The Laughs and Jesus Blog

God shows his hand in so many of my everyday life scenarios - from poop to pork butts.
How could I keep any of that to myself?

(Oh and this is where it all began more than a decade ago when I began writing as the Cape Wearing Mom. My sister actually made me a cape and I even wore it in public. #truestory )

Do Nothing

Do nothing. That sentence sounds like such a simple thing, doesn’t it? It’s just two little words and it sounds like a pretty easy thing to do. Just stop what you’re doing and now you’re doing nothing. That’s how it works, right?  It literally doesn’t take anything to do nothing.  Or does it? ? So this was the line of […]

Fighting Coyotes with a Ceiling Fan Duster

Ever play that game where you’re asked to determine which item in a group of things doesn’t belong? Sometimes I think my life is one big game like that. I certainly felt that way the other night at 9:54 pm when the evening included coyotes, a missing Amazon package and a ceiling fan duster. It started with a text from […]

Raising Orange Flags

It was my husband’s idea. I just want to get that out there. Most people are conditioned to look out for things that don’t seem right or are potentially harmful. Watch out for red flags, we say. So it’s perfectly natural that everyone who’s come by our house lately has stopped, gawked, and crossed the road to walk on the […]

Didn’t See That Coming

Ever find yourself in a place in your life and wonder how the heck you got there? Like this looks much different than I imagined or I never thought I’d be doing “X” …yet here I am? (Please tell me I’m not alone.) I sat on the porch this morning. As any true southerner would, I’ve spent many hours there in […]

OMG. We Got a Dog. 

It was a Saturday. I was baking butchering macarons. Like me, Eric was trying not to watch the Carolina v. Clemson football game, but both of us were unsuccessful. While my egg whites were whipping, I was holding my breath during another 3rd and long situation for my beloved Gamecocks. So you see, I blame the dog acquisition on being […]

Why is Your Floor So Dirty?

After Hurricane Ian hit our area last week, a lot of things were closed including schools. That poses an issue for parents who work in critical areas like emergency services since they have nowhere for their kids to go. The couple that lives across the street have two boys, ages 13 and 6. Both parents have jobs that required them […]

I Dogsat a Pooch.

When the call came in, I thought it was a joke.  “You want me to do what?” “I think you’ve got the wrong number.” “Am I on candid camera?” Sure enough, son Austin and his wife Nicole were asking me to dogsit. Yes, for real and yes without supervision. I was as shocked as you probably are right now.  As […]

Dogs? Nope. Well, Maybe on Tuesdays.

You know those crazy questions people ask as icebreakers? Things like “what’s your second favorite movie” or “ if you could be a vegetable, which one would you be”… Yep, those questions. I never have good answers to any of them so they frustrate me. But there’s one question that if asked my answer will cause a collective gasp from […]

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