Too Busy For Everything

Too Busy For Everything

In its most tangible form it might be a book that goes everywhere with you in your purse or briefcase. It could be hanging on the wall in the laundry room. Or maybe it’s in the kitchen, stuck to the refrigerator courtesy of industrial strength magnets super-glued to the back (like mine). Or perhaps it’s the app on your computer or smart phone that never gets a rest.  

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First Fruits: Meeting God Early

First Fruits: Meeting God Early

I am not a morning person.  

I am, in fact, a true night owl. If I can get past 9 p.m. I’m good to go until around 4 a.m. Then it only makes sense to sleep until 11 a.m., followed by a nap from 2-5 p.m. Such sleep habits are perfect for a jobless high school or college student (or even an unmarried high school English teacher) on summer break, but don’t work so well, say, for a stay-at-home mom with a husband and a two-year-old.  (more…)

#Misery Needs Jesus’ Company

#Misery Needs Jesus’ Company

It was a rough week at my house. From ear infections to runny noses, from croupy coughs to bronchitis, from low-grade fevers to aching bodies, we had it all. As a stay-at-home mom to a two-year-old, I don’t have time to be sick, but when the toddler and I are under the weather at the same time. . .

Don’t think for one minute that I suffered in silence. Why would I when there’s an entire online world out there waiting to “Like,” “Favorite,” “Share,” “Comment” on, and “Retweet” my misery? So, like any self-respecting social media addict, I grabbed my smart phone between nose wipings and thermometer readings and shared my sickness. (more…)

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