Month: September 2015

Through the Mystery of Uncertainty, Just Breathe

I think too much. I ruminate. Worry. Obsess even, at times. I have an arsenal of Scripture for comfort, calming or to confront the lies behind the fears during these times. Unfortunately, my children seem to possess many of my anxious tendencies. Daily, I remind my seven-year-old that he...

The Best Part of Waking Up…

Lately, in the wee hours before Peter’s alarm wakes us, his work phone begins pinging with notifications. Emails of cancelled or rescheduled meetings, new cases for his workload, or reminders about a pressing matter on one of his current cases lead to less rest and more stress at times....

Three of Me

As I put my shoes on this morning, in preparation to leave for story time at the library, I thought how wonderful it would be to have an extra me to stay home and get things done. Then I added a third me to that because I most wanted to...

Not Fair

Life isn’t fair. I know because my mama told me so when I was about two or three years old. Too harsh, you might think, but in her defense, I was verbal by two and already opinionated. I could have been whining or complaining at the time. I think...

SQT: The Sticky, Holey, Delicious, and Exciting

     This week is full of ups and downs. I am struggling a little to remain positive for this installment of seven quick takestakes, because the down part is so big. However, I am determined to accentuate the positive, rather than give the devil a foothold by dwelling...

The superstition of sleep deprivation

It is a myth, a complete superstition that one can catch up on sleep. How do I know? Even after attempting to catch up by taking a much-needed nap (as often as I can arrange it), I’m still tired. Sometimes, even more exhausted than when I started. I often...

SQT: A Three-Year-Old to English Translation Guide

This post contains affiliate links. Clicking and purchasing through the links will cost nothing extra for you while providing my family with a small commission. Do you ever look at your child and say, “You’re really cute, but I have no idea what you are saying!” I have several...

Do Something to make the Sun Shine

What would you do if you were given a day where you could do anything? No boundaries, money is no object, the sky is the limit. The editors at The Original Bunker Punks pose this question in the first “Blog Battle Zone” competition. At first, I considered writing about...

Wishing for Smooth Easy Days

I am a Mom. I am also a Licensed Master Social Worker. One of many things I can do with an LMSW is provide counseling. I’ve started doing that part-time online from home. One of the tools in counseling is asking the “miracle question.” It goes something like this:...

What Will my Future Be?

After looking back last week and remembering the past, this week we look forward. Imagining the distant future has always been a challenge for me. I cannot picture or even fathom what life might be like in a year or two or ten. Even though I cannot visualize how...