• I was on the phone with a friend the other day and she said, "Are you pacing as we talk?  I wish I had your energy..I'm flat out jealous"   I admitted to the pacing as my cell phone was going in and out (the bad reception gave me away..lol) I found her comment rather ironic because earlier in the day I was watching my 4 year old (baby #13) whiz around the house and thought.. "Geez, I wish I had as much energy as he does!" I'm no different...

  •   I've been trying to see Jesus in all things and all people.      I'd like to say it's been easy..but it hasn't.  There are times (lots of times) that I'd rather be disgruntled over things such as cantankerous people, dirty socks on the floor and sitting on wet toilet seats   (yes, I just said that).   Earlier today... my youngest came out of the bathroom and I rushed right in after him   (I drink a lot of water daily...perhaps TMI)   Anyhoo...I made the mistake of...

  • I've been trying to catch up on emails today and I swear some folks must have woke up and gargled with vinegar. lol.   I think they try to get a "reaction" out of me....and they do...one of LOVE!    I extend kindness and love and 99% of the time it works and we end up as friends.   Granted, I think I ran into the other 1% today.  ;)   Anyhoo...one person wrote: "You think you can save the world?!  You think the Bible is really up to date?  We live in...

  • We are all broken..that's a hard fact. Some of us have been more "broken" than others.      In our world, we want everyone and everything to be perfect.  We strive to (well, I do..or have) for perfection..I drive myself batty doing so!        I hear from so many moms who are feeling quite desperate because they feel they are failing to be a good wife and mom.        So what if the dishes aren't done...I've yet to die from having a lasagna pan hang out for 2...

  • I truly believe staying "positive" is good for the soul!  As it says in Proverbs 15:13 A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down. Well...I'm human like every one else and there are times I just want to grumble and be miserable.  In fact, I would probably be rather good at it...but...I refuse to let myself "go there".  I remember when I was 9 months pregnant for my 10th child.  My due date was just a week away and I was...

  •       Some people picture God as a mean old tyrant carrying around a big ol' rod waiting to whack the first person who gets out of line. Father Comeskey (may he rest in peace!) once told me that I was forgetting that we have a LOVING GOD.... a kind, gentle,caring God who wants us to spend eternity with Him!  He forever changed the vengeful God I had pictured in my head.     When we've turned and headed the wrong way, God is there for us with open...