There are many types of noise. In our house, we have typical noise, just as I’m sure your house has it’s typical noise too. We have things like boy noise, dishwashers, hair dryers, yapping Pomeranians, kids playing, music, and XBox games. Another kind of noise that I seem to encounter is the noise that leads […]
America’s largest annual 12k race took place yesterday, Sunday May 1st 2011. I signed up for it a couple of months ago, not really knowing what to expect or what I was getting myself into. I’ve never walked Bloomsday, or even watched it. I’ve never run in a race—any race. I joined DailyMile about two […]
You read that right. This Sunday, May 1st I am going to do the Bloomsday Run for the first time ever. I’ve never run it. Heck, I’ve never WALKED it. I’ve never even gone downtown when it’s going on. This year is different. In my move toward better health and fitness, I have begun running, […]
I run a café for our church’s youth group. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ve never really written much about it. I love it, and I put in a number of hours each week with it. It is my favorite job. They pay me in coffee. (Which I quit drinking in January!) This […]
Horrifying. It is the only way to describe the blur that was the afternoon, from the time I walked down the street from the bus stop, until I cried myself to sleep that night. Walking in sunshine. Noise up at the intersection. Have you seen Cindy? She went to the store after the bus. Funny […]
It goes by many names: Coffee, tea, soda, latte, iced tea, energy drink, pop, and mocha, among others. What do they all have in common? Caffeine. Otherwise known (jokingly) as ‘Christian Crack’, caffeine, it seems, is what makes the world go round. Or at least it helps make the Church go round. I hadn’t really […]
I fought to swallow the lump in my throat as the lights flashed and the music blared. Why did I let him talk me into this?! I was so out of my comfort zone, and I was NOT having a good time. The dialog in my head went between panic, anger, and being ready to […]
I recently had the opportunity to read a little gift book called The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters, by Andy Andrews. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting when I started, but it’s not just a feel-good, fluffy gift book. The Butterfly Effect follows the lives of two people, both relatively unknown to the […]
“It’s time to GO!” I shouted down the stairs, for the fourth time. As I was putting on my shoes, I set my purse down on the bed.
Bob came from the dollar store. He is to blame for several things around here lately.