Grieving at Christmas
I had an ectopic pregnancy and I almost died
“Have yourself a merry little Christmas…. let your heart be light” Well, I can’t; my heart just isn’t merry. The pleasure of stressing about the timeline of the Advent traditions has to wait. The grocery list. The recipes and baking. The gift list. The Christmas cards. All will have to wait. My heart is not there. […]
Why Are Christians So Bad at Creativity?
I think it’s definitely an ectopic pregnancy. God, help me, please. I get up to get a sparkling water to help with the stomach ache. I’m sweating, I’m shaking, I’m panting.
My Rules of Thumb while Fighting Off a Cold/Flu
Time and time again I hear stories of church communications leaders choosing bad fonts, sloppy images, cheesy content to relay valuable information about evangelistic campaigns, community events, etc. Many churches choose poor designs or cheesy fonts and images that end up turning people away from the page. And that’s not the purpose, is it? I mean… […]
My Top 5 books of 2017
More and more friends and families are dropping like flies this cold season. How can you do your best at work, at home, care for spouse, for kids or for clients if you can’t take care of yourself first? We need energy, health and immune support. So I thought it might be a good idea […]
Happy birthday, ma!
I have run into a different kind of pattern in my reading this year. In that… I seem to be unable to finish a book. I get to the second half and I just start dragging the heck out of it. But oh well. Here’s to a 2018 new goal: READ MORE, WHINE LESS. These […]
Addicted to Violence: From Toxic Punishment to Healthy Discipline
Her: Do you want coffee? Me: Always. Her: of course. I️ don’t know why I even ask. Really, this is a great conversation starter, if you ask me. My mom is the best. I’m sure you haven’t heard that before. But let me tell you, she is. She’s a nurse and puts up with all […]
10 Convos with My Kid I HAD to Write about – Part II
“why did you do that? Why? Why? Why? I’m going to thpank you!.. yeow! Ptew! Woosh!” “nooooo, I’m sowwieee, don’t thpank me!” “I’m gonna thpank you! Yeow! Pew!” …. That was my daughter’s play time. Mommy dinosaur was spanking baby dinosaur. I sat down on the floor and sobbed. Ever since my kid turned […]
Top 9 Convos with Preschoolers
Have you ever felt like your kid is not your kid? Let me clarify…. sometimes, I hang out with my little one in public, and I feel like people look at us like I stole her. Weird feeling. Really weird feeling. It may just be me because… well. I’m weird. This may have never happened […]
Please live beyond your means!
#1 SOCIAL MEDIA BOYSPLAINED E-man: Snapchat is like a bowl of food. Then you smash it up and eat it. #2 TRUTH FROM THE MOUTH OF DAUGHTERS Me: You ruined my life! Her: YOU ruined your life!! #3 NO FILTER Me: what are you doing out here? Her: I’m sad. Me: why are you sad, […]
The congregational prayer was over and she was in my arms whispering “mommy, she’s cwwying” My daughter saw a woman’s tears coming down as prayers were going up for comfort. This woman could NOT wait to be a grandmother. It happened just two weeks after the parents, with joyous anticipation, had a gender-revealing party. But […]