It's my daughter's birthday today, so I want to give her a shoutout because she's a pretty incredible person. Happy Birthday, Aleigha! Today is a day to celebrate you! And I'd like to do that with a story from your childhood. Don't worry, it's not embarrassing. I'm saving those for another time. 😉 haha Remember … Continue reading The Birthday Girl
I've figured out a way to have joy in my life and I think this is how you can have it too. I used to look out the window of my beige apartment, down to the parking lot below and think my life would always be a dark, scary, unhappy place. I thought all my … Continue reading JOY – Just One You
For many years I've been on a frightening journey of faith. I say frightening because I stumbled into the land of doubt and uncertainty and wondered if the God I was raised to believe in could love me even though I had serious questions about this Christian faith I was told was the only path … Continue reading Who is God, really?
Years ago, after selling our home and waiting for the new home to be built, we rented a house that used to be an old barn. In renovating, the owners preserved the charm of the barn on the outside as well as the inside of the house. They kept the old wooden rafters, wood floors, and … Continue reading Trick or treat
I had to google the words on this beautiful stone (first picture) (a lovely gift from my friends and coworkers when I retired) and found out it is a line in the song Oceans by Hillsong: Spirit, lead me where my trust is without borders. My thought was, I don't have a place where my … Continue reading Trust Without Borders
My granddaughter LOVES fairies! Well, up until about a few weeks ago she did. I can see the mystique waning a little bit, as she just turned 8 years old, and that just breaks my heart a little, but I understand and I of course have been through this with my children as they left … Continue reading Lillian and her fairies
My husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary this weekend and stayed on Mackinaw Island and then took a boat tour of the magnificent Pictured Rocks in Munising Michigan. On the Island, everyone has the most stunning gardens. The flowers are bigger and more colorful than I've ever seen; like you see in Mexico … Continue reading Pictured Rocks and A Lot of Good Men
Love is in the air, do you smell it? Smells like dark chocolate to me. I don't hate Valentine's Day, but I've never been a huge fan of it until I became a mom and spent hours decorating shoe boxes with tissue paper and hearts and signing 62 miniature cards, and deciding "do we get … Continue reading Sexy Love