Navigate / search

A Confession from the Pastor’s Wife

Every once in a while being a pastor’s wife has its drawbacks.  I love my husband and I love what he does but sometimes I feel like we are held to higher standards than other people.  Most days I’m fine with setting a good example, but sometimes I want to do things that I know are not the proper actions of a pastor’s wife.

I did something today that was not really in line with being a good pastor’s wife.  Actually I had been thinking about doing it for three days.  I was able to hold off until today.  And I’m going to come clean because I feel that a good pastor’s wife lives a life of transparency, and so I’m going to confess. Keep Reading…

Fitting In While Getting Fit: Part Two — Locker Room Etiquette

It’s week two of my December blog series: Fitting In While Getting Fit or as I like to call it — FIWGF. Last week, I wrote about key things to consider when picking a gym that the sales person might not tell you. Today, I want to let you in on some locker room etiquette.

I spend a lot of time in the locker room each week. This is not because I’m incredibly high maintenance, it’s because I savor the mornings when I am able to get ready without having to navigate around three small children. With that in mind, I cherish the time and see no need to rush it. I recognize not everyone has the experience that I do getting ready in the locker room so I’m going to pass on some tips to help you newbies blend in with the rest of us. Keep Reading…

Chasing Dreams

When I was little, I wanted to be a couch. Not a couch potato, an actual couch.

I remember the day my brother and I were standing outside and he asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I’m still not quite sure what came over me, but in that moment I could only think of items in my house.  Nothing seemed that exciting.  Until I thought of the couch.  A couch got to sit and watch TV all day.  In one of my most regretted statements of my life, I quickly responded “I want to be a couch.”  Big brothers don’t forget statements like that.  To this day, he teases me about my first career ambition. Keep Reading…

Wrapping 101: Don’t Chop Off the Snowman’s Head

Earlier today I was wrapping my first two Christmas presents of the season.  Before you start posting nasty comments about how you hate me for being so on top of things, relax. I was only wrapping these two because I have relatives that don’t exactly live in major cities.  If I don’t ship their presents early, I end up paying more to ship than I did to purchase the gift.

Anyway, I pulled out the gift wrap and began wrapping.  I had purchased this gift wrap months ago with a gift card I had to Sally Foster and was slightly surprised at how cartoon-like this paper was.  I guess it’s a natural progression into parenting. It’s no fun for a 4-year-old to open a present wrapped in Poinsettias and French Horns. Much more appropriate to use cartoon winter animals with a 4-year-old. Still, it seemed a little silly wrapping the gifts for my Grandmothers in such childish gift wrap. Note to self: remember to diversify next year. Keep Reading…