Archive for the 'Wisdom' Category

Let He Who Is Perfect Cast The First Stone

Let He Who Is Perfec...

Sorry it’s been a while since I published anything… no, I wasn’t abducted by aliens, nor did I run off and join a circus (I didn’t have to run off – the circus came to me!)…life has been B-U-S-Y!  I do have some updates that I hope to get up this...
The Wisdom of Listening

The Wisdom of Listen...

Wisdom has two parts:  1) Having a lot to say 2) Not saying it. – Church billboard in Vermont There are days when I have the gift of gab.  On those days, I am funny.  I am quick with the one-liners.  I am a source of knowledge and understanding.  On those days, I am warm and...
5 Traits of Shiney, Happy People

5 Traits of Shiney, ...

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln I once had a conversation with a friend of mine who said to me, “With all that you’ve seen and experienced, how is it that you are such a happy person?”  My response, “I choose...
If You Play Dead, You’ll Be Dead

If You Play Dead, Yo...

My son loves to “knock us out” when we are playing… be it with his dragon breath, a fake punch, or the occasionally well timed real fart.  My husband and I, happy to play along, will appear to be knocked out which usually requires our tongue to be hanging from one...
Build on High Ground (Noah’s Ark Wisdom Part 6)

Build on High Ground...

Everything you ever need to know can be learned from Noah’s ark… 1.  Don’t miss the boat. 2. Remember that we are all on the same boat. 3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. 4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone might come along and...
Are You Going or Growing?

Are You Going or Gro...

Once again, 4 year olds are amazing.  So yesterday, my adorable son, Eli, asks me, “Do bad guys have to stay bad guys?”  Me, a firm believer in a person’s ability to change their stars, replied, “Nope.  It’s never too late to become a good guy.”  We spent some time...
Choose Your BE, Not Just Your DO

Choose Your BE, Not ...

On Monday, Marc and I went to James Middle School to hear Chick Moorman speak about 10 parenting commitments we should make.  The material Chick covered wasn’t anything new or groundbreaking, but they were all good points and it doesn’t hurt to hear a reminder now and...
Everyone’s A Critic (Noah’s Ark Wisdome Part 5)

Everyone’s A C...

Everything you ever need to know can be learned from Noah’s ark… 1. Don’t miss the boat. 2. Remember that we are all on the same boat. 3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. 4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone might come...
Stay Fit (Noah’s Ark Wisdom Part 4)

Stay Fit (Noah’...

Everything you ever need to know can be learned from Noah’s ark… 1.  Don’t miss the boat. 2. Remember that we are all on the same boat. 3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. 4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone might come...
Plan Ahead (Noah’s Ark Wisdom Part 3)

Plan Ahead (NoahR...

Everything you ever need to know, can be learned from Noah’s ark… 1. Don’t miss the boat. 2. Remember that we are all in the same boat. 3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. Have you seen Evan Almighty? In the movie, Evan is asked by “God”...
We Are All In The Same Boat (Noah’s Ark Wisdom Part 2)

We Are All In The Sa...

Everything you ever need to know, can be learned from Noah’s ark… 1. Don’t miss the boat. 2. Remember that we are all in the same boat. We are all in the same boat? Really? I have to admit, I don’t always see it that way. Sometimes it feels more like I am in...
Don’t Miss the Boat (Noah’s Ark Wisdom Part 1)

Don’t Miss the...

For the past three years, I’ve attended my local MOPS group meetings which are held at Trinity Lutheran Church. As part of the steering team, I spent many hours setting up and/or cleaning up for these meetings. In our main meeting room, there has hung this sign “Everything...