I’m Not A Size

I’m Not A Size

Yesterday while in the unflattering light of a fitting room I came to a realization. I’m not a size. Neither are you. Weight is personal and scary to talk about, but here goes. I was a big baby. I was shall we say a little pudgy through childhood. I remember...
Eat The Damn Raisins

Eat The Damn Raisins

A little over two weeks ago I was having a typical day. I was running errands and going in multiple directions. I try to be a regular blood donor and had made an appointment – half out of good intentions and half swayed by the incentive of an Amazon gift card....
The Endless Possibilities of Lumber and Faith

The Endless Possibilities of Lumber and Faith

On a weekend visit to a home improvement superstore with my husband, I proclaimed I was “drunk on the smell of lumber and possibility.” I love home improvement stores, I love the smell, the energy, and the endless possibilities. I love projects and the...
Cookies & Milk, Are You A Dunker?

Cookies & Milk, Are You A Dunker?

There are two kinds of people in this world (and I’m not talking politics) there are dunkers and non-dunkers. I’m a dunker, so when Jim Smith asked me to review his latest creation, The Dunky Cup, which he designed to make dunking cookies in milk more...
Dearest Self

Dearest Self

I wrote a post (Not-So-Sexy Ways To Love Yourself) over on Show Your Blog Love about ways to love yourself. One of my suggestions was to write a love letter to yourself. It sounds cheesy and a little painful, but I tell you what – do it anyway and be honest....
5 Reminders From My Dog

5 Reminders From My Dog

After nearly five years of not so subtle hint dropping my husband lovingly relented and agreed to adopt a dog. (happy wife, happy life) Our last dog was an exceptional creature. The perfect dog really. I truly missed the companionship and wanted our son to grow up...
Chinks In My Armor

Chinks In My Armor

Fresh out of college at my first “real” job I had a boss, who seemed at least, to have it all together. Each day she was impeccably dressed. Her car was never dirty. Her lipstick magically appeared freshly applied. And her fingernails were always perfectly...
Are You My Sunshine?

Are You My Sunshine?

Bedtime is kind of a big deal for my boy and I. We talk in silly voices and we talk about the serious stuff that we don’t slow down for throughout the day. We read. We pray. If I’m lucky we snuggle. I protect this time. I’ve left meetings early....
Thin Spaces Bring Heaven to Earth

Thin Spaces Bring Heaven to Earth

Several years ago during a church service I was introduced to the term thin spaces. Thin spaces is an ancient term first used by the Irish, then the Celts, and finally Christians. By definition thin spaces are areas where the space between Heaven and earth is thin....