Judge less, love more...

When I headed to the health club showers, I saw that my two favorites were occupied -- one by a person and one by stuff. On the door was a towel, which I could easily ignore, but inside the shower, carefully laid out, ready to use, were some stranger's toiletries. I saw no one around and considered simply showering there anyway.Dare I move her belongings out of the shower? Simply scoot her stuff over and use the shower anyway?No....more

"He's Too Big. Stop Letting Him Eat So Much"

Recently, we attended a family event with my side of the family. This was a joyous occasion as one of my siblings and her husband are having their first baby. We all had a quite a pleasant time playing games and talking with people we don't see very often. Many of those people hadn't seen Baby in person yet, or since around the time he was born. The important thing to remember is that many of these people, family mind you, rarely see Baby growing, minus the few pictures I may send via text occasionally....more

Yes, I'm judging you

I try really hard to not judge other people, especially parents. Parenting is freekin tough. Kids are wild little unpredictable creatures with minds of their own who don’t always want to behave in a way that’s socially acceptable.  Parents have to make a million choices every day. We pick our battles....more


Matt. 7:1-8 ". .Whatever you deal out will be dealt to you. ."...more

Know the Story Before You Judge

An incident I experienced on Facebook about judging parents without knowing their situation got me to thinking of all the ways we tend to judge other people without even knowing them.And for the record, I am also guilty of judging people, so I’m not saying I haven’t done it myself. I am ashamed though of the times I did.Here are some examples:...more

Judgment: Maybe It's Not So Bad

We all like to think we're better than those people who judge others.Sometimes, the judging is right out in the open. It takes the form of celebrity gossip or comments on blog posts. Sometimes it's during chit chat with friends where we rip others apart with words, tearing them to shreds about the way they dress or the choices they've made. When I lived in the south, these types of conversations always included the words, "God bless her heart, but...". In the north, we don't add that disclaimer. No one here is blunting their claws before they swipe....more
 @cimorenegal It happens. I try to be less judgmental, too, but it sneaks up on me.more

What Choice Do We Have?

We joke with my co-worker Mike {an auditor} about how short he is. His head comes up to my midsection, I can't see him over the top of my computer, and he can't reach a lot of things.Mike is in a wheelchair. We call him the baby of our office. He's only 27. Mike meets my candid questions with his own candid answers and we had a great conversation yesterday. I've learned that Mike wrestled in High School and used to tease his wife and her family about how short they were. He's added that he guesses the joke's on him, he's shorter than they are now....more

Ironic or Hypocritical?

I'm usually a pretty passive aggressive individual. I hate conflict. I avoid it, at all costs. I get nervous and clam up at the possibility of a disagreement gone awry. Except this summer when a large family of Tongans walked all over my stuff because they decided they wanted to make some room in the shade at the local swimming pool by moving my stuff out of the way. I became not very nice in that instant, letting them know exactly what I thought, standing up for myself, and it shocked me. I guess you can say I'm still being passive aggressive with this rant here today. ...more

Keeping me humble

You've probably heard that saying, "When you point a finger at someone else, three fingers are pointing back at you." Yes, it's rather cliché, but like many clichés, it's also rather true. Here's an embarrassing example. ...more
Hmm I wonder if *those* comment notifications are working on my blog. My admin notifications are ...more