New Years Blessing and a Prefix for 2016

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Do you feel the sun setting on 2015? The cold wind is blowing and the last bit of this holiday season seems to be on fast forward. The afterglow of Christmas is still glittering… but my birthday week began on the 26th. I have to share my birthday week with the most important person who has ever […]

Using Isis to Pay on the Go

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I live in my car. I can drive figure-eight spaghetti-bowl asphalt ribbons around the proverbial soccer mom. Trust me. Texas sized BIG. Just like my gas bill each month. Think SUV, six-people deep… plus backpacks full of heavy books and fossilized french fries under every seat. So, I mentioned a while back that I was trying out […]

Landinvitations of the Seller

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This post was inspired by the book of Lamentations in the Bible. It’s a bible-ish spoof on the woes of trying to sell a house while you are already practically living in another city (as the bank account dwindles). I wrote it in June of 2005 while we were trying to sell our home for […]

Recipe for Disaster

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I have hunkered down and decided to get through this entire week without a trip to the grocery store. I might have to give in and go get some milk and meat tomorrow, but we are making our way through the shelves of canned food and soups… one by one. I am bound and determined […]

Bittersweet Father’s Day…

What a day. So much to rejoice over, and so much sadness. Kaden learned to ride his bike today. We took the kids to the pool after church and a nice lunch out with Daddy. I guess that pays me back for Morgan’s first word being “Mama” on her first Father’s day! We enjoyed a […]

Unanswered prayers…

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Psalm 37:7 – Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Boy, it’s hard to wait on the Lord. Right now, we are in month 6 of a situation that is very much like the sinking of […]