Silenced

It has been eight long months since I've last posted. Eight months. If you've read any of my writing, you'll know I only post when I feel inspired and believe God has something to say through me (with an occasional smattering of fun), which would naturally lead you to believe that I haven't been inspired for eight months. That is really far from the truth. Through my writings the last couple … [Read more...]

Inner Strength and Training Camp

If football season is anywhere on your radar, you're probably glued to ESPN or NFL Network looking for your team's updates. The guys have been there for two weeks, they're in the heat of full-contact drills, 3-inch deep playbooks, losing 7 pounds of sweat in an afternoon, and ice baths. They're e-x-h-a-u-s-t-e-d. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. If my coaches' and player's wives will … [Read more...]

Passion and Persecution

I love the joy of the Christmas season, the twinkling lights, the gifts, the general feel-good of that whole time of year. But I love Passion Week. Palm Sunday to Good Friday, culminating in Resurrection Day ~ Easter Sunday. The whole week is a mirror reflection of real life and it's roller coaster of emotion. One day we're happy and celebrating, and then in a matter of moments we can find … [Read more...]

So What’s It Gonna Be?

It's only appropriate when this was the view from my windshield this morning, April 4, that I speak about the elation we feel about the opportunity to leave Minnesota. However, in all fairness to this state I've found so difficult to love, the discomfort of the past three years here had far more to do with God's divine plan than the seemingly endless winters. If you've spent any time listening … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Where’s Matt, eh?

In my mind, many people read my blog. And maybe only in my mind, lots of folks are left hanging when I make random comments several months back about an update on Matt and his goings-on. Believe it or not, I don't forget those things; instead, I'm rather haunted by the fact that for so long there was nothing to report. UNTIL NOW!!! This Tuesday, he'll head even further north than here in … [Read more...]

A Word to the Wives

It's time for my annual advice column for those of us whose lives and marriages are interrupted by football, at any level. This year, though, I'd like to speak more directly to how we treat each other as fellow wives. For those new to the blog, I'll reiterate my imperatives for while your man is in training camp: First, and foremost, you can't possibly know (unless you're an olympic-caliber … [Read more...]

Can’t Bye This

If a picture is worth a thousand words, it's gotta be worth at least as many smells, sounds, and feelings. This photo was taken this morning, a football-free weekend for the Vikings because of the bye. John had a couple buddies over for an overnight filled with laughter, food, popcorn, more food, video games, and about an hour of community service project. They  had grandiose plans to rake leaves … [Read more...]