Spiritual Growth

Do You REALLY Listen?

…to music, that is.  I think it’s kind of a two-part question. First, if you listen to mainstream music, are you really paying attention to the lyrics? About seven or eight years ago, I started to become a little disillusioned with secular music.  Most of the time, my car stereo was tuned to a local country station, […]

Public or Private? That was Our Question

Public or Private? That was Our Question

That moment (that happens over and over again as a parent) when you realize everything you thought you knew was wrong… You know how it goes.  Before you have kids, you’ve already made your mental list (that’s totally set in stone!) of all the things you’d never do (like “I’d never turn on the TV just to […]

On Failure… and Grace

The last couple of days have been “one of those days.” I have mountains of clean laundry… still waiting to be folded.  Fail. I sit down to write a blog centered around some old videos… and can’t get the videos to work.  Fail. I repeat myself till I’m blue in the face… and still the […]

Boy, Oh Boy!... a Random Brain Dump

Boy, Oh Boy!… a Random Brain Dump

Growing up, I learned to golf and fish and camp from a really early age… and I loved every second of it!  I can vividly remember being super frustrated when my daddy wouldn’t let me bait my own hook with a nightcrawler.  But I was also a dancer, and loved Barbies and coloring and dressing up. […]

This is NOT My Home

This is NOT My Home

I’m sitting outside, watching my oldest son and his buddies play Cops & Robbers as they ride their scooters back and forth through the yard. I have worship songs from this morning’s church service still playing in my head, and although it’s pretty cold today, the sunshine is beautiful and warm. But my heart is […]

Do What You Can

My MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) group only meets twice a month. On one of our “off” weeks, we have an optional Bible study we can attend. Last semester, we did a book about some women from the New Testament… this semester, it’s women from the Old Testament. We’ve looked at Mary (mother of Jesus) and […]

An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

Our church started a new series today… “Our Father… 66 Words you thought you knew.”  Each week, our pastors will be breaking down The Lord’s Prayer and really “unpacking” each verse so that it’s more meaningful to us.  If you’ve heard that prayer, you’ve probably heard it a million times, and take for granted its […]

Making Waves

Making Waves

Sixteen years ago, I gave my life to the Lord.  My testimony doesn’t include any scary stories of addiction or abuse.  I didn’t get saved during a near-death experience.  I was just a normal 13-year old girl who decided that it made sense.  Jesus died for me, had this AWESOME gift to share, and all […]