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

Squeezing God In

We recently went through the steps of registering our two youngest children for preschool that begins in the Fall.  I know, I hear you saying:  "What?  You register in January for classes that don't start until September?"  Yes, we do.  The faith-based preschool our two youngest children attend is not open during the Summer.  They follow the local public school calendar and are only open a few hours a day and only available for a couple of days a week.  It is more of a "morning out" than a day care facility.  During my boys' first chapel this ...more

When God Moves

Sometimes subtle, sometimes bigger than a blimp.  When God moves, do people notice?  Do they know it's Him?  Does Jeannine know?  Does Chris know?  Does Jean know?  Does Mo' know?  Does Sharon know?When God moves through me, do I notice?  Do I recognize His touch?  His words flowing from my mouth and the Spirit's intercession...I have to confess, I do not always recognize.Experiencing the blessing of knowing that God has used my tongue to touch someone's soul is an AMAZING thing.  "That's Paradise!"  A euphoria ...more

A Fabulous Storm

What a renewing there is after a storm.  Just moments ago, there were Tornado Warnings, school lockdowns and complete chaos.  Not to mention two three-year-olds that couldn't contain themselves from the feeling of everyone else's stress.  Now, the birds are chirping and there's a sense of calm cleanness in the air.  Amazingly, the storms seemed to split and the worst of the weather went north, south, east and west to form a realm of impending tornadoes around us.  Reminiscent of life, sometimes, isn't it?  Calmness is all relative to the ...more

Are you taking care of yourself?

When you’ve had a really stressful day, week, or even month, or things just aren’t going right in your life for whatever reason, it’s easy to lapse into a routine of sulking, bingeing on unhealthy foods or alcohol, watching trashy TV all day and all night, and generally feeling sorry for yourself....more

These are great suggestions - we are definitely on the same wavelength.  Just today I ...more

Guilt Trips

Guilts trips...I don't take them because they are too expensive, the seats are too small, the food is lousy and they always lose your luggage. I spent yesterday with someone doing their damnedest to send me on a guilt trip. They used all tactics, including other people who until I explained things to them had no idea they were being used. The tactics ranged from the typical passive-aggressive things like; 'Well I guess I won't (Insert action here such as eat, sleep etc)' to hints they were drinking and a few more little side trips....more

Ahoy mateys! Arrrrr!

If it wasn't already evident I, we, did not have a "normal" childhood. While other children were playing with their new store-bought toys- their toys of the latest and most popular characters- we were in the backyard with shovels, dirt, bicycles with no tires and anything else we could find.  One of my personal favorite games to play was Pirates. Every now and then it would start to rain. This was not your every day rain. Rain that replenished the Earth. Rain you could smell coming from miles and hours away....more

What A Beautiful Day!

On Grace In Small Things, I've recorded my daily blessings - or graces, as they're called on the site - for 45 days now. Or is it 46?...more

10 things women do when their man is traveling

 Let's just get right to it, shall we?...more

WISING UP TO FOURTY

When you are young, getting old is the very last thing on your mind.  ...more