God Made A Farmer

{ photo from Unsplash } On the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to [...]

By |2018-10-12T14:46:53+00:00October 12th, 2018|Family, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Choose a Planner

Photo courtesy of Living Well Spending Less As long as I can remember, I have always used some type of planner. Yes, there are countless apps available on my smartphone but I prefer paper. I want to hold it, turn the pages, and write notes and appointments. My infatuation with planners is something my Husband [...]

By |2018-08-20T01:33:33+00:00August 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer 2018: Jason Aldean Concert

Last Saturday, Julie invited me along to see Luke Combs and Jason Aldean in concert. Despite it being 101* outside, of course I said YES to the opportunity for a girls' night, sushi dinner, and country music! Plus, Julie and I have an amazing agreement: she gets the tickets and I drive to downtown Dallas! [...]

By |2018-07-30T05:23:01+00:00July 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Six Ways Children Can Serve their Community

Community service is vital, not only in my position as Director of Outreach Ministries but as a parent as well. It's very important to me that Kamden learns to serve others not from a place of obligation but authentic generosity. He's not going to learn this selflessness unless he sees me set the example and [...]

By |2018-04-09T03:27:28+00:00April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Spirit Award

When Husband and I moved to Joshua in 2007, I never imagined I'd be nominated for the Community Spirit Award by the Joshua Area Chamber of Commerce. My position at First Methodist Joshua affords me countless opportunities, every day, to be a community ambassador and liaison for outreach ministry. I love what I do, but [...]

By |2018-04-10T07:19:01+00:00April 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

2017 in Review

It's New Year's Eve and time for my annual review post. This is the sixth time I've posted this questionnaire. See? 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. For the past couple of years, I've tweaked this form a bit by adding or removing questions so I doubt this edition is even close to the original. Overall, 2017 has been pretty [...]

By |2017-12-31T18:18:22+00:00December 31st, 2017|Uncategorized, Year in Review|1 Comment

Summer 2017

Because my to-do list continues to grow. Because my productivity level is waning. Because cancer sucks. Because I haven't published a legitimate blog post in forever. Because life is crazy and I'm choosing to ignore all the pertinent things to address insignificant ones, I'm writing this blog post. Here's a recap of our Summer: JUNE [...]

By |2017-09-07T23:06:32+00:00September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

If you are near the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I highly recommend visiting Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Every time my parents (Kamden's YaYa and Grandaddy) are here, I like to plan at least one fun, out-of-the-box excursion. Last week, we drove to Glen Rose, about 35 miles southwest of Joshua and experienced Fossil Rim. Though we [...]

By |2017-02-27T16:03:27+00:00February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 Resolutions

A new year means new beginnings, a new planner, and a new list of resolutions. I've been working on this list for about a week and I think it's a good mix of realistic, ambitious, and challenging goals for 2017. I am constantly inspired by others who make similar lists, particularly fellow 30-somethings, mothers of young [...]

By |2017-01-02T07:00:45+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|8 Comments

Review of 2016

Despite my blogging absence for most of 2016, I couldn't not post a Year in Review as it's become quite the tradition (  2012 and 2013 and 2014 and 2015 ). To make sure things don't get stale, I've revised the questionnaire (inspired by this) and, if you're like me and ready to plan for [...]

By |2016-12-31T11:15:55+00:00December 31st, 2016|Uncategorized, Year in Review|2 Comments