I’m back!!!

And I am grateful for every amazing moment I have spent with the Lord and my family since January!  Obedience is a wonderful thing, I stepped away because God indicated I should and though I was not sure for how long when I did step away, I am sure that now is the time to start sharing life again! We have some MAJOR changes going on in our personal lives and in my mom ministry life as well.  My youngest is graduating from High School in May, … [Read more...]

Social Media Conundrum

For eight years my immersion in social media has been blessed by relationships made, encouragement shared and received, as well knowledge gained. I am grateful for every conversation, tear, grin and giggle I have shared with others. However, there is a constant “tyranny of the urgent” that comes with social media immersion that has become a heavy burden. Dogged engagement in daily on-line conversation can be its greatest reward, but for me, … [Read more...]

Meet Stephen Kendrick – Sharing About Adoption

Enthusiasm, encouragement and oozing Jesus' love, that is how I would describe Stephen Kendrick! Check out my recent video interview with him where he shares how he and his wife Jill made the decision to adopt and how God was with them every step of the way. Amazing story - amazing family. Soon I will share another video interview where we hear from Alex and an exciting new movie project he is a part of ... he is just as amazing as his bro, … [Read more...]

Meet Sally Lloyd Jones – Jesus Story Book Bible

Sometimes I stand amazed at the sweet love filled souls who are finely tuned to hear God's voice and how they then share that gift with others through their writing. Sally Lloyd Jones, author of the Jesus Story Book Bible was a complete joy to meet and chat with - I mean like "instant friends" type of connection. I think the Holy Spirit does that quite often...don't you agree! Little did she know the little "surprise" I had to tell her … [Read more...]

Suffering? Need Help?

Friends, I am in a season that is leaving me reeling...and on my knees. Family members with serious health issues that have had me away from home, an unexpected death in our family that has led to heartache and hard decisions. Each heart crushing need could be a series of blog posts that would leave my keyboard salty from the splash of tears. But God has not released me to share...after these happenings are not my life...but the fragile … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Oh My!

Do you have that "marvelicious" baked good that you are sort of "known" for amongst family and friends? You know, the one that turns you into a rock star? Well girlfriend, you better come up with one because it goes a long way to boost your conversational time with your kiddos! Come learn what I am eluding to here over at Priscilla Shirer's Going Beyond Ministries blog where I am sharing today. And yes...I was way humbled when I was … [Read more...]

Serve With Your Family

My Daddy worked for the State Park system of Kentucky for MANY years and my entire growing up life we went to state parks at least twice a year. I have many childhood memories of fun family times romping through just about every park in the Bluegrass state! And camping is something that was a monthly commitment for many, many years in our family and both of our kids are hooked on the great outdoors I am sure in large part due to our regular … [Read more...]

Nicole Unice Wisdom

Recently I was blessed to meet and have a few conversations with Nicole Unice when she came to FamilyLife for a visit! For sure I think she and I would be great buds if she lived around here somewhere. She was so very engaging and every question I asked her was met with enthusiasm and great wisdom. Check this out and you'll see what I mean!  I hope you will also visit her website and get to know her better! … [Read more...]

Karen Ehman – I Get To!

When I met Karen Ehman I noticed lots of smiles and lots of spunk. It is fun to "know" someone on line and then meet them in person and realize their "on-line" heart is as big as their in person heart. I so enjoyed asking Karen a "bunch" of questions and look forward to you reaping the rewards from her heartfelt answers! Her words today will help you realize the hum drum of momlife should be seen as "I Get To" not "I Have To" - brilliant! … [Read more...]

Christian Zombies, Who Knew

OK, sit down a minute. Yes, I do watch Walking Dead with my son. Don't judge me. Call me crazy but it is a way to connect with him around something that intrigues him. And yes I do look away when they have one of those gross scenes...even he thinks at times they are over the top. We even when to see that zombie love story movie together when it came out. Which actually led to some pretty cool conversations. I am telling you moms...you … [Read more...]