Faith, Grace, I Love to Tell the Story, Just for Laughs, parenting, Uncategorized

When Cows Drive

We made our annual trek to Chick-Fil-A for Cow Appreciation Day, but the drive home was a little more than we bargained for...

Just for Laughs, parenting

Parenting Is NOT for Wimps

Sometimes parenting is really hard. This week has been one of those difficult weeks with my kids. My kids are great, and I know I am incredibly blessed. But, with everything we’ve been through, it’s understandable that we have our struggles. Struggles with faith. Struggles with the past. Struggles with the future. Struggles with growing… Continue reading Parenting Is NOT for Wimps

About Dena, friendship, Hope, Just for Laughs, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Dena and the Blue Bow Tie

Have you ever done something humiliating out of complete innocence? Embarrassed yourself because of your own naiveté? Kept that mistake buried for years? When the secret came out, you had to live with the humiliation for the rest of your life? I’ve made two such mistakes. The two biggest mistakes of my life (well, maybe… Continue reading Dena and the Blue Bow Tie

friendship, Just for Laughs, OBU

Merka Man and McCrary

As I mentioned last week, I recently returned to my college homecoming. I had seen on Facebook that there was a group planning a get-together before the football game at Van’s Pig Stand, a local and student favorite. I decided to meet up with the group. I had no idea what I was walking into…… Continue reading Merka Man and McCrary

Faith, Guilt, Just for Laughs, parenting, Surviving Adultery and Divorce, temptation

Lessons from a Loogie

Several years ago, I took my kids to the local amusement park. One of their favorite rides is known as the Schooner. It’s a large ship with rows of seats. It swings back and forth like a pendulum, going higher and higher. My kids love to be in the very top row of seats. On… Continue reading Lessons from a Loogie

About Dena, Just for Laughs, parenting

Redneck Princess

I am a Redneck Princess. Let me tell you a little about myself and my family. My Grandpa was born in 1911. He was the oldest of seven boys (bless my great grandmother’s heart). Because he was the oldest, he was basically the ranch foreman—responsible for looking out for all of his younger brothers and… Continue reading Redneck Princess

About Dena, Dating, Just for Laughs

Single…And Hating It!

I am single…and hating it! I’m sure there are many singles who would say they hate it. They would tell about the loneliness. They might tell you how they long to have someone with whom to share their hopes and dreams. Or, maybe they would talk about the longing for a companion, someone with whom… Continue reading Single…And Hating It!

Just for Laughs, parenting, Uncategorized

When Life Beats You Up…

Really? I stood looking at my boys a few days ago, and I just burst into laughter! My kids look like they have been to battle—and were on the losing end! About six weeks ago, my younger boy came in and said he had hurt his thumb playing football—the same thumb he hurt playing football… Continue reading When Life Beats You Up…

Just for Laughs, parenting, Uncategorized

The Joys of My Life…

Since I began writing, my children are always asking me to write about them. So, this morning, I decided to let you meet my joys…my three precious children! Blake is my oldest child. He is 14 years old, and he stands about 6’2” tall! I don’t have any idea how he became such a giant!… Continue reading The Joys of My Life…

Just for Laughs, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Wanted: The Perfect Man

Every night, my nine-year old daughter prays the same prayer: “Lord, please bring my mom a godly, athletic, sexy, rich, smart, involved man who loves us all very much.” Yes, as a single again, I long for God to bring that man into my life—and my daughter has managed to capture the image of a… Continue reading Wanted: The Perfect Man