Accountability

My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” I was accused a few weeks ago of having given up blogging. I would like to protest that accusation, but looking at the date of my last post on here, I’m not sure I’ve got a leg to stand on arguing against that. Let me just say that in my head … More Accountability

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The Bratty Princess

My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” My sister probably just had a heart attack when she read that title. Come now, dearie. Do you have to jump to that conclusion? Would I really do something like that? Just because one of your nicknames is “Princess?” Ok, fine, I’ve been known to be a horrible sister at times. … More The Bratty Princess

Choose to Believe

My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” So I cried for two hours straight today. And by “cried” I don’t mean a little weeping with a few tears escaping out of the corner of my eyes here and there. (If that’s the definition then I’ve been crying for nearly 9 hours straight at this point). I’m talking about … More Choose to Believe

Beaten Down Men

My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” That’s “Beaten” down men, NOT “Beating” down men. I know some of you women are disappointed. So I want to know: what on earth have we women done to men?! I’m serious. This is dreadful. Last week I was up in the mountains of NH with some of my siblings. We … More Beaten Down Men

My Facade of Control

My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” So last week I wrote about manipulation, and how I have caught myself trying to manipulate situations in order to receive affirmation. The other side of manipulation is control. I don’t tend to manipulate situations in order to gain control, though, so I’ve never considered myself a controlling person. However, in … More My Facade of Control

Bragging Rights

My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” Tomorrow is my little sister’s graduation. Oh, stop it… I can sense that look on your face. You’re thinking “homeschool graduation?” and picturing a bunch of smelly, bearded hicks dressed in overalls (with no shirts or shoes) sitting around picking on banjos and whooping it up: “Yee haw! Naomi done gradjated … More Bragging Rights

God’s Opinion

My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” What if the people of Nineveh had taken Jonah’s opinion of them as being God’s opinion of them?? I heard a sermon the other day that mentioned Jonah and how he really didn’t have a great opinion of the people of Nineveh. I usually don’t get too much out of sermons … More God’s Opinion