Remembering Jack

The start of deer season in November 1975 brought crisp temperatures, amazingly brilliant fall foliage, and the brightest blue sky you could have imagined.  Early Saturday morning I picked up the phone to hear my sister-in-law’s parents hesitatingly and emotionally...

read more

After the Storm

Ask anyone in ministry and they will undoubtedly tell you it’s hard work.  Day after day, reaching out, caring for, and working with individuals who, for whatever reason, feel discarded from life carries an emotional, and sometimes physical, toll to the one giving the...

read more

The Results Are In

I’m not talking about election results, nor about the Academy Awards.  A few weeks ago I promised to give you an update on medical tests once received.  But before I spill those beans, a lot of people have asked what I think about yesterday’s “A Day Without a Woman.”...

read more

A Nightingale on Florence Street

The pain was debilitating — bone rubbing on bone, wearing down any cushion of cartilage.  Movement was excruciating.  When my husband told me it was finally time to have his shoulder replaced, there was no hesitation – let’s get it done.  I knew what my duties...

read more

A Real Movement

I was honored and privileged to attend and participate in the Heartstrong Faith Women’s Conference this weekend.  I was prepared with my PowerPoint and notes in hand, but wasn’t expecting the numbers and impact of the weekend. An estimated 3,500 women from across...

read more

Being Still

Every February we have a family vacation, retreating to the mountains of New Mexico, for fun, relaxation, good, old-fashioned “down time.”  This year was no different, except for the fact that hubby and I are older and feeling it from the top of our heads to the...

read more

The Great American Challenge

I watched the Super Bowl last week.  I was hunkered down on the couch with popcorn in hand not to watch the game, but to pick the best Super Bowl commercial.  However, unlike years past, I was caught up in the contest between the Patriots and Falcons, but, more...

read more

Facing Our Limitations

When I was a little girl, I absolutely loved watching Superman, Wonder Woman (and, oh yes, Batman and Robin).  I would stand in front of the TV with my cape around my shoulders and hands on hips and exclaim:  “Able to leap tall buildings with a single bound … is it a...

read more

When In Doubt, Don’t Ask Siri!

It was a work marathon at the farm this weekend.  The men arrived with work boots and gloves in hand to build a new fence.  The women arrived with comfy clothes and blankets to supervise.  Every detail was planned for a successful weekend! A good night’s sleep and...

read more

I Love a Parade!

I was caught up with the inaugural events yesterday, but when the parade started, my heart started beating faster as my feet tapped to the cadence of drums, fifes and bugles.  Whether it was 76 trombones or two, I love a parade! Since I was knee high to a grasshopper,...

read more

Getting to Know You

Source: Google Images When I was in the fourth grade, my family moved resulting in a change of schools.  I had to say goodbye to everyone I had known in my long 10 years on earth — neighborhood, friends, Girl Scout troop, school chums.  I was crushed. From the...

read more

God’s Most Amazing Gift!

Today’s guest blogger is Marilyn Moon Mansfield, Communications Specialist and person extraordinaire!  Marilyn speaks from the heart as she dedicates this message to her daughter on her 28th birthday.  Let Marilyn hear from you at marilyn@marilynmoonmansfield.com...

read more

Surf’s Up!

As a teenager, I lived and breathed “Gidget,” “Beach Party” movies and the Beach Boys.  There was something glamorous about a beach as you glide across waves never getting your hair wet.  I would devour every article that mentioned Annette Funicello and Frankie...

read more

Confessions of a Country Girl

I’ve been traveling a lot lately … back and forth to East Texas … farm … family … food … friendly cows.  It wears a person out!  This past weekend I was visiting with my mother-in-law as we reminisced over the first time we met. A quarter of a century ago Cary Efurd...

read more
Share This