Kicking Martha in the Shin

I’m a recovering Martha. In Luke 10, Mary and Martha are entertaining Jesus for dinner. Mary sits with Jesus and listens to Him while Martha bustles around, making preparations. A misguided hostess, she is more focused on the pot roast than the person she’s entertaining. Not that I am by ANY means a Type A…

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Battling Back to School Madness: Meal Planning

One of the hardest adjustments for me to make once my kids go back to school is planning meals. Summertime allows for a later dinnertime and accepting invitations to barbeques. I can throw things together on my own schedule without meal planning. Once school starts, a more efficient system is needed to make sure activities,…

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The Best Kind of Distraction

The Best Kind of Distraction

As a recovering task-oriented person, I struggle. Sometimes my motivation to get things done is so laser-focused that I am abrupt with people if they interrupt me. Distraction is the enemy, isn’t it? When I get in “the zone”, get out of my way. Surely, it’s not my best quirk. Some time ago, a friend…

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