Loving Well

Although, flowers, chocolates and jewelry are great, they don't represent what Valentine's Day means to me. Loving someone well requires...

Restoring Resolutions

Now that January is over and resolutions are in full swing, I thought I would share my new perspectives on resolutions, what they used to...

Made to Last

Let me start with a truth about marriage that has served me the last 22 years. Truth: Building a strong foundation from the beginning is...

Sarcasm Calling...

Talking with people is always an interesting experience, especially with my children. Some days the interactions flow out like milk and...

A New Day...

As the new year settles in and Christmas begins to fade away, I began the process of restoring my home back to the way it looked before....

Navy Blue

While Advent is in full swing I catch myself having moments of how next year's Christmas season might look different for our family. A...

Thanksgiving Eagerness

My kids say that I prep for holidays in a similar fashion as my husband does for competitive races. List making starts a few weeks prior...

The Gift Of Gratitude

Recently I attended a dinner for a close friend of mine that was honored for his commitment and service to helping improve his local...

A "Best" Friend

Have you ever found a best friend that you didn't know you were even looking for? Growing up in such a close-knit family, especially one...

The Proud Parent

"I'm a Proud Mom/Dad of an Awesome kid" or "I'm a Proud Parent of an Honor Roll Student!" I love reading the stickers that parents have...

Right or Righteous?

IS IT WRONG TO WANT TO BE RIGHT? I think most of us would agree that it feels good to be right. There is nothing more frustrating than...

SHE SPEAKS

Yesterday I just returned home from the SHE SPEAKS writers conference in North Carolina. It was an incredible experience, with over 800...

small town BIG FAITH

Even small churches like mine, can challenge us with big messages. This week, I was reminded of this simple yet profound...