A mom’s admission

I'm not the best mom. I am honest enough to admit that. But, I do love my kids! They are precious to me; in a milli-second I would give my life for them. They are my delight. I love them even when they drive me crazy and I find myself yelling. I remember a couple…

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Always never

Always. There is such assurance in that word. Always. Not temporarily, not for the moment, not while it feels good, or its convenient, or I've got nothing better to do but always. It's not a word we toss around lightly. It's not a word that we even feel comfortable saying. It requires commitment and loyalty,…

Proof positive

Proofing:  The detection and correction of error. I have spent multiple hours proofing and editing and getting more sleep in the morning then at night. As an author it is important to me to get it just right...and try as I might, it still has to be re-edited and proofed by another set of eyes…

In your face

I still shudder when I think about the door slamming and my daughter yelling, "I HATE YOUR FACE!" She wasn't talking to me. She was talking to her older sister. And it pains me, deeply. It pains me that she didn't think twice before saying it, or that we could tell anyway. It pains me that…

When pigs fly

I was reading in Matthew, and I was taken by storm... Or the disciples were and I learned a lesson? Anyway, I saw two very real scenarios of fear and two very real reactions. The first scene we come upon is Jesus. He's invited two more disciples to follow Him, and they take off on…

“Lord, the one you love is sick.”

How many times have we struggled with this? "Lord, don't you see that the one you love is dying of cancer?" "Lord, don't you see that the one you love is being abused?" "Lord, don't you see that the one you love is heartbroken?" And, we address Him thinking that because we don't see Him…

I’m God’s favorite kid!

Have you ever had a moment, a day, a week (if you're super lucky) where you had the sheepish thought, "I'm God's favorite kid!" Maybe you brushed it away quickly lest it become some shameful statement of pride, or maybe you haven't had that thought at all; maybe that thought is so foreign to you…

Confession of failures

You live on this earth long enough, and you will find that people fail you. They don't intend to, most of them don't want to, and, sadly, their are some that will destroy you if given the chance, but the ones that you put your trust in, no matter how much they love you and…