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Michele Montgomery
"You have circled the mountain long enough; now turn north." Deuteronomy 2:3 (NASB)
Interests: Christ Follower, Wife, Mother of Six, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Aspiring Writer
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Hard hats. Steel toed boots. Safety goggles. Hearing protection. PPE? The words seemed so foreign and strange in my mind. Reading my email once again, I tried to understand how my newest assignment could possibly require me to venture into such a hazardous environment. It wasn’t as if I didn’t... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at The Journey North
“A tornado is definitely worse than a hurricane,” my twelve year old son emphatically announced from the backseat. “No it’s not. A hurricane is worse!” My nine year old daughter’s obvious disagreement resounded off the windows of our SUV as we headed home from spending the weekend at my parents’... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at The Journey North
I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed some quality time with family and friends. In contrast to our normally hectic lives, my hubby and I decided to stay home and hide out with our two youngest kiddos. The other four travelled to the east coast for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2011 at The Journey North
Discouraged. There isn’t a better word to describe how I feel these days. While work has been sailing along at an impressive clip and family life has swirled with the force of gale winds, my writing has fallen to the bottom of my list. With pure determination, I have continued... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at The Journey North
Tonight is the final game of the regular football season and it is destined to be a grand finale. Despite the fact that both schools have already made the playoffs, Dawson High School will be hosting Manvel High School in a 4A grudge match that will not disappoint. Prior to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at The Journey North
The weekend’s activities beaconed to me as I prepared for my final meeting of the day. Sports, church, and other commitments danced through my mind as I considered the logistics of getting everyone where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Despite my desire to get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at The Journey North
Happy Halloween! I have to admit that I am rather fond of this holiday despite the witches, dark magic and malicious pranks that can spoil the innocent fun of the season. As in years past, tonight’s festivities will bring out the best in our community. With cool temperatures and no... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at The Journey North
Fall has finally arrived in Houston. A lovely cold front came through last night and brisk autumn temperatures now grace our city. The best part? Those pesky mosquitoes that have plagued us for the past couple of weeks forcing us to remain indoors and yell at the kids to “Shut... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at The Journey North
“Would you like some dessert or coffee?” The waiter smoothly offered us our options as he removed various lunch dishes with practiced efficiency. With a shake of my head, I declined his suggestion while I tried to keep my immense relief that our marathon lunch had finally ended from guiding... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at The Journey North
Sitting still and chatting pleasantly became more difficult to accomplish by the minute. Although I continued to resist the urge to fidget or reach for my iphone to check the time or look at my emails, I knew we had extended well beyond a reasonable lunch break. Sending up a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at The Journey North
What a beautiful day! The weather is fabulous and it’s Friday. What more can a girl ask for? Yesterday, my hubby and I returned from a long overdue and well deserved Caribbean Cruise. Despite the rough seas (20’ swells…oh my!), we had a terrific time connecting, resting, and relaxing. As... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at The Journey North
Today, my Friday Fall Favorites guest is one of my favorite bloggers. Our styles are very similar…probably why I like her so much! Tammy Karasek is a warm, funny, and entertaining writer. I’m always excited when I see that she has released a new post on Tickled Pink Tammy. She... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at The Journey North
“So, why doesn’t everyone give it a try?” The instructor’s gentle direction implied that making an attempt to solve the problem would be within the realm of possibilities. I suddenly felt propelled back to my 11th grade advanced Chemistry class. Once again, to find myself at a loss to determine... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at The Journey North
Confession…I have not finished the 3rd part to “Forgiveness vs Consequence.” However, I am hopeful that a bus ride to Austin on Saturday will provide the opportunity to finish it up. I might even have a surprise posting for you over the weekend…hey, stranger things have happened. Until then, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at The Journey North
Today, I am pleased and excited to welcome Brittany Williamson to our Friday Fall Favorites series. I met Brittany on the shuttle bus as we traveled to the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ She Speaks Conference in July (See Let’s Get Naked! for more about that). As I anxiously wondered if I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at The Journey North
“Good afternoon, Mrs. Montgomery. This is the Assistant Principle at the High School. I’m sure your son explained the incident on Friday. We weren’t able to address it then, but I just wanted you to know that we dealt with the situation first thing this morning. We don’t anticipate any... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at The Journey North
“Excuse me, Mrs. Montgomery. Do you have a moment?” I closed my eyes and, for an instant, consider the possibility of saying “no.” Yet, avoiding the situation would not improve my position. With a deep sigh of regret, I offered a quick prayer for support before turning around to follow... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at The Journey North
Today, I’m thrilled to continue our Friday Fall Favorites series with the writings of Shannon Milholland. At the same time, I will be a guest over at Shannon’s blog Jesus & My Orange Juice and Rachel Loudon’s blog The Lazy Christian. You will probably remember Rachel from earlier this month... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at The Journey North
“Hey! I’m stopping by your office to get something out of your car in a few.” The unexpected announcement in my husband’s text caught me off guard. While our jobs are relatively close to each other, they aren’t exactly conveniently located. After almost eight weeks at my new job, this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at The Journey North
I struggled with finishing my last series I’ve Got it All Figured Out. It seemed like every time I began to feel that things were finally back on track, some situation arose that demonstrated how far away I actually am from finding balance and renewal. Generally, I feel that most... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at The Journey North
Shame occupied my thoughts and my dreams. By morning, the bags under my eyes announced my sleeplessness. Staring at the clock I felt the pressure of the day rest firmly on my shoulders. In contrast, the soft snores to my right alerted me to the fact that my husband continued... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at The Journey North
Today, I’m thrilled to continue our Friday Fall Favorites series with the writings of Stephanie Shott. Before we do, I want to apologize for leaving you hanging with “I’ve Got It All Figured Out – Part 3 of 3”. With school now in full swing, the craziness in my life... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at The Journey North
“Time for birthday cake!” my husband happily announced. The thundering sound of quickly moving footsteps matched the anxious beating of my heart. I wasn’t ready. Grabbing as many of the various dirty dishes and trash as I could, I tried to focus on the celebrator nature of blowing out candles... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at The Journey North
Angrily, I threw the mixing bowl in the sink and flinched as I watched the cake batter fly unhindered landing on the various kitchen surfaces. I felt tears burning the backs of my eyes and abruptly turned marching out of the kitchen and into my bedroom to retrieve my purse.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at The Journey North
As we continue our series Friday Fall Favorites, I am pleased and honored to share the writings of Kimberly Rae. We met the first night of the Proverbs 31 Ministries She Speaks Conference in July. She offered understanding, comfort, and encouragement during a time when I questioned why God had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at The Journey North