Category: Christian Faith Walk

How I am keeping things in perspective this Christmas season

How I am keeping things in perspective this Christmas season
Perspective is everything – how we view things, how we see things, how we interpret what we see, and how our experiences influence our perspective are all important. I am a white, married, heterosexual, Christian, middle-aged mom who works full-time and loves dogs. It’s no secret that I’m married to a police officer, too. These... Read more »

When to speak and when to be still

When to speak and when to be still
As part of Blogapalooza here at ChicagoNow, we’re given a topic at 9pm and have one hour to write, edit, add photos if we choose and publish straight up at 10pm. Tonight’s topic is this: Share your favorite quote (or quotes) — from a philosopher, author, comedian, politician, friend, family member, movie, whoever — and... Read more »

Christmas has nothing to do with a Starbucks red cup

Christmas has nothing to do with a Starbucks red cup
Today, as a trolled – ahem – I mean scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed, I started to see some of my Christian friend’s posts about a red Starbucks coffee cup controversy. My response was very literally, “Huh?” I took a bit of a hiatus from social media this past weekend; I had to have missed... Read more »
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Why I refuse to feel guilty for being an imperfect mom

Why I refuse to feel guilty for being an imperfect mom
Today was the first day of the 2015-16 school year, and I forgot to take my girls’ pictures. I remembered as I backed out of the driveway on my way to work and saw my neighbor outside with her girls taking pictures. I’m grateful she snapped one of mine, too. Even so, I refuse to... Read more »

Why being good at smiling makes my life great

Why being good at smiling makes my life great
Tonight is ChicagoNow’s blogapalooza. We receive a topic at 9 pm – we must write, edit and publish straight up at 10 pm. It’s great fun, it’s challenging, and I’ve only missed a couple of them. Tonight’s challenge is: “Without trying to be humble, write about something you’re really good at.” I am really good at... Read more »

Why my life is filled with joy as I look toward my future

Why my life is filled with joy as I look toward my future
This post is part of a monthly ChicagoNow bloggers event called Blogapalooza. All bloggers are invited to receive a topic at 9pm, write and edit on that topic in one hour, and publish right at 10 pm. Click here to read all the other great posts from tonight. Life is finite. There is nothing we... Read more »
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Why I'm mad at the religious leaders backing the Jackie Robinson West baseball team

Why I'm mad at the religious leaders backing the Jackie Robinson West baseball team
I’m so mad at the religious leaders backing the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, and I’ll tell you why… Exodus 20:16 (NIV) 16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. Source: Biblegateway.com Don’t lie. That’s what that means. Don’t tell your neighbor lies; don’t tell lies about your neighbors. It’s #9 on God’s top... Read more »

A miracle or an extreme coincidence? I know which one it was...

A miracle or an extreme coincidence? I know which one it was...
Several years ago, the church I used to belong to was walking through some very difficult times. We’d lost 4 of 6 pastors, had about half of the congregation leave the church (many came back later), and the handful of us still there were holding things together by our finger tips and lots of prayer.... Read more »

How I get to help with the kid's Christmas program

How I get to help with the kid's Christmas program
One of my most favorite times of year is Christmastime. I love the songs, the TV specials, the family time, the presents, the good cheer, the parties…yes, I love Christmas. Most of all, I love that we are celebrating our Savior’s birthday – best birthday party EVER! As my regular readers know, I walked through... Read more »
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Are you a decision maker or a commitment maker?

Are you a decision maker or a commitment maker?
I heard a great message during service this morning that got me to thinking. The question posed to us was, “Are you a decision maker or a commitment maker?” In some things, I’m a commitment maker: 1. I’m happily married for 18 years. 2. I’m a sold-out, born-again Christian, and I share my faith in... Read more »