A lot goes on behind this blog of mine… Hearts are lifted in prayer, poured out in tears, and shared in deep and lasting ties that are made in this worldwide web. Oh, how I love that so very much. You see, words can be the bridge that builds gaps, both far and wide. In reaching out and taking risks and stepping forward- and sharing pieces and parts of ourselves~ we grow, we are inspired, we are moved. So many precious people have touched me deeply and I have this incredible honor to know and love many that I have never met in person....

  Blessings… Another misunderstood anomaly. Most can easily identify the ones that illuminate goodness and light… They are everywhere, really. You don’t need too much effort to find them. They stand out, in smiles and good deeds and healthy children. Through wedding days and babies born and graduations. Even the smallest blessings are the biggest at times… those precious moments of revelation, or beautiful words of encouragement or simply a gorgeous radiant sun soaked day. Unexpected hugs, deals, friends…that appear right...

  I love Facebook, I really do. Every time I venture over there to catch up on the news of dear friends and blogging buddies, I find myself always oohing and aaahing over precious pictures and exciting updates. I would say about 80% of what I see is absolutely lovely. And I for one love good news and moments captured that are worth sharing with the world on social media! Heck, if and when I think about it- I sure love to announce great events and experiences myself.  How many of us can’t wait for the next facebook status update...

    November How you bless me With your rich colors And crisp air. Your transforming days As life slowly fades From the scenery that surrounds Our landscape.        You bring anticipation Unsteady hesitation Of ebb and flowing winds and sun Rain and clouds and frost come dawn.   You’re uncertain through each day But winding through the weeks Your destiny waits…   The trees grow bare And your days grow old You bring us winter’s gray, Nostalgic and breathtaking you are Toward your final day.     Oh November You...

  My dear beloved friend attempted suicide last weekend… I held her in my arms as she cried over and over again, “I want to die Chrissy… I want to DIE.” Over and over again. Over and over again. I had happened upon her second attempt. My arms wrapped around this precious broken soul, and I just couldn’t hold her tight enough. I couldn’t take the pain away. I couldn’t carry her to a better place… Oh how I wish I could. Instead 911 was called and she was taken to the ER, and admitted. My dear precious friend. Broke. I...

Friends, we are entering the season of traveling near and far to visit loved ones to celebrate the Holidays.  I am guessing you will be driving your kiddos all over town and perhaps out of town throughout the next few months, and today I want to ensure that you and your precious cargo are all SAFE.  I am teaming up in partnership with TESCO direct to provide you with information regarding car seats and standard regulations of safety.  Just take a moment to read the following guidelines and double check that you will in fact drive safely...

Hey friends!  I am thrilled to announce that the hilarious book, “Clash of the Couples” is now ON SALE!!  If you are in a relationship, married or even on the dating scene, you will surely love this compilation of stories from 40 fabulous writers sharing their own version of how they ‘clashed’ with their love at one point along the way… My own contribution to the book is one of wisdom and insight, for all the women out there struggling to communicate with their men.  I have some experience with this anomaly...

Time… I have been thinking a lot about time. How fast and fleeting it can be. How generous and magnificent is its wonder. And what a thief it can become. I’ve been digging into deep contemplation, as the season changes and the air gets heavy. And I wonder about this thing called time. How does it happen? The magic of it all.       One day you are staring into the eyes of your man before the wedding begins, and he spends that fleeting first moment wiping the atrocious amounts of snot off your face as you cry… You...

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post sharing our Halloween experience when Cade was in Kindergarten.  We were just talking about that day, and  he remembers every detail, especially the ‘why’ to the reason of what we did.   I love that Cassidy remembers as well.  With our Halloween school party  a day away, I wonder about this boy still.  I asked Cade if we should bring an extra costume, but Cade said this boy wouldn’t be interested because he is getting into trouble and ‘wearing his pants below his butt’. ...

I had 30 minutes between here and there… Time to fit “me time” in.   Walk.   I grab my cd player to listen while I tread the trail. But within minutes I turn it off. I need silence.   As I follow the path through the gap in the woods I listen.   The animals scurrying under the brush Jolting my frazzled nerves The sun beckons to glare through the trees swaying in the wind, hitting my face just right. I feel its warmth. I stretch my neck tilting my head high enough to soak it in.   Light… Peace… His Presence.   As I travel...

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