Category Archives: Character

God Thinks I’m a Control Freak

I’ve never considered myself a “control freak.” I mean, the idea of change propels me into full-blown panic, complete with suffocating throat constriction, vomit-inducing knots, and heart palpitations that are…

My Game Plan for 2018

While some people find the concept of “resolutions” cliché and pointless because of the failures associated with them, I find it refreshing to sit down every January and put goals…

10 Reasons Your Man Shouldn’t be Washing the Dishes

  Every once in a while, the internet graces us with a viral post about why men should be helping with the housework. Women go crazy over this kind of…

The Unexpected Knock

There must be some law…. Some strange force of the universe…. One where, if someone shows up on my doorstep, my house will, without a doubt, be the WORST it…

Yep. I’m a Better Mom than You.

      I really shouldn’t write blog posts while going through caffeine withdrawal. But brace yourselves…  . I’ve just seriously had my fill of Mom-Judgment. Work with me here for…

The Man I Want My Son to Become

As I stood at the counter, folding a batch of your laundry, I held up a pair of your jeans and stared at them. When did you get so tall?…

Marriage and Misery Don’t Have to be Synonymous

As an engaged couple preparing to wed, Mark and I were inundated with warnings that one day, we would have a fight. You can always count on seasoned married folk…

When it’s Hard to Get Back Up

I was surprised when tears began to flow down my cheeks as I expressed my discontent with myself to my husband. I knew I was sad, lethargic, lacking discipline and…

The Power of a Prayer Request: Zane’s Arrival

It’s been two whole months since my son made his dramatic and premature entrance into this world. It’s hard to believe time can pass so quickly –that the little 3lb….

In a Pair of Wal-Mart Sneakers

Moseying through Wal-Mart the other day my eyes landed on a familiar pair of sneakers. A feather light pair of gray men’s shoes with velcro fasteners, priced at a mere…