Tag: Christianity

conviction vs. condemnation

One of the words that gets bandied about in Christian circles is “conviction”.   “I was convicted to do such-and-such”, “I was convicted to stop doing such-and-such”…  it’s a common term. How many, though, realize (or can adequately describe) the differences between… Read More

God made my resolution for me

This year, I did not make any “New Year’s” resolutions.  At the ripe ‘ol age of 30, I had determined that they were not only silly, but they were just not going to happen.  I had no idea at that time that… Read More

“season of life”

I have been a mother for four-and-a-half years.  Over the course of those years, I have become accustomed to hearing, and saying the phrase, “it’s just my season of life”.  I have referred to others (mainly when trying to comfort them!) that… Read More

an opportunity…

Went to Whole Foods today.  Had to pick up some laundry detergent, and that store is the only one nearby that carries the specific brand I use for washing cloth diapers. On the way there, stopped at a red light, and a… Read More

death, a preschooler, and Christianity

It’s been exactly a week since we found out that my husband’s grandmother  died.  Again, it was not a shocking event as her health had greatly deteriorated in the week before her passing, but it was still sad. I was immediately faced… Read More

Book Review: Not God’s Type

This really isn’t a book review at all.  It’s more just my take on it… sans the analysis that often accompanies book reviews.  Since I don’t consider myself to be an “academic”, or “critic”… take is for what it is… just my… Read More

keep on keepin’ on

It’s easy to get discouraged about situations that seems to NEVER improve, or even more, just seem to get worse over time.  I’ve been dealing with a situation like this involving a family member (well, really, more than one, but this one… Read More

one word

Over the radio the past few days I’ve been listening to the disc jockeys talk about this “one word” challenge they were doing, and encouraging others to do as well.  The station is a Christian music station, and the idea apparently grew… Read More

halloween & personal convictions

I grew up in a non-Halloween house.  Meaning, I don’t recall a time I ever went trick-or-treating (although when I was younger we would pass out candy/trinkets.  The “Jesus Loves You pencils???  Those were from us. ) So, no trick-or-treating, but the… Read More

and then something happens, that makes me feel grateful!

Again, I will re-hash the fact that my three year old is giving up naps.  Today I realized that when I was pregnant with our second child, Rachel went from two naps a day, down to one.  At that point, I was… Read More