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How a mermaid made me seek God more...

This past week my entire family took a trip to Surfside Beach, SC.After 16 hours in the car with 2 little kids…we were going to make the trip worthwhile.We met my parents and sisters and their families there.IT was great.The first day, Sunday, was the perfect beach day.We went out and spent all day on the beach playing and building sand castles.Monday rolled around and it was overcast and rainy.
The minute we got within 2 hours of the beach, Ripley’s Aquarium had billboards all over advertising their “live mermaid show”.My girls LOVE mermaids.My kids are 3 and 5 and have a small obsession with the little mermaid, and any mermaid or fairy show on Netflix.The girls begged to see a mermaid, so on the yucky day, we loaded up and went over to the Aquarium.After we waited in line and paid to get in, we asked when the mermaids were coming.Their response was, “they are only here on Saturdays and Sundays.”The poor lady at the other end of the ticket counter, you don’t tell a momma that her ki…

Excerpt from my first novel! - Don't Be a LOOGIE!!!

I am working on editing my first novel.I am very excited about publishing it, and very blessed to have someone much better that I am at grammar, who checked it for me.Reading through it, I loved this part.Sometimes I forget that God doesn’t want us to be a loogie!So you are now going to be able to read an excerpt from my book…
Megan and I sat down and took inventory of the night and decided that we needed a girlie night.We painted our toenails, talked about boys.We talked about Paul, and a new guy that she met on the plane.Oh Megan- she believed in Jesus but instead of walking the “straight and narrow” she preferred the wide and easy.It had been a sensitive topic between us for years.I would quote scripture to her and she would come back with God is a loving God and His son died for our sins- he died anyway, so why not live it up? The conversation usually went like this:
“Well Megs….If you were to be in a court of law and had to account for all the bad stuff that you have done in your l…

Five Alive!

My oldest daughter turns 5 today.FIVE!How is that even possible?Everyone tells you that time flies and to enjoy it when they are young, and I remember telling them that it was dragging by.There were times that I felt she would never grow up and never really “treasured” the time, even when people told me to time and time again.I felt like I treasured them, but many times I brushed those times aside.I am not going to lie; the past 5 years have not been easy.I have been overworked, lost sleep, sometimes bored out of my mind, adult interaction deprived and driven past a breaking point more times than I choose to admit.While all that was happening, I also have been blessed beyond belief.Little things that she and her sister have said and done have impacted my life so much.Kids change the way that you look at the world.
When I was younger, I went on a mission trip to Mexico while I was in high school.I came back with my perspective on life completely changed.I saw the poverty, the struggle…