Sep 21

September 21, 2014


What’s right in your world?

Several years ago I heard Nancy Beach ask an odd question to an audience of thousands. She asked, “What’s right with the world?” Silence. Like, a very long bit of nothingness. I think we were all perplexed by her question. I mean, what’s right? Geeze, I don’t know! But I can tell you what’s wrong. Exactly. Imagine running into a... Read more

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Aug 20

August 20, 2014

So This Is How It Ends

  I’m a thin girl. But thin does not always equate to healthy. People tell me “You’re so thin.” “You’re in great shape for your age.” :/ To which I almost always respond…”I look like a crime scene naked.” Then we laugh and laugh and ha and ha and then I’m like really, don’t make me prove it to you. This week... Read more

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Aug 17

August 17, 2014

23 Years But I’m Still Funnier

This man. I met him in June of 1990. We began dating in August, 1990. We were engaged on October 10, 1990. We got married August 18, 1991. We don’t play around. I met Brent a few weeks after my first husband took his life. I had absolutely no intention of even entertaining the thought of relationships. I was traumatized... Read more

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Aug 13

August 13, 2014

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The Root Of The Pain

This is my face today. It hurts. Like, my whole face hurts. Like, deep into the center of my face, which I suppose is near my brain/skull area…I’m no doctor. But, ouch.   I’ve had my braces on for almost 11 months now. This week I got a couple brackets repositioned and the pain it caused was off the charts.... Read more

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Aug 11

August 11, 2014

It’s In The Eyes

I battled depression after each of my children were born. Postpartum Depression is what the professionals called it. I called it the effect of my hearts condition. You see…I had aborted two babies before I had my two children that live now today. Their lives reminded me of the lives I ended. Depression followed quickly. The black hole of emotions.... Read more

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Aug 10

August 10, 2014

The Evolving Family

  I was talking with a good friend at church recently about the stage of life he and his wife are in with their young kids and the decisions they have to make that effect their children and their mom and dad hearts. I was taken back to when my kids were their children’s ages. Some days I felt like I... Read more

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Aug 4

August 4, 2014

I’ve forgotten my thoughts

Sometimes I get so preoccupied with reading the thoughts of others that I forget to have thoughts of my own. Do you ever wonder how much social media has effected your life? How much it has influenced you? I’m positive I wouldn’t be where I am today without social media…no, the people of social media. Our family is in Nashville,... Read more

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Jul 30

July 30, 2014


Please stop this.

When giving a compliment to someone for what they’ve just done and their response is… “It was all God!” no. God would’ve done much better. But you… you did a great job. No more false humility, people. Just say thank you. Receive the compliment. Don’t feel bad…God knows your heart. Yah, I don’t think when we simply say a kind thank you that... Read more

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Jul 29

July 29, 2014

Because Things Rarely Go As Planned

If you follow me on instagram, twitter, or FB, you might remember about a couple months ago I shared that my manuscript had finally been submitted. Oh my heart…what an exciting moment that was! And, oh my woah, how much things have changed since that day. My plan all along has been to self-publish my book. Ten years ago when... Read more

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Jul 26

July 26, 2014

I Can’t Blame My Ovaries

Some days, I just feel like crying. It’s true. I’m generally a pretty jovial, even keel, gal. I’m super slow to anger. I just take life as it comes to me – one moment at a time. But Saturday morning, it took everything I had within me not to cry. It started the second my feet hit the floor that... Read more

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