Merry Christmas!

Well, it’s Christmas Day, and I’m still a few presents short. My Christmas cards will be late, and I have made no cookies. But you know what? It’s OK. It’s OK because, in spite of all that, it’s still Christmas. The past few weeks I’ve been listening to Christmas music to...

Are Your Priorities Straight?

One second. That’s all it takes to remind you exactly what your priorities are, or at least what they should be. I know. This past weekend, my dad fell. Not just any fall; he fell down my parents’ front porch steps…onto concrete. Oh, and did I mention he’s 78 years old? Luckily, his...

You Put the Peanut Butter Where?

When Mark and I first got married, we went through all the required classes. We even decided to go for the full Engaged Encounter weekend as opposed to the abbreviated one-day class. Come our wedding day, we thought we were set. Finances? Check. Number of children desired? Check. Extended family? Thoroughly...

102 Days ‘Til Christmas

Warning: shameless self-promotion ahead. The other day I was putting dates in my calendar for upcoming school events when it suddenly occurred to me that Christmas is just two months away. Every year I tell myself I’m going to start early. I’m not going to be rushed and stressed out about the...

Driving Miss Susan

For the past couple weeks, I’ve not been able to drive due to some medical issues. That means I’m at the mercy of friends and family to transport me wherever I go. At first I felt awful about the whole situation. I felt I was inconveniencing people and being a burden. I’m beholden to them...

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