There is a way to live unbound. It isn’t easy. In fact, it takes grit. Because what Jesus said is true, the only way to find your life is to loose it. When we yield our way and accept His Way, we get unbound— which begins a process of learning to live it.Read More
If our life is like a book, then we are the main character. And no matter what the storyline has been, God is able to do some edits, do some rewrites, and change our story. I want to spend a little time today, following up on The Story of Your Life, my earlier article on the idea of our lives being like a book.Read More
Have you ever shared something you heard from God with someone and had them assume you got it from going to a conference or reading it in a book? I have experienced it so many times the last six months that it has me thinking.Read More
For as long as I can remember, I have loved baking bread. It is one thing I know I’m good at. I enjoy the process involved, the way the aroma of fresh baked bread fills the house and have never had a loaf not turn out. At one point, when I had young children, I tried to cut the process down by using a bread machine. But I was never completely happy with the result. It did save me time and it was bread, but it was not the same at all. I especially disliked the emptiness each loaf had right in center from the machine’s mixing paddle.Read More
I don’t know if it always has to be this way, but it wasn’t until everything around me crumbled that I came face to face with the reality of my true worth. If you are living in the rubble of betrayal, ruined relationships, isolation and broken dreams, you are in good company. Not until I learned how to be a nobody did I step into the strength of who I really am.Read More
When I was first married, I lived far away from my family. This was way before cell phones and personal computers, so asking my mom for helpful tips was something I could only do occasionally. I was only 19 and I had never lived on my own before. To help expand my knowledge I would pour through cook books and recipes I found in magazines.Read More
My husband and I have been married now for decades. But since the beginning, I would hear stories about his time visiting his Grandma Sissy in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and her legendary crab boil. The story goes like this… when my hubby was around 10 years old he and would take a row boat out with shark bait that he caught to catch crabs. Then he and would set out the crab traps and be out all day doing this until he had a good haul. When he got back to his family’s dock, his grandma Sissy and his aunts took all the crab he caught and used it for a big family seafood boil.Read More
Exposing The Number One Lie:
Something has to change for me to be ok.
Something has to change before I can do what God wants me to do.
Something has to change before I can deal with my hurt.
Something has to change before I can forgive.
The word lanyap is the phonetic spelling of the cajun word lagniappe. This was a new word to me when I met my husband, Lee. I had never heard of this word before, and when he first said it with his southern drawl, I didn’t even understand him.Read More
The first thing my granddaughter always says when she arrives is either TV, Elmo Happy Dance, or Sesame Street. One day, a couple weeks ago, I told her about time.Read More
When our role in their lives suddenly changes, it can leave us disoriented, hurt, and lost. For the sake of our own sanity and the continued health of our adult children, we must address our feelings.
This doesn't only apply to empty nest parents, it is true for all of us who have relationships. Let's be well-adjusted people, for the sake of our friends and family, as well as our own sanity.Read More
We’ve all heard stories of how people who were once loving and sweet, transformed into the crazy ex after being dumped. This subject has provided great material for books, movies, and comedies, like the recent series I’ve been watching called My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. This new version is a musical and a comedy all rolled into one. I have to admit I enjoy it, and even find myself laughing out loud. As I was thinking about the ridiculous things the main character does to get noticed, and the elaborate schemes she spends her time on, often manipulating those around her to get what she thinks she wants… I had an epiphany!
We have all been the ex-something, at some point.Read More