Just because I'm crazy doesn't mean I'm wrong.

I Am Somewhat Sexist

I feel as though the men of the world are playing a joke on me. So, let's be honest. Let's get real. I remember a time, a simpler time, when men were MEN and women were WOMEN and we didn't try to dress like the opposite sex! I am of course speaking of skinny jeans. I don't wanna see men in them! I am going to leave it at that. I don't wanna see men getting manicures. Sure, you can argue the word "man" is in "MANicure" all you want. BOTTOM LINE: I DON'T WANNA SEE YOU UP IN MY [...]

Audition Time

Imagine if a job interview had a baby with a blind date. Now picture that baby. On crack. That is the very essence of an audition. It is the job interview for your dream job. You also want that person (or people) to fall in love with you and think they cannot do their project without you. But - they're looking for something. They may not even know what "it" is until they see it. But you have to somehow be "it"! They don't want you to do what you think they want you to do, they want to see your interpretation of the material. [...]

Remembering 9/11: Part 4

As I reflected upon my 9/11 memories and read others last week, I began to think. I saw countless tweets and Facebook status updates that read, "We won't forget.", and the like. Here's my hypothesis: we can REMEMBER with our actions. Let's honor lives lost on 9/11 by living lives that matter - making every moment count. Live a life of meaning and purpose by loving others. For our Firemen, let's be people worth walking through fire for. For our Police Officers, let's be people worth protecting and serving. For our soldiers, let's be people with dying for. For our friends, family and [...]

Remembering 9/11: Part 3

My dad, husband and I planned a trip in July 2001 for December of that year to take a bite outta the Big Apple. 3 months later, all of our lives forever changed as a Nation. As the date of our trip approached, many people asked my family if we still planned to go. We talked about it, and decided to proceed. Friends told us we were nuts. Especially after some idiot was arrested with a shoe bomb. (You can thank THAT moron for having to take off your shoes at airport security.) The experience that year will never measure up [...]

Remembering 9/11: Part 2

Yesterday, I began a trip down memory lane. Here is my recollection of 9/11. To fully understand my heart on the matter, start here... The morning of September 11th, I rushed out the door to work, like most. Music blaring on my CD player. I had no clue that the world had just been turned upside down. I was a Sales Assistant for 2 franchise Marriott properties, and my office was located in the basement of a Portland area hotel. I entered down below, as I did every day, passing through the break room to go to my office. Something caught my eye this [...]

Remembering 9/11: Part 1

I debated writing this for almost a month. As the day approached I deleted multiple drafts. I feel like my 9/11 experience pales in comparison to those who reside in the great state of New York, and to those who lost loved ones. I in no way want to diminish or make light of any of this. I really want to honor the memory of those who lost their lives that day. But where do I start? 1997 was the first time I visited New York. I am from the San Francisco Bay Area. The hustle and bustle of Silicon [...]

An Open Letter to Technicians of Any Kind

I am not going to name names here, as that is not my style. I just want to float this out there to all service personnel. Why on earth would you think it's ok to use the restroom in my home while conducting your business? A few years ago, a technician from a cable provider asked my husband to use the restroom. This made hubs feel very uncomfortable, and he reluctantly agreed. The tech proceeded to shift his weight (potty dance) and ask, "Are you sure? It's number 2." I affectionately call this "the time the cable guy pooped at my house". [...]

Meet "The Other Jeni"

Meet my friend, Jeni Bullis. She has reluctantly agreed to contribute to my blog. She is incredibly humble. I admire her character and she inspires me to be a better person and Jesus follower. I am not at all sure why she loves me - because I am TURRRRRIBLE! But, I am thankful. Jeni and I have planned women's events together and I have always enjoyed her teaching. So, that is what I asked her to contribute here. My only instruction to her was "Make it Jesus-y." I love her. You will, too. Enjoy this intro into her contributions. I became a [...]

Meet "The Other Jeni"

Meet my friend, Jeni Bullis. She has reluctantly agreed to contribute to my blog. She is incredibly humble. I admire her character and she inspires me to be a better person and Jesus follower. I am not at all sure why she loves me - because I am TURRRRRIBLE! But, I am thankful. Jeni and I have planned women's events together and I have always enjoyed her teaching. So, that is what I asked her to contribute here. My only instruction to her was "Make it Jesus-y." I love her. You will, too. Enjoy this intro into her contributions. I became a [...]

Warning: Easy to Assemble

Today's post is by one of my very best friends on the planet, Steve Glavan. Steve and I met about 6 years ago. He was a pastor on staff at our church and I got to know him as my choir director. His friendship and counsel played a major role in my husband's and my return to ministry after 4 years. (For a brief stint, we even had cubicles next to each other when I came to work at the church 5 years ago, and I can neither confirm nor deny spontaneous song & dance numbers.) His family has become [...]