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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Too Blessed 2B Stressed"...oh, shut-up, already


Be honest: don't you get tired (and a wee-bit cynical, fed-up, and/or weary) of all the bossy mental health "Buck up, Buttercup!" directives flashing about on FB? Maybe it's just me, but sometimes it'd be nice to read: "Today Stunk and It Was Everyone's Fault But Yours." If you're blessed, but still stinkin' stressed (thank-you very much!), listen in and discover you're not alone...Buttercup.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Time Passages

This morning or afternoon/evening as it may be for many of my International friends photograph & take in, really take in, the facial features, cheesy grins, and scowling frowns of your little ones. Commit them to memory; sear each one into 
your frazzled Mommy mind. 

And then wait...5, 10, and even twenty-years.

Travel the bumpy crazy road of parenting and when you are older, perhaps a bit wiser, slow down, rest, and gaze again upon each one. And you will see (how did you ever miss it?!) peeking from just behind each gummy, drooling, toothless grin; each smiling documented proof of first steps, proud rolling over back to tummy, lost toothth, hard won trophies, and successful (at last!) over-night stay with Papa & Nana, the amazing son or daughter standing before you today.

Happy 24th Birthday Sweet Girl! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Stupid Prayers


Been there, prayed that. In my sad defense; having long hair and a larger bank balance seemed extremely important at the time. I think you'll identify you'll understand and identify, at least I pray so...(in Jesus' name) *smile*

Monday, August 13, 2012

To Live a Peaceable Life


There comes a time undoubtedly in each of our lives when we can do something to promote peace. Peace with our friends. Peace with our enemies. Really? Yes, really? And peace with our selves. Sometimes that will require your silence. Other times your speaking and writing a peace of your honest and gracious mind. No matter the "hows" and "whys," let me encourage you with the words of the Apostle Paul, "If possible, so much as it depends on you, live peaceably with all."

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Your Attention Please...


Given the current stars of Reality TV (and forthcoming incomes upon research), I have decided to remove most of my teeth, lose most grammatical rules of speaking (and ritenn), purchase cameo cut-off shorts and/or tube tops, and root out varmits on stage and in non-fiction writi....er, ritenn. That is all.  #TurtleWoman

Friday, August 10, 2012

Where Julie Goes Out on a Confessional Limb - Part 3


That's right, I said it. And you'll have to listen to learn the details as I still haven't figured out how to sum it up in a pithy sentence. (Where's my editor?!) Let's see...it involves an obscure web site, the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, prayer, and that confession.

Where Julie Goes Out on a Confessional Limb - Part 2


That's right, I said it. And you'll have to listen to learn the details as I still haven't figured out how to sum it up in a pithy sentence. (Where's my editor?!) Let's see...it involves an obscure web site, the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, prayer, and that confession.

Where Julie Goes Out on a Confessional Limb


That's right, I said it. And you'll have to listen to learn the details as I still haven't figured out how to sum it up in a pithy sentence. (Where's my editor?!) Let's see...it involves an obscure web site, the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, prayer, and that confession.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Meatloaf: A Retrospect on Teenage Love Gurus & the 80s



(My kingdom for an editing tool which allows greater thumbnail choice on Youtube!)
 Sometimes aging (i.e. adult perspective and maturity) sucks all the fun out of your favorite songs from the 80s: who knew listening to the oldies of ones teenage past could be so different as an adult 47-year old!?