I'm just going to come right out with this - I do not like Halloween. Don't get me wrong, if you have your kids out there dressed up as little Jedis and Harry Potters visiting your neighbors and enjoying some extra treats, there's not anything wrong with that. The fact that Halloween has become the holiday second only to Christmas in spending in the United … Continue reading the story "Happy Reformation Day!"
Monthly Archives for October, 2012
Almost 400 people entered my Goodreads book giveaway! Since that was so well received, I have decided to hold another book giveaway contest. This time I will hold a drawing that you can enter more than once. Get one entry each time you do one of the following during the month of November. 1) Like a blog … Continue reading the story "New Contest!"
My oldest child used to have a shirt that looked like the Nickelodeon symbol with a sponge on it (to look like Spongebob Squarepants). It said, "God's Word - Soak It Up!" You are a sponge and you soak up whatever is around you. Do you surround yourself with friends who are "cool" and do things you know you shouldn't? What about music with lyrics that you'd be … Continue reading the story "God’s Word – Soak It Up"
I don't know about you, but I don't remember being born. The moment that I die I hope will be just as forgettable. What is really important is what we do in between those times. I've seen one of thoseemail poems go around about the importance of "the dash." On our tombstone, that is. The dash that indicates the time between the year of our … Continue reading the story "Time In Between"
Does it ever feel like no one is listening? I know it can't just be me. I tell my kids to do something and none of them react. Was I too quiet? (This is my husband's frequent advice, "You're just not loud and commanding enough.") I say it again, louder. Still nothing. Now I am yelling and I am frustrated with myself for yelling, and they are … Continue reading the story "Someone is Listening"
The first time that I remember truly feeling things were out of my control was when I had my first child. Maybe not everything in my life had gone exactly according to plan before that, but this was the first time that I was at someone else's beck and call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I may be sick, tired, frustrated, or … Continue reading the story "Out of Control"