Thoughts I Should Probably Keep to Myself Thursdays

These are thoughts I should probably keep to myself, but won’t.   Join me, won’t you? What thoughts have you had today that you shouldn’t share, but will anyway?

What Makes Pandora Think I Have ADHD?

Does Pandora Think I Have ADD or ADHD?

Anyone else find the humor in this? I’m not sure if the robots in the Pandora advertising department were drawing upon the words of the song for inspiration or if it was the fact that I had 9 browsers open at the same time that triggered this little gem. Either way, I enjoyed it.  

Why I’m a Believer: Nikki’s Story

Nikkis story of faith

After posting my “Why I’m a Believer” story, I invited others to share their stories and have enjoyed the opportunity to learn about how God has worked in the lives of people around me. Over the last month or so, I’ve shared Carrie’s Story as well as David’s Story. Today we’ll hear the story of David’s wife, Nikki. Nikki’s story: When I was a little girl, my grandmother took care of me while my parents worked. She has the purest, {Read More}

9 Pieces of Advice I’d Give My Younger Self

9 Pieces of Advice I'd Give My Younger Self

Recently my aunt asked me to write some words of advice for her daughter who was turning 13. I loved the idea. But where do I start? The first thing that came to mind (after simmering on it for a couple of weeks, that is) was to wear sunscreen, like the old song suggests. The video below is a song by Baz Luhrmann and was popular the year I graduated high school. I enjoyed it for its poignancy as well {Read More}

Why I’m a Believer: Carrie’s Story

Carrie

When posting my “Why I’m a Believer” story, I invited others to share their stories and have enjoyed the opportunity to learn about how God has worked in the lives of people around me. Last week, I shared David’s story and today it is Carrie’s. Carrie’s story: The version of perfection I interpreted from my home and spiritual community growing up was one that had me whiplashed between believing I was either the best or worst person ever. By high {Read More}

Why I’m a Believer: David’s Story

David

When posting my “Why I’m a Believer” story, I invited others to share their stories and have enjoyed the opportunity to learn about how God has worked in the lives of people around me. David, the leader of the conversation that inspired my post, was one of the first to share his story with me to share with you. David’s story: Growing up in mid-west America, I was very exposed to church and religious institutions. My family went to church, {Read More}

What’s Your Story: Why I’m a Believer

Whats your story?

Tonight at Lifegroup (our church’s version of small groups) the discussion leader showed us a video which was intentionally cheesy and oversold the concept of an elevator speech, but effectively outlined a simple structure for any storytelling when you have a short amount of time available. Then the discussion leader asked us, using the same kind of structure, to share our story of how we came to  faith. The elements were as follows: 1. State the problem. 2. Describe the {Read More}

Mission: Life Organization, Mom as Project Manager

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School started a couple of weeks ago and I have to admit that I’ve been floundering a little bit to keep up with the sheer volume of management my little people are currently requiring. Every single night there is a stack of papers brought home by my girls that must be dealt with to keep lives functioning smoothly. For a couple of weeks now, I’ve tried everything I can think of to manage the chaos. I’ve created a household management {Read More}

Do I want my daughter to think like a princess?

think like a princess

While at Disney World for the Disney Social Media Moms conference last month, my family and I had the opportunity to attend the induction ceremony for the latest princess, Merida. My sword-loving, Power Rangers- watching five year old daughter was enamored. All the Disney princesses were on the same stage right in front of us and the message was one of strength and bravery, a theme strong within the recent Disney movie, Brave. “You can be normal and do brave {Read More}

What to Pack on a Roadtrip with Kids

Disney Social Media Moms

As the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Walt Disney World is fast approaching, I’ve been making notes and lists getting prepared. One thing that’s been weighing on my mind is the twenty-something hour car ride and keeping the two littles busy enough to not completely drive us crazy.  (Our kids are ages 5 and 1, so your list might be different for older kids). Given the fact that we’ve recently done a couple of 14 hour trips, I’m hopeful {Read More}