"I Fell Into a Burning Ring of Fire..."

  ...I went down, down, downAnd the flames went higher....more

Back Pain and Considerations

Back Pain and Considerations ...more

Clinton's Arteries Top Arkansas Entertainment News

It's true. Former President Bill Clinton's clogged arteries gained him the top spot in entertainment archives in an Arkansas online news journal. What up? I can't think of anything entertaining about stents. Maybe they misread it as stunts. You know, like the President has a stunt double.  While he's out helping  Haiti rebuild from its devastating earthquake and helping end AIDS in foreign countries, his stunt double crawls in bed with Hillary every night. That would make sense....more

It all made me laugh, which means maybe Clinton's stents ARE entertainment? ;-)

~Denise ...more

The things people say...

 We spent Wednesday evening in the ER with littlest after he suffered from his second febrile seizure. Heath was home alone with the boys when it happened, as I was on my way to my weekly Teen MOPS meeting at church. ...more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

Run, Run, Run!

Today, I went running for the first time since my diagnosis.  I have been nervous about doing any moderate to heavy physical activity (much to my hubby's dismay) but I decided to see what would happen since running is such a stress reliever for me.  Good news-I can run!  By God's good grace, I can run!  Okay, maybe I am being dramatic.  Since the flare-up, nothing has afflicted me beyond being really sore in general.  I can handle that.  No biggee.  I have been a little more careful than usual in my day-to-day activities.   Slowing down is u...more

Parenting Traumatized Children: Sometimes We Can Make It Worse

First and foremost, let me get something out of the way - PARENTING TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS ANY HUMAN CAN BE REQUIRED TO DO - EVER. It is hard. It is hard. It is hard, and every single day you will discover that it is quite HARD!...more

It's just not possible to practice how you'll FEEL, and you could never put it into words and ...more

Oh, Goody

I knew it couldn’t be a good thing when my family Doctor left his cell phone number on mine and told me to call him anytime that evening. Hmmm…a mysterious painful numbing sensation ultimately resulting in a rash on my fingers and toes had suddenly invaded my personal space the other day. It followed a virus I had caught from my one-year old twins (who are in daycare and catch everything right now!) This virus had me calling for my momma to help with the twins however. I had muscle aches and cramping and my energy level was slothlike. I could not do anything for the babies....more

Happy Heart Month...Keep It Happy With California Heirloom Garlic

Valentines aren’t the only hearts receiving recognition throughout February. February, dubbed "American Heart Month" since 1963, is a month dedicated to raising awareness of heart health and mitigating cardiovascular disease; the number one killer in the U.S. ...more

Are you a blogger?

Are you a blogger? That was the question that a friend of mine who O had not spoken to in forever asked me once we became friends on facebook. I had attempted My Space and am currently addicted to facebook, buit what sources are out there that you can vent- I mean really vent. Let's face it everyone and their mother is on facebook, in fact, my mother is on facebook. So, if I'm wanting to really freak out about in laws or crazy family members or husbands that act stupid what source is there?...more