I lost my dad right before Halloween this year. So it’s been almost months and the aching pain in my heart is still there. Tears still come. I still have days when I think “I need to call Dad!” and then remember he’s not here any longer. My solace is in knowing that he had Read More
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image by Amy Loves Yah By Joanna Rodriguez, Contributing Writer We’re talking “local” at MAM this month: local farms, local learning opportunities, local businesses, local food. Perhaps you already value the geographical place God has put you in for this season of your life. Perhaps you have fond memories of the community you grew up in. Read More
Image by Jac o p o A new response to people talking about problems has come up: “First world problems.” I absolutely can’t stand it. Now — there are first-world problems that are kind of silly. Like, if you’re complaining about having to sleep on Egyptian cotton sheets because your silk sheets are dirty, that’s a Read More
Daily Tip: Start with just one or two goals; if you have too many, you will be less likely to keep up with them. A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post called Lose the Mommy Guilt: Your Feelings Matter Too. This is all about relationships, specifically a mother’s relationship with her children, and how her Read More
Image by Phil Hilfiker via Compfight I’m in an interesting position to write this post. (I’m doing so on Monday because of Thanksgiving week. Next week Monday Health & Wellness will return.) I spent the previous week feeling sleep deprived, starving, somewhat sick, and irritable. Anything and anyone who got in my way or challenged me Read More
Image by Qfamily **This post has been entered in Things I Love Thursday at The Diaper Diaries!** The other day I was driving and listening to the radio and a commercial for a local church came on. The commercial featured a handful of different people talking about health struggles they’d had for years, how no Read More
Image by Qfamily Last week I wrote about Sunday Christians. I had an important reason for doing so: my own “Sunday Christian” upbringing makes me feel like my hands are really tied in raising my own kids. That is to say, I didn’t grow up with the example of the kind of mom I want Read More
Image by Qfamily I grew up in your standard mainstream-Christian home. We were sent to Sunday school (PSR, actually, as I was raised Catholic) and we attended church. My mom told us it was because she promised at her wedding that she would raise her children Catholic. Plus, she’d been raised that way (by relatively Read More
I’m a Christian. I have many friends who are as well, and several who are not. And by far, the biggest complaint I hear about Christians is “but Christians are so judgmental!” And it’s true. It’s an issue we’ve been discussing at church for quite awhile. It’s an issue that never goes away. A year Read More
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Today I’m talking about God’s plan. The first thing I should tell you is that while we TRY to follow God’s plan as well as we can, we are by no means perfect! We slip up all the time and try to find our way again. We are not perfect at all.
Wow! It’s been a busy weekend. We were out of town from early Saturday morning (we left around 7 AM) until after 3 PM today. It was long! It was a great time to be with our family members, but I am glad to be home now. There were tons of people, tons of (not-so-healthy) food, and not much sleep. A lot of the stuff I’ve done on this blog in the last few days (I spent some time when others were napping or engaged in other activities checking comments and such) has been in a sleep-deprived, distracted haze. So if anything or anyone got overlooked, or if maybe I said some things I shouldn’t have…I’m sorry. Like I said, it’s been a little crazy.