I Was A Parenting Wreck Nearly three years ago my parenting was a TOTAL wreck. Without realizing it I adopted a lot of thinking that compromised my role as a mom. I lost sleep trying to figure out how to help my son. Little did I know that I was the one that needed the help! A friend, the kind that stands the tests of time and changes, listened to my disconcerted heart and … [Read more...] about Are You a Parenting Wreck? Take the Quiz and Find Out!
Forced Humility Defeats Pride When life gets busy I make a do-or-die list with one or two tasks I absolutely must accomplish by the day’s end. Thursday arrived and the truck remained parked in the casino parking lot. I knew I needed to deal with it so the truck made the list. Somehow, some way I would move that truck. That’s exactly how we began our day. Moving Trucks … [Read more...] about Forced Humility Defeats Pride: Writing in the Wait
You Need to Move the Truck Before my husband headed back to California he emphasized that I needed to move the twenty-six-foot moving truck. The thought alone overwhelmed me and pushed it to the back of my mind. Moving the truck meant more than driving it, it meant asking permission to park it on a property that wasn’t yet ours. Entry Points Often when people don’t know … [Read more...] about You Need to Move the Truck: Writing in the Wait
The New School A few text messages later our family walked into our new school. A painful excitement filled my heart. As much as I wanted to follow God’s plans for our family a return to the classroom after years away terrified me. I enjoyed the rhythm and flexibility of our life and that was coming to a screeching halt. Our self-employed life came to a screeching halt and … [Read more...] about The New School: Writing in the Wait
Exfoliate California Barely forty-eight hours after arriving in North Idaho we headed to the DMV. Along the way “people”, you know, those voices never again pinpointed but still screaming, advised us to swiftly ditch our California license plates as soon as possible. When we woke that Monday morning, our mission was clear: Exfoliate California. Post Box 1117 Driving off the … [Read more...] about Exfoliate California: Writing in the Wait