Everyday Celebrities

When Famous Person dies, everyone hears about it within hours of the first rumor. Social media explodes with the news. Fans are outraged. Comedians make jokes. Colleagues recount a favorite memory. Family members offer a statement but suffer alone in their grief. BUT the world is full of people who...

Messy Christmas to all…

As the mother to allergic children, life is sometimes a very complicated and messy kind of exciting. I do my best to control the variables, avoid the trigger foods, minimize contaminations, but still allow them to have fun and normal meals and experiences. Every once in a while, something...

Teaching the Children, Election Day

Today, America decides. Everyday choices influence our course, but today, we each have an opportunity to affect greater change. The impact of our choice today will last for many years. This election seems to be the most pivotal of all time. (I do not know about all election years. I...

On this Day

The on this day memory you do not see in my news feed The on this day that lives in the corners of my memories every day The on this day that changed me in unexplainable ways For on this day a piece my heart died   This day,...

Changing Seasons and Time Management

I’ve been very absent in the blogging world. While I can offer many excuses, all the symptoms boil down to one problem: time management. This problem comes with many side effects and the end result is that nothing is really “done” or “complete” and certainly far from “perfect.” Even...

Hair Clips and Rainbows

Due to another transitional change in our lives, I’ve been doing more with my direct sales business. More, as in, shows/events every weekend I can find one. Most weekends, I fair well, making back the booth fee and grocery money for the week. Last weekend, I took my first...

In His Presence

I left home this morning (for a vendor event). When I arrived home, the supper I started in the crockpot along with the side items for which I left instructions, smelled and tasted delicious. Bedtime did not go well. Madilynn seems to be experiencing some separation anxiety. After a few...

A new and different kind of Joy.

Our congregation planted a tree in honor of our elder. The children of the church helped pile the dirt over the roots. The grandchildren of our elder watered the soil and (with assistance) lowered the tree into the hole. This was an emotional few minutes. My sweet Madilynn (who...

SQT: Super Mom vs Super Bug

March ticked by slowly in a blur of illness. In between cleaning throw up, blowing noses, busting a vessel in my eye, and losing my voice, I had my best direct sales month ever. We made two trips as well, one for my sister’s birthday and one for Leadership...

A Growing Cloud of Witnesses

Sometimes we have no words for an event or situation. Sometimes the real problem is we have a jumble of too many words and getting them out or processing them interferes with all the emotions connected to the words. The past few days have been filled with such words...