Seasons of Ministry and Connecting the Dots

Seasons of Ministry and Connecting the Dots

We all experiences seasons in our lives, but I’m not talking about the seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.  Instead, I’m talking about the seasons of life.  Many years ago, if you had told me that I would be involved in various ministries, I would...
SOL Hell and the Stress in Education

SOL Hell and the Stress in Education

It’s that time of year.  Most parents get a little irate when they hear their child say a not-so-nice 4-letter word.  But there are 3-letters that’s getting a lot of adults in a tizzy right now!  S – O – L And while some might might equate SOL...
It’s Not Fair

It’s Not Fair

Every parent has heard this:  “It’s not fair!!!” and it’s a million and one things this statement can be a response to:  being told to go to bed early, or that they can’t play video games, or have a friend over, etc.  Recently I heard my...
Every Woman Needs Encouragement

Every Woman Needs Encouragement

Is it selfish of me to want someone to encourage me?  As I am a mom, I am often found in the role of the encourager.  Through the years, I’ve encouraged little ones to try a new food, to try to ride their bike without training wheels, to try a new skill, a new...
The Callback

The Callback

There are some things you WANT to be called back for:  a job interview or an audition and then there are others you DON’T want:  a call to the principal’s office for your child, or to your boss’s office after a disagreement with a co-worker. I...
Barbie’s new body type

Barbie’s new body type

So Barbie now has a new body type.  It made news back in January (see this link) and while I wanted to write about it then, time eluded me.  So I’m going to enjoy a little bit of time, sitting to write now. So why is Barbie’s body type important?  IS it...
What are we really saying to our kids?

What are we really saying to our kids?

“Settle down.” “Go outside.” “Go play upstairs.” Have you said any of these statements to your children?  If we are really honest with ourselves, I bet we ALL have.  If you are a working parent and you work all day (especially if...
Simple “Thank You”

Simple “Thank You”

Don’t forget to say, “Thank You” because you just might make someone’s day Being a mom is often a THANKless job.  Day after day, you labor to feed, clothe and bathe your baby and/or children.  You try to keep up the housework, laundry and...