The tides are changing

Change. It’s the only thing that is constant. When God closes a door He always opens a window. The definition of insanity is to keep doing something over and over again expecting different results. I hate platitudes. Yet these all apply. I have told my friends in the crafts shows I do, that when God…

I don’t believe in God because my mother told me too!

Growing up I couldn’t help notice my mother was a Christian. She would play hymns on her accordion and the piano. She listened to my prayers ever night, and taught me the Lord’s Prayer by heart. And I still have my children’s bible she gave me. I can still remember hearing the clicking of her high…

Ending at the Beginning

I was a brand new bride and people would ask me what my husband did. I would answer “he substitute teaches and coaches soccer”. Now in 2016, 37 years of marriage I can say “he substitute teaches and coaches soccer”. How do we come full circle? Simple…because God wastes nothing. My husband had a phenomenal…

In honor of National Siblings Day

I have no clue what it’s like to have a sibling. So I guess the “write what you know” cliche goes right out the window. But today I honor the relationship my children had with each other. When I found out I was pregnant with Tim  I was so happy that I was able to…

When I tried to fix a Traffic Ticket

I tried to fix my speeding ticket…ok, not really. But how about I tired to fix the traffic school class to fix my speeding ticket? Or how does a middle aged Christian woman, end up doing something unethical little own illegal? It was about 2005. And I got a speeding ticket. I accepted it and…

My first writing experience

My mother loved gadgets, and usually had the latest version. Because of this, by age seven I already had her old typewriter sitting on my desk. I sat at it one day and decided to write something. I had heard someone share their advise regarding writing, “write what you know” they said. Even then I thought…