Thursday, July 31, 2014

Top 10 Observations from the Jury Box

January 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Blog, Service

This last week, I had the opportunity to serve on a jury. While there, I noticed a lot of little details about jury duty that I’d never realized. So, here are my Top 10 Observations from the Jury Box 10. Judges and their clerks are responsible for the current global sticky-note shortage. 9. Most of […]

Empty My Hands

February 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Balance, Blog, Family, God First, Service

Our family is in an odd spot. We’re between normals, if “normal” ever actually exists for us. As we leave one stage and embark on the next, I have no idea how my days will form. What will they include? Which path will they take? As it is now, I’m impatient to get this over […]

Foster Care: A Life Changing Interruption

January 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Faith, Service

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. ~James 1:27 (NLT) I was late turning in my article this month. I mean really late. My mind has been in many other places. I cannot believe […]

Pardon Me While I Attend the Revolution…

September 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Interruptions, Service

When starting a revolution, tell your wife One day in May of 2010, I announced to my wife that I’d started a tea party. This was shortly after I announced that I was running for precinct delegate (which doesn’t require “running” at all because they can’t give the job away). I described my sudden insertion […]

Coffee Cup Ministry

August 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Faith, Service

“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples–when they see the love you have for each other.” (John 13:34-35 – The Message) I remember a number of years ago when I […]

The Hardest Thing About Being a Writer

“With great power, comes great responsibility.” I love that quote. I’ve used it with my children, and I’ve often reminded myself of its words, as well. When people ask me what I do, I usually say I’m a “stay at home” mom. I don’t often think of saying, “I’m a writer.” But I AM a […]

Learning to say no

May 5, 2007 by  
Filed under Balance, Service

No, it’s not another lecture on the evils of drug abuse. I’m referring to something most of us are afflicted with: the “I’ll do that!” syndrome. It’s common among Christians especially. When the Pastor or a member of the church stands up front and asks for help with the church fundraiser, your hand shoots up. […]

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