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I always feel like I need to apologize when I haven’t written here in a while.

So, I’m sorry I’ve been absent the past six or so weeks.  Life has been a bit hectic.  The best part was welcoming our new grandsons to the world.  Zaeven Michael {our daughter Shayla is his mommy} was born on February 13, 2014 and Micole Joseph {our son Jason is his daddy}was born on February 25, 2014.  Two beautiful, bouncing boys and this Mimi could not be happier {well, unless Micole lived closer so I could squeeze him as often as I do his little cousins}

Very, very cool!

I’m also in the middle of a job change or two, had my laptop crash and traveling back home to West Virginia for a long weekend, etc. etc.

I have been writing for other sites and posting devotions as often as possible over at Teen Mom 365.  God is doing neat stuff over there and I’m thankful I listened to His call.

Just wanted to stop in and say, I haven’t forgotten this space and will actually be writing a bit more here as I write out my thoughts about Lent next week.  In the meantime, I thought I would re-post my series from a few years ago- Plugged In: Accessing God’s Power Through Prayer. {Join me tomorrow for that}

A posture of prayer is a good way to start off the Easter season.



Typhoon Relief- Easy Ways to Help

My mind has a hard time comprehending the devastation caused by the catastrophic typhoon that occurred in the Philippines.  In addition to our fervent prayers, there are things we can do to assist in aiding the tens of thousands affected by this natural disaster. Here are some links: Compassion International World Vision The Salvation Army-Continue Reading

A God Sized Dream Update

  I will be on a train to Florida in three days. Three days!  A dream that has lay dormant in my heart for YEARS is coming to fruition. When I invited y’all on a God sized dream journey with me this year, I was referring, mostly, to my speaking and teaching aspirations.  While those areContinue Reading

Worth the Wait

  Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 Have you ever prayed for something for such a long time that you started to wonder if God was listening?   The longer the wait, the shorter my faith. Shame on me. It was 17 years agoContinue Reading

Sacred community

She had left her body about an hour earlier. Twelve of us stood around her hospital bed, hands clasped, lips forming the words to Amazing Grace. Scriptures read, stories shared, tears shed. It was one of the most sacred experiences of my life. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-   I had unknowingly entered a sacred sisterhood.  A band ofContinue Reading

When You Need a Real Life Friend

Today, I had a medical procedure that caused me immense anxiety.  I asked for prayer on Facebook and was touched by all those that responded.  But, I needed more than the reassurance that someone, somewhere was praying for me.  I needed someone to look me in the eye, tell me to calm myself down and to prayContinue Reading

I have a {God-Sized} Dream

A few months ago, I hit send on an application to be a part of Holley Gerth’s God-Sized Dream Team. I didn’t expect to make it through and literally squealed when I was one of the 99 women chosen. The program has blessed my socks off over the past few weeks and we are just gettingContinue Reading

I’m Not a Runner…..Yet

I have many friends that have taken up running. And, they LOVE it. Like, it has changed their life, their health, their physique for the better and they can’t imagine not running type of love it. They post pictures on Instagram and Facebook. Sweaty happy faces after running a 5, 10 or 15k.  Running inContinue Reading

When Worlds Collide

Many of my blogging friends (or should I say friends that blog?) are participating in 31 days of… the brain child of popular blogger, Nester Smith.  I had every intention of participating via In Be’Tween Moms, even had a cute little graphic made. But real life happened. My husband and I went on a 10Continue Reading

Moments Like This

Sunday, my daughter will become a wife.   I will return with regular posting {actually a 31 day series} October 1st. Appreciate your love and prayers in the meantime!