Missing the Old While Longing For the New

Our backyard has a creek running through it, nestled up to woods with both tall and fallen trees. Pretty much daily, we drop everything to run watch the deer trot through the woods, across the creek, and in to the field on the backside of our property. The other day, my husband took our three year old son, dog, and … Read More

This Stuff is Real

I’m not a theologian. But I am a Christ-follower. Long before I chose Him 29 years ago, Jesus chose me. I was 4 when I decided to follow Jesus. It wasn’t a complicated decision. I hadn’t been into drugs or come from an abusive home or anything like that. My storyline of following Jesus had a pretty steady baseline until … Read More

Top Ten (OK, Thirteen) Take Aways From She Speaks 2015

I’ve been on the road this week after wrapping up time well spent learning at Proverbs Thirty One Ministries She Speaks Writers’ and Speakers’ Conference in Concord, North Carolina. I joined over 800 other women who LOVE words and want to learn how to use them wisely to point others to the Word who became flesh and made His dwelling … Read More

The Sights of Asheville

The Biltmore Estate Growing up, it was easy to fantasize about living in a Castle because, well, there was one just down the street.  The Biltmore House is the largest privately owned home in the United States.  Ask any kid in the Asheville area and their dream home is this house belonging to the late George Vanderbilt and family.  Equally … Read More

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, I Think I’ll Go Eat Some Worms

 It’s raining today.  The sky is a washed out gray with darker gray clouds whisping along.  It’s a terrible day to be getting a hair cut/style, but I am.  As much as I’ve been looking forward to getting my yearly hair trim, I’d much rather be snuggled up at home hiding from an inevitable bad hair day and the storms … Read More

Showing Up

Have you ever had someone show up that made all the difference in your day? Isn’t it the best when someone just makes your day by showing up or calling to tell you something that makes your heart smile? The other day, my sister-in-law called to tell me some cute stories about our niece and nephew. One of the things … Read More

Tying on New Branches to The Family Tree

    Family genealogy has become quite intriguing to me the past few years. We had a membership to ancestory.com for a few years and also became very interested in NBC’s show, “Who Do You Think You Are. I’ve been thinking about family lines a lot this week.  Tuesday would have been my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary had my dad still been … Read More


It’s been awhile since I’ve tickled the blogospherekeys. However, I’ve had a lot of thoughts swirling throughout my brain about wondrous things God’s been doing in our lives. It all boils down to one word: story. I’ve never been so utterly aware of the fact that I am a character in a very intricate plot as I have been of late. … Read More

Life in Technicolor

The Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie of all time. I suppose it was in college when I first started piecing together the reason why it is my favorite movie. It all boils down to the fact that there’s no place like home. This afternoon, we were driving home to Tennessee from North Carolina. It was a gorgeous day … Read More

Putting on That Old 45

Tonight I was writing a note of encouragement to someone who just lost her sister. As I was doing so, my husband put on one of my dad’s old records that I didn’t even know we had. The oldie, “Last Kiss,” began to play. It was a song that my dad and I always got excited about when it came … Read More