Showing posts from June, 2013


In the car this morning, while we were driving to church, my son and I were having a nice little heart to heart. We were talking about the difference between boasting and being humble, and I asked him if he knew why it was important to show class and humility.  However that it was okay to be confident about your abilities as long as he was humble about them ... no one likes a bragger. He nodded his head and said nothing. I then asked him if he knew what some of his special abilities were.  I try to bolster his confidence when I can. He said, "My abilities to play video games?  I'm great at video games!" I laughed, and said, "Yes, but I was thinking along the lines of your kind spirit, your willingness to share, the way you make people laugh..." Then I asked him if he could think of any other special gifts that he had, just to see if he could think of anything else other than how good he was at video games. When we stopped at a red light, I turned

When Will it Stop?

So, it seems that every Wednesday that rolls though brings severe weather and tornadic possibilities. The tornado that hit last night was a nail biter - like all of them are.  But this one hit a little closer to home than I'm comfortable with. First let me state that we, in Oklahoma, have some of the most amazing meteorologists in the world.  They predict this terrible stuff hours before clouds even roll through our sky. So when they say, 'it will hit within the hour - find your safe spot', and you look up to the sky and see nothing but blue sky ... heed their warning as they're usually on target. Yesterday, there were conflicting reports on when it was going to hit.  Some stations said 3:45 while others said 6:15.  But all said to find your safe spot by their predicted time. And as a mother ... I'd rather be safe than sorry, so I took my kid (at a time somewhere in between the two), packed him in the car, stopped at home to pack up our animals and necessary