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    I Can't Believe I'm Writing These Words

    My daddy died today. I can’t believe I’m writing these words. I’ve been moaning and crying and begging God for one last opportunity to tell him I love him. I just want him to know I’ll never forget his uplifting cards and time spent sitting, watching the kids paint or play or sing and the holiday flowers/chocolates/fruit baskets he often surprised us with—just because. Dad was the best gift-giver and the first to call on my birthday and the one who offered the most words of encouragement—even when they didn’t feel deserved. Today’s violent shake is a reminder that life passes before you know it. Go kiss the kids one more…

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    A Quick Not-So-Pretty-Looking Soup Everyone Will Looove. Promise.

    The other day the kids surrounded me with grumbly tummies and I knew I needed to find something fast. In search of that last-minute dinner I could throw together, I hopped on Pinterest. This site is a lifesaver, folks. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve pulled off a stellar meal when following a popular food blogger’s recipe. My Food! Food! Food! board gets lots of pins that I plan on testing. And it just so happened that I had picked up the ingredients for this Chipotle Black Bean Soup with Avocado Cream. Seriously, people. I had no idea how easy and tasty and family-friendly this soup would be. Glory. Even though I’m not a…

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    Dumb Things Christians Say

    We have all said dumb things we wished we could take back. Like, asking a woman her due date only to find out she is not even pregnant. My biggest foot-in-mouth incident happened when a friend lost her daughter to an awful shooting. With tears streaming down my cheeks, I reread the Palm Beach Post article and then fired off an emotional email that ended with: “Your daughter is in a better place. She’s singing with the angels in heaven.” Months later I learned that many well-meaning individuals told her the same thing, which she confessed hurt her. Aching for one more hug and kiss, her heart felt like the…