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Heaven Gift Basket

A pastor friend of mine on Facebook shared this picture in a group I'm in and I had to share it with you. Really, I'm not sure what other motivation you could possibly need to convert.     So, what would you add to this list? I mean, I know it doesn't get better than scented candles and baby kittens, but I'm sure you could add to the awesome!  … [Read more...]

Tell Me About You #9

Today is my 16th wedding anniversary. As part of my desire to keep my year a bit more balanced, I'm refraining from sharing the sordid details about that in more than one place (You'll have to check out my podcast for that!). In lieu of details about my life, I thought it would be a good time to catch up with some details about your life. Or at least details about your imagination. Which should tell me something about you. What non-traditional anniversary will you be celebrating this year? Sure weddings and graduations are great, but what about that time you bought a really cute pair of shoes? Or ate the best hamburger of your life? Let us celebrate those milestones with you! I've been on a Breaking Bad kick recently. If you're unfamiliar with the show, Walter White is a high … [Read more...]

Tell Me About You #8


I've got some new readers around these parts, not to mention those of you who have been around for a while, and I love getting to know all of you better. So it's time for another round of Tell Me About You! Last night Jason and I went to see the RiffTrax guys do a live evisceration of the movie Birdemic. In the movie, our heroes (who are supposed to be a Victoria's Secret cover model and a millionaire software salesman) went to an "Art and Pumpkin Festival." If you went to a festival that featured two incongruous aspects, what would they be? The point of this movie was that the birds were somehow turned evil by global warming. I'm sure the director cares about environmentalism, but this was probably some of the very worst propaganda that I've ever seen. What cause would you like to … [Read more...]

Robot Update

A few weeks ago, my friend Andi allowed her followers to take over her Facebook page by posting whatever we desired on it. I'm trying to get my own Facebook page to 500 likes by the end of the summer (Have you liked it yet? Why don't you go do that?), so I posted that. When I did, I realized that my blog description said that I write about faith, family, friendship, and the occasional killer robot. While the first three are true, it's been a long time since I've posted anything about the killer robots. I mean, the robot is still a part of my blog's design (and will be for as long as I have a blog and Laura is my designer). I think that more than anything, I like to pretend that they're not actually going to be our doom, but we all know better. Zombies have nothing on killer … [Read more...]

You Think You Know Me: The Response

A few weeks ago I invited you to ask me whatever you wanted to know about me. And you, true to form, asked me some interesting questions. While I'm off on vacation, I thought I'd give you this opportunity to get a slightly better glimpse inside my mind. Enjoy. Leanne S. asked:  If you could pick any three famous Canadians to have dinner with, who would you choose and what would the meal be? Me: Will Arnett (COME ON!), some Sutherland (I'm not too picky), & Justin Bieber (duh). We would eat soup (preferably cream based), because that's what I like. Leanne S. also asked: If you could move your family anywhere for a year and you could write, where would you go? Let's assume you'd get a free house and a stipend for a year so $ would not be an issue. Me: Probably Vermont. Cooler … [Read more...]

You Think You Know Me?

I've seen a trend lately among a number of my blogging friends (like Shawn, Sharideth, & Jared) where they allowing their readers to ask them questions. And then, get this, they answer them. I play in a band and I like wagons pretty well, so I figured this is as good a time as any to you know...get jumping. So for a few days, I'm going to open this up for your questions. What do you want to know about me? I'm pretty much an open book already, but I know that you're creative people, so here's your chance to find out something that I haven't considered sharing before. I'll post up the answers on June 18th. I'm on vacation that week, so I won't be around to clarify answers for you, so you'd better be pretty specific in your questions. Or not - that can be fun too. Have at it! … [Read more...]

Tell Me About You #6


  I'm getting ready to head out to the Sacred Friendship Gathering tomorrow, and I didn't write anything ahead of time, AND I like to get to know my readers better, so today we're going to do an about you post. If you could have one apparently magical piece of clothing that fundamentally changed something about you (because clearly, the above picture could even change thigh size, without even touching her thighs!!!), what would it be? Along the lines of "Everybody Wang Chung tonight!" - what would people be doing if they used your name as a verb? When was the last time that you did something for the first time? I'll meet you down in the comment section! (By the way, congratulations to Jennifer Short on winning the copy of Not Alone and the $15 gift card to Subway! If … [Read more...]

My SEO Prowess (or I’m Sorry Your Search Lead You Here)

My bloggy friend David Nilsen (who I get to meet in exactly one month - SQUEEE!) has done a few "searches that led to my blog" posts. Below I will shameless rip off this idea. Thanks David. If you had sent your guest post to me in a more timely manner, perhaps this could have been avoided. (Probably not.)"hymnal crafts" - Since the church I attend hasn't been around long enough to use hymnals, I don't think I have the materials for these crafts. Sorry."filipino mathematicians" - I'm not Filipino. I'm even MORE not a mathematician. And this is something, because I'm not Filipino in the least. If you go visit Jessica Buttram's blog, you could probably convince her to do a little math with you."i hate things that are tacky" - Preaching to the choir, my friend. "mojo jojo gay" - I'd like … [Read more...]

Knox McCoy is Wrong

When it comes to The Bachelor, Knox McCoy is pretty much the best source of how it relates to the Christian faith. If you're watching The Walking Dead, Knox is your man for amazing recaps. And if you want to count to ostrich, look no further than Knox's Manifesto for this information.Knox is awesome. I mean, he's the freaking mayor of Awesometown, so of COURSE he's awesome.Normally, whatever Knox does, I encourage you to support it.But not today.Clay Morgan is hosting the second annual (First annual? Since the first time wasn't annual yet?) March Movie Madness. He asked us to pick a protagonist from a film and then created a bracket for all 64 of the choices.I chose the incomparable William H. Macy as The Shoveler for my protagonist. If you've been around here for a long time, you know … [Read more...]

What Was I Thinking?

In our huge basement clean out, we stumbled up the following picture. It was taken about 3 minutes after I gave birth to our youngest daughter and about 2 days before I was pregnant with our fourth. The time-line on that might be a little fuzzy. Things are kind of a blur from those days.Anyway, I'd love for you to tell me what was going through the brain of absolutely anyone in this picture.Enjoy. Not everyone gets to have a family melt-down captured on film forever. (For the record, we did not have to pay for this picture. Imagine - we got this for FREE. Jealous much?)ETA: Reader Michael Mock sent me the following. I am HOWLING! … [Read more...]