October 4, 2018

A few years ago my mom and I came to the agreement that I'm about 60% country girl. I spent just enough of my childhood in creek beds and tumbleweeds to call myself country. I lived in the city limits but was raised in the “Nashville of the West Coast” - Bakersfield, C...

September 1, 2018

... At least that’s what people told me. “Make sure you don’t shop at the Walmart on Skibo Road after dark!” “Never, ever go downtown alone.” “Do you have a Concealed Carry Permit?” These were just a few of the comments made when people found out my husband had orders...

May 11, 2018

Do you ever dream about old friends? I do! Friend dreams can have several different meanings. I had a dream last night that I with an old friend. This particular friend is a writer and in my dream I was helping her edit a piece she was writing. She was really tired and...

May 3, 2018

OH, THE ACHE! I have so many words and I don’t even know how to get them out. As a woman called to ministry - dare I say pastoring - this letter strikes and deep and ancient chord in my soul.

For the 15 years since I entered Bible College, I have been discarded, shushed...

April 11, 2018

If hugs were dollars, we'd have reached our fundraising goal yesterday. I posted a funny thing about how I’m at that point with this fundraiser where I need someone to brush my hair and bring me snacks and tell me I’m pretty. And my friends came out in full force!!!

One...

November 11, 2016

When Sean asked me to be his girlfriend a lifetime ago, I said "no way". I'd been set free from a marriage to an angry uniform-wearing man who blamed his job for his behavior, and I had no interest in walking down that road again. I intended to meet a nice musician/gra...

October 3, 2016

My husband and I aren't super romantic. We are more like best friends and roommates most days. No relationship can last on romance and butterfly feelings alone. So somedays we are okay with being a partnership that works well together. Parenting is a job that we do wel...

July 26, 2016

This is our last night in Sierra Vista. I'm having a lot of feelings. So much has happened here. Most of our marriage I've followed my husband around the country. I've made friends with his friend's wives. I've gotten involved in his hobbies, and our kids schedule. Sur...

July 26, 2016

This is our last night in Sierra Vista. I'm having a lot of feelings. So much has happened here. Most of our marriage I've followed my husband around the country. I've made friends with his friend's wives. I've gotten involved in his hobbies, and our kids schedule. Sur...

April 13, 2016

Please listen to this devotional about the power of being a tenacious friend. 

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