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!
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
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
Yesterday I was driving two of my children to the church for their kids' choir event day. It was early morning and we were chatting about what to expect as the day unfolded. While nothing in writing had come to my attention, both my son and daughter seemed to be most excited about getting to eat at Chick Fil A at the mall for lunch. Since I didn't have paper to back this up, I asked, "Well, how … [Read more...] about Lovin’ Chick Fil A
Several years ago, my oldest son was watching me feed his older disabled sister. As I placed the green beans in her mouth, she made quite the face. Her younger brother received the definite message that she did NOT like green beans. His response, "Taylor doesn't like green beans, Mom. (slight pause)How about jelly beans?" He was definitely going to bat for her! His negotiating skills haven't … [Read more...] about Green Beans and Jelly Beans