Dying of Thirst

There’s a water wars going on out there.  Zyphyrhills, Aquafina, Dasani, Nestle, Evian, Fiji, SmartWater, not to mention the countless other no-name brands. What’s the big deal?  I mean, come on. It’s water!In the fitness industry, one of the basics we talk to...

A Dog’s Tale (or Tail)

Yes, it’s been a few weeks…or months since my last entry. Sorry about that. It was, ah, life. You understand.There’s nothing quite like waking up at 2:30AM to a raccoon making a late night snack of your kids’ mice farm 10 feet from your bedroom window. I’m...

The Wet Feet of Faith

My feet are finally firmly planted on the water’s surface. (Yes, you read that right.)Six years ago, I stepped out of the boat and agreed with my husband to open our fitness studio. Last year, I let go of the edge of the boat and started homeschooling.  This month,...

Can you see what I see?

Summer has arrived and for parents that can either be a blessing (kids are in camp or summer school ALL day with no homework in sight) or a curse (“I’m bored”, “I’m hungry”, “Can we go to Disney today?”).It’s...

Riddle Me This, Mother

A man was walking hurriedly through a dense wood, a satchel cradled gently in his arms, when he came upon a fearsome creature blocking his path—a great sphinx.“Let me pass,” beseeched the man viewing his destination—a small building—over the massive shoulder of the...

Welcome to the Jungle, er, Zoo

My tranquil haven of a home has officially become a zoo.To the one dog we got when my kids were small, we have recently added a sickly bearded dragon, two ball pythons, two mice, and this week we completed our collection with a pair of ferrets. All these in a house of...

A Plethora of Planks

We love to see repentance in others. It brings such joy to see someone change the way they were living, talking, thinking, or acting all because their transformation honors God. We admire that person for taking such radical steps to be conformed into the image of...

What (I Think) I Missed

I did something today that I haven’t done in almost 10 years. I wept for my son. My lost son.Not my firstborn, Aiden, who was stillborn. But for my second. Tristan, my second child who survived my erroneous gene pool only to be lambasted outside the womb with autism....

It Ain’t Just Me

All right. I know you’ve heard me brag about my husband, Russ. And you’re probably thinking, “Ah, she’s still got her rose-colored glasses on.” But trust me–after 19 years of marriage, all illusions are gone. So what I’m left with is the real deal. Yes, he does...

Just Call Me St. Kim

I believe I am well on my way to sainthood.Wait.  Before you castigate me, let me tell you.  I’ve done my research and I’ve discovered the key to sainthood that all true Biblical saints possessed in abundance. It’s making yourself look as much like an idiot, a wretch,...