"Constipated Christian" is the term Pastor Ryan used in his sermon Sunday morning where we visited his beautiful family in Tomahawk, WI over Labor Day weekend. At first I chuckled at the term because it sounded kind of funny. After all, constipation isn't something people strike up a conversation about, or preach about from the pulpit,… Continue reading Constipated Christians?
Giving is such a blessing. The person who receives the gift is blessed and the person who gives the gift is blessed. It is a win-win! But many times gifts may not be shared with a cheerful heart. For some, giving becomes a bitter sacrifice. And even though the person on the receiving end may… Continue reading CheerFULL Giving
"I wish you didn't have to travel again" I said to my husband as he packed his bags for a business trip. I knew the week ahead would be challenging as I prepared myself for the multiple events I would have to attend with six kids in tow. I took a deep breath and prayed… Continue reading One of THOSE Weeks…
When you look at the glass of water to the right, would you say the glass is half empty or half full? When I took psychology in college (YEARS AGO!), I remember learning that the answer to that simple question gave evidence as to whether you are pessimistic (you anticipate undesirable outcomes) or optimistic (you… Continue reading Who Fills Your Cup?
Eight weeks out of the year we celebrate birthdays. Each person in our family celebrates a week of birthday fun for his/her birthday. It is a tradition I started 13 years ago when I had no idea what to buy my husband for his birthday. He isn't much into "stuff" but I knew I could… Continue reading Birthday Week – Our Little Miracle