Happy New Year has a ring to it, huh? The old one, you know 2016, the year that took Prince, Carrie Fischer, Daryl Coley and far too many beloved celebrities. You remember the trip around the sun that has America bracing for a Trump presidency. And, closer to home, so much happened in my private
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It’s almost the middle of November and I’m still holding on to summer. At the onset, I made a bucket list. Unfortunately, life happened and I only marked off two items. But, I’m still breathing. That means I can handle a few this fall and others next summer. But, that’s another post. Everyone in my
I admit it. I’m an Oprah junkie. I’m not a member of the Church of Oprah. But, I am a lifelong fan. I often read read books from her book club picks. And, I am often proud that I’ve already read books she suggests. In my head, Oprah and I discuss heroes and heroines,
Have you ever gone back to read what you thought you already knew? I have. For roughly a year and a half, I’ve been revisiting previously read books–including certain passages of the Bible. Over the past week, something, likely the Holy Spirit, compelled me to read about the Fruits of the Spirit. I couldn’t remember
I plan to have a sizzling summer and here is my bucket list. For as long as I can remember, I have been in love with summer. When I was a child, I’d spend summers visiting family in various parts of the Southeastern United States. Now, I take summer adventures with my husband and boys.
Are you preparing for a sizzling summer? I am. There is something about summer that makes me want to get out and see the world. I guess it’s because I don’t like to be cold. As much as I dislike being hot, I still brave the summer heat to explore and live out loud.
It’s February. We’re four days in. When I was younger, time moved by slower than molasses in winter. The closer I get to forty—later this year—time seems to move faster than Superman on a mission to rescue Lois Lane. January flew by. As did the past two years. So much of me thought I’d be
Did someone say breakfast muffins? When we say muffins, we automatically think about a pastry with blueberries or chocolate chips. At my house, the word muffin can also mean a hearty, protein packed meal that can be held in one hand and devoured on the go. I grew up in a home where a hot
I admit it. I’m a brand name junkie. I don’t want cheap cereal or off-brand coffee. With the exception of a few store brand products from Publix, Target and Wal-Mart, I tend to pay for a trusted brand. That probably won’t change but I will start purchasing some of my fresh produce at ALDI. Why?
As I lay sprawled across my bed listening to the sounds of the night, I realized that I have never spent much time discussing the Thanksgiving holiday with my boys. You know the story of English Pilgrims and friendly Indians sitting down to share a meal to give thanks. Of course they know the story
Over the past month, I’ve lost 15 or so pounds but not on purpose. The good news is nothing fatal is wrong with me. Although I still have a few unanswered questions, I am thankful for good health and health insurance. With the exception of roughly six months, I have had insurance coverage most of
I write. Therefore, I research. But, my research and work always lead me back to one question: how do you want to be remembered? My computer’s browsing history would freak out a few people—like the police, my in-laws and certain friends. My search history has some of the following searches: How to dispose of a