Humor · kid stuff · motherhood

The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat

It happens all day, everyday. Who would have thought “first one to the car” could become a competitive sport? (or a contact sport for that matter). With three boys all about the same age, competition is a way of life in this house. I’m not just talking about soccer, football, wrestling, and wiffle ball –… Continue reading The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat

Family · Homeschooling · motherhood

Success, Failure, and the Cross

I am finishing my first year of homeschooling this month. I can hardly believe how quickly it has gone by! For my own benefit I wanted to articulate one of the biggest things God showed me through the adventure of homeschooling. From the beginning I knew this was going to be difficult. God has been… Continue reading Success, Failure, and the Cross


Secret Signature of the Soul

“There have been times when I think we don’t desire heaven; but more often I find myself wondering whether, in our heart of hearts, we have ever desired anything else….It is the secret signature of every soul, the incommunicable and the unappeasable want, the thing we desired before we met our wives or made our… Continue reading Secret Signature of the Soul


My Bags Are Packed!

Imagine my surprise upon discovering that I, a 34 year old mother of four, had only packed two pairs of underwear for an entire week of vacation. I could picture the remaining pairs freshly washed, folded, and stacked on top of the other clothes in the laundry basket. Thankfully, a super Wal Mart (I’m not… Continue reading My Bags Are Packed!


Grandma Vegas Everywhere

My grandmother, Dolly Cecelia Mills, went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born with her twin sister, Delores who preceded her in death at age 16. She married Alton J. Mills and lived in New Orleans before settling in Las Vegas for over 40 years. Dolly… Continue reading Grandma Vegas Everywhere