With Open Arms

My book, Attainable Perfection,  is so close to being ready for publication. As we are putting the finishing touches on the editing and formatting process, I feel compelled to share something from one of the final chapters. I know there are so many of us who have found ourselves at a place where we have all … More With Open Arms

The Last First Date

Guard your heart above all else,     for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 Four years ago today I had my last first date. I met him almost one year before, and through our kids and some similar circumstances, we had become the best of friends. His eventual “I like you,” turned into … More The Last First Date

Just Go With It

Last year I wrote about the reality of the perfect Mother’s Day picture and how reality is sometimes very different from what  we show in our pictures. What a difference a year makes. . . This year, for me, Mother’s Day started on Saturday. We had 1 kid with a double header, 1 taking dance … More Just Go With It

The Thing No One Wants to Talk About After Remarrying

As Matt and I have been connecting with more and more couples who are blending families, we’ve noticed an obstacle that no one wants to talk about but almost everyone has faced. If you are remarried, you may have found yourself thinking about the good times in your past marriage or relationship – especially if … More The Thing No One Wants to Talk About After Remarrying

It’s Not About a Building; It’s About a Home, a Family, and a Testimony

  Scrolling through any of my social media newsfeeds, I see post after post about our church’s move to its new building. I have made many of those same posts. It’s an exciting time for us! As I sat in our 1st service in this new building last weekend, I realized that those who are … More It’s Not About a Building; It’s About a Home, a Family, and a Testimony