Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dreaming a new dream

I didn’t aspire to be a writer. My dream was always to be a teacher. And that’s what I did. For six years, I taught third graders and fifth graders. It wasn’t always fun or easy, but I loved it. … Continue reading

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Bluebonnets and Blue Bell

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Spring has most definitely arrived in Texas. This past Saturday, my family piled into the car and headed west toward Brenham to take pictures … Continue reading

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Failure

If your faith ever needs a boost, read the New Testament book of John. That’s what I’ve been doing for the past month, and it’s been eye-opening. Oh, sure, I’ve read it before, a verse here, a verse there, even … Continue reading

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The cure for crabbiness

It’s amazing how a song can usher you into the presence of God. That’s what happened to me this morning. Today is Monday, and I wasn’t exactly ringing in the week. Discontent. That’s what I felt this morning. Everything made … Continue reading

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Mutton bustin’

On Monday, my husband took the day off work and we took our kids to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It’s something we look forward to every year. Over the last few years, one event has become increasingly popular … Continue reading

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On deadline

Like most bloggers, I have a day job. My day job involves writing. And deadlines. I was on deadline this weekend, so I tucked myself into a corner of the house to write. It wasn’t long before child #1 found … Continue reading

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What are you wearing?

Today is rodeo day at my youngest daughter’s preschool. Rodeo pictures are on the agenda, so I laid out an outfit for her to wear. Here’s how the “getting dressed” part of our morning went down. Horse shirt with “bling.”   … Continue reading

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