30 Shades of Gratitude, Lysa TerKeurst & a focus shift

30 Shades of Gratitude, Lysa TerKeurst & a focus shift

There’s probably a reason Thanksgiving is before Christmas – to help us focus (with gratitude) on all we already have rather than on what we could, would or should have.

“I had a professor once who asked each person in our class to say something that they were thankful for, ” Snopes said while we sat in traffic this week. “So everyone went around the room and said things that you normally think of – like a roof over my head or a nice family. But it was a struggle –...

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Contemplating Joy – today, before the holidays

Contemplating Joy – today, before the holidays

In the very near future Christmas songs will be filling the airwaves in the same way holiday decor has hit the retail aisles (why so early?!) In the malls, on the radio, at school recitals, through churches across the globe, songs about peace and hope will be sung. Peace, hope and JOY.

It seems we could all use a nice jolt of each right about now.

Yesterday, one of the kid’s schools was so nice to host a morning coffee for moms – a gathering to get to know each other better and...

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17 Years Later – a Kid’s “Why?”

17 Years Later – a Kid’s “Why?”

 

Life’s overwhelming events—with all their headlines, judging, heartache, and confusion (does anyone tell the truth anymore?) —can weigh heavy, especially when a kid traveling alongside asks “why?” The youngest of my five asked why this morning. A radio show teaser prompted his question: Tune in as we reflect on the 17th Anniversary of 9-11.

He doesn’t remember 9-11 since he wasn’t born. We had three kids at that time – ages 5, 3 and 1. I had flipped on the television...

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Can Truth Inform Life’s Overwhelming Circumstances

Can Truth Inform Life’s Overwhelming Circumstances

“This time last year…” started a conversation with a friend I bumped into last weekend at a wedding celebration.

He & his wife are long-time friends – back in the days when we really didn’t have a care in the world. It might have felt like we did, but gosh did we ever burn the candle at both ends – not carousing, just fun. Those were the days when you could stay up all night, eat at the IHOP at 1AM and still function the next day. Well, maybe not...

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Not the Boss of Us – Behind the Scenes Look at a Pub Date

Not the Boss of Us – Behind the Scenes Look at a Pub Date

Tuesday August 21 – Not the Boss of Us: Putting Overwhelmed in Its Place in a Do-all, Be-all World’s pub date

5:50   Wake up and try to get a post written to share the fun news about putting Overwhelmed in its place before heading to DFW FOX 4 for morning live interview.

6:00  Sneak in and get Mitty out of daughter’s bed since he must have heard me going downstairs.

6:20  After failing to keep Mitty quiet so everyone can grab as much sleep as possible since school...

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Kay Wyma Hi. My name is Kay. I'm a mother of 5. I'm a recovering enabler, procrastinator, grammar hacker and am calendar challenged (among other things).
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