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And the Correct Answer Is…

Most people only see a serious side of my husband, but Mo definitely likes to have a good time too. One of his favorite things to do is play games. If we are hanging out with people, they are likely to get roped into playing Monopoly (yawn) or Prince Pauper […]


A Pianist’s Joy

It would probably be generous to call me a pianist. I haven’t taken a formal lesson in fifteen years, and had not played on a regular basis after that until about two years ago. When Mo was brought to pastor his current churches, they both were desiring a pianist to assist […]

Work and Lead

7 Tips for Recording Useful Minutes

For four years I served as the executive secretary for GYC. The title sounds fancy, but really it meant that I was administrative support for the organization’s Executive Committee. While my responsibilities varied, one of my most important tasks was a mundane one: taking minutes. I’ve heard from more than […]

Amusements, Journal

Amusing Ames Redesign

How do you like the new look? Pretty sweet, huh? Let’s just say that it was time to renovate my blog. To be honest, the inspiration kind of came from (binge) watching different house flipping shows online (Fixer Upper is my current personal favorite). What’s the parallel? Well, you see, […]

Journal, Typical Ames

Sixth Grade Justice

Depending on how things go with this election, the United States Supreme Court may finally review whether I should have been awarded a point on a quiz in sixth grade. Allow me to explain. As was bound to happen, someone has filed a lawsuit challenging whether Ted Cruz can serve […]

Journal, Typical Ames

Resolved: 2016

I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions. Today, that didn’t change. But a few things that I would really like to make realities in my life came to mind as I was cooking this evening. And it’s still January, so I supposed it’s not too late to dub these […]