• fall,  football,  Ole Miss,  Oxford,  Simple on Sunday

    Finally feeling Fall {Simple on Sunday}

    Today, we returned home from Oxford after a great visit with family and friends, and some of the best football I’ve ever watched. (Looks like Bo Wallace’s arm is doing better, my son says. See “When it’s ok to pray about football” in case you missed it.) The Double Decker bus: this kid (the one with his mouth wide open) hollered down to every single LSU fan the bus passed and shouted, “Corndog!” I caught him mid-shout.  I love having a buddy to shop the Oxford Square with me.  It’s a beautiful, sunny Sunday, perfect for a drive. And we got home with some daylight left and enough time to…

  • contentment,  home,  Oxford

    Homesick

    Hadad said to Pharaoh, “Let me depart, that I may go to my own country.” But Pharaoh said to him, “What have you lacked with me that you are now seeking to go to your own country?” And he said to him, “Only let me depart.”  1 Kings 11:21-22 Me and the kids on the square in Oxford.  I’m homesick. Probably because I’m home, visiting. I always thought I would eventually get back here permanently one day, like anywhere else was a temporary thing, but it hadn’t happened. Yet.  I know I need to live and serve where God would have me do so, and for the most part, I have…

  • Auburn,  kids,  Laurel,  linkup,  Mississippi,  MSWB,  Ole Miss,  Oxford

    Getting to Know You 2 With MSWB

    So today, Mississippi Women Bloggers is doing another “Getting to Know You” link up! These are a lot of fun and a good way for all of us to get to know each other, especially since our list of bloggers has grown so much lately, which is awesome! In case you missed the first one, my responses to that one are here. Without further adieu… 1.  What is your favorite thing to do in your hometown? Which one? In Oxford, I like to catch up with family and check out the shops on the Square. Probably one of my favorite things in Laurel, where we live now, is when the…

  • Auburn,  football,  kids,  Ole Miss,  Oxford,  SEC,  Throwback Thursday

    Throwback Thursday, Football Edition: Football Schizophrenia Redux

    Today is the day that life begins again. Meaning, for all of us Rebels, today is the beginning of football season. Ole Miss plays Vandy tonight, and I plan to be planted squarely in front of the TV with appropriate game day food within reach. I am even sporting the red and blue at work today. Hotty Toddy, y’all!In honor of football season and Throwback Thursday, here’s an old football column of mine.This was written for the October 1, 2009 edition of the paper, so the game I was referring to in the first paragraph that inspired such heartbreak must have been the September 26, 2009 game between Mississippi State…