When good dolls go bad

It’s the unspoken tragedy of every playroom across the land…the hidden horror in little girl’s bedrooms…the unknown heartbreak faced by future mommies: when good dolls go bad. You sit them in “time out.” You lecture them about appropriate dolly behavior. You enforce curfews and prohibit them from socializing with other, less desirable, dolls. You even … [Read more…]

And the winner is…

Two of my weekly shows have come to an end: “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars.”  I realize “The Bachelor” ended last week, but with the busyness of Thanksgiving preparations I didn’t have time to post a reaction.  So here goes… The Bachelor This was the first season for me to actually watch the … [Read more…]

Wastin’ away in Margaritaville

My husband rocks!  Really. Yesterday I used a gift certificate he had given me for a spa day at In Touch Therapy & Massage in Allen.  He purchased the Tropical Escape which included a 1-hour Margarita body wrap (smells great – but don’t drink it!) and a 1-hour Key West hydrating full-body massage.  For 2 … [Read more…]

“Cross”-examination: Allen Bible Church (ABC)

This week, we opted for something totally different.  Different from the mega-churches with multiple services.  Different from SBC.  Different from the massive sanctuaries and large educational buildings.  Different…in so many ways. We chose to visit Allen Bible Church, which is an offshoot of Dallas Bible Church.  ABC meets in a middle-school cafeteria.  The children’s classes … [Read more…]

Forget Australia, I’m moving to ICELAND!

In one of my favorite children’s books of all time, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-good, Very Bad Day, Alexander decides that life would be much better were he to move to Australia. You might want to rethink that decision, Alex. I realize that in your book, it was the 1970’s and Australia may have … [Read more…]

“Cross”-examination: FBC, McKinney

*begin spooky twilight zone music* We have now entered “The Church Music Zone”. Please don’t try to adjust your ipod or your praise posture. There is no subliminal message, though it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that God is trying to tell you something. But that’s beside the point. Just accept the fact that … [Read more…]

Number my days

A friend of ours died last night. Just like that. She was out to dinner with her husband, and then…she was gone. A woman in her mid-40’s. A wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a teacher. Gone. Ripped from the fabric of her family’s life with no warning. Her parents, who just 3 years … [Read more…]

No Wonder Santa’s so Happy…

Okay, this falls under the “Give me a break” category: Santas in Australia have been told not to say “Ho Ho Ho” because it’s demeaning to women and could frighten children. Yeah, I’m sure a 2-year-old isn’t offended by a complete and total stranger in a hot wool suit, long beard and frighteningly red cheeks … [Read more…]

Monday Morning QB

Because of a wedding shower, I didn’t get to watch the game in its entirety, though I did manage to catch snippets here and there (and saw most of the highlights on the Sunday evening sports special).  I must admit, these Cowboys are making it fun to be a fan! Careless penalties made this game … [Read more…]