A Day to Honor Daddy

Memorial Day changed for me one morning in September. A friend had recruited me to help out with a charity event benefitting families of fallen soldiers. I’m a bit of a yes person when asked to help and this seemed worthy of that response. In has turned out to...
In The Shadow of Service

In The Shadow of Service

Karen had everything she had ever wanted in life. She had a husband, two young children, a house, a dog. She loved her role in the Army wife community. Her soldier husband had safely returned home from service in Kuwait. They could finally be a family. The white...
Darcy’s Story

Darcy’s Story

Stories of the Lost & Found There are people who have suffered unimaginable loss. The loss of someone they loved or the loss of themselves in one way or another. Some of those who have suffered have chosen to live with grace and gratitude. Their choices are brave...
To Fidget or Not to Fidget

To Fidget or Not to Fidget

Love them or hate them fidget devices are everywhere. A search for fidget spinner on Amazon brings up 37,127 listings ranging in price from less than a dollar up to several hundred dollars for models with fine finishes and ceramic bearings. There are ninja spinners...
Keep Alice Out Of Wonderland

Keep Alice Out Of Wonderland

My son was in preschool when twenty little kids were killed at Sandyhook Elementary. On that day less than two weeks before Christmas, I sobbed over my keyboard as the news came in. I thought of the gifts I had hidden in the house for my own four-year-old and how...
Small Wonders

Small Wonders

If you were to meet Nicole you would find her to be warm and bubbly. Her hair would likely be adorable since she’s an amazing hair stylist. She is a lover of Jesus and nineties rap music. She’d probably make you feel good about yourself. And there’s...
I’m Not A Size

I’m Not A Size

Yesterday while in the unflattering light of a fitting room I came to a realization. I’m not a size. Neither are you. Weight is personal and scary to talk about, but here goes. I was a big baby. I was shall we say a little pudgy through childhood. I remember...
Eat The Damn Raisins

Eat The Damn Raisins

A little over two weeks ago I was having a typical day. I was running errands and going in multiple directions. I try to be a regular blood donor and had made an appointment – half out of good intentions and half swayed by the incentive of an Amazon gift card....
The Endless Possibilities of Lumber and Faith

The Endless Possibilities of Lumber and Faith

On a weekend visit to a home improvement superstore with my husband, I proclaimed I was “drunk on the smell of lumber and possibility.” I love home improvement stores, I love the smell, the energy, and the endless possibilities. I love projects and the...