Being Real, Humor

It’s The Things We Say

Sometimes I say dumb things. I pride myself in being moderately smart, but then, there are times I can say some dumb things. When I was in highschool I called LensCrafters and asked them who their obstetrician was. Now that I think about it, I’m  really upset that person didn’t take the opportunity to run with that! “Thank you for…

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Being Real, Health, Teaching

Freedom in Vulnerability

  Some Vulnerable Moments When I cross the threshold of an airplane and see the five-inch-wide tube I’m climbing in, there is a moment of “heck no!” and I wonder if anyone else thinks about the fact that we are getting in a can to fly 35,000 feet up in the sky. I used to live on a two lane…

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Being Real, Holy Spirit, Teaching

Wanting a Pacifier God

“She’s lost her paci again.” These words have been uttered who knows how many times in all the years we’ve been raising kids. The never-ending hunt for a paci plagues most parents with babies who love those darling, wonderful peace-saving pieces of rubber! Whoever invented the paci should get a Nobel Peace Prize, or at least a firm slap on the back.…

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Being Real

Three Easy Ways to Make Your Kids Feel Awesome

I have four kids whose ages span from 16 to 5. Three girls and one boy. It doesn’t matter their age or their gender, here are three things work to make my kids feel like they are special and unique. And they will work for you. (Side note: I don’t have the corner market on these three things, and I…

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Being Real

The Third Week and Other Emotional Upheavals

Men, just, well, read if you want. When I am about 10 days away from starting my, you-know-what, that war between rationality and emotional upheaval ensues. We women simply cannot help it. If you’re like me, those 7-10 days leading up to what we casually call our “period”, can take a normal, everyday person and turn them into a lip-biting,…

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Being Real, Health, Holy Spirit

When Fear Pounces and Joy Unfolds

I didn’t want to take showers anymore because I knew that I would find something wrong. I would start the water and my stomach would fill with the little knives of anxiety. My heart race, my breath shorten. Somewhere along the way on my road of depression and grief, I had developed a trigger that said, “You get in and…

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Being Real, Friendship, Prayer

Be the Friend You Want to Have

I was floating along in the pool on a floatie. She was standing in the shallow end. We were lapping up the sun and enjoying our time together. She dropped her ponytail holder just after she had pulled it out to dip under and let the cool water run through her hair. It sank to the bottom. Three feet down.…

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