I hate to be the kind of blogger who jumps on her moral high horse every time a big news story makes for an easy blog post. I also hate to be the kind of blogger who uses the tragedies of others to make my point. I’m not trying to do either of these things… More Integrity: Good Gracious, People
Back in yon day, school started at the end of August. My poor friend Teri has a late-August birthday and many of her special days were completely ruined by the first or second day of school. Not anymore. My kids are still home, thanks to some recent Michigan legislation that forces public schools to begin… More Because at the End of the Summer We Simply Hope for Survival
Let’s pretend for a minute. Close your eyes and imagine your perfect life, then answer these questions for me: What does your hair look like? What are you wearing and how much do you weigh? Where do you live? What do you do for an income? How much money do you have in the bank?… More What Stresses You Out? (A Short and Unscientific Research Project)
At this moment I have a pile of laundry about two feet high thrown all over my bed. The plan is simple: I literally can’t get into bed tonight until the pile is gone. I guess I could throw the clean clothes all over the floor and then go to bed anyway, but then I’d… More Because I Want My Life to Be More Than Perfectly Sorted Socks
Forgive me, dear friend, if this post is full of typos. I’m partially blind today. I’m a terrible at typing and spelling even when I have the full function of my eyeballs, but thanks to my visit to the eye doctor this afternoon I now have pupils the size of dimes. I made the appointment… More The Story of a Blind Writer Who Followed the Milk Truck Down the Highway
This is me today: I need a new idea for another non-fiction book. I have been praying and listening, just like a book told me to do. (The book actually has my name on the spine.) I have been thinking and thinking and thinking until I have literally driven myself crazy. I’ve started two new… More Stumped and out of ideas–I need your help!
My dearest Beanie, who is twelve precious years old, has recently decided on a new life plan. She’s decided to go to college in Hawaii. As in, that collection of volcanic islands God placed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The islands I’m not sure He actually thought humans would try to live on,… More How to Help Your Kid Dream Big Dreams (with some common sense thrown in just for good measure)