My Garden Shed, she is finished!

Do you remember a few weeks ago when I blogged about wanting to redo our garden shed? Well it's finished! The picture to the left is our shed before we painted it. - I was in a patriotic mood the year we bought that shed and wanted our home to be red, white and blue - [...]

Theotokos: The Mother of God

Not everyone hates Mary. It's easy to think that sometimes, especially when sitting in a protestant church. Pastors seem afraid to speak of Mary - Mother of Jesus - in a positive light, lest they give the opinion that we are worshipping her. Lutheran pastors are probably the worst in that regard. For those who [...]

Afraid of the “F” word? When Failure becomes a bad word

  Participation Trophies are humiliating, at least that is what THIS blogger says about that. And you know what? I think she’s right. And so do my kids - who have those trophies by the way. They also have trophies they actually EARNED and they like those a lot better. While we (boomers and well [...]

Ready to Win Over Depression: Blog Tour with Thelma Wells

THELMA: Before I begin, let me first say, if you and/or a loved one are in a crisis situation and you need immediate assistance, please call your local emergency number or the mental health crisis hotline listed in your local phone book. In your introduction, you state that you’ve been there – you’ve been depressed.  [...]

Blog Tour Coming up: Ready to Win Over Depression by Thelma Wells

    I had the amazing privilege of being a hostess for nationally known speaker Thelma Wells at an E-Women conference not that long ago. Having seen Thelma speak at Women of Faith for years, I have to admit I was little intimidated. Something interesting happened the weekend I met Thelma - her mothering spirit met my [...]

How to Give Your Husband a Heart Attack: Garden Shed 101

Word to the wise:  When planning out your gardening ideas, it is sometimes best to not let your husband see you on the Better Homes and Gardens Web pages. He saw this photo and almost had a stroke. We are painting our shed and I did pick out some less than traditional colors like watermellon, [...]

High Fives or Low Digs?

Them: - How's the no smoking thing going? Me: Two weeks! Them: Alright, way to go! High Five HIGH FIVE. Same convo with someone else Me: Guess what, I quit smoking! Them: Well it's about damn time! Me: Silence hmmm.. I wonder who I'm going to share my victories with next time? What kind of empathic [...]

My Surgeon is awesome: Girl Talk

Oct 18, 2011 - This particular piece received a lot of hits this week so I thought I'd look at it to see why and oh wow I really shouldn't publish blog pieces while still on pain meds. I'd delete this, but there's some good stuff in it, even if it does reveal a mild (and short [...]