Spring Cleaning

There is just something about spring that motivates me to get rid of all the dust bunnies, clean the baseboards, clean out the closets, the kitchen cabinets and gulp, all the windows – inside and out!  It makes me a-good-kind-of-tired just thinking about it! But there’s another kind of spring cleaning I want to write […]

Faithful Friday – Sex

Happy Valentine’s Day! Just about every February, my husband and I do a month long Sunday morning series at church on relationships.  Last year we entitled it “All You Need is Love.”  This year we’re calling it “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”  Yes, I always name the series after a song. We have a question […]

Faithful Friday – Take It Easy

I’m not very good at taking it easy.  Type “A” personalities like me don’t comprehend the meaning of those words. When the doctor told me to take it easy for the next two weeks, I had no idea how slowly the weeks would pass. And I’m looking so forward to February 5th.  That’s the day […]

Faithful Friday – Work It

How’s your 2014 word working for you?  Or is it giving you a good work out? I have to admit that my word, love, looms over me on the (rare) occasion when I want to throw my word overboard and drown it!  But love is a vital part of charting the course for my future. […]

Faithful Friday – Thanksgiving

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner?  I’ve asked myself that question several times over the past week!  Yet I’d be the first to admit that I’m so busy with Christmas activities and decorating, that I’ve almost glossed over Thanksgiving completely.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve got my menu planned.  I’ve got […]

Faithful Friday – Prayer (Part 1)

I grew up thinking that when one prayed, one had to change the way one talked – switching from everyday English to Old King James – throwing in a few thees, thous and dropping an octave or two lower.  And I thought that prayer was only  used by the pastor at the beginning of his […]

Faithful Friday – An Epic Fail

This past Sunday was the day for the entire family to have lunch with the hubs and me.  Part of the family comes over for lunch every Sunday (the part that has no children yet – can you hear the drumming of my fingers on my desk?) while the daughter and son-in-law with kids take […]

Faithful Friday – Stinking Thinking

I never realized how critical we are of ourselves until I wrote a post entitled 10 Secrets to Looking Great in Photos.  In case you missed it, you can find it here.  Most of the people that commented mentioned how they don’t like to see themselves in pictures.  And here I was, thinking I was […]

Faithful Friday – Be Still & Know

I have a confession to make.  I fidget. A lot. There is a part of my body that seems to always be in motion. Last Sunday my 31 year old daughter was seated beside me on the front row at church. She leaned over and whispered, “Be still!” Yes, she did.  🙂 Another quirk I’ve […]

Faithful Friday – Get Over It

Let’s face it!  We all, at times, find ourselves: Overloaded Overworked Overcommitted Overwhelmed  Overwrought and those feelings can sometimes cause us to overreact and want to chunk it all overboard!  We often feel that there are not enough hours in the day to get it all done. So, instead of pulling our hair out and […]