Everyday Life

The Sound of Cicadas

I remember the vibrant sounds of cicadas during summer evenings.  The sound was unlike anything I had ever heard.  It started slowly and quietly, and grew louder as more cicadas added their voices to welcome the evening hours. I was fascinated by them.  While it was obvious by their sound that they were roosting nearby,… Read More The Sound of Cicadas

Christian Life, Mom Life

Out of Control

I am a planner.  I always have been.  Planning is not wrong, in and of itself, but flexibility is something I am still trying to learn. Fourteen-and-a-half years ago (almost FIFTEEN!), I had everything all planned out for my son’s impending birth.  I had picked out my doctor, and the plan was to induce me… Read More Out of Control

Everyday Life

Thank You for Choosing Deo. Please Stop Stealing Mine.

It’s summertime here in Louisiana.  If you’re unsure what that actually means, here it is:  it’s HOT.  It’s extremely hot.  A day in the high 90s actually feels like 110+. The humidity is unreal.  That old adage, “It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity”….well, nothing says, “Louisiana heat” like the humidity. As a lifelong resident,… Read More Thank You for Choosing Deo. Please Stop Stealing Mine.

Christian Life

Titus 2, Where Are You?

“It’s hard….when you get older, and you just feel…..unneeded,” my mother said recently.  “Mother (my grandmother) used to talk about it and I didn’t understand then. But, I do now.” “Wait, what?!  You are anything but unneeded!” I said. For years, I had heard of the “Titus 2” woman.  Paul wrote the epistle of Titus… Read More Titus 2, Where Are You?

Christian Life

Kaleidoscope Community

I used to love kaleidoscopes when I was younger.  I could sit for hours and turn the end of one, making the vibrant colors rearrange into beautiful patterns.  I would turn it slower and slower, trying to see the precise instant that one pattern merged into another.  The sparkling reds, the emerald greens, and the… Read More Kaleidoscope Community