Jesus Doesn’t Understand – I’m a Woman!

Jesus Doesn’t Understand – I’m a Woman!

When we were kids, my brother and I listened to this one Mark Lowry CD—over and over and over. And there was one song on it that we hammed up big time. “Mary, Did You Know?” It has become rather popular in the Christmas world of pageants and plays. I have seen it done well—and […]

For All You Worship Lovers Out There

For All You Worship Lovers Out There

It’s here! The church is releasing its very first worship album…and you have no idea how excited I am that it is finished! I am so very proud of my husband for heading this up (and for the amazing songs he contributed)!!! The entire team has done a great job and given a lot of […]

Doing It Myself: Words of Love

Doing It Myself: Words of Love

Michael and I are having our 3rd summer marriage/wedding anniversary celebration. Apparently, people who have blazed the marriage trail before us were right. Year 3 can be a bit of a hill. They say year 7 comes with some “transitioning”, too. So, we have taken some great advice, and are (again) reading “The 5 Love […]

Three Words to Describe You

Three Words to Describe You

I was in a pageant once. Once. It was kind of a default thing- 5 people were voted from each high school class to compete as a fundraiser for the dance club. Eh- I’ll try anything once. It was actually a lot of fun, though I don’t think I would have liked to make it […]

Speaking the Truth in Love is Not…

Speaking the Truth in Love is Not…

I always tell people who ask me what I think “Do you really want to know? Because I will tell you if you really want to know…” And then I do not hesitate to speak the truth if I am asked. Very rarely is it the time to speak without being asked. Yes, if I […]

Anniversary Surprise

Anniversary Surprise

My parents will have been married for 30 years in December. 30 years. Successfully. They didn’t have much when they got married. When I was born (I’m the oldest), they both had college degrees, but my dad dug ditches and worked at Pizza Hut since that’s all he could find to make a living. We […]

24 Hours a Day

24 Hours a Day

“…millions like ya are livin’ in a kid’s world, playin’ games, touchdowns, no worries, no responsibilities. Life ain’t no damn football game. Life ain’t just a bunch of high spots. You’re a thirty-year-old kid. Soon you’ll be a fifty-year-old kid, pretendin’ you’re hearin’ cheers when there ain’t any. Dreamin’ and drinkin’ your life away. Heroes […]

Mother’s Day 2012

Mother’s Day 2012

I know I’ve already posted this picture…but I feel like it’s the most appropriate representation of what this day is all about. I am so very thankful for the examples that I have in my life of how to be a good wife and mother. My grandmother (far left) has been married to my grandfather […]

Life and Death

Life and Death

Very rarely do I ever hear a physician say that they were really glad that they went through the process of becoming one. In fact, 9 times out of 10 I hear the opposite. I hear statements of regret—for not being with family, for a failed marriage, for a squelched life, for a loss of […]

It is Finished.

It is Finished.

It is finished. Year one of medical school is over…along with year one of motherhood. Talk about Bittersweet at its finest. First things first. Cheese sticks and Dr. Pepper from Sonic (because that’s how I roll). Now that I’m sitting on my couch—in a completely quiet house—you would think that I would be running around […]