Re-Purposing Overwhelmed

Re-Purposing Overwhelmed

I’ve never been a fan of Life’s Overwhelmed – the one that feeds on stress, pressures, expectations and circumstances. The one that masquerades as life’s new normal. In my younger years, I took performance pressure’s bait – hook, line and sinker. Then tried to...
An Interruption

An Interruption

This week has been exceptionally difficult for a few families in our neck of the woods. Unexpected and sudden tragedy entered the picture. And relationships were interrupted. For one family, very regular plans for twin brothers enjoying their last summer with friends...
Fresh-New

Fresh-New

Welcome to the MOATBLOG’s fresh-new look. There might be a few minor tweaks to be done here and there – but I love it. There’s something about a fresh-new look that feels special and refreshing as we melt here in the staggering Dallas heat. A...
Enough: Can we ever be it or have it?

Enough: Can we ever be it or have it?

The conversation turned yet again to Enough. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with that word. On the one hand it can seem so satisfying. When my grandmother was alive, she always kept cookies on hand. Sometimes she would have a coffee can filled with her...
Nice People

Nice People

“Oh, Kay!” our ever-sweet and delightful school receptionist stopped me as I walked by on my way to grab a kid out of the carpool line. Sometimes after an assembly, we walk to get kids rather than drive through the line. I had stopped several times along the way to...
Modeling Perfect Imperfection

Modeling Perfect Imperfection

Singer, songwriter and author Andrew Peterson stopped by Dallas last week to inspire kids and adults alike. I don’t know Andrew, but if I did and if he and his family lived in Dallas, I think we’d be friends. I also thought, oh so many years ago while...
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