Flat on My Back

My afternoon consisted of a speculum, a catheter and a Spanish/Italian doctor with a French accent. Jealous yet?It's not every day you get to see the inner workings of your uterus. Besides the fact that I broke out into a cold sweat just remembering this procedure seven years ago it went fairly well.Today was another reminder why it's taken this long to jump back on the fertility-treatment-bandwagon. So far this month I have had one consultation, four panels of blood work, three vaginal (yes, I said vagina) ultrasounds, an annual exam and an HSG....more

Since When is Woman's Day a Religious Magazine?

I have been a bit peeved with Woman's Day ever since I subscribed a few months ago. The magazine is marketed as being "written and edited for every woman to live well every day." Scanning through the pages, you'll find a variety of recipes, organizational tips, and inspirational stories. There is only one thing that I don't like about Woman's Day magazine. Scratch that. There's one thing that I can't stand. It's at the beginning of every issue, casually placed in its own little 1/8 of the page....more

The Miracle Of Joy

A miraculous thing has happened in my life recently, something so beautiful that it must be shared.I have learnt to live life with real joy. Joy is not the same as happiness, which is situational. Rather, joy is an attitude, a spirit of thanksgiving & peace & contentment, as well as the knowledge that God is in control & that I'm resting in Him....more

Let's Get Started With A Bit About Me

 Hey, all! I joined BlogHer a while back, but I have yet to do much with my account. Today's as good as any, & so I decided to have a good look around to try & figure out what I want to do with my account here. I already have 3 blogs, & so another one here seems a bit redundant. However, this could be a good opportunity to try something different....more

Me, My Yorkie, and God

Seven years ago, my daughter, Kara Beth, who was sixteen at the time asked for a Labrador retriever for Christmas.  Her dad quickly reminded her that we lived in the church parsonage which was right by the church parking lot and that we just couldn’t have a Labrador retriever....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

Following your dream...

No matter where it takes you is always the best way to go!  We grow every day now with confidence and satisfaction that we are finally exactly where we are suppose to be in our lives. Kimberly Peterson Freelance Writer, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Jack of All Trades Kimberly@hittheroadjackenterprises.com Visit our website at www.hittheroadjackenterprises.com or our blog at http://hittheroadjackonawingandaprayer.blogspot.com/ Liv...more

At the Bottom of a Cup of Tea? Patience.

While I was brewing some green tea the other day, I realized that it was my grandmother who tried to teach me patience with a cup of the stuff.  I am a person who always wants things yesterday, which partly explains why it took me so long to understand my grandmother's lesson.  Perhaps a cup of tea each day will bring greater revelation, drop by drop....more

Waking Up Early : A Small Habit Change With Big Results

View From My Driveway : Mt. IwakiOriginally posted at http://sarahjoyalbrecht.comI have always been a night owl. Just ask my parents....more

Stop Waiting.

It is 2010 and so many women, young and older, are still finding themselves single and waiting. After just one sentence, I can already feel the judgment coming from many readers who will begin to smugly chuckle at this idea that women still want to get married, have children and spend a life together with their husbands. And my response? Yup! There are many women who believe in the goodness of God and His plan for us all, including marriage and family. ...more