Football and Singing

It is such a beautiful spring here in Charlotte! I sit outside and enjoy it despite the pollen that coats my skin. My yard is so colorful (for now…sure wish azaleas would stick around a little longer!). This has also been a full season in our lives with all the kids are involved in. Mack is playing tackle football for […]

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What is in your hand?

Mack has been wanting to go to Barnes N Noble to buy a football book. Josh needed to go to the mall for a couple of things, so we told Mack to come with us and we would go to the bookstore on the way home. He happily jumped in the car, and we drove to the mall. About twenty minutes into our walking around the mall, Mack taps my hand and says kind of quietly, “This isn’t what I signed up for.” I laughed at him and told him we would get to the bookstore soon enough. He looked at me with much disbelief. Oh how I can relate to his remarks. “This isn’t what I signed up for.” I have thought that many times throughout my life. One of the main arenas this sentiment might rise to the top of my thoughts is in motherhood. I mean, really, if any of us knew all that it entailed, the population would be much smaller because ohmygoodness it is a lot of work. A lot of dying to self. A lot of giving. A lot of laundry. Just this morning a couple of pastors at church mentioned Moses and how he laid down his staff when God told him to and God changed it to a serpent and then God changed it back to a staff. The staff represented Moses’ income, his identity, and his influence. The pastor asked us, […]

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Augusta Trip

Friday, March 30th, I turned 41. Happy Birthday to me. I am officially IN my forties. Hmmm. Nothing to do but embrace it! And we took a trip to Augusta to see my sister’s new, old home. Technically, it is in Lincolnton, a town not too far from Augusta. It is a beautiful old home with huge rooms and lots […]

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