The Question I Can’t Answer and The One I Can

I get asked by a lot of friends who don’t know God why I believe in a God who lets bad things happen, like 20 kindergartners getting shot in school. I wish I had all of the answers to give you. I’m new to this too. I don’t know why bad things happen to good…

Christmas is Coming and the Goose is Getting Sad

When I was married and stayed at home with my boys, I loved the holidays. I especially loved cooking and hosting our families. Having a home full of people, gift wrapping scattered around the floor, children happily playing with their gifts, grandpas trying to figure out how to take the toy out of the box,…

What’s Gratitude Got To Do With It?

This is the month to give thanks. I see it all over Facebook, all my friends have jumped on the “I’m Thankful For” bandwagon.  I have a confession to make, I’m not feeling very grateful. I’m in a season of discouragement and frustration. The truth is I have absolutely everything to be grateful for and…

I Choose the Very Best One, and You Are NOT It. . .

Very few people forget grade school gym class dodge ball. The teacher would choose team captains, and the team captains would select the kids they wanted on their team. I was the girl consistently chosen last. There I stood, a skinny scrawny little thing, with a hopeful smile watching all the other kids get chosen….

So What’s Got Your Undies in a Bunch?

Like most divorced women, I’ve had lots of things to be angry about and they all encircle the same fella. Some of it is justified and some is just plain irritation for the sake of being irritated. Truth be told, I’ve been more fortunate than a lot of other divorced moms that I know. I…

Ever wish you could have a do-over? But, then again. . .

That’s the great thing about blogging, I can absolutely take a do-over. I could delete and completely re-write my first blog if I wanted to and no one would be the wiser. I hesitate to entirely erase my first blog, because I’d like to see how far I’ve come. Isn’t that how life is? Sometimes…

I’m not perfect, but I’m still a work of art

This is probably one of my favorite verses in the bible, Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance for us to do.” The Greek word translation for “workmanship” means “work of art”. Some versions of the bible use masterpiece. Can you…

Let’s talk about sex. . .

I have this conversation all the time with my other single girlfriends “he’s the wrong guy for you, he’s just not that into you.” The response is always the same “I KNOW!! But why can’t I keep my finger from hitting the send button?” UGH!! Girl, I have been there! I’ve been on both sides…

What’s so awesome about being alone?

*Originally written and posted exactly two years ago, this was only my second blog ever published. I can look back now and see how much has changed – for one I don’t eat KFC in my bed, that’s just wrong; two, my bedroom has received a major cleaning, and three God has eased the pain…

I never thought I’d be a blogger but. . .

So,  my first go around with this blogging business  – a complete bust. I wrote my best work ever, eloquent and insightful, but somehow never saved! UGH!! I’m already spent, so this is the down and dirty version, I’ll write the unsaved version again later. I have a big big dream to write a book, become…