Happy Birthmas

One of my favorite Christmas stories has always been the one about a young couple, the wife heavily pregnant with her first child, on a journey of many miles. Plans go awry, and the couple is forced to welcome their new baby in a place they weren’t expecting at all....

Mismatched Silverware

At Christmas time I love to decorate, and cook, and be creative! I’m really not into it at any other time of the year but at Christmas, it’s the season when all the details make a difference — or so I thought. It’s been my goal that my house and home would look...

Superwoman I Am Not!

I consider myself to be a healthy mix of Martha Stewart, the Boy Scouts and MacGyver. I am pretty stinkin’ organized, am usually pretty well prepared, and I can improvise really well. But then there are times when I show my true human nature. Take this recent...

Organized On the Inside

Inside of me lives a very organized woman struggling to get out. She’s been in there for years with dreams of living in a highly organized, easy-to-find-things-in house. Poor girl, she just can’t find her way out through the maze of creativity, untidyness and yes, a...

Moose, the Tattoo Artist

A common defensive tactic for people who hate to be judged is to judge others first. Beat them to the punch! And because I can be quite witty (and before I was a Christian), I developed a snarky and sarcastic attitude about people I assumed would judge me . . . mainly...

What NOT to Say on the First Day of School

Every year as August fades into September I can’t help but think about an incident from the very distant past: my entrance into the third grade.  When I was growing up we’d get a postcard in the mail every year just before school started, telling us who our teacher...