THE PERFECT PARENT

I am fortunate to have both of my earthly parents still living. As I look back over my life, I can honestly say that they were and still are “good parents,” but were they perfect? Did they make mistakes along the way? Sure they did! As a parent myself, I have tried to be a…

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New Every Morning

Are you a morning person or do you prefer the evenings? I am definitely a morning person. I love getting up early when the world around me is quiet and the darkness of night is beginning to give way to the light of a new day. Mornings hold so many new possibilities; a chance to…

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EPIC

When you think of the word “epic,” what comes to mind? Is it a view in nature that stirs your soul, or a race or ride that sends a massive amount of adrenaline coursing through your veins? Does the word “epic” describe an event you have recently attended or the achievement of a plan you…

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DIVINE APPOINTMENT

As I prepared to head out for my walk/run routine, a nagging feeling in my heart said to change my plans for my route. Instead of leaving my house and going into the neighboring neighborhood as planned, I got in my car and drove to the trails close to my house. It was a gorgeous…

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A Time of Mourning

What is it about pets that we allow them to worm their way into our hearts so deeply? I’ve only really been a dog person so I will speak from what I know and what I know is that these beautiful, loving creatures become family. We chose our boy, Oliver, when he was just a…

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MOVING DAY!

The boxes and totes are stacked ready to load on a truck after weeks of sorting and packing and pitching thirty-five years of stuff that has been collected. With four children, who are all grown and gone, doing life on their own, their lifetime of memories were left behind for my husband and I to…

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Winter to Spring

If you are like me, winter is a hard season to get through. Winter is cold; biting and can be harsh at times. It is colorless and barren looking, save for the pine trees that stay green and the bright red feathers of the cardinals that frequent my feeders. Winter can, at times, usher in…

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Soon To Release!

It’s been a long and sometimes hard road writing this book, but I am excited to get to share how God has grown me, taught me, strengthened me, and given me a purpose. Watch for the official release coming soon!

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Most of us would ten times rather travel a road in life that is smooth and straight, where you can see for miles in front of you. Unfortunately, we don’t always get to choose the road we travel. Having two sons embark on a path of military life put me on a road that truthfully,…

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UNDER PROTECTION

Working in my kitchen, movement from outside the window caught my eye. I moved closer to get a better look. There on the ground near my bird feeder was a big red hawk. At first, I was in awe of his (or her) size and beauty. I was excited to see him so close up,…

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