Fun, Fun, Fun

Let the celebrating commence!!!  School is finished!  Graduation is upon us and summertime is here!!!  It’s time to PARTY!!!!!  (Didn’t’ I just tell you on Tuesday that I love a party?!) “Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to […]

True Love

I am the luckiest girl alive!  I married the man of my dreams 17 years ago and I’m still madly in love with him TODAY!!!  Thank you, God!!! Sure, there have been bumps in the road, stretches of desolate miles and a few cliff hangers, but all in all the last 17 years have been […]

Memorial Day

With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, I wanted to dedicate this post to my dear friend, Ted Arnold, who fought in World War II, the Korean War and served several tours in Vietnam.  Ted died two years ago and was my friend and hero.   I wrote this poem for him and thought you might […]

Ants in My Pants

Is it summertime, yet? I seem to be getting antsy for the lazy days of summer, vacationing with friends and family, reading some good books and resting from the hectic schedule of everyday life. What’s funny is that as I’m looking at my list of items to do over the summer…the calendar looks as busy […]

Right Where You Are

I’ve spent much time over the past few months discussing in my GEMs how I want to do better, how I’m trying to do better and what I can do to be better.  Even though I know I have much room to grow and many things to learn in the future, I am sharing my […]

What Do You Think?

Lately, I’ve been sharing with you the words and actions that I have the most trouble with when trying to live obediently to God’s will.  However, today I want to touch on the first and most significant task that leads to greater freedom from sin…training and taming our thoughts!! Obviously, our thoughts lead to our […]


Mom’s have a special place in our world.  They come in all shapes and forms and their main mission is to teach us to be the best we can be no matter what our circumstance. Mom’s can birth us, adopt us, take us in and/or love us…it matters not how they became our mothers, but […]

Practicing What You Preach

If it looks like a duck, talks like a duck and quacks like a duck…well, it must be a duck.  But what if the duck barks and has arms, instead of quacking and having wings?  What then?  Is it still a duck or not? I don’t think so. Unfortunately, I’m the duck (a.k.a Christian) that […]

One Day at a Time

Who lives one day at a time?  Raise your hand.  Hmmm…my arm is still by my side.  That doesn’t bode well with living a life free from anxiety, panic and worry.  My head knows this, but my worry about tomorrow always seems to win!!  Sigh. I wish I could say that I do live my […]

A Little Hope

This past week, Lee and I went to see the Hunger Games.  We had read all the books and hoped to be entertained by the film.   We desperately needed a date night since we had just received some troubling news earlier in the day and we were both downtrodden and depressed. Thankfully, our neighbors offered […]