Ministering at Ablaze Tonight

Tonight is the night that Jeff and I get to lead our monthly leadership study for the team at Ablaze Church. We meet the last Sunday of every month at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Tulsa. We meet there because Ablaze doesn’t have a permanent home yet. We love doing this. Leading this study together….

Called on account of snow.

We had to call our Ablaze services tonight. That was hard. I hate canceling church. Pastor and Jeff both drove around – separately – to test the roads and check on the conditions.  Roads in Tulsa are really bad. Broken Arrow is okay, but once we get off the main roads, it’s ice and slush. Tulsa…

She Who Laughs, Lasts

I pretty much have a party going on in my head 24/7. It comes with being ADHD. There are 20 some odd TV stations all running at the same time and my brain bounces back and forth between them a lot. Sometimes I tune into one long enough to actually say the most ridiculous things…

The Hunt is On

I’ve been privey to some awesome converstations lately. Ablaze is doing another Easter Egg Hunt this year. I was a little surprised to hear that because, honestly, I’m not over last year. But we’re doing it. This year, it’s all outside. No stage and no band. Our friends from the police station will be there…

Guest Blogger – Charlie O’Hara

Charlie wrote this introduction for his senior year scrapbook and I asked his permission to publish this here. Charlie dreams of being a writer and is leaving for college in the fall. I also think he has some level of comic in him, but that will be determined later.He’s a very engaging writer. I think…

Church was great yesterday

I almost didn’t make it to church.  Our whole family stayed up until after midnight, and this aging lady should know better. There was a moment early in the morning, where I considered skipping out on my own Sunday School Class. I’m the leader, that would have been bad. I’m glad I made it. We…

Things that make my husband laugh

Jeff did not marry me for my cooking. – I tend to burn things Nor did he marry me for my housekeeping skills. – I have a Martha Stewart heart with a Rosanne Barr Skill set. Jeff married me because I can make him laugh by thinking up crazy stuff like this.

Welcome Home

March has definately been a month for traveling. First Jeff leaves for a week in Florida, and then I am in Nashville Tennessee. I came home in time for Spring break and have been blessed to have time with my family this whole week. My boys and I, spending time hanging around the house watching…

Open Mouth, Insert Foot.

Have you ever said something you thought was really stupid, expected the worst and received grace instead? I have. I’ve also received the worst when that happens too. Human grace, can be inconsistent. The impulsiveness that comes with being an ADD Redhead, is sometimes a blessing, and sometimes, not. There are days when I really…

Ashes for Beauty

Regret is an intelligent (and/or emotional) dislike for personal past acts and behaviors. Regret is often felt when someone feels sadness, shame, embarrassment, depression or guilt after committing an action or actions that the person later wishes that he or she had not done. Regret is distinct from guilt, which is a deeply emotional form…

Digging in the Dirt

So what does an OKIE girl do on a beautiful, almost spring day? Dig in the dirt mostly. My gardens are trying to bloom. My tulips are coming up, my magnolia bush has already bloomed. And I still need to build out four more beds to get ready for Spring and Summer. I was supposed…