I’m not unlike most women…I have a fairly low self-esteem. Perhaps it’s the effect of sin in the world that causes me to dislike what I see in the mirror rather than appreciating God’s handiwork. Perhaps it’s the culture I live in…being bombarded from every angle with images of what is and isn’t beautiful.
Over the past nine years, my husband and I have lost seven family members and almost as many friends. Obviously the grieving process looks different depending on the relationship, but something I’ve learned is that grieving is one of the hardest, most exhausting things I’ve ever done. This week as we buried my
I recently took my sons to hear a local symphony play all our favorite songs from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars…and yes, much to my boys’ embarrassment, I cried. What can I say? Music moves me. But really, it was more than that; it was knowing what the music was doing
If you’ve seen the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I’m sure you laughed when Maria Portokalos says, “Let me tell you something, Toula. The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants.” You laughed at that, right? I did. Another great line
Over the past two days I have seen two posts that caught my eye; “What you should tell your teen (and yourself) about Kim Kardashian” and “Things I plan to tell my teenage boys about the nude pictures of Kim Kardashian”. I would like to add to the Kim Kardashian buzz by saying, “Let’s pray
I am in the process of self-publishing my first work of fiction, and as I’ve started talking more openly about my book, I’ve been shocked by the number of people who have stated they, “don’t waste their time with fiction.” I’ve had several women tell me that they only read books that will help them
I have one sibling; a brother, Eric Lee Franks. He has been missing for over three years. There is an ongoing murder investigation that has drained our family in ways I can only begin to describe. Here is what I would like to say to his murderer. Do you know you’re more than a murderer?
Not too long ago I was in line for coffee and I started talking to the lady ahead of me. (Remember, I’m from the South – we tend to talk to strangers.) So, I’m having a little chat with this woman and because we’re both mothers, we started talking about our children. She asked where
I don’t want to discount the feelings and struggles of our precious working mothers, but I don’t feel adequate to speak on their behalf. So, if I may, I want to speak on behalf of us “stay at home” moms who sometimes feel lonely. If you’re a stay at home mom, you know what I
Adoption…it’s a hard, emotional, beautiful, thing. My brother was adopted, so I’ve seen first hand the joy and struggle adoption can bring to a family. Right now, I have many, many, many friends who have adopted or are in the process of adopting. It’s heartbreaking to watch the emotional roller coaster that so many of my friends