Why I Love Hanging Out with My “Bad-for-Me” Friends (and why I’m pretty sure God wants me to!)


About a year and a half ago I began getting together regularly with other women in destructive marriages. We would pray together. We did a lot of weeping and subsequent nose blowing. A lot of laughing. A lot of venting. It was a safe place where we could let out all the pent up emotions […]

When to Keep Control and When to Lose It


There are probably 4,398 songs, give or take a couple, that yodel on about control. Mostly about losing it. (Google is your friend here.) How about a definition? con·trol verb (used with object), con·trolled, con·trol·ling. 1. to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command. 2. to hold in check; curb: to control a horse; to […]

Beautiful Imperfection


So I guess this has morphed into a sort of Pendulum Post. It’s actually the second half of Are You a Good Little Christian. So if you haven’t read that, you may want to click over THERE first – and then come back when you’ve caught up. The pendulum we’re swinging on in these two […]

Job’s Helpers Didn’t Help

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My 20-month-old is obsessed with ceilings right now. He’s all, “See?! See?!” while pointing to the ceiling. He looks at it in awe. He wants us to lift him up as high as we can so he can feel the thrill of being near the ceiling. This morning I tried to interest him in the […]

When Someone Disagrees With or Criticizes You


The following email is the inspiration behind this article: My husband and I would like to homeschool our children. We have a few years before our oldest reaches school age, but we have talked to some of our family about it.  Most of our family is supportive of our desire to do this, but we […]

Facebook Hissy Fits (and How to Avoid Them)

Angry boss screaming through the computer monitor

I love and hate Facebook. I love to use it for my business and this blog, and I love the handful of groups I participate in. But otherwise, I think it’s the pits. Just think about election season, for example. The season for “friends” and “followers” to put down the masks and start shooting. But […]

How Do I Maintain Friendships When I’m So Busy?

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Today we are continuing our Just Ask the Wemmicks Series. This Month’s Question: I’m looking for wisdom in maintaining friendships for myself while homeschooling. What kind of schedule have other women found works best for them and their families? Over the past few years, I’ve found my friendships with other women to be dwindling, and […]