Look At My Heart

It's back to school time! It's so hard to believe, but it is. Some mamas are crying as they watch their babies go off into the world, and some mamas are standing in the middle of their empty living rooms singing the Hallelujah Chorus! I’ll leave it to you to guess which I will be…

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Joie de Vivre

In the French, that phrase literally means “the joy of living”. It randomly popped into my mind while I was spending time with my curly girl this past weekend. She is about to be 15 months old, and between the inevitable meltdowns that accompany learning how to do life, she is a joyful and happy…

Light of Mine

If you ask pretty much anyone who knows me well,  they will tell you that I have always liked lights – I love Christmas lights, tiki torches, party lights in trees and even once, when I was in a childhood beauty pageant, I asked my mom to make sure my dress had lights on it!…

I Feel Pretty…ish

Ok, gentlemen, sorry, but this one is mostly for the ladies this week! And partly for myself because I need reminding often to readjust my focus to what truly matters. As I have written before, I try not to let the media and entertainment industry shape my opinions, but as is often the case, I…

Balance

When I was a kid, and even into my teen years, I was pretty independent – “headstrong” and “willful” are some terms you would have used to describe me! I mostly did what I wanted to do without spending too much time thinking of that others might think, or what the consequences would be. My…

Thankful?

So, if charities and such host "Christmas in August", I think today we should have "Thanksgiving in July"! That works, right? Who doesn't want to eat a nice, big turkey and mashed potato meal when its 100 degrees out and then shimmy into a spandex swimsuit?! Just kidding...that's not a pretty picture. But seriously. I…

Truth and Lies

Ok, everyone, this week we are going to talk about lies. I wrote a few months ago that one of my goals for this year was to be more informed about current events -- I am failing miserably so far -- BUT when the hullabaloo hit the fan in the past week or two about the…

Beautiful Things

Having kids changes you in so many ways that you never thought of and makes you rethink so many things – like why on earth did I say I was tired when I was single and had no kids?! These days I notice that I am so often caught up in the monotony and monochromatic…

Peace Like a River

Hold tight, this one may be a little heavy. My mind was racing last night as I was praying about what to write this week -- sometimes my thoughts just overtake my mind, and I can't sleep until I write them down. I pray that I can write this all out clearly and that whomever…

Look Up

I became a Christian early on in my life -- I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home, and my parents led me to Jesus as soon as I was able to understand. Then, in my young and naive mind, I was all set! I had made the major decision, and now I…