Looking backwards

Y’all, it’s never too far into the year to reflect and look back at where you’ve been… and more importantly, where you’re going. This year, on January 1st, I sat down and did what I always do on the 1st of every year: I reflected on the previous year, and I looked forward- actively, not passively- towards the new year. …

Good Grief

Grief is a hard thing. No matter how you slice it, it’s just stupid and hard. A very sad thing happened to my family yesterday. Our four month old Golden Retriever puppy was hit by a car in front of our house. My three sweet children and my husband and I all sobbed in our front yard as Tracker took …

What I see

So jumping in on the Facebook ‘how have you aged’ challenge here, and reflecting on the very first photo I chose in 2007 to launch myself into the Facebook world verses the photo I now have representing me as my profile image today.   My goodness… where do I start? So for one, let’s jump right on into the perspective …

Your greatest weapon

It occurred to me as I was driving Hwy 40 on my way from Tennessee to California for Christmas that God really has this thing dialed. He really does have it all figured out. You see, I was reading my devotional early one morning- somewhere near Amarillo, Texas- as I have done for the last three hundred and fifty some …

The house that God will build

So I don’t care much for material things. I don’t like to spend more than $50 on jeans and I wear hand me downs on the regular without shame. I shop at Target and on Facebook marketplace. I wear Tiffany’s only because it’s been gifted to me. I love it, don’t get me wrong, but I’d never buy it. I …

Sunday Funday

Do you ever just sit in the dark in your living room and have a glass of wine, listening to the washer and dryer, and watch the Apple TV screen saver? No? Well, truth be told, I don’t NORMALLY do that, but tonight that’s exactly where I found myself. And it was somewhere around the great wall of China on …

Civil War

Be honest, you totally clicked on this because it’s Valentine’s day and you thought I was being clever with my title and referring to a ‘civil war’ in my relationship. Sorry to disappoint! Today I’m writing about the actual Civil War. But I’m glad you’re here! As I mentioned in my blog, Shalom Family, while my mom and Papa Scott …

It really is the most wonderful time of the year

Christmas came, Christmas went… no snow. I know all you Tennessee friends are laughing at me right now, but I really believed there was a chance! I mean, the weather looked very promising, and if I’m telling the full story, we did see snow flurries on Christmas Eve for about 45 seconds as we were driving up to Spring Hill, …