What Stops Your Clock?

Ever forget to eat? Just plain forget? I’m not talking about missing a meal because it would have been rude to interrupt what was going on to mention that your belly was rumbling beneath your clothes…. I’m talking about forgetting.  Forgetting to eat…. Think back.  What were you doing?  My guess is that it wasn’t…

Sandcastles of Parenting

Parenting is like building sandcastles when the tide is rising.  It requires resilience. Perseverance.  Determination. When my boys were little we’d often take trips to the beach – the perfect escape for a mom and two boys! Almost as soon as we hit the sand, the boys would take off like a rocket towards the…

The Joy of Waiting…?

Most people HATE waiting. Except Mary. If you’re over 30 you probably remember when retail stores introduced the new initiative to attract customers “If we see three or more customers in line we will open a new checkout line.”  What an exciting day that was! It wasn’t long before retail stores everywhere adopted this policy.…

Who’s your Daddy?

The Sunday School class was bustling with activity.  Preschoolers and their noises filled the room.  Boys VROOMing as they raced toy cars and scooped trash with their cranes. Girls serving breakfast from their plastic kitchen. Brothers wrestling.  The harmony of their playtime was joyful but noisy! From the room next door, the beat of the…

What breaks your heart?

I’m wondering… what breaks your heart? Is it a homeless person holding a sign on the side of the road? The abuse of a child? Hungry Americans? Illiterate children? The Underprivileged? Prejudices? Injustices? What breaks YOUR heart?  Take a deep breath and think for a minute.  Just one minute.  Listen.  Go ahead…. Was there a…

I am a Child of God – Take a Minute to Meditate

I doubt my teacher could fathom the impact of her words on my 14 year old heart.  My heart sunk as she restated the text in my biology book,  “It takes only one of a man’s sperm to fertilize a woman’s egg to make a baby.  However, when the fertilization process takes place there are…

Do it Afraid!

So I’ve been wrestling with myself lately… Wrestling with the idea that I’m not exactly where I want to be.  In so many areas – writing, relationships, organization, the list goes on and on – if I’m honest about it. The obvious next question is – why? I seem to be hearing the same message…