A wise person once said, “The best laid plans”… well, they don’t always work out.  I had already planned to post this evening about David’s visit and the early 50th birthday party we held for him tonight.  Everything was going along perfectly… …and then Crisana’s tooth fell out. I mean 50’s great and all, and … [Read more…]

Happy Bloggiversary!

Well here it is, the one-year anniversary of Debily! What a year it’s been. In the spirit of celebration, I offer a whirlwind tour of the highlights of the past twelve months. I promise, this will be far more interesting than my last attempt. August 2007 ushered in a major change in schedule and lifestyle … [Read more…]

Today is the eighth day…

…of Phase Two! We have made it through the first week adding carbs back into our diet, and I discovered, much to my dismay, that we were doing it too quickly.  Though we were following the menu plans in the book, online research showed that those menus reintroduce too many carbs too soon and really … [Read more…]

Music Theory 101

Music by DESign begins its 10th year of existence this fall, and to commemorate the occasion I thought I’d give a free music theory lesson to all of you!  So here you go…and you’re welcome. Music Terminology: In an effort to keep you abreast of the ever-changing world of music terminology, here are some terms … [Read more…]

Meet & Greet

Today was the day for which my children have been waiting all summer long: Meet the Teacher Night! They won’t admit it, but they are excited about school starting. And boy, are they ready. Their school supplies have been sitting in their rooms for nearly a month, neatly packed in big sturdy bags. They have … [Read more…]

We came. We saw. Yeah, we pretty much rocked.

Every so often, you find yourself involved in a project of creativity where the finished project actually somewhat resembles the vision you had when you started.  And you stand back, revel in the glory of what you’ve created and think, How in the WORLD did THAT happen? This week is Meet the Teacher week for … [Read more…]

Today is the first day…

…of Phase Two! Yes, we survived our fourteen carb-free days.  And though our hunger pangs and cravings did subside somewhat, we never did truly get out of the habit of asking, “The steak will be cooked in about 5 minutes – will the potatoes be ready?”  or “Did you start cooking the rice before you … [Read more…]

Fully Equipped

“….so that the man [woman] of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:17 Today Matt and I attended an event at McKinney Fellowship called “Equipping for Impact.”  The intent was to provide training and support for people involved in ALL areas of ministry throughout the church, to equip God’s … [Read more…]