I will never forget the first animal I hit while driving. I heard the “thunk.” Then I looked in my rearview mirror and saw this squirrel, spinning in circles, with its glorious tail spinning along with it. At that point I thought, “Why did I hit that thing? Didn’t I see it?”Our vision as we view history is often 20/20; but then again, what good would it be if experience taught us … [Read more...] about Hindsight is 20/20
One of the most common interview questions today is "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" My husband and I laugh over this question, as if someone is going to boldly outline: 1. Laziness 2. Procrastinating 3.Spitefulness…. "Well, I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, so I'm going to be prone to be late…." "I have a tendency to forget everything so I have to write it all down." … [Read more...] about Women of Faith Wednesday
Hard to believe, but the race is only two weeks away!! If you are just now reading about our incredible opportunity, then on Sat., April 24, 2010, Matt and I are running the Country Music Half Marathon to celebrate the wonderful blessing of our sweet girl, Taylor. Taylor's life expectancy due to mucopolysacchridoses (MPS) is 10-15 years and we are just praising the Lord for her health and … [Read more...] about Celebrating 13 Years in 13 Miles- 2 Weeks away!
Did you know that there are twenty-two dictionary definitions of the word "character?" How could one word possibly have so many meanings? The most common definition is "moral or ethical quality." This post is about what the word, character, means to me.My husband, Matt, has worked nightshift in the emergency room at a local hospital for the last 20 years. After receiving his bachelor's degree … [Read more...] about Go the Distance
You Might Be A Special Needs Mom If.... So lately I've been thinking about the life of a special needs mom a little more. And well, those thoughts led me to: Jeff Foxworthy's "You Might Be a Redneck." How did that happen? If you are a special needs mom (or even if you aren't), read on: You might be a special needs mom: If you have ever created your own parking space. If you have your … [Read more...] about You Might Be A Special Needs Mom If…
My four year old son received a pack of jelly beans in his morning class at church this past Sunday. Reminded me of the wordless books I used to receive in Sunday School. Enclosed in his jelly bean packet was the following poem:Red is for the blood He gave,Green is for the grass He made,Yellow is for the sun so bright,Orange is for the edge of night,Black is for the sins that were made,White is … [Read more...] about Black is for….
For almost the last three years now, God has been working in my heart about sharing His Word and work in my life with others through speaking and writing. The first year I felt the Lord calling me to lead a ladies' Bible study in my home during the summer months. I didn't feel as if I were "leading" the group; we just read together and shared our thoughts. Prayer time was precious as we held a … [Read more...] about She Speaks (and wants to write)
Ok, confession is good for the soul and I'm confessin'. I'm a hillbilly. My husband jokingly calls me one and I don't even get mad, because well, it's true. I love food and cooking. I watch the Food Network while running on the treadmill; how warped is that! So, when I saw this book on the Booksneeze book club, I knew it was for me. Rick Burgess and Bill "Bubba" Bussey are the authors of this … [Read more...] about Rick and Bubba’s Big Honkin’ Book of Grub