Daddy left earth today, December 4, 2022 at 3:12pm. Saturday morning he was moved from home hospice to inpatient hospice. He said he was there to go meet Jesus. Grady and I were able to stay the day and the night with him. We were able to play his favorite praise music, run the star …
A Day on Walnut Ridge
True wealth isn’t found in the inanimate, but in the living.
“Everybody wants to be courageous. Few hope for the terrible opportunities to demonstrate courage.”
This morning, in a "Let's Live Happy" study group I am blessed to be a part of, our leader asked us to list three things for which we are thankful. First, it is difficult to limit it to three things! My goodness, I could fill pages! So, I just begin with ONE of the most …
A Few of My Favorite Books
I recently completed this book. It has risen to the top of my favorite list. When telling my Mom and sister about this book I started crying. I had no idea it had had that much of an impact on me. I know this for sure: God cares about the prodigals. And He cares about …
Quarantine Upside Down Apple Pear Cake
The pears were going to go bad if I didn't do something with them. I really wanted to make a sort of Tarte Tartin. So, I pulled out my recipe books and hit Pinterest. Nothing really caught my eye, so I combined a fresh apple cake recipe from my Southern Sideboards cookbook, put together by …
My First Friend
Childhood friendships don’t always last forever, but the memories of these friendships often do. Some memories leave an indelible mark upon the pages of our lives. They help shape the person we are to become. Little images of my childhood skip through my mind leaving an indelible mark, forever a part of who I am. …
I believe many memories are established in the heart because of time spent together. Spend time with your children, your grandchildren, parents and grandparents. And if you have them, your great-grandparents. And to our older generation I say, "You matter!" Time is the one thing we can never get back once spent-so spend wisely!
The Footprint of an Influencer
"Influencer" is a buzz word I din't like. But I've lived enough years to know when something gets under my skin like a sticker under my fingernail I need to pray about it, figure out the reason it bothers me so much, and pay attention to what God wants me to learn. Perhaps, being an influencer is the very thing Christ has called us to. But just what kind of influence are we?
Bread Pudding, Babies, and Family (Recipe Included)
Vanilla and cinnamon mixed with the aroma of baking bread filled the air and propelled me through time into the memories of my childhood. Scientist tell us there are certain sounds, smells, and tastes that act as a trigger upon our memories, taking us home or to a favorite place. Jergen's cherry almond lotion reminds …
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