I’ve Got a Golden Ticket: A Pass to the Kingdom

While getting myself and the kids ready for church this morning, I opted for a movie to play in the background. My three-year old son has become particularly bored with the same favorite movie. So, today I chose a childhood classic,¬†Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. (Yes, the original!) I thought, "He's obsessed with candy,…

Eyes Are Watching Me

I've been a spectator of my "mom peers" who are on their journey of working out and eating healthy. I follow as they share their personal stories; documenting their weaknesses and strengths, failures and successes. One particular statement that has caught my eye expresses, "Little eyes are watching". Essentially, these moms are saying that their…

Abandoning My Past

For a long time I had feelings of disdain toward my earthly father. He caused me much pain and hardship over the course of my life. I grew up with an ever increasing void in my heart due to certain choices he made. Although l would like to point fingers and say he abandoned me,…

Cleaning House and Home

I am a bit of a fanatic when it comes to cleaning my house. I like order and organization. I like rooms to be spotless. Although, I've learned quickly that this is near impossible with a toddler. And dare I say, my husband may be even more of a fanatic than I. Don't get me…

New Year, Renewed Me!

When I think of ringing in the new year, my first thoughts focus on the phrase "New Year, New Me!". This lead me to ponder, 'What it is that I would like to be new with me?'. Outwardly speaking, a new hair style and color. Getting fit with a structured exercise regime. Eating healthier and…