Shutting the Door on Unnecessary Guilt

I was recently explaining to my husband why I had spent money on a purchase for our home “just because” in a tone that screamed “I KNOW I SHOULDN’T SPEND THIS MONEY!”. My husband shook his head, clearly upset that I felt like I had to justify why I would splurge on myself.  I think what he… Continue reading Shutting the Door on Unnecessary Guilt

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Fasten Your Seatbelt!

When my children were young, and we were in parking lots, I had them hold my hand as we walked. It’s just what a parent does.  But, on occasion, one of my children (who shall remain nameless but has the initials ttj) would wriggle his hand out of mine and bolt across the lane.  As… Continue reading Fasten Your Seatbelt!

Where There’s a Problem, There’s A Solution

"Don't complain unless you have a solution!" Have you ever heard this before?   I have. I heard it growing up at home.  I heard it in the work place.  I’ve spoken it to my own children.   Don’t you hate it when someone has used up their energy griping and complaining about someone or… Continue reading Where There’s a Problem, There’s A Solution

Come…Drink Up

"Lord, I feel like a wash cloth that has been soaked in vinegar and wrung out and twisted in an attempt to dry me completely and after being wrung out, I feel like I've been tossed to the side to dry up stiff as a board."   This was my journal entry recently.  My first… Continue reading Come…Drink Up