One Simple Paragraph

Sometimes when I have nothing profound to say, or simply no energy to produce a heart felt, thought provoking piece of writing that challenges and encourages its readers, I still find myself with restless fingers that long to tap, tap, tap on my computer keyboard. No lesson is begging to be revealed. No wisdom is…

The Sticker Chart

If you have a child, you either have experienced the joys of potty training, or will soon do so. I’ve heard of many different methods used by many different people for the purposes of potty training, but none as popular as the famous sticker chart. You know how it works. A potty on the toilet…

Not The One For The Job…

Imagine walking into a law firm with a resume in your hand containing a list of all your skills and several part-time jobs that you held while working towards your degree. You finally received your diploma and knew that it was time to jump right into the work force. It was time to follow your…

Good Friday?

If you really think about what took place so long ago at Calvary, it’s a curious thing that we have taken up the habit of calling the day of Jesus’ crucifixion “good.” Of course all kinds of good came from that historic day. Literally, the hope of humanity was fulfilled on the day Jesus lay…

Don’t Make a Mountain…

Have you ever stood at the beginning of a week and upon seeing all of the busyness that lies therein, you feel about one anxious thought short of a panic attack? I’m facing one of those weeks right now. Chore on top of chore on top of responsibility on top of responsibility on top of errand…

Revisions

When you are writing, (whether it be a blog, story, poem, book, sermon, song, or any number of other things that you can create when putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard) and you finally set the last period firmly in place, you can look back over what you have accomplished, and you will…

Enter the Messmaker (Part 2) It’s All in Your Head

I have conformation! A sighting has been made! In fact, millions of sightings! Did I just say millions!? Yes, millions! Millions of Messy people… I mean REALLY messy people, roam the great United States. Millions of people exist who know exactly, or at least relatively closely, what I am going through. I am not the…

Enter the Messmaker (Part 1) A Journey Beginning

Warning: the contents of the following blog may be disturbing, and should not be read by anyone who cannot handle sinks full of dirty dishes, piles of unfolded and unwashed laundry, or if you are a mother who will feel the need to chide your grown child after reading these words. Furthermore, this blog has…

I am Thinking of You

I am thinking of you, right now. I am thinking of you who cries yourself to sleep each night, you who turns your face away from the light when the sun comes up each morning because a new day brings too much sorrow. I am thinking of you whose spirit is crushed and who wonders…

One Fuzzy, Dirty, Hairy, Chicken Nugget

Imagine for a moment, you’ve just finished baking a fresh batch of homemade chicken nuggets. You used your mom’s very secret and very delicious recipe. People have been trying to get that recipe for years, and you cherish it even more because of it. You walk into the dining room where your 14 month old toddler has…

Carpe Diem!

1,2,3,4,5…1,2,3,4,5…1,2,3,4,5…1,2,3,4,5. Five days in a week… five days we wish away and hurry through on a regular basis in striving towards the weekend… five days that we all but skip over in order to cherish the other two. The weekend is not our pot of gold. Today is. Today is the day we should cherish….

Take the Hand

How do I even begin? Tomorrow will mark another historic day. A new president will be elected to take the controls at the white house. No matter the outcome, many will cheer as though some great victory has been won. Others will boo and curse and threaten to move to Canada. Some may ACTUALLY move…