“I know they say you cant go home again. I just had to come back one last time. Ma’am I know you don’t know me from Adam But these handprints on the front steps are mine. And up those stairs, in that little back bedroom is where I did my homework and I learned to … More The House That Built Me
(Written by: Aaron Marshall) When will we go too far? How much time do we have left before the sins of our Nation cause God’s “hedge of protection” to be removed from America? It’s happened before. In fact, it was only God’s promises and His plan that stopped that nation from being completely annihilated from … More Is America Headed For Destruction?
In the South, front porches are for snapping beans and shucking corn. For rocking fussy babies, peaceful morning coffees and swinging your way into an afternoon rainstorm. A place where sacred secrets are shared, bonds formed and breakups, too. Guitars are played, sweet memories relived and new ones are made. Nowadays I live in a … More Porch Ramblings
In celebration of his birthday, and for all of you who have been asking me to write this down… I’ve finally decided to write Carson’s birth story. When I was pregnant I sometimes day dreamed about the day he would be born…I imagined wearing my cute floral hospital kimono I ordered from Etsy, my husband … More “I had him in the elevator”
First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR friends! I’m wishing ya’ll a year ahead full of blessings and breakthrough in whatever area you may need it most. I’m believing for great things ahead, 2017! We started ours off with a delicious hash. Such a good healthy breakfast… way too good not to share! My darling culinary-savvy hubby woke … More 2017: New Years Breakfast Tradition
I do not like waiting. Naturally I’m the type to go after what I want, when I want it… which is usually immediately. I know waiting has its purpose, but of course to me and my limited perspective it rarely seems necessary. That is ridiculous to say out loud since I’m a firm believer that God … More Hopeful Waiting
“We rise by lifting others” – Robert Ingersoll As a family, I want to be known for our kindness. Not because we have a reputation to uphold, but because it’s the one thing that really matters in this life. That being said, there is nothing like watching my 3 and 1.5 year old brawl to … More Teaching Kindness
There’s nothing like a quirky quaint little beach town. Resorts and high rises have their place, but to me there’s just something special about a row of colorful beach cottages only a short bike ride away from local coffee shops with locals who remember your name and tiki bars on the beach with no dress … More ‘Secrets’ of Anna Maria
The most inspirational and encouraging people I know – and frankly the people I want to do life with daily, are people who are interested in being real and raw and having genuine relationships. Don’t hear that as snobbery… I’m guilty of “preening and posturing” at times – in the age of social media, I’m … More “I’m Perfect and My Kids Never Fight”
Our sweet baby Carson turned ONE last week! The days may feel long sometimes but when a whole year goes by as fast as this one did, I can’t help but pause and reflect on just how precious each moment is. Even the simple days seem to become such treasured memories in retrospect. … More Carson’s 1st Birthday Party!