Clarksville, TN – I respect step-parents. They are really special people. I was divorced in 2005 and I remarried in 2010.
My husband stepped onto the scene when my boys were 3 and 6 years old. My ex-husband remarried last year to a woman with children.
So basically, 3 out of 4 of the adults that my children live with are a step-parent to someone.
I am the oddball out. I don’t know what it’s like to raise a child that is not from my DNA. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – My 10 year old just returned from camp. This is the text he sent me on the way back:
“Thank you so much for the camp. I got to worship God and go conning (canoeing) in the river and go on slipping slide. We also did this thing at night were we at to get our flag and to find it we went in the woods and everywhere and if we din’t get it the other teams would get it and get to have it.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – If you’re anything like me, you have good days and bad days. There are times when the world seems to be full of hearts, rainbows and frolicking unicorns. But then there is the rest of the time.
Days when the News in heartbreaking, when the world seems against you, when everything that can go wrong does, and it seems that the world as you know it is going you-know-where in a hand basket. Sometimes it can very discouraging for me as a woman, a Christian, a mom, a business owner and a friend. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Friday stunk. Or at least my attitude did.
“Stupid rain. I can’t find anything I am looking for. Car won’t start. Nothing is going my way, not today, not lately…”
Ever feel sorry for yourself? I do. I find it obnoxious, yet there I am tearing up driving down the rainy interstate because God doesn’t make everything peachy for me or give into my every desire.
Well I drug my pitiful self into the Montgomery County Jail. I signed into the “Religious Visits” clipboard, I sat down in the metal fold up chair in front of the monitor, and I picked up the phone with the 3 foot cord on it. A female inmate looked at me and started talking. And I was still feeling sorry for myself.
Montgomery County Jail
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Clarksville, TN - Thinking about yourself isn’t always selfish; actually it’s necessary. You probably have a friend that comes to you with their problems. They seem to always have the same problems, on a different day. You give them your very best advice, but nothing changes. So what gives?
There is a good chance that they aren’t taking your advice because they aren’t aware of their own shortcomings or what they need to work on. They may be the very same friend that always thinks that things happen to them; that they are just victims of circumstance. But you know better, right? Or are you “that” friend? «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – First of all, stop what you are doing, open the calendar app on your phone and mark May 12th as Mother’s Day. If you are a real go-getter, mark May 7th as “Get ready for Mother’s Day.”
Mother’s Day is a big day. It’s a day loaded with emotion for a lot of people. It means different things to different people. On the surface, we are all just supposed to pat our moms on the back for birthing us, but for many people (just like on any holiday), Mother’s Day can be a time of sadness. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – I write small group study guides for Grace Community Church, my church, for over 5 years now.
Because I am on the writing team, we find out the sermon topics in advance. We also know when there will be a guest speaker. Today’s “guest speaker” was Ron Edmondson, one of the founding pastors of Grace.
Ron was here today from Lexington, KY where he and Cheryl now live. He is the Pastor for Immanuel Baptist Church, a church with a rich history of over 100 years of leading souls to Christ. But Grace is just a baby, or maybe a toddler, in church years. But what it lacks in age, it makes up for in passion. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Extended eye contact, suggestive comments, double entendres…yeah, I did that.
Some say flirting is okay, even healthy, that it keeps there marriage on its toes.
I disagree and here’s why. When I flirted with men during my first marriage, it was because I was unhappy. I was lonely. I wanted approval from others. I risked my female relationships for this approval at times, not to mention my self-respect. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – I don’t often judge people. But there are some times when you can bet I am: When you fail to wash your hands in a public restroom (I could write a whole blog just on that). When you are rude to your waiter or waitress. When you treat your spouse or child like dirt. I am probably judging you.
Don’t act like you never judge me. You might judge the fact that I drive a gas guzzler, or how I dress, how I parent, that I was divorced, that I am a Christian, or that I am a Christian after years of sinning. We all, at times, pass a certain degree of judgment on one another, but boy do we hate when someone judges us! Then we judge them for judging us. Wow. What an awesome bunch we are. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Women are the worst about this. Don’t even pretend you haven’t said yes to something, got in the car, and thought, “What have I done? How do I get out of this?”
So why’d you say yes to begin with? «Read the rest of this article»