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Terrible or Terrific .. You Choose

Terrible or Terrific .. You Choose

Words are pretty powerful, aren’t they? When my oldest daughter was three years old, I was struggling with how to address her behavior. One could often hear me saying, “First, the terrible two’s. Now, the terror three’s. I don’t know what to do!!” I had heard about […]

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Be Happy!

Be Happy!

“Did you hear that they’re having a sale that ends today?”  “You’ve got to buy this…you’ll be so happy you invested in it!”  “They’re running out of this style…get it right away!”    Phrases like these put a fire under our feet, and if we can’t get our hands on the latest and […]

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Fighting Fire

Fighting Fire

There is a fire station on my way to work, and while I wait at the long light for the train to pass by, I have the opportunity to watch the morning routine of the firefighters there. In those early morning hours at the station,  the ladder of […]

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Wholehearted Devotion

Wholehearted Devotion

As the pastor’s daughter, I had the honor to play many roles at our church.  Before the congregation would trickle in, our family would set up the pews with the appropriate books, choose the songs for worship, and get the projector ready for Sunday School. At about […]

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It’s a Date!

It’s a Date!

With young children, it takes effort to stay connected with my husband. The morning rush tests our patience. We hunt for matching socks, grab school snacks, and scramble to get everyone in their car seats before heading out of the garage. And, oh! Is it Monday? We […]

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No fair!

No fair!

My three-year-old son just recently got into the habit of saying, “It’s not fair!” I thought to myself, “He’s only three, and it’s just begun…”  You know, the back-and-forth, “she got that, he got this, why didn’t I get those shoes, why didn’t she need to clean […]

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Just Call Me Rich

Just Call Me Rich

Throughout the years, I admired both my mom and my husband’s mom as I watched them do it all.  From cooking fresh meals daily (yes, you read correctly!) and raising a family to working as a full-time nurse, they both fit the description of SuperMom. But of all […]

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Better Than Late

Better Than Late

There has been one time in history when being late was super cool…and it involved Jesus and a guy named Lazarus.  You can read the story for yourself in John 11.  (I guess, technically, Jesus wasn’t really late because it was all part of the plan anyway…but […]

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The Boss

The Boss

The morning prayer of my daughter, a kindergarten student, went something like this today: “Jesus, when I go to 12th grade, help me to do great.  When I go to college, help me to do great. When I get a job, help me not to lose my […]

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Tips to Get Your 8 Glasses In

The summer heat is FINALLY dwindling down here! We all know how important it is to stay hydrated in the summer, but it’s still important even as the temperatures start to cool down. I found this article with some helpful tips on how to stay hydrated.  I […]

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