Notsowordless Wednesday: Big Ol’ Sweet Iced Tea: Anita Renfroe

I have had an interesting few weeks, let me tell you. While everyone was celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior on Easter morning, my husband and I were in the emergency room of SouthCrest Hospital. I wasn't happy about that little detour, it wasn't in my plans. Finding a mass in my uterus that [...]

The Marriage Project: 21 Days to More Love and Laughter, by Kathi Lipp

I grew up in a divorced home. My husband grew up with parents who stayed together, for better and for worse, for over 50 years. He and I bring very diverse sets of luggage to our home.  As a result of that, I love reading books on marriage. I love reading books period. And I love projects. Granted, when [...]

Iceland’s Volcano

Planes have been grounded all over Europe and the United States for days because of this volcanic eruption in Iceland. I happened across this photo today in one of my news feeds and fell in love with it. You can see the actual web page here: Astronomy Picture of the Day This is an amazing web [...]

Let’s Talk About it: Girl Talk

Content Warning: This post is for women only. Men read at your own risk. I'm talking about girl parts today. Women are funny creatures, we'll either spill our guts and tell you more than you ever wanted to know or we become so stinkin' private it's a wonder any of us know where babies come [...]

It’s Like Dr Seuss for your house

"The act of creation is a profoundly satisfying experience.  Taking an abstract idea, giving it form, refining proportions, placing lines, integrating functionality, and giving this spark of imagination a real, physical presence is a process that gives me great joy." - Vincent Leman of Dust Furniture     I'm taking a much need break over my whiney [...]

We Have a Referral and I’m learning peace

I can be a bit controlling, especially when I'm scared. My husband will laugh when he reads that and add a "you think?" I know that control is never a solution to fear, especially not on this side of the Resurrection. But knowing and doing don't always mesh in my world. We are working on [...]

Hell in the Hallway

I've heard it said that when God closes one door, He always opens another; but it's hell in the hallway. I'm in a hallway. A waiting room between finding something inside my body that does not belong, and finding answers. My doctor's are working on a referral, the referral is working on insurance approval, and [...]

“We Found a Mass.”

 There are words a woman wants to hear and words a woman doesn't.  "We found a mass," definitely falls into the does not want to hear category. And yet, those are the very words my husband and I heard at Southcrest Hospital on Easter Morning. My family and I had planned on spending Easter with my [...]