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A New “First”

A New First - saying yes to God when He places a dream in our heart ||

We have a lot of "firsts" in life, don't we? First breath, first steps, first school, first job, first home of our own, first child, first blog post...the list is different for each of us. Last night I had a new "first" - first time on the radio. My dear friend, Vonetta Carter, had the opportunity … [continue]

Serving Notice

Serving Notice: No Longer Welcome Here ||

Did you ever want to serve notice – maybe at a job, in a relationship, or in a particularly tough situation from which you’d like to check out? I know I have – especially recently. And so, right now, today, I’m doing just that – serving notice “on paper” so that it’s official and not […]


The Foundation

The Foundation - what we sometimes fail to remember ||

Last night I shared about sitting in the sand, giving up on trying to fight the ongoing battle that comes with the stress of life. (The rest of this post will make a little more sense if you start by reading “And So I Sat.” Go ahead; I’ll wait here.) Sometimes we exhaust ourselves trying […]


And So I Sat

And So I Sat - finding beauty in our situation ||

Life often seems to be an uphill journey, doesn’t it? Seems we get almost where we need to be and then life comes and trips us up again. You know how that feels, too, I’m sure. And when life happens and the trip-ups seem to come one right after another, I sometimes just feel like giving up. […]


The Day I Took My Ring Off

The Day I Took My Ring Off - and what I really learned ||

Earlier this week one of our dogs jumped up and scratched my hand and lower arm. My hand was sore so I took off my wedding ring for about 36 hours, until it started feeling better. If you’ve ever had your ring off, or any item that you wear with great regularity, you know the […]


Validation: The Witch Doctor or Jesus?

Validation: The Witch Doctor or Jesus - who is more powerful? Jesus! Answering comments that have been left on the blog & standing up for Jesus ||

Validation. We all love it – that pat on the back when we are doing well, that encouraging word when we’ve met the goal, the simple reminder that we are seen and noticed. As a blogger, some of that validation comes in the form of comments. I LOVE to hear from you. I LOVE to […]


I Believe In You

I Believe In You ||

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about believing in people – considering it from every possible angle that I can. Why? Well, because I’ve been in spots when I needed someone to believe in me, and I’ve watched others who have needed someone to believe in them. I’ve seen people flourish from a simple, “I […]


The Help We Need

The Help We Need - when the help we receive doesn't look like we think it should...and how to keep going ||

I’ve had a number of conversations recently, all centered around getting the help we need. That has meant something different in every conversation – from needing a baby-sitter, to needing help making some major changes in life. We all need help at some point, don’t we? And, I would venture to say that we all […]



quotes to inspire & motivate ||

We have 3 young piano players in our home, and we are gearing up for the end-of-year recital. We’ve hit a little bit of a wall and needed some inspiration, so today we cleared off the piano, decided specifically what our focus would be, and set to work. The picture on the wall behind our […]


In Remembrance of Children with Autism who Lost their Lives after Wandering


Today, April 1st, is the start of Autism Awareness month. Our younger son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in August, 2011. While I don’t write about his needs as much anymore, today seems like a good time to share a little with you. Today has also been set aside in remembrance of children with autism […]