Pink Thanksgiving: Make Gratitude A Daily Practice

Today is Thanksgiving, and we’re supposed to feel grateful on this day, which always kind of bugs me. With 365 days in the year, why point out one day during which we’re supposed to give thanks?...more

Gratitude: In Action not Words

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Thanking My Stars

 Project Supermom wants to wish all you supermoms, fans, and followers, as well as your families and loved ones, a wonderful Thanksgiving and successful shopping for Black Friday! May you find many a great bargain and enjoy the buzz of holiday shopping...but, most importantly, may you spend this week recounting all the many blessings you have and deserve in your life!...more


In  less than two months, I'm back in my hometown. Familiar places and familiar faces to see  and meet  once again. Most of all, the thoughts of gobbling all the food I'm craving for excite me. I can finally  eat and relish as much as I want to. Our tickets were bought last month, already with assigned seats. So all we have to do is pack our luggage, board the flight and go ....more

My Private Time

My Private TimeAs a mom of a busy three year old and a needy infant, I don't seem to have much time to myself. I've been having a hard time remembering to find time to read my Bible. It isn't that I don't want to, I just forget....more

Haiti. I can't turn away.

I've been unable to write for the past few days. Everything I want to say about my life, my daily aggravations, how I'm trying to stretch and grow, who I am... It all feels frivolous and incredibly self-absorbed. Wherever I turn, the news of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti calls out. And, what it says is this... You are blessed. You are incredibly blessed with your life, and what you have. What are you going to do with it? ...more

Home Bound -Gnome Mound

US Lutherans affirm gay/lesbian clergy and allow blessings of same sex unions

The Lutherans did it! ...more

This really is big news, as the Lutherans are the largest protestant group in the US. It may ...more

in response: what it means to be an aunt

being an aunt to me is knowing that there is someone else out there that my child can depend on just as much as they do me. someone that i can trust to do the right thing for my child, and while it is true that not all aunts make great aunts, i am pretty lucky  that my daughters have both an aunt and an uncle who love them like their own. my girls were the only grandchildren in the family until last year when i was finally made an aunt by my brother, my 49 year old sister has no kids, and my brother is in his late 30's. ...more

Life is a choice

Deuteronomy 30 : 19I call heaven and earth as witness today against you,that I have set before you life and death,blessing and cursing;therefore choose life,that both you and your descendants may live; Good MorningOur lives are a series of choices and with each choice that we make in life comes a consequence. ...more