Faith?

New post over at really jennifer… check it out HERE  Be sure to subscribe while you’re there!

Today was starting out as any other day… I tried to sleep passed 8AM and laid in bed silently going from cursing the sunrise to praying and going over my to-do’s for the day… all at the same time. Really.  This is the reality of the OCD-ADD mind.

As I gave in to the light, and headed in to wake the man-child, my Africa bound daughter screamed, “MOM!!”  Thinking there was a bug bigger than her, or she was stuck in the closet or… sorry, I guess you would have to know her…  and I digress.  READ MORE

Advertisements

talking, listening & short shorts…

New Post at the new site… If you haven’t subscribed over there yet, please do!  http://reallyjennifer.com/talking-listening-short-shorts/

I talk a lot.  Sometimes I actually get tired of talking.  I’ve gotten better over the years, and have learned what conviction is, although sometimes it’s a little too late.  That’s the problem with us folks of many words.  The more you speak the more opportunity you have to say things that you probably shouldn’t have.

I think the gift of talking, comes with the gift of listening.  The first can be self-serving and empty with out the second.  Believe it our not, even God pointed that out in His Word… (Pro 10:1912:1813:3 & James 1:19Matt 12:26-37 (ouch).  If you can listen, you can speak life or death, and even be quiet when necessary.  You can help people, or hurt them.  I can testify to this, from years of experience!  That’s why I think the two gifts go together.  God usually doesn’t give us something that we won’t have to work out, besides salvation.

A couple of months ago, at one of my son’s baseball games, I accidentally sat with the opposing teams parents.  The lady sitting next to me was pretty sweet, and we chatted all though the double header.  READ MORE


Wordless Wednesday…15 years ago today.


Expedition

There’s a new post over at www.reallyjennifer.com  Check it out!

Last week was spent on an annual field trip called The Expedition on Jekyll and Saint Simons Islands. We went with our youngest son’s home-school, school. It was my second time, but my husband’s 5th, since 2 of my older kids attended the same school several years ago.
I am still in awe at the mere production of this trip. There were 85 explorer students, then about 30 servant leaders (high school students), 20 chaperones, then a host of staff, and “Hanger On’ers”, which are family guests. I think the total head count was around 180. This group was active from 7:30AM until 10-10:30PM – give or take an hour or 2…
The activities included…   read more HERE


Really? for the week…

New post over at www.reallyjennifer.com

These are a few of the things that caused me to say, “really?” last week…

  • Watched 4 hours of a Storage Wars marathon…And liked it.
  • Traveled for 2 hours (each way) for my son to play baseball. Twice in one week.
  • Have the worst sunburn on my knees.  Just my knees.
  • Pollen.  Just pollen. (GA broke the count record at 9,369)
  • Spent an hour on the phone with a dog whisperer… (prozac dog post HERE)
  • Found out there’s a TV show called Duck Dynasty…

READ MORE


What’s Your Prozac?

There’s a new post over at reallyjennifer today called What’s Your Prozac Click on over to check it out…

If you like, you can subscribe at the new site, by entering your email on the right, and then, after you receive your confirmation email, be sure to reply to complete the subscription!  My goal is to move everything over to the other site eventually…

Here’s the beginning of the new post:

I’ve recently posted on social media about my little dog, Sam, and his unacceptable issues. We started him on Prozac a few weeks back, as well as suiting him up with a nifty “Thunder Shirt” and a pheromone collar… We’ve also isolated him to 2 rooms 24/7… All for the purpose of calming his little doggie demons and extending his life in this world.
We have had Sam since he was a wee little pup, when we rescued him from some neighbors. He was abused his first few weeks of life, and has struggled ever since. His past obviously haunts him, as he doesn’t trust anyone, especially boys…

READ MORE


Dancing, ER’s & Gallbladders, Oh My…

A new post has been added over at www.reallyjennifer.com

This week has been one of the strangest yet.  Saturday night my husband and I went to a formal event, complete with filet mignon, open bar, and a big dance floor.  I was in a gown, and he wore his tux as we danced and laughed and had a fabulous evening.

Sunday morning I had a stomach ache, but I was up and around.  Sunday night I woke around midnight with intense pain in my back and chest.  I was short of breath and nothing was making it better.  I woke my husband around 1, and he took me to the emergency room.

After the EKG and blood work, they did an x-ray and an ultra sound.  Then the doctor pushed on my gallbladder and I went though the roof.  It hurt so bad, I saw stars.  Apparently my gallbladder was so full of stones, that it was enlarged and stones were even backed up in my liver duct. I needed antibiotics and I had to have surgery that day. Really?  READ MORE