Popularity Contest

Life is not a popularity contest. In my youth I refused to believe this was true. Still, sometimes, I struggle to believe it. I mean, Facebook isn’t a popularity contest? Really?! How many likes did you get on your last post? Because I got, like, 20! And that’s only because I restrict myself to 150…

Two Kinds

There are two kinds of mothers. I don’t know which is the best kind. I do know that every child’s mother was chosen for them by God. Therefore, every child has the perfect mother for them. So it must  be that both kinds are “best”. The “baby lovers” are perfectly at home in the baby…

Accountability

Let the horrified screams begin! “Accountability” is a dirty word for some people. Personally, I love the word. I live that word. Peer pressure in itself is a good thing. It is quite honestly our main motivator. Think of any  major area in your life. Did you ever feel pressure to “measure up”? If the…

Fear Factor

“Apparently fear isn’t a factor for you.” Anyone remember this line from the popular TV show Fear Factor? The word apparently is revealing. It may seem as though this person is fearless but the fact is everyone experiences fear. Some more than others. Me more than many – or so it seemed until I joined Beachbody…

Tea

I drink tea. I drink it almost daily. I have for years. I drink it alone and with others. I drink it with or without accouterments. I could write a book about tea but it would resemble “Sam I Am” more than “Tea: A Concise History”. So I will let this blog suffice. I learned…

Food to the glory of God

This article is exactly how I feel about food. I haven’t ever been this eloquent when trying to relate these truths so I am thrilled to share this here! I praise God for the people at AIG. They know God’s Word and share truth with people daily! What stuck out to me in the article is:…

NO TV

“Watching TV wastes time.” “We are entertaining ourselves to death. ” “We are what we expose ourselves to.” Above are famous quotes from yours truly while in my “continuous dripping of a leaky roof” stage. (Proverbs 21:15, 16) I had been convicted that TV was at best a waste of time and at worst an instrument…

The Lost Princess

The Lost Princess by George MacDonald had me like…&$%@#$! Wha???? How does he know? I am always looking for books to read with the kids in the evening since we no longer watch TV. (The TV post is for another day.) I borrowed this one on a whim. Two days ago I sat down with…

Mother & Son: The Respect Effect

According to the author of this wonderful book men see everything through a “respect” lens. They hear everything with ears tuned to “respect”. Women on the other hand see everything through the “love” lens and they hear everything with ears tuned to “love”. When opposite sexes say the same thing to each other one will listen…

Good News

  There is a God. Only one. He created everything and everyone. He is the potter. We are the clay. He has a right to do with us as he sees fit. Isaiah 45:9; 64:8 We are not autonomous. The first humans were given a choice; obey God or die. Sadly, they chose to die…

3-Day Sugar Detox

Recently we watched That Sugar Film as a family. I recommend it. Soon after I was invited to do a 3 day sugar detox. I took the challenge (with the exception of some white potatoes and Shakeology) and am the better for it. I intend to continue the journey and limit my sugar intake. In…

Fiji

I love to travel. My most recent escapade was to Fiji. 20 years or so ago my husband and I watched the Truman Show. Truman who is literally trapped in a pretend world of mediocrity wants to go to the other side of the world, to Fiji. We were inspired! Jay and I made our plan…