I’m Thankful for My Village! How About You?

It takes a village!! It’s the TRUTH!!!  There’s NO way we can do this thing called life alone! We need each other – God created it that way. He created us for community and when we don’t have community we’re lonely, isolated, and if we’re not careful we can become bitter, grouchy, critical, and down-right

How To Make A Meatball

How To Make A Meatball by Marie Armenia is a must read. Just saying the name Marie Armenia takes me back so many years. Phil and Marie Armenia have been a part of my life since my young days as a teenager.  I wanted to be just like them when I grew up. They were

A Wide-Open Love

There’s something completely amazing about the way God continues to seek, pursue and love His children. He’ll do just about ANYTHING to grow us into a closer relationship with Him. The last couple months have been a growing time for me. It’s not always easy but it’s definitely worth it. Love has been the theme

I Am Not A Moron

I was called a moron twice last night. OK, it was in my dream but it still hurt. I can’t remember all the details of the dream. Isn’t that like some dreams? We can get teary-eyed during the dream and when we wake up we can’t remember the details. But here's what little I do

What The World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love

My husband Kent has been on tour the past weekwith Jackson Heights. I was able to catch a few of the shows live and thanks to social media I have been able to watch some of the other shows from afar. I must say, my favorite Facebook Live moment was watching him sing the song

A Few Things I Am Learning

My family and I are in a season of transition.  We’ve taken some time to step back and rest before the next step.  Here’s a few things I’m learning in this restful season of life: It’s TOUGH to R E S T:  It’s tough to find rest and enjoy rest in this busy, over-achieving, noisy

Feed Them and They Will Come (Part 2)

When our kids were little I enticed the neighborhood kids to play in our yard - that way I could keep an eye on what was going on.  All I had to do was put out a bowl of Dorito’s and some sweet tea and the neighborhood kids would come. That memory passed through my mind as

Feed Them and They Will Come

We arrived at my parent’s mountain house early in the evening. A doe and her two fawns were there to greet us. My dad, being the nature lover that he is, headed straight to the pail of corn as we unpacked groceries and began to set up house for the week. In just a few

We All Need a Lifeguard

I'm a firm believer in taking time to celebrate the gifts and abilities of each other. So I'm excited this week to share a devotional from my dear friend Patty Totten. Patty is the real deal. I love her heart for God, her family and women. For several years Patty has been faithfully leading a walk class, incorporating

Behind the Scenes

There’s been a buzz in the air for months now.  Jackson Heights (the band in which my husband is a part) is a few weeks away from kicking off this years’ tour. I’m so proud of my husband, our son who has joined the group, and the rest of the band. They are a great example