3 Reasons Gathering around a Table Matters

A few years ago I read what has become one of my favorite quotes about motherhood, The great motherhood friendships are the ones in which two women can admit how difficult mothering is quietly to each other, over cups of tea at a sticky table with spilled apple juice and littered with markers without tops. ~ Anna Quindlan It's true, right? Those friends who've seen the mess in our homes and our hearts, who know our fears and failures, who've laughed and cried with us — not just about ... [Read More]

Enlist Help

Welcome to Day 27 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! I love talking about community and how we need each other. This week we've been covering some important truths: People are always our priority. We need to be encouragers (and it doesn't have to be hard). Building community and enjoying our relationships with others is valuable. Today, though, we move into some tough territory. We've covered it briefly before ... but I gave you options and so you may well have chosen something ... [Read More]

Enjoy Community

Welcome to Day 26 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Only five posts left in this series after today. I am praying you have been encouraged, inspired, challenged, and equipped by all the ground we've covered. I know it's been a lot. Don't forget every post is indexed and you can always come back and read them again. So, yesterday we talked about how important it is for us to encourage others. Did you do it? How did it impact you? Funny, isn't it, how when we set out to bless someone else ... [Read More]

Encourage Someone

Welcome to Day 25 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Today's post is all about something I always MEAN to do ... but often fail to accomplish. It's one of those things that makes its way to my "to do" list every week and then gets bumped to the next week's list. I know it's important. I know it matters. And I love it when people do it for me. But somehow, in the middle of writing, laundry, and assuring the dog he doesn't have to bark at every little sound, this is often what remains ... [Read More]

On the Hard Days

Yesterday one of our very best friends from Georgia passed away unexpectedly. Last night I hugged one of my dear friends whose daughter is leaving today for college and whose husband is battling cancer. The precious young lady who used to cut my hair will bury her mom today. When I wrote Tuesday's post about knowing God holds it all together, I had no idea what the rest of this week would bring. I had no idea I'd be overwhelmed by grief and aching for those who are facing the darkest kind of ... [Read More]

A Few Things on Friday the 13th

This morning when I was having my quiet time I realized it is Friday the 13th. Which of course took me back to my high school days in the late 1980s and made me think of all the horror/slasher films that I watched {and by watched I mean held my hands above my eyes as I screamed and jumped in the theater}. And that made me think about the time we took our senior adults from Georgia on a trip to the Smoky Mountains and they wanted to do Ripley's Haunted House in Gatlinburg.  Y'all, I literally ... [Read More]