Monday, November 28, 2011

Deals, Deals, Deals!

For a FREE connection to the best deal EVer, click here:

Today's column "Hott Flashes" on Moms of Faith is a free connection to the best deal EVer!  GOD!

For when all the racket of the holidays makes your head spin, remember the quiet voice seeking to share the best gift of all, Jesus!  Share it with all your friends!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Caught Me Kissin in the Pew!

I'm still grinning over this week's column!  Some stories melt my heart...

...this one does!  So, Dan says I got the question wrong.  Pastor Andrew asked what  person most influenced our faith.  Something like that...which blesses me even more, if that's possible! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011


This is today's column on Hott Flashes.  My little addition to the Facebook "Thankful" challenge!  Hope to hear from you! 

Love, a

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Going Commando!

This column is about our Levi
Who loves to pretend he's a spy
a ninja, a rock star, or Pikachu
This story I will tell you.

It's content, he has no clue
Yet every moment is true!
So please don't reveal my tale!
As a mom, I sometimes fail.

To remember every detail.
Has it happened to you?  Just maybe?...
But, how?  Oh, how could I forget
so essential an element?

The king of super silliness always keeps me smiling!  Please tell me YOUR kids have also gone to school commando!  PLEASE!  Check out "Hott Flashes" to see what I missed on a busy school day:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

Employing the Unemployable?  Okay.... so... try being diagnosed with a chronic illness like Parkinson's Disease and see how that can wreck a family's means of sustanibility about like a hurricane or steam train crashing into your life!

It is kinda like this:  One day, you're a mom raising your four children in an already busy world.  Your husband's career as an environmental engineer comes to a crashing halt when a neurologist tells him that he has a dibilitating illness:  Parkinson's Disease.  Couple this with a terrible economy, it is now unsafe for my 49 year old husband to continue his once lucrative business.

Well, not really "lucrative"... not like we were rich or anything; but we were paying our mortgage.  Then, one day, our friend "Parkinson's Disease" trips Dan while going up the stairs to our second floor bedroom.  Okay... so maybe we should move the house around and create a first floor bedroom with handicapped accesible facilities.

There goes the mortgage!  It was 2008.  No job, medical expenses, and a young family to raise. 

Over three years later, the PD is at bay with the help of lots of medication and I am back to work, part time with a disabled husband at home and kids in school. 

Last summer, I began blogging about my experience and how life has changed dramatically.  In order to help pay expenses, I started substitute teaching and took on an administrative part time job at the local arts council.  Recently, offered me a weekly column where I post about the crazy things our kids do and the little blessings that keep me going daily.

Because if not for that, this whole jobless junk would be, well...  I really don't know. 

What I do know is that prayer has gotten me through this mess and will continue to keep it bearable daily.  So, if a program like "Blogging Americans Back to Work" can help others, I'm all for it!

And that's my jobs, jobs, jobs story!