A Different December

I have always loved December. All the decorations and music and excuses to eat, drink and be merry are enough to put me into a perpetual state of holiday frenzy. Most of my Decembers past flew by at break-neck speed leaving my head spinning on December 26… but not this December. Quite frankly, this entire…

What Should I Write?

November is the 7 year anniversary of my starting this blog. I’ve talked about it on here before, I was at the After Eve Women’s Conference at my church where I heard Jen Hatmaker andย Shauna Niequist speak for the first time. The biggest take-away from that experience was this: “If you have a dream, if…

Aslan is on the move

I just love this quote from C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”. It’s probably one of my most favorite literature quotes of all time. There is something so powerful and exciting and hard to really wrap my arms around entirely within the context and the feel of a very short sentence that,…

Growing Up GOP

{Note: I wrote the following blog post over two years ago. Reposting today for your election day reading pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚ }ย  I recently came across a New York Times article titled, “Why Teenagers Today May Grow Up Conservative.” I found these observations to be quite legitimate and wanted to share how my own personal experience…

A New Way to Journal

Last week I blogged about how I am contemplating and reconsidering journaling, why I journal and if I will continue to journal.ย  I got some great comments and had some even greater conversations with friends about the subject and I have decided what to do. I am going to start journaling from the perspective of…

Dear Diary…

When I was little I got my first diary. It was white with different colored hearts all over it and there was a lock on it, like a real metal lock which functioned more like a buckle because there wasn’t a key for it, just a buckle type latch. I can’t remember how old I…

31 Day Writing Challenge

Day 1 – Intro Blog (the one you’re on) Day 2 – Some Cooks Are Born, Others Are Made Day 3 – The Curse of the Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe Day 4 – There are Bakers, and There are Cooks Day 5 – Save The Turkeys! Use a Brine   I saw a post today…

Catching Up

I guess you could say alot has happened since my last real post! Lets see… We had a baby I quit my job We moved I got shingles We ended 2011 Yep. Thats alot. No wonder I got shingles! So the long and short of it is this: On October 12, 2011 we welcomed Lucia…

On Blogging… and Writing in General

I have had a very difficult time maintaining my blog this year.ย  It is not for lack of things to write about or talk about.ย  In many cases I have been distracted by other things or the things I want to write about, I don’t feel free to write about for various reasons. During this…

Going All In = Major Life Changes!

Last month I wrote about going โ€œall inโ€ with God. This month I want to tell you what going โ€œall inโ€ has looked like for us over the last several weeks. The week of my birthday, two life changing things happened in the Walters household. Brian, my seminary graduate husband, was offered a job in…