Category: I believe

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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Battle Cry

God bless our government but the war on drugs isn’t working. Punishing our people who desperately need help is not the answer and there’s all kinds of proof of that. 40 years, $1 trillion, 45 million arrests and we still have a drug epidemic. Because It’s not human law that changes the darkness in people; it’s […]

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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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Awake, My Soul

Let’s wander back to the first century for a moment. I wonder what a day in the life of a disciple of Christ looked like? I wonder what it looked like to worship and serve Christ in the brutality of the Greco-Roman world? I wonder what it looked like to live out Christ in a […]

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Riley Michael

Riley Michael. This is my secondborn. I love him so much. When he was little he was a fearless boy with sparkling eyes and a mischievous smile and he kept me on my toes. Growing up he was the one who ended up in urgent care the most. He was clever and happy and tenderhearted.  He arrived into this […]

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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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