Saying Goodbye and Welcome, Again…

I have decided to shut things down here at

So PLEASE (I’m begging here) come check out my new site at Whew, that is so much easier to say!

August 13, 2009 at 5:46 pm 1 comment

I Live a Pretty Little Life…

Do you ever look at your faith and wonder? Wonder if it would be strong if you didn’t “live a pretty little life.” Wonder if it will survive the really hard times. Wonder if it is wrongly based on the assumption that your life, as a Christian, will only get better, it certainly can’t get worse.

In His Hands

I guess it goes without saying that I do. I struggle with this. A lot.

Because my faith has not truly been tested. Sure, my life hasn’t been perfect. I have been through terrible break-ups. I have been betrayed by some of my best friends. I have had to bury three grandparents, two dogs, and several friends. I have been sick. And at thirty years old, I have to sit and wait for biopsy results knowing that my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was thirty-one.

I have experienced loss. I have experienced fear. I have felt alone.

But I look at the trials and tribulations of others. And I remember that I have no idea. (more…)

August 6, 2009 at 7:00 am 21 comments

I’m Infected

Last Thursday, Thomas Nelson hosted LifeWork 2.0, a Social Media tutorial created by Spence Smith and Randy Elrod. All in all, there were about 30 attendees from Thomas Nelson and 20 folks from all around the United States. I love Randy and Spence’s energy. Their passion about this stuff is contagious! And I have caught the bug.


It was really fun. And informative. Here were my top 5 takeaways: (more…)

August 5, 2009 at 6:10 pm 10 comments

Mutual Respect & Admiration

I think relationships between sisters are always complicated.

My Sister Marcie and I (and Baby Kate with the cheeks)

My Sister Marcie and I (and Baby Kate with the cheeks)

They are like taking the already complicated friendships between women and putting them on steroids. Because you are innately alike, but also innately different. Because you have to share the time and attention of your parents, and sharing doesn’t always come naturally. And because you are dependent on one another, forever linked by DNA.

So, as sisters, when your relationship is bad, it’s horrid. And in turn, when it’s good, it’s great.

At least that has been my personal experience. There are five years and six grades between me and my sister Marcie. To say that while growing we had our differences would be an understatement. (more…)

August 4, 2009 at 6:00 am 14 comments

Nothing Is Impossible

This morning at Crosspoint, we sang “Healer” by Hillsong United.

Nothing Is Impossible

Here are the lyrics:

You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease
I trust in you
I believe You’re my Healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe You’re my Potion
I believer You’re more than enough for me
Jesus You’re all I need
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands

And this morning as I worshiped I really tried to focus on the words. When I sang “Nothing is impossible for You,” I stopped for a moment and wondered. (more…)

August 2, 2009 at 4:23 pm 24 comments

I have this terrible tendency

I go through each day not acknowledging that THESE are the moments that make up my life, RIGHT NOW. These moments, not tomorrow, and not yesterday either. I wake up each day not actively, intentionally, writing the story of my life.

Once Upon a Time Series

I approach things like I am waiting for my life to begin. Waiting until I have met a man. Waiting until I have kids. Waiting until I have lost fifteen lbs. Waiting until I am a success professionally. Waiting until the summer is over and I am not out-of-town all the time. Waiting until I have reconciled with an old friend. Waiting until 5 o’clock. Waiting until everything is in order. (more…)

July 29, 2009 at 11:07 pm 31 comments

From Kicking & Screaming To Grinning & Bearing

Today I had to go to the dentist to get a cavity filled. Not to be all dramatic about it BUT, I have DREADED this appointment all day (actually make that all week.)


As long as I can remember, I have had this “intense dislike” (my mom told my I should avoid use of the word “hate”) of dentists. It is not that I don’t like them as people. I know several who are fine people. It is that I have no appreciation for their chosen profession.

The following is embarrassing, but unfortunately true. (more…)

July 24, 2009 at 12:03 am 7 comments

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