Author Archives: LaurenCaldwell

A Great Way To Start Your Monday 6/9/14

… even for people who don’t like cats!   🙂

Meet My Daughter, Jimmy Fallon

As a parent, I spend way too much time worrying about my daughter and how she is developing.  She is moving at a slower pace than other kids her age and I often wonder if I am doing something to cause this.  I think this is a natural thing for mothers to do and I am definitely not alone in feeling this way.  As parents, we love to brag about all the cool things our kids are doing but we sometimes forget that the parents of kids who aren’t over-performing take that to heart.  We don’t want to and we want to be happy for all the cool stuff your child can do but that doesn’t always make it easy to take.   Continue reading

A Great Way To Start Your Monday 6/2/14

…attempt the impossible today.  It is easier than it seems.   🙂

On This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to remember those men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedom.  The following is a list of those American men and women who died in Afghanistan during the past year.  Please join me in praying for them and their loved ones. If you would like to add anyone to the list please add them in the comments.  God Bless.


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An Appropriate Way To Start Your Memorial Day – 5/26/14

…before you go out to celebrate this Memorial Day, please take a minute to remind yourself of what you are celebrating and how this day came to be.  God Bless!

A Great Way To Start Your Monday 5/19/14

…this is a great way to look at things.    🙂

There just aren’t enough hours in the day!!!


This week our cake makers are feeling a little overwhelmed.  Many of us have major events going on at work or in our personal lives that are using up all our energy and brain power.  Finding time to do all the things you want to do can be hard.  So what gets neglected?

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A Call For Awkward

If you don’t have a young adult presence at your church, try finding a few that you trust borrow or bribe them, whatever you need to do to get them there — and have them attend a service and tell you what’s awkward about coming to your church for the first, second, or tenth times. And then do something to change those problem spots. It takes a very brave and dedicated millennial to overcome the hurdles of a complex institution and to actively work to find their way to the center of the community, especially if they were not raised in the church.

Young Evangelicals and High Church

“He cannot have God as his Father who does not have the church for his Mother,” said Cyprian, nearly two millennia ago. Perhaps if Protestant churches began acting more like dutiful mothers instead of fun babysitters, there would be fewer youth leaving their ecclesiastical homes as soon as they are out of the house.

A Great Way To Start Your Monday 5/12/14

… I just love Richard Simmons!    🙂