While I’m on Break

I’m writing but not posting. reading but not always commenting. or sometimes I am it depends really on my mood as much as my inclinations. Holy Week  isn’t much of a time of rest for us as it is work. I offer you two places to rest this week. 1. My friend Lisa is doing…

Let’s Talk About it: Censorship and threats

I was reading a friend’s article today on New Christian Voices and was sad to discover that his family was threatened this week. As a result of the threat, he asked the editors at NCV to take down his original post.  I was looking forward the story because I knew that he and I share the same…

Let’s talk about it: Oh Just Shut up

It’s been assessed today that I am stupid, selfish, heartless and self-serving. I’ve also been told I need to shut the deleted swear word up, because I have health insurance. Good thing I don’t get my selfesteem from Facebook.  Scripture has a lot of answers on handling conflict, and being agreeable even when we disagree. My brain came…

Let’s Talk About it: But is it stealing?

Charlie’s college sent out an online survey a while back. They asked two questions: 1. Do you think it’s wrong to burn copies of CD’s for your friends? — 75% of the people who responded said no. 2. If you had the chance to steal something of low monetary value, would you? 90% of the people…

Skywatch Friday: Spring Rainbows

Spring in Oklahoma brings rain and usually tornados. This shot from my back yard, brought a very pleasant morning surprise.   For more  Skywatch photos, please see the Skywatch Web Sight.

Things a Mom Says

My boys are making a video over Spring Break. Charlie is playing with his new Mac Imaging Software and Dillon is enjoying the ride. Making videos is nothing new for these boys. I bought Charlie his first video camera when he was 13 and they have been making movies ever since. His love for filmography,…

Wordless Wednesday: I’m Speachless

Gotta love it when they name the buildings after donors. Granted, it does not help the confidence factor when it is the Freshman dorm for college.

My Life: The Flying Circus

Dreams of running away and joining the circus are best left to childhood. That or Spring Break when everyone is home. Don’t worry, I’m not running away. I remember too well that clown college is all fun and games right up until you put a dyslexic clown trying to juggle silk scarves next to a…

Conversation With my 15 Year Old Self

Call me Susan and color me beige. My 15-year-old self showed up this week, and she has a bone to pick with me. It seems I’d kept her locked away in a tattered old box in the bottom of my closet and she isn’t happy about it. How come you never told anyone about me? What…

Skywatch Friday: Belize

Belize Photo Credit: Charlie O’Hara Temps are still only in the 40’s and 50’s during the day in Oklahoma. Wishing for warmer places. This photo taken by my son when he was in Belize for a mission trip, just makes the desire to be somewhere warm, all the stronger. For more  Skywatch photos, please see…

Living With Epilepsy: Baseball

It doesn’t matter that he’s never played before, neither has 3/4 of the team. It doesn’t even matter if the ball is coming at him at 70 miles per hour, he wants to catch. Turns out, he’s really good at catching. It doesn’t even matter that I have a thousand what if scenarios running through…