Happy New Year Friends

To all of my friends, I wanted to write a simple note to thank all of you for walking with me in 2008. Your prayers, your encouragements, and your simple friendship mean the world to me. You know the real me. The woman who runs back to God, battered and bruised, more than she runs…

Mary Did You Know?

Our Christmas sermon was on a song written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene called “Mary did you know?” Mark apparently wrote it as a poem for his church one Christmas and Buddy put it to music several years later. It’s one of Pastor’s favorite songs. Pastor pondered the questions in that song and asked…

Ooopsies

Christmas Eve Services at our home congregation are always beautiful. Every year, we have the Children’s Program at 5 pm and the Candelight Service at 11. Our family likes to go to both. Every year pastor has a child read the Christmas Story (Luke 2:1-20). This year little Amber was chosen. Amber has grown a…

Cowgirls Don’t Cry – Ride Baby Ride

I have a girlfriend moment here – a couple of weeks ago, God blessed me with an email from someone in the body who read my blog and liked it enough to ask permission to link to it. I sat and stared at the email and cried. Joyous tears mind you. This email was from…

Words of Welcome – Long Edition.

Welcome to Red Bridges Home. I’ll admit, I picked a strange title for my blog. Part of it comes from my love for old country bridges and part of it comes from my desire to build relational bridges with my family, with my friends, and with the world. My husband and I are members of…

Keeping the Hopeful “Yet” in ADD.

(Awareness, Acceptance, Action) When I saw my doctor the other day asking about ADD, her first reaction was one of disbelief and skepticism. That’s normal. Is ADD over diagnosed and over medicated? You bet. I see it in schools even – a high energy kid is labled a problem and teachers push parents to doctors…

Interesting thoughts today

Today is my second day taking concerta – my son relished the idea of waking up and asking ME if I remembered to take my medicine. Lovely. He thinks it’s hilarious. I’m still not so sure. It hasn’t effected me like I feared. I’m not speeding, or overly energized in any way fashion or form….

A Simple Note Really, it seems I’m ADD

I’m always fascinated by the tucks and turns of life. Mine especially. I’ve struggled with a lot of things lately and written them off as “Well, you do have a lot on your plate, of course it’s hard.” but secretly, in some deep down quiet place, I really do think it’s harder for me that…

Our Nativity

I was at the store the other day, and walked through the aisles in wonder. Our local hobby store (Hobby Lobby) is owned by a Christian family. In this store there are Christmas trees, and not holiday trees. And in this store there are rows and rows of decorations. Our old Christmas tree finally bit…

My Memory Verses for 2009

This entry will be frequently updated regarding my memory verse challenge on the LPM Blog for 2009. I will list the verses I choose here for everyone to see. March 15, 2009 – Isaiah 50:7 – “Because the sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced.” March 1, 2009 – Hebrews 10:35-36 – “So…

Our Christmas Tree

There are many stories surrounding the origin of the Christmas tree – all ranging from pagan rituals to Martin Luther. While the Romans and Greeks may have decorated with evergreens for the new year, and pagans may have used the trees for sacrifice and worship during the Winter Solstice, it is Martin Luther who is…

The Neurotic Messiah

Back in December of 2000, I chose to take a chance and sing with Tulsa’s All Lutheran Messiah. Not because I’m such a wonderful singer that I wanted to perform – quite the opposite. I joined and took my feable voice as a praise offering to God. I was having a rough year and brought…