Teaching Our Children About Sex

I am a Christian and believe our schools should teach sex ed. I have decided to be on a small committee working on a sexual health curriculum. Now, before you tell me the enemy has poisoned my mind, you should read on. I live my life very intentionally, believe these children are ...Read More

My Big Huge Fail…..

Ya know that verse that all things work together for good? Even in my big huge Christian fail, God is good. This year I had chosen the word ‘create’. I wanted to explore this side that has laid dormant since my childhood. I wanted it to be my year since all the ...Read More

Getting Kids to Listen

The mini series, “The Slap” starts airing tonight. It got me thinking about parenting. Not that this subject is ever far from my mind. The conversation is about physical discipline with other people’s children. Really that’s just a symptom of a bigger problem. If the main character does this in public to ...Read More

Neurosis Suits Me

I can say I tried really hard to find balance in my life. It lasted only a month and a half. I gave up because I couldn’t stop crying. Balance is supposed to bring peace, maybe even nirvana. All I wanted to do was eat chocolate and drink. I work really hard ...Read More

Sometimes Truth Stings

On the way to the dance studio, a song came on. She was singing about a boy who wasn’t good for her but she still loved him, one of the lines was, “The heart wants what the heart wants.” I asked my oldest daughter if she thought that line was true or ...Read More

New Year New Theme

For many the new year means new resolutions and a fresh start. For me, it is a time to refocus. Years back I resolved not to set any more resolutions. They never worked and in the end I would just beat myself up. What’s the point in that?! After a couple years ...Read More

She Has Overcome

Mandi over at AmandaMiddleton.me  originally asked me to write my story for her blog………… This has happened my entire adult life. When people get to know my story, they are astonished. I often hear, “But you are so normal and have it all together!” My response is always a chuckle. My very birth was ...Read More

The Sting of Bitterness

Have you met that person that just gets you down? Everything is negative? That’s what bitterness does. It doesn’t start out as bitterness, it is hurt festered. I have had many occasions in my life to become bitter. At every turn I have refused! I live by the motto, “Why be bitter ...Read More

Add An Apology Letter…

The two inevitables are death and taxes, right? I know you probably think I am going to talk about writing a will. I am not. I am going to let you know you should probably write an apology letter to go along with that will. Pick up your jaw and hang with ...Read More

Her Weeping Has Ended

My journey of  liking myself has been long and full of tears. Growing up, I know my parents did their best. I know my mom wanted better for me than she had. Unfortunantely, it wasn’t enough for this tender soul. I feel deeply, express emotionally, am content but never satisfied. This did ...Read More