The Responsibility of Blessings

The Responsibility of Blessings

The other day my stove died.  It died a boisterous death as the broiler refused to cut off, causing my kitchen to fill with smoke and the smoke detector refused to be silenced.  A little Internet research revealed that either the electrical circuitry was shot or there...
Slow to Anger?

Slow to Anger?

Yesterday I nearly had a meltdown in the kitchen….. I was fixing breakfast for the family….homemade blueberry muffins, with real blueberries.  The sugar container was almost empty.  I’m annoyed.  We were out of bagged sugar.  I’m more annoyed. ...
A New Playlist

A New Playlist

The other day there was a serious emergency that ended with a grave tragedy in the Smith Household. A few months ago, I got a new computer.  A desktop.  A Mac.  I had moved just about everything from my beloved PC laptop to the demonic Mac, except my iTunes.  Anytime...
What Did Jesus Look Like

What Did Jesus Look Like

I ran across a blog post the other day entitled “What Did Jesus Look Like?” I have to admit, normally when I run across articles like that I immediately do the eye-roll thing and move on.  In my experience most people who tackle the subject of What did...
Game On

Game On

I get really irritated when I hear people criticize grown men who play video games. They like to create this image of some immature man-boy sitting in his basement in a dirty t-shirt wasting his life away playing dumb games.  One reason it annoys me is that my husband...
Are You Stinky?

Are You Stinky?

In my classroom I have a list called “Ms. Smith’s pet peeves.”  One of my biggest pet peeves is odors.  Perfume.  Scented lotion. Cologne.  Food.  Body odor. Bananas (I HATE the smell of bananas). The kids find this amusing.  They think I’m a...