Before American Christians complain, we should first think of the country of Haiti.When our car doesn't start and we have to get a jump,we should be happy to have a car.When our screaming baby wakes us in the middle of the night,we should be thrilled that we have the means to soothe that sweet baby and provide for his needs.When our hot water runs out before we were ready to get out of the … [Read more...] about Comprehending Haiti
I admit it. Recently I had been worrying about some issues. Oh, yes. I know. Worry is a sin. But that downward spiral of anxious thoughts left me fretful and even fearful. Instead of choosing to give these burdens to the Lord and leave them there, I kept picking them back up. Finally, enough was enough and as I fell asleep, I asked the Lord to give me replacement thoughts in the morning. I had … [Read more...] about Worries and Frets and Fears, Oh My!
Taylor is our 13 year old daughter who has MPS (mucopolysacchridoses), also known as Sanfillippo Syndrome. When Taylor was four years old, she was diagnosed with this rare and terminal disease; the average life expectancy is 10-15 years. Living with this disease has taught us so much over the years about living each day to the fullest and appreciating every day as a gift from God.As I posted … [Read more...] about Lucky Number 13: Motivation for Half Marathon
Over the last week, I've been thinking of my diet almost as much as most other Americans at this time of year. The emphasis of this thought train has been: What food can I eat that will boost my energy levels, especially first thing in the morning? Of course, eating patterns are extremely important; and drinking water is a given. But I really want breakfast to be something that I enjoy eating. … [Read more...] about Power Food for Thought
Two years ago in January, I had this wild idea to run with my husband. News flash, People: Just because you are thin doesn't mean you are IN SHAPE! So run I did. I stunk at it, but I did it. On April 26, 2008, Matt and I ran the Country Music ½ Marathon. Matt is an incredible runner, having ten or so full marathons under his belt, as well as many shorter races. However, it was my first race. … [Read more...] about Top Five Reasons I Ran a ½ Marathon
Let it snow...As if we really have the say about whether it snows or not? I mean, who can control the weather? Ok, I know, the song is supposed to be about the attitude… just letting go and letting things happen. Disable the control freak mode. I get it. Well, I'm attempting to get it. But, my point today is in the first line of the song. If the weather outside were not so frightful, would … [Read more...] about Let it snow…
Is it possible that tangible things have a mind of their own? I'm serious; this devilish memory card in my husband's camera decided to stop working on Christmas morning. OF ALL MORNINGS! So after coming up with an alternate solution for the Christmas morning glory, I kept thinking about that memory card. How did it get wiped out? Why did it stop working? Why does it say there are no files … [Read more...] about Possessed Memory Card
This morning I ventured out of the house to run a few Christmas errands. In an effort to avoid traffic, I chose a road that is newly built, only in existence for the last year. It is four lanes and has roundabouts; and it's great! The amazing thing is that I don't think people remember that it is there. There was hardly any traffic on it today, but as soon as I turned on the main street that … [Read more...] about A Road less traveled