Water Soluble Expectations

Do you ever find yourself either frozen from meaningful action, or over-exerting because of the task master of Invisible Expectations? By “invisible,” I mean that no one is currently telling or otherwise coercing you to do or not do the thing. You just have this nagging discomfort inside about it, and that discomfort might sound…

It’s An Abomination

This is not about how to simply focus on your own sinful state instead of someone else’s. Nor is it about calling all things good. What I’m trying to convey is the ability to observe and interact from an entirely alternate experience that is unshaken by external reflections of the spiritual war on our planet. I’m referring to Christ-filled hearts that close the gap.

The Bible is Like a Birthday Party?

The surprise party Recently I attended a surprise birthday celebration for a more-experienced young person. I didn’t know most of the people there, because attendees were from every stage of her life, but I saw a remarkable pattern emerge as the microphone was passed around from table to table. Each story, account, and testimony reflected…

Can We Trust God (and His Grapes)?

Examining God’s Love in Jeremiah I want to share what God put on my heart during my quiet time this morning, as I read Jeremiah 5. It’s really easy to gloss over¬†the Old Testament (OT – the writings before Jesus’ time on Earth) and see an angry, violent God, and to feel totally at a…

Dee Talks Diet

This is the follow-up to my “Journey to Heal My Thyroid”¬†intro post, elaborating on my detox diet. In short, I don’t want to kill my thyroid until I’ve tried a holistic approach first. Dr. Wellness (my made-up name for the holistic practitioner I’m seeing) did a bunch of blood work, and more results are trickling…

My Journey to Heal My Thyroid: The Beginning

Hello again. A number of people, including myself, have gently suggested I’m past due for a post. By a lot. Then, my nutritionist suggested I blog my experience with my new diet, and I thought that was a great idea. Maybe it can help someone else relate, who is also going though difficult dietary changes….

Vacay Shunning Junk: How My Thighs Survived the Trip

I think I’m still on Island Time. Two weeks ago I was packing for our trip to Ocracoke Island to attend my cousin’s wedding. Now (seemingly five minutes later) I’m packing us up to tag along with Brian on his business trip. But, first trips first. We took 2 days to get to the island…

Big Adventures

We spent some morning time wrestling with the boys while deciding how to spend our day. Isaac, the King of Thrill, scaled dad’s back and proclaimed, “I’ve climbed to the top of the lowest tower!” We finally put four adventures to a vote, asking the boys if they wanted to go to Callaway Gardens, Georgia…