Lessons Learned

Hijacked Emotions and Thoughts

Hey Mom! Is this a good time to talk?” That’s what I heard last week when I answered my phone. Sure, I always love when one of our kids calls to talk! “I know you’re just trying to help but sometimes it feels like you’re trying to take over.”  Uh oh! Maybe I don’t have… Continue reading Hijacked Emotions and Thoughts

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Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall

What’s your favorite season of the year? My favorite is fall, or some say autumn, depends on where you grew up. I appreciate all the seasons, some more than others. Seasons represent change and newness. Seasons also testify to God’s omnipotence. Only an all-powerful God could bring a seemingly dead tree to life again or… Continue reading Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall

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In the Eye of the Storm

“Chapman take cover --- the tornado is on the ground!”  Words I will never forget! On June 11, 2008, an F3+ tornado shook our tiny town of 1,400 people while I rode it out with my husband and our son in the bathroom. It was a beautiful evening as we traveled home with friends from… Continue reading In the Eye of the Storm

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Is the Grass Really Greener on the Other Side

  Have you ever found yourself dreaming about what it would be like to trade in your life? Dreaming if only you could be somewhere else? Do something else? Be someone else? I mean, isn’t the grass always greener on the other side? In last week’s “Follow Me” blog, I shared my response to Jesus'… Continue reading Is the Grass Really Greener on the Other Side

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Follow Me?

I am blown away, by how many are now following my blog? What? Are you kidding me, people actually want to read what I write? Well, this makes it official,  I'm a blogger!  I better get a new pair of shoes for this adventure! Blogger, Jogger, get it? Ok, I better stick to blogging. For precept… Continue reading Follow Me?


Life Ain’t no Picnic or Is It?

Picnic baskets have always fascinated me. How do you pack the perfect basket? Lunch for two, three, four or more?  Maybe some fried chicken legs, cheese, grapes, and oh how about pumpernickel squares. Cool drinks, glasses, plates, forks, knives, red checkered tablecloth, vase for wildflowers. Gather it all up, get your basket out, start to… Continue reading Life Ain’t no Picnic or Is It?