OK so first of all, I love Jesus, mmkay? Secondly, I have a pretty solid track record of not following through on long term, daily commitments. These two things do not, logistically, go well together. They just don't. When you love Jesus, The Holy Spirit pulls you, tugs at your heart, knock's quietly at the … Continue reading Oh yay, Advent; another long term, daily commitment that reminds me I am horrible at long term, daily commitments.
There are times, during my parenting life, when I honestly have felt ripped the heck off. Like even though I remember times, multiple times even, when people told me, better yet warned me, that parenting is "hard", I feel like those exhortations didnt exactly, or even come close to, explaining what I, as a parent, … Continue reading Parenting tip: Don’t hug, or talk to tornadoes.
Sometimes its hard for me to discern what is my conscience and what is the Holy Spirit. Maybe when I grow up, it will be as clear as day, but for now I typically spend 3 hours and 48 minutes daily, trying to figure out who is talking to me. "Is that me, or you, … Continue reading Let Christ kick depression right in the you know what!
I dread encounters with the holy spirit. Honestly, I do. Its terrifying, I'm sweating, I'm wondering if anyone else is noticing how awkward and nervous I've become over the past few minutes. These occasions are not beautiful to me, in the moment. They are dreadful. Dreadfully promising. Ugh, is that a real thing? Today we … Continue reading Encounters with The Holy Spirit, from an average dork, at best.
"Heterosexuality does not get you into heaven." Tim Keller. In fact, thinking that the things you DO or DO NOT DO will get you into heaven, will actually probably get you into hell. Its called self righteousness. We have become obsessed with what we are, or are not, DOING. Every single one of us … Continue reading Some thoughts on Christians and homosexuality.(Gasp!)
The idea of tradition is so alluring to me. I want my kids to grow up having pride in traditions of their childhood. I want them to pass on traditions they loved from the memories they will never forget. But I have to say, I have some fears about my "tradition game". My side of … Continue reading Holiday Traditions
This past week, 2 of my 4 children, have been at each others throats. To the death. To their own deaths, to my death and to all the deaths. All the veins are popping. All the teeth are gnashing. All the fists are clenching. The feet are stomping and the tempers are full tempering. All … Continue reading Dirty, Rotten, Little, Sinners.