A Place to Put Your Feet Up

Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life’s undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room.  ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe The “undress rehearsal” … I love that idea.  My daughter dances and dress rehearsals are a huge part of our lives.  Chaotic, loud, […]

Happy Fourth of July!

A few weeks ago, we spent some time in the Smoky Mountains and visited an old cemetery in Cade’s Cove.   There were tombstones there for men who had fought and died in the Revolutionary War all the way up to those who had lost their lives in the Gulf […]


A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~ Joseph Campbell Today we remember those who fought and died to secure the freedoms we hold dear.     Pause this day, in the midst of grilling out, getting wet, and giving hugs, […]

For the Mothers … All of Them

As Mother’s Day draws near, may I share from my heart a piece of encouragement? For the Mothers For those who have longed for a child of their own and will stay home from church today because it’s too hard – may your heart be cradled by the God who […]

Help for “The Change”

I’m just going to lay it all out there today. In the past couple of years, I’ve gone through a major transition … though it seems I was basically unaware of said transition until quite recently.  I suppose I thought the moodiness, inability to sleep, lack of focus, ongoing procrastination, […]

Simple Comfort {Foods}

There is just something about a rainy day that requires comfort food.   A favorite stew, maybe a soup or chowder, perhaps a simple crock-pot dish or even a chicken pot pie seems the necessary sustenance for a dreary, gray day. Here in south Georgia we don’t have a real winter, […]