Women of Faith: Tulsa Oklahoma, Imagine Tour

 Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Real Women Real Life Real Hope I can…

What if the pastor doesn’t like me? Can I still join?

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14   I am a member today of a Lutheran Church in Oklahoma, very much a Christian and very much forgiven and beloved of God, but you know I didn’t always belong…

Facebook and LinkedIN and Twitter, oh my

When I first opened my Facebook account back in whenever it was,2006 or 2007 maybe, it was just to keep track of my kids activities. Soon after that our church friends started joining, then my comic friends, family, highschool, college, and pets. I have so many groups and subgroups, events and book clubs on my account today that…

Let’s Talk About it: Spawn of Satan

You couldn’t pay me to be a pastor’s wife. Which is a good thing really because churches don’t pay the wife, only the husband. And even then, they don’t pay much.  I would make a horrible pastor’s wife. Really, I would. I’m too emotional. Too political. Too ADD. Too mean. I have opinions that probably…

From Clown School Drop out to Major Film Star? News at 11.

                                                                               What secret dream do you dream when no one is looking? I dream about juggling and being a clown in the circus. That’s a nice practical dream to have when you are 45 don’t you think?   Sometimes, I go into my garage and dig out my old polyester scarves and practice juggling them. Just for fun…

Living with Epilepsy: D-man has his permit

Pictures aren’t allowed. I wanted to take a photo of D-man with his permit, but he won’t let me. We got it yesterday. The permit that is. The licence will come in six months after he logs the hours and classes needed, as well as passes the state drivers test.  It took longer than we…

Let’s Talk About it: Listening to what isn’t said

The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather what he does not say. Kahlil Gibran Who do you listen to? Or better yet,  who is listening to and…

My name is Deana and I am bulimic

There is a sentence I never thought I’d say or write, but it’s true. Looking back at my MIL’s photo album from the last 22 years, I can’t help but see it. My 5’4” frame has varied in weight from 127 – 210 pounds and back again since I was 13. Today, I am somewhere…

Getting a Facelift

Redemption’s Heart is getting a facelift. Please bear with me as we roll out these changes in format. In the mean time: I have a question for you guys. What does the phrase “Spiritual Bulimic” mean to you? What kind of picture does that create in your mind? Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate…

Unplugged

Today’s High in Oklahoma = 104 Today’s High in Chicago = 87 Yep, I know where I want to be right now. The SUV is packed, the children are in various stages of consciousness, the dogs will soon be at the kennel and we will be on the road heading back home to Chicago. See you…