Hard Thanks

November.  That month devoted to a strange movement with men and their facial hair (go ahead and Google Movember) and Thanksgiving.  This is a special time of year set aside to be with our friends and families and ponder…gratitude.  I love to read the daily lists on Facebook…good reminders of the great habit of remembering our biggest and smallest blessings…

A Kiss From the Sun

There was a contest this summer on My Faith Radio where writers were encouraged to submit stories about when they first learned about love.  As one of the finalists, I got to fly out to Minnesota (where I was the only one with a Texan accent) and meet other writers and eat lunch with Susie Larson (who would be my very best friend if she lived next door…I…

November Book Giveaway

I admit it: I have a problem with books.  I buy multiple copies of ones I love and hand them out like a modern day Book Fairy.  As a way to thank you guys for holding hands with me on this journey (which I truly, truly appreciate), I want to give you some of my favorites.  On the second Tuesday of each month, I will randomly draw from my list…

Failure is a very Good Option

Do you remember the hilarious and fun rhyming children’s story Captain Bubblebeard? You know the one where the mom would take her boy all covered in dirt and gelatin dessert straight to the tub from digging grubs.   She would plop! slop! drop! him in a tub of bubbles so BIG she would have to dig to find him.  And suddenly out of bathtub, Captain Bubblebeard appeared with his weird…

I would love to hear from you…on Thanksgiving

The strange skulls and pumpkins holiday is done and we are in the first week of November.  These things, plus the fact that it will only reach a high of 80 degrees in Texas this week means it is official:  the holidays are right around the corner!  For a festive girl who likes festivities, there is nothing more exciting.  It is time for Greenberg Turkey family and Greenberg Turkey celebration…

Tight Jeans and Jesus Bows

After months of experiencing some unusual symptoms, I decided to do what any crazy person would do:  I googled them.  Like chasing a greyhound around the track, one symptom leads to another and my palms are sweaty, knees weak and arms heavy…wait, that’s an Eminem song…  Anyway, I always get confused when they put fatigue as a symptom.  I thought it was just an adaptive state of…

I Don’t Trust You, God

I have three friends sisters that understand a crippling fear I deal with.  With my husband, and now all of my readers, it will be six total at the end of this post. I will be swimming through my day, my life and enjoying the feel of the water and the breeze and the sound of the waves.  And then out of nowhere, this fear pops up like a person…

I Wish I Could Take Dad To Walmart

There was always a question my dad would ask me that would strike fear in the deepest part of my heart and cause ice water to course through my veins: Will you run me to the grocery store?    The problem with that question is that there was no running Dad anywhere.  This was the man that shook his fist at Father Time and said, ‘You will wait for me!’  Well…

October Book Giveaway

I admit it: I have a problem with books.  I buy multiple copies of ones I love and hand them out like a modern day Book Fairy.  As a way to thank you guys for holding hands with me on this journey (which I truly, truly appreciate), I want to give you some of my favorites.  On the second Tuesday of each month, I will randomly draw from my list…

I’m Not Mad At Pam Tebow Anymore

‘If you don’t get in the car right now I might kick your butt.’  I spoke steel into these words to my oldest child.  Butt is a bad word in our house with our littles so this was just my way of cussing.  And throwing a fit.  I kept my eyes on him to let him know I meant business and swallowed the last of my hard, cold pizza…