Archive for September 2014

Trichotillomania: My girl's biggest ally and greatest blessing of 7th grade

Trichotillomania: My girl's biggest ally and greatest blessing of 7th grade
If you have been reading along over the last several months, you know that my oldest, now a 7th grader, has an impulse control disorder (ICD) called trichotillomania. Trich for short. The one thing I prayed for the most this new school year was that my daughter would make and keep good friends; friends that... Read more »

Is it wrong to make devil's food cupcakes for a Bible study?

Is it wrong to make devil's food cupcakes for a Bible study?
Well? What do you think? Is it wrong to make devil’s food cupcakes for a Bible Study? Nah… I think it’s an awesome idea. You see, tomorrow is my birthday, but I have to work. I also need a treat for tonight’s Bible study, and I want chocolate cupcakes; devil’s food to be exact. It’s... Read more »

Hi, my name's Marie and I'm a potty-mouth

Hi, my name's Marie and I'm a potty-mouth
Most of the people that have met me in the last decade wouldn’t believe that I’m a potty-mouth, but those that “knew me when” could tell you stories I’m not proud of. From 1989 – 2002, I spent a ton of time working with men and women in ambulance stations, fire houses and police stations.... Read more »
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I got my voice back and that makes it harder to write

I got my voice back and that makes it harder to write
Fourteen months ago, I started writing this blog. I felt incredibly compelled to write, as if I had no choice but to write. I realize now that’s because I had lost my voice and needed someplace to express myself. No, I’m not talking about laryngitis, although that is a frequent partner of mine during cold/flu season. I’m... Read more »

I screamed at you the other day and I'm not sorry

It makes me crazy when people use their stupidphone while driving. Why? Because I have yet to see someone that’s “good” at it. So, I screamed at you the other day, and I’m not sorry. Here’s what happened: I worked hard all day, as most of us do when at our jobs. My job is... Read more »

Joyful and Healing: I am home

Joyful and Healing: I am home
I am joyful and healing, because I am home. Over the last few months, I’ve gone through the agonizing process of leaving a church home and finding a new one. The process would not have been agonizing if I’d just followed God’s lead in the first place. You can read the early posts, Heartbroken and... Read more »
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18 and counting and I am not talking about kids

18 and counting and I am not talking about kids
18 and counting! No, not kids! My hubby and I are celebrating our 18th anniversary today! Yay us! So, in honor of 18 years married, here are 18 things I’ve learned about being married: 1. Man sweat has it’s own unique smell. 2. Man farts  – see #1 3. Men and women do NOT think the... Read more »

Joyful and healing: how doing the right thing changed everything

Joyful and healing: how doing the right thing changed everything
            Many of you have been on this spiritual journey with me that began in the blog post Heartbroken and hurting: how doing the right thing is rarely the easy thing , soon followed by Heartbroken and hurting: saying goodbye is never easy. Thank you for coming along on this adventure, because I... Read more »