The Baby Who Saved My Life… Part II

  I threw out the positive pregnancy test. That’s right... the once-15 year-old pro-life teen who rebelliously started a pro-life group at her high school, the young mother who met with top pro-life leaders and gave public speeches on the seriousness of the life of preborn children, the mother with 10 living children who truly [...]

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Forgiveness Friday: The Abandoned Generation

"Ain't found a way to kill me yet....." "Oh, God, please, won't you help me make it through!" These are some lyrics from the song "Rooster" by Alice In Chains..... music from my generation. I mentioned in an earlier post that this was always one of my favorite songs as a young teen, and I [...]

Fear and Trailblazing

There are those moments when we realize just how little we know. We may be on a good track, trucking along, doing our "thing," and thinking we've got it a teensy bit together.  Even if we've overcome the whole "I'm doing better than other people" attitude, we can still secretly believe that our "right methods [...]

Excuses, Excuses… Are We Ashamed of Our Children?

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, when I "only" had two children, I did things called "play dates." My first two children were (and are) sweet and quiet and compliant children, while my young mama friend's play date son was a firecracker of a little boy... (a wonderful temperament I would [...]

What Does It Mean to… Keep it Real?

So, I've been tossing THIS mediation around for a looooooooong time... Mainly because my 'keepin' it real' theory kept changing. What's real? Or in the words of Pontius Pilate, what is truth? Well, naturally, I always thought that shalimamma's outlook was the real one.  Of course, right?  My outlook and way of thinking has been [...]