Pain in Training

My feet are frozen ice pops without socks to warm them, but I suffer through the discomfort. I’ll just think warm thoughts. My chai tea has cooled, making it an unappealing room temperature, but this one time, it’s okay. I’ll just drink it anyway. I can hear the tune announcing the end of the dryer…

A Layer of Mulch

Weeds abound in our yard. They snake under and through the bushes. They migrate to our potted plants. They pretend to be grass. Our new yard guy has some big shoes to fill. The previous yard guy parked in front of the house every two weeks or so pulling a trailer full of equipment. Not…

A Full Tank

I had been working on a project all day. My stomach grumbled and complained after being neglected for at least 12 hours. The project seemed near completion thirty times over, the inner voice–“Almost done … just a few more minutes.”–repeating on a loop over the course of the day. I guzzled several glasses of water…

Stay Alert

We scoped out the perfect spot for optimal relaxation. After paddling out past the waves, we got comfortable on our rafts. Basking in the sun, we were oblivious to the looming danger. A freak wave built up and crashed 15 feet earlier than any of the other waves that day. We had no time to…

On the Plateau

Easter: what a wonderful day to celebrate the resurrection of Christ! Because of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, we, as believers in Christ, will also be raised from the dead in due time. Whether we are employed by the church or volunteer our time and talents to the church, we have just come off a…

Dig In

Hi, my name is Tammy and I am a bookaholic. I love a good story. I immerse myself in the loves of my favorite fictional characters. When I convince someone to read one of my treasured books, I feel like I’m introducing them to a friend. I can’t wait until the person finishes the book…

Trivia Crack Crown

I was introduced to the game Trivia Crack about 2 months ago, but I didn’t become addicted to it until more recently. (Yes, I know…I am always behind the times.) No wonder it’s named after a drug. If you’re not familiar with this game, it’s like playing Trivial Pursuit with one friend at a time….

Training to Be an Athlete

“The greatest victories in life always take discipline, desire is never enough.” My husband said this during his message last week and I have been pondering it ever since. To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t like this statement. I grew up watching Disney movies. I even wanted to be a Disney princess. “Who…