Ask the Teacher

You know, as we age and see the greys popping up like jiffy on the sides of our hair lines. It seems like asking for help might as well be torture. If you're anything like me, in your head you've convinced yourself that you have eight arms and a few extra hours in your day … Continue reading Ask the Teacher

The Truth Is In The Valley

Don't you just love that feeling of nostalgia you get when it seems like all is right with the world. When your bank account isn't negative and the traffic's just right on your way home. Maybe, your kid just got an A+ on a project at school and your next in line for promotion. Your … Continue reading The Truth Is In The Valley

Choices Challenge #7: Making the Choice to be Great for Today

Yesterdays challenge is still working itself out in me. It was quite the task to take a good look at ME and honestly tear myself apart to look at the ugly parts that may be hindering me. I am still compiling my list. I just keep praying and going back to the pen. Though this … Continue reading Choices Challenge #7: Making the Choice to be Great for Today

Choices Challenge #6: Making the Choice to LOOK

Hopefully you were able to take some the choices we made together this past week and put them into practice over the weekend. I must say that these challenges have been easier to write than to execute on a consistent basis. So, if you feel like you are the only one having to remind yourself … Continue reading Choices Challenge #6: Making the Choice to LOOK

Choices Challenge #5: Making the Choice to Give MORE GRACE

Forgetful, selective memory or absent minded, whatever we want to label it. It seems to show up when we need to extend grace or mercy to someone. I'm not sure if we get amnesia or blank out for a bit, but for some reason, we forget how much grace we've been shown and how much … Continue reading Choices Challenge #5: Making the Choice to Give MORE GRACE

Choices Challenge #3: Making the Choice to See the Glass Full

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." -Abraham Lincoln On the battle field of motherhood, it can be hard to see the roses when it seems like you have better chances of seeing soiled linen. Your eyes can be so full of dish water, that you can't … Continue reading Choices Challenge #3: Making the Choice to See the Glass Full

Choices Challenge #2: Making the Choice to Speak Life Giving Words

I don't know about you, but I struggled a bit yesterday. I literally had to hold my mouth shut by the end of the day. It may be best for some of us to carry the first challenge for a few more days. For the safety of those we interact with at least. Thank God … Continue reading Choices Challenge #2: Making the Choice to Speak Life Giving Words

Choices Challenge #1: Making the Choice to Be Silent

"Holy Cow!!!" I  screamed as I swayed down the road in a near tornado this morning on my way to Wal-Mart. My heart raced as if i was running a 5k and I was nearing the end of mile one. I was completely consumed with worry as I neared my children to safety and tried … Continue reading Choices Challenge #1: Making the Choice to Be Silent

Yield to the Potter

When I was a little girl, I used to love watching PBS. There was one show on there with a lady doing pottery that I loved. I also loved Bob Ross' show as well but we'll save that for another post. This pottery lady sparked an interest in me for this style of art. I … Continue reading Yield to the Potter