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

Oh Lordy, Look Who's 40!

Robert Downey Jr. Denzel Washington. Brad Pitt. George Clooney. What do they all have in common? Besides being household names, they've aged gracefully. Further proof of how unfair life is for us ladies. How many actresses have you heard about recently aging well? What's worse is that we seem to appreciate the distinguished look of these men as they get older. I would argue some are better looking now than when they were younger.  Today is my husband's 40th birthday. I was thinking about how he's spent nearly half of his life with me. How his beard is full and [...]

Queen of Influence

Beth and I are kicking off a series about Royals with one of my favs, Esther. See Beth's study here. My takeaway:  I was at a conference my friend created a few years ago and discovered my greatest impact is thru relationship. As a performer, that was humbling. Do any of us realize the affect we have on each other? Nope. And I think that's true for many of us.  Esther used her influence to save lives, and you can, too. Here's the breakdown: 1. Love others.  2. Be available. So often we overthink things. Maybe it's because we want to [...]

Valley of the Shadow

I'm starving. As I type this, I'm eating a burger at the Sacramento airport where I board a flight leaving in 90 minutes. I contemplated eating at the fancier place - take myself on a date. But that seemed fiscally irresponsible. But my mind is swirling. I've got to get this out. First off, getting here was dumb. Seattle airport is dumb. I nearly missed my connection flight due to a security issue that resulted in the tram not running. Dumb! This morning I discover I had not packed a shirt. Lovely. Mom had an extra one that thankfully fit [...]

A Tale of Tamar

Beth's observations about Tamar in Genesis 38 are so good. My takeaway from it was this thought: Now, I want to make sure you know which Tamar we're talking about. We're not talking about King David's daughter - who was raped & abandoned. We're talking about Judah's daughter-in-law, twice widowed & left destitute. Both of these women were wronged! Both were in a culture and time where women were treated like property. Both were victims of circumstance, but only 1 took matters into her own hands. And THAT is the Tamar we are looking at. This story is like Maury [...]

He Proved Himself

I've always had a "I'm going to work hard, be faithful, prove myself & pay my dues" type person. I've never felt entitled. I've never expected a big break. I've never had anything just handed to me (well, besides having an awesome family & friends!) I've always been under the impression big breaks seldom happen if they happen at all.  But in Matthew 4:1-11, the devil basically tells Jesus, "Prove it." He didn't. He didn't have to. Because He knew He was King.  In Matthew 26:39, Jesus pleads with the Father but still chose the nails. He didn't have to [...]

Top 10 Moments When All Is Right With The World

Not in any particular order... 1. When you hit every green light on your way to work, narrowly missing the school bus traffic thus arriving to work with time to spare. 2. When your kids are good in church and you don't owe anyone an apology. 3. When there's a break in the rain when you're carrying your groceries in. 4. When your kid crawls into your bed 15 minutes before your alarm goes off and the cuddles are epic. 5. When you find money in a coat pocket you haven't worn in a while and you act like you [...]

Hey There, Delilah

I love the way Beth talks about people in the Bible as though she's met them. She told me she did not care for Samson, and I immediately pictured her at a dinner party with him where he was probably bragging about his feats of strength and she was signaling her husband - you know THE signal - that it's time to go. So, I'm excited to share her thoughts here. Ladies, we have power. Our feminine form, imagination and plan-making ability make us a force to be reckoned with. What I'm saying is - our minds are as dangerous [...]

Jesus: Gatorade for the Soul

We're talking about the Woman at the Well. Visit Beth's blog for teaching- read on for my shenanigans.  I tease my single friends about being "thirsty" all the time. It's the funniest term I've heard used for someone who is eager to find that special someone. The word thirsty paints a great picture, doesn't it? I immediately imagine that poor cartoon character who dives head first into a mirage of a lake only to get a mouthful of sand. We all laughed at that as kids, but it sets the stage for what the world has to offer regarding our [...]