Category: my heart

Fierce Submission

Last night at church group a sister told us what she learned about the power of submission and it reminded me of a conversation I had with my 13 year old Wyatt earlier in the day. He came into my office and told me he wanted to memorize a new bible verse. As I write […]

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Remember Me

And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke‬ ‭23:42-43‬ What am I? I am less than a speck. I fall on my face at the foot of the cross and plead with […]

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Home At Last

Orville Eugene West married to my grandma Clara Elizabeth for 54 years father of 12 grandfather of 84 great grandfather of 285 great great grandfather of 5 master pianist   I am so thankful to be Orville & Betty’s granddaughter. I am the oldest granddaughter and my aunt Becka is only 16 months older than […]

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Sabbatical

It has been years since I have left my husband and kids. As much as I wanted to spend time with my cousins in Scottsdale Arizona, I dreaded leaving Windy Ridge. But, alas, I ventured out and I was so blessed. Buddy’s move to glory land is five months fresh and still so unreal. We spent […]

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Celebrating Buddy

A birthday celebration in a graveyard. It isn’t supposed to be this way.

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Laid To Rest

 When I left JoAnne she had that heavenly, miraculous peace that only God can give. She had a hiding place. I hitched the four hour ride home with Spencer on Sunday night and worked on Buddy’s tribute movie. We rolled back in on Wednesday night just in time for calling hours and I found JoAnne still at peace. […]

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Abide With Us

Life here changes in an instant. JoAnne is my double first cousin. It sounds weird, but it isn’t. Her mom is my dad’s sister and her dad is my mom’s brother. We always felt that it was extra special to be double cousins. We grew up together, did plays together, got in trouble together, sang […]

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24 Years

This is Levi 25 years ago. I have this snapshot sitting on my bedside table. This day was the start of “us”.  Well, actually, the night before this day. I had met Levi for the first time two years earlier and we became fast friends. The kid was hilarious and that was my favorite thing […]

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Overcoming

  It’s hard to believe that a year ago I wrote: this. Since that day my son has went through a rigorous home recovery program, had good days and bad days, got married, moved out, moved back in for a bit more recovery and moved back out again. It hasn’t been an easy road, but it […]

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Easter Sunday

(photos of Easter Sunday at Windy Ridge) When our pastor said the prayer Sunday morning he reminded us of Mary Magdalene’s encounter with our risen Savior and I was compelled to go back again and read the scriptures telling her story. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to […]

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