In a land full of freedom fanatics and fighters, Independence Day has a meaning that has evolved over our short history. The first of our forefathers fought for our independence from England. The Civil War followed, when our country needed to decide if independence was for slaves too. Since then all our wars have been on the soil of other countries. All that is politics and power. And all of that pales in comparison to the plan God has for freedom. Freedom really needs to be in the heart of ... » Learn More about Freedom: It’s your calling!
We have explored two topics to bridge the generations: A Love for All Ages; and Guess Who's Getting a Tattoo? What would you choose for the next topic? What makes you shake your head when you think of other generations? What topics would help you better understand someone older, or younger? What would improve your most challenging relationship(s)? I'll throw out some choices, but we aren't limited to these: Core values of each generation: How they shaped today's culture The Digital ... » Learn More about Help me choose the next topic!
Would this 60-something grandma get a tattoo? Especially since both her daughters asked (with puppy dog eyes and adult logic!)? "We could get matching tattoos of a 'claddagh' (symbol of a heart in hands) to honor our Scottish heritage," they persuaded. Well...no. Sort of... Most of the stories I have told you in this blog series came from people, both young and old, who had given their tattoos a tremendous amount of thought. They languished over choosing the right artist and creating the ... » Learn More about My tattoo story
I have two beautiful daughters who both have tattoos. When I asked permission to share their tattoo stories, they thought the only logical conclusion to this blog series was for all of us to get a tattoo together--one symbol, on three bodies that links us together forever. (Um, excuse me...Has someone forgotten about the great job my uterus did? I think that qualifies as a link, right?) Vanessa's story Vanessa's story is very simple. She moved to Louisiana and became enamored with lots of ... » Learn More about My Millennials and their Tattoos
What's up with wrists? Maybe it's just the moms I hang out with at MOPS, but wrists these days are all populated with ink! The question with wrists is: Is this for others to read? Or for the person who is wearing the tattoo? The statistics say that 36% of millennials have tattoos, but to me it seems higher. You can't walk into a beauty salon, a crowded elevator or a gym without brushing up against someone's ink art. Before you go all judg-y on a whole generation, we must ask the story ... » Learn More about Millennials and Tattoos