One year as Virginians

One year of amazement summed up in two words: ONLY GOD! That’s correct. I can not possibly mention everything over the last year but I can share a few examples. Everything fell into place perfectly as only He could. From the job offer to move in 40 days! 40 days from praying, packing, researching, learning,…

What he didn’t know…

What he didn’t know was the impact he had on our lives. What he didn’t know was that first Sunday when he hugged our then seven year old’s neck as a greeter at church he changed my heart about a “big church”. We’d been in town three days when we walked through the doors of…

Update by the numbers

6 months • In our new environment we are thriving and exactly where we never knew we needed to be. In fact it’s so amazing I’ve had trouble putting it all in words. It’s been nothing short of a miracle. It was a quick, unexpected move. Just 45 days from job offer, to sell house,…

January 25, 2020

Can you believe it is 2020? It’s hard to believe Christmas was a month ago. A month ago we were indulging in Christmas goodies and traditions. I tend to hold on to Christmas longer than most. I may actually be watching a Christmas movie as I type 😉 I love the Christmas carols, Christmas movies,…

The Day I Never Want to Forget

Today is the day I never want to forget. It started with howling winds and pouring rain. I was warm and snuggly when my newly eight year old bounced on my bed. Shelton’s been planning this day for weeks. Church then breakfast at the Waffle House, lunch of rice and beans, followed by dinner of…

Football • Food • Family

My idea of a great Fall Saturday involves drinking coffee, watching football, and cooking in my jommies. Family, Football, and Food, are definitely a few of my favorite things. My uncle Marshall always put a roast in the crockpot when we were all coming home. Since we were all coming from different directions and arriving…

Exciting Adventure

Another September 1st marks another new beginning, another birthday, another year to plan, pray, and dream. But the most amazing part is that I’m exactly where I did not pray to be. That’s the exciting part of surrendering everything { I Mean Everything } to The One who knows what you need better than you…

Thank You God

I smile as I sit for a photo shoot directed by my seven year old daughter. Payback for the 7+ years she’s done the same always smiling in love. As I sit while she styles me I thank God for answered prayers. For this sweet baby I never saw coming and the miraculous healing of…

Let Your Light Shine

I started a 21 Day Bible Challenge this week called Out of the Shallows 21 Days of Deep. Day 2 is about letting your light shine before others and that they may see your good deeds and see Jesus. I immediately remembered a picture I took of kids running into bible school a few weeks…

Saturday Mornings

Saturday mornings when I was growing up we went shopping. We may have had a soccer game or basketball game but we always ended up shopping for groceries and clothes at Seessel’s, Easyway, Goldsmith’s and Dillard’s followed by a treat at La Baguette. I have fond memories of those days but choose a slower paced…

Memorial Day /Decoration Day

As I lay in my bed tonight with a full belly of ribs and all the fixings I know not everyone celebrated Memorial Day the way we did. Grilling and an over indulgence of food are how we celebrate most holidays. Not being geographically close to my family or the servicemen of my family it…

New Beginnings

New beginnings are not just for New Year’s, New Months, or New Weeks! They can come on a Thursday the ninth day of May when you least expect it. Grief does strange things…we grieve the past, a person, a feeling, a season, or a hobby. However we hurt, we cannot dwell in that grief. We…