first royalty statement as a newly published author. I had no expectations for what it would reveal, so there was nothing ceremonious about the way I opened it. I … Continue reading

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