This picture is our son, Ethan, during the summer when he was five. You can’t tell by the picture how high he is, but let this Mom tell you that my heart was racing. It was a little bit dangerous. But…I let him climb. And…I prayed. Since we lost Austin to something as mundane as strep … Read more How You Can Choose Faith, Not Fear
Last night, Ethan and I were reading from his “Fun Bible Trivia for Kids” book and I thought there were a few items that would be fun for us to review for Funky Friday. Answers will be given at the end of this post, so don’t scroll down until you have your answers ready! Here we … Read more Funky Friday ~ Bible Trivia ~ Old Testament
Is this how you feel most days? Like you must run at super-human speed, racing through your day to get everything done that needs doing? I sure do. As soon as my eyes open, my brain starts trying to figure out how many things I can get done and in what order. The other day, … Read more 3 Ideas to Avoid the Mess that Hurry Makes
This is Austin Lee the day before his 3rd birthday. He picked out his birthday cake and made it mostly by himself…cracking the eggs and everything! I helped a little, of course, but he really tackled it. He was way too mature for his age. I am grateful now for his maturity because it allowed us to … Read more 3 Ideas to Help You Grab Gratitude and Push Out Pain
Is it important to watch what we say? Should we moderate what comes out of our mouth? A few of my recent posts have dealt with how we can decide to use our words to help situations (spread the honey) or stir up more disagreement among others (stir the pot). So, for your “Funky Friday” Bible … Read more Funky Friday ~ Tame my Tongue? Moderate my Mouth?
When I first started practicing law, we lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. We lived in Oklahoma for five wonderful years. I loved the people I worked with and the friends I met. People are just “real” in Oklahoma. Another thing I love about Oklahoma is the way people talk. I picked up the best phrases! One … Read more Wednesday Wisdom ~ Do You Stir the Pot or Spread the Honey?
This is a picture of me being goofy at our family reunion last summer. The question I get asked most often is, “how do you do it?” You see, at this reunion we would be missing my brother, Jeff, who died in a car accident in 1989, when he was 23. And, more recently, in 2008, … Read more Mighty Monday ~ What to do When Life Gives You a Sucker Punch ~ Part 1
Since our Wednesday Wisdom post addressed whether we would dare grab a dog by the ears, I became intrigued…what else does the Bible say about dogs? So, I did a search (gotta love www.Biblegateway.com) for references to dogs in the Bible. The word “dog” appears in the Bible 41 times. You know what happened next… I … Read more Funky Friday~Can the Bible Answer the Great Debate…Do Dogs or Cats Make the Best Pets?
If you were on a walk in your neighborhood and happened to pass by this dog, would you grab it by the ears? Of course not. That would be dangerous, right? On my walk this morning, I passed by a gentleman with this dog. You can be sure that I asked the gentleman if it … Read more Wisdom Wednesday ~ Would You Grab This Dog by the Ears?
I’ve picked up many books to help me change some aspect of my life. “Eat Your Way to Happiness” was supposed to help me make better food choices and pull me out of a rut. “Shape” magazine was supposed to inspire me to exercise. “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” was supposed to help me … Read more Mighty Monday ~ 3 Reasons You CAN Change Your Life!