She Found Her Brave

She Found Her Brave

June 13, 2017. 11:00 am. Checotah, Oklahoma. Not a day or place I will soon forget. Three days before, June 10, was a happy, busy, fun filled day. It was the day our youngest daughter, Cassady, married her high school sweetheart. 250 of our closest friends and family...
When Love Was Left Out

When Love Was Left Out

A few years ago I had the privilege of praying with a friend whose heart had been broken. Her world was turned upside down and a sea of questions surrounded her at every turn. We prayed embraced and cried together until we felt assured that heaven had heard our cry....
10 Reasons to Celebrate My Empty Nest

10 Reasons to Celebrate My Empty Nest

For almost 28 years I’ve been mothering. Complete with the sleepless nights, runny noses, dirty diapers, teething, potty training, fit throwing, sibling quarrels, starting school, running late for school, homework for 8,640 days of school, teenage drama, acne, braces,...

The Regift

As I sit here in my comfy writing chair, sipping a cup of hot tea, I allow myself to ponder the many gifts that have come my way over the years. Being married to Mr. Wonderful for thirty years tops the list. Of course he’s only wonderful about 78% of the...

Oreos From Heaven

When I gave birth to our first child, I was totally clueless as to how to take care of him. Seriously. Being an only child myself, I had little to no experience with children. I didn’t know how to hold him, feed him or bath him. I had never heard of swaddling,...