Why Should We Respect the Flag?

There has been much controversy regarding the NFL players (and others) decision to take a knee, stay in the locker rooms, or worse yet sit on the ground doing whatever they feel like doing while the National Anthem is playing. Why the controversy? Aren’t we free to protest in any peaceful way we deem fit? Isn’t it better to do something peaceful instead of rioting … Continue reading Why Should We Respect the Flag?

What’s Cooking at our House: Volume 1

It used to be that I planned our meals with great precision every two weeks. I fell away from that practice as life went out of control for a while. While I still cook each night, it seems lately it’s a mad rush at the last minute to figure out what in the heck we are going to eat. When you have 13 people living … Continue reading What’s Cooking at our House: Volume 1

When You Have Lupus

I clearly remember the day I was diagnosed with lupus. I came home and called my sister. It was probably the only time I ever cried to her about my medical problems. I suffer from Acute Intermittent Porphyria and at the time the kids were going through a myriad of medical problems as well. My Lupus diagnosis was the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s … Continue reading When You Have Lupus

Mission to Inspire

Several months ago a thought began to take hold in my mind. It weighed heavily on me. While I understood the general context of what God was asking me to do, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how He wanted me to implement the plan. However, as I took part in our local Stand for Life with fellow pro-life advocates, holding a … Continue reading Mission to Inspire

Letting Go of Perfectionism

Once upon a time when I only had four kids, a woman from church came over to drop something off. She asked to use our bathroom. When she came out she questioned me on whether or not my bathroom was always that clean and “perfect”. I told her it was. She laughed and said it was ok to tell her that I had cleaned it … Continue reading Letting Go of Perfectionism

Change Your Perspective by Changing Your Seat

  Last spring my 6 year old broke her leg. She fell off the top bunk and her leg caught in the ladder. She broke both bones in her lower leg. She was in a cast up to her thigh for part of her recovery. Because of the cast she couldn’t sit in her regular seat in the van. Instead, she sat on the front … Continue reading Change Your Perspective by Changing Your Seat