This is the time of year I'm regularly asked my thoughts on celebrating Halloween as Christians, and I'm happy to share my response. Halloween has its roots as a Christian celebration. It originated as All Hallow's Eve, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallow's Day, which was a day to remember the dead including saints, martyrs, and faithful departed believers. At some point … [Read more...]

Birthday Boy

                  Both the Baylor Bears and the Chicago Bears posted birthday greetings on their Facebook pages of the man I used to be married to. I've actually only had one husband, but over the last 35 years I've known him, he's been a few different men. The first guy is the one I met as an 18-year old freshman at … [Read more...]

Sights and Sounds of Summer, Part 1

There's probably no argument that the beginning of summer is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Christmas may compete with summer for generating the most enthusiasm for its arrival, but for the 2/3 of the country that experiences winter in all its splendor, we eagerly anticipate 'school's out for SUMMER!' The NFL's summer is abbreviated when compared to the rest of the world, … [Read more...]

Rites of Passage

Memorial Weekend, the traditional start-of-summer ~ even if the calendar chooses to hold off for a few more weeks ~ is usually a time for me to segue into the warm months, strolling through the flower markets and designing our flower pots in my mind. It's a time to sleep in, enjoy coffee on the deck and barbecue and putz. Not this year, though. This year, we celebrated! Mike, John, Becky and I … [Read more...]

On Mothers and Mothering

I would imagine I wasn't the only teenage girl whose mother's advice was met with eye rolls and disdain. How I treated my mom during my bratty high school years would be on the short list of 'Things I Would Do Differently If Given The Chance.' I didn't necessarily display rebellious behavior; I wasn't a police blotter type of problem child, but for matters of the heart, I am not proud of my … [Read more...]

Giving Back

Mike's playing days afforded him much more free time than his coaching days do, so events added to the calendar are given long, hard consideration before being confirmed. This year, when his presence was requested at TURN, a reformation project taking place at Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana, he jumped at the chance to spend a weekend at the maximum security prison. He had one caveat, … [Read more...]

A Spiritual Chill

**A little housekeeping...Be sure and subscribe on the Feed icon located to the right of the page. If you subscribed to Soul Snippets, you'll need to subscribe separately to the KimPossible blog. I don't want you to miss any entries!** When I first started writing this blog, I thought it would be fun to give an inside look at life as an NFL Coach's family. In retrospect, I really thought it … [Read more...]

For Certain

Since my last post, the holidays have come and gone, Christmas decorations have been stored away for another year, and most Starbucks locations have run out of their red cups. The excitement and newness of 2013 may be starting to wane, and if we're not careful a feeling of same ol' - same ol' can come upon us. If you live in an area where the climate provides a real winter experience (my … [Read more...]

Worried Prayers

In my last blog, I mentioned that I'd write next about the importance of praying faith-filled prayers, instead of the worried prayers we so often throw up to God. I've been mulling over my thoughts, wondering how I would convey the concept without sounding too preach-y or methodical. I sat down to write it a couple times, but left it unfinished ~ waiting until it was more inspired. Well, … [Read more...]

Rough Rider

This past weekend I drove and drove and droooove up to see Matt in Regina, Saskatchewan, to deliver his car to him and sneak a peek into his new surroundings. And while I was gone, I learned (or re-learned) a bit about attitude. In my last couple posts, I alluded to the number of trips I've recently taken by car. I've been across the dairy farms of Wisconsin multiple times, even made the 16 hour … [Read more...]