I did it my way

My kids are home today. The ice storm has shut down the city, forcing schools to close, my husband to work from home, and my bloodpressure to raise ever so slightly. We can’t be closed today! – I have to get ready for Nashville. I have laundry to do, floors to mop, clothes to pack….

To be or not to be ADD, that is the question

I had my one month med check with my primary doctor today. She upped my dosage to 36mg, but she’s still not convinced that I’m ADD. And you know, neither am I at the moment. I’m high energy – yesI forget things – oh yeahI get bored easily – yep But ADD? Edited on 3/3/09…

Memory Verse for January 15, 2009

Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV) “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Most of you know that I took a memory verse challenge for 2009. On the first and 15th of the month, I check…

Back to Silliness – Born Scared

Everyone has an alter ego of some kind. If you don’t, don’t tell me. I do and her name is Pauline. Pauline travels the landscape of my mind – and the MOKA states when asked, bringing her E-Pistol friends Timidity and Fear. Pauline likes to tell people that she hails from the remote town of…

For what exactly am I sorry?

True apologies are as rare as genuine forgiveness in the world today and yet the paradox for that is the over use of the word “Sorry.” At the risk of sounding discompassionate for a moment, I believe the term “sorry” is seriously over used and is a mask for hidden messages. The word “sorry” has…

No Forgiveness Offered or Needed

I am a bit impulsive. My friends who know me, are laughing right now I’m sure. “A Bit Impulsive Deana? You?” Okay maybe a lot impulsive with a strong dose of opinionated thrown in for good measure. The truth is, I love intelligent debate and conversations. I especially love it if I am discussing topics…

Introducing “Nit” and “Wit”

What is it about a fence, or a gate, or a door that drives dogs crazy? No matter how much room I give them to play in – they want more. Well, more really isn’t the right word, my dogs want THAT space to play in and explore and not THIS space that I’ve created…

Called by the Gospel and Encouraged by God.

Most of you have read my previous blog “These Are the Days of Neurosis” and I just wanted to share the coolest thing with you. Well, it’s cool to me anyway. Several people I know have been sharing this new year about fear and questioning, about encouragement and whatnot. A lot of us have been…

Angels Among us

A former member of our church and youth group lost control of his SUV this weekend. *John crashed through a fence and into the bedroom of a brick home in Tulsa. He is presently in the hospital fighting for his life. Our pastor has a close relationship with this young man and wanted to relay…

These are the Days of Neurosis.

I have a New Year’s confession to make. My resolution for “faith not fear in 2009” expired on January 3 at 8:00 pm Tulsa Time. A personal neurotic fit quickly followed. I will spare you the details – it was a simple questionaire that put me over the edge really – nothing more nothing less….

I Love How God Works

Ladies I need to tell you something cool. I got bored a few days ago – okay, maybe bored isnt’ the right word – I needed some vegetation time that looked product so I ran to the internet searching for blogs. In looking through various blogs and finding new ones to read, I found a…

Epilepsy Claims Celebrity Son (Sad Blog Warning)

This news report absolutely ripped my lungs out today. It hit a little too close to my heart and my deepest fears. John Travolta’s Son was found dead Friday. – John’s son Jette was only 16 and had epilepsy caused by a childhood illness when he was two. Jette apparently had a seizure in the…