Monthly Archive: March 2016


Say What?

What the what?  My brother-in-law uses this expression quite often.  I think it is because he doesn’t want to sound crass like me.  Whatever the reason, I love it.  It’s for those times when we witness someone saying or doing some odd thing and we just can’t fathom why.  Happens daily to most of us. I have three boys, whom I have home-schooled their entire lives.  They are now 21, 19, and 13.  I made quite a few Mom friends over the years and I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard the expression, “Why did he/she do...


You are Enough

My friend likes to repeat the mantra to the ladies she loves, “You are enough.” In an earlier post I emphatically stated that I don’t buy into the “anyone can do and be anything” extreme part of the self-help, positive thinking community. But I also don’t buy into pigeonholes. This includes labels, type-casting, hard and fast lines, roles, stereotypes, normality, etc. Remember the sweet chick on the Ellen show a few years back that had us all in stitches? “Ellen, I love Jesus but I drink a little.” That is the theology I’m talking about. (No, I’m not saying everyone...



I’m a mess. That is what he said, a 13-year-old boy. He followed that with a list of the assignments he had not completed that morning. He continued with a list of actions he “should” be better at achieving on a daily basis. Ephesians 5:14 reads, Awake, O sleeper, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper,
  and arise from the dead…” In essence, it’s cool, because the boy is awake, but heartbreakingly, how tragic for any child to ever think of himself as less than wonderfully made. So we had a little Mom-son version of...