Psalm 151

I know what you’re thinking: There are only 150 psalms in the Bible.  And you’d be 100% correct. This psalm, however, isn’t in the Bible. It’s in my blog. (and, in all likelihood, linked to Facebook) The psalms are God’s songbook. The psalms were the songs the ancient Israelites sang during times of joyous celebration, … [Read more…]

Tsunami Warning

There are some movies I can watch over and over and never grow tired of. The Impossible is not one of those movies. Aside from the freakishly gory leg injury Maria Belon suffered in the surging floodwaters, this movie touches those parts of my psyche that I prefer to keep safely tucked away under layer … [Read more…]

Respectfully, I disagree…

Oh, the internet. *sigh*  Oh, social media. *double sigh* Sometimes I love you and sometimes…well…you make me just a little crazy. Okay, a little crazier. Sometimes that’s a good thing: causing me to think deeply about what I believe and why, challenging my notions about life and health and parenting and marriage, and getting me … [Read more…]

Build a Better Birthday

When you’re a kid, you don’t really pay attention to days on the calendar.  They’re all pretty much the same: boring white squares with numbers in the corner that get filled with Mom and Dad’s chicken scratch and occasionally cause their blood pressure to rise. But there are three days that actually matter.   Three days … [Read more…]

They call me Ninja Blanco

  Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose Hapkido skills were the stuff of legend. She was so powerful, in fact, that her opponents would go blind from over-exposure to pure awesomeness! She wore her awesome white pajamas that made her kick real hard and punch real fast and yell real loud. And if you … [Read more…]

Red-Letter Days

Well, it happened again. Right there in Dunkin Donuts this morning, while I was enjoying an oh-so-good vanilla chai and an oh-not-so-good chocolate mint oreo donut.  Serves me right for eating carbs AND refined sugar, I know.  But right there, in mid-bite, it happened: I had one of those “apostrophe” things. Smee: I’ve just had … [Read more…]