Gaining clarity from 2020… Who would have thought it?

Gaining clarity from 2020… Who would have thought it?

In the interest of full disclosure, I’m extremely nearsighted. As in I have to have my hands about two inches from my nose in order to see if there’s lint or stuff on my contact lens before I put the first one in. 20/20 vision has always been a challenge and I’m very thankful for optometrists and contacts that allow me to see the world clearly (if a little smaller) in full peripheral vision (unlike

Transitions, Moving, and a Summer Break

Transitions, Moving, and a Summer Break

When I started blogging in 2009, I wrote a lot about Life’s journey and the fact it was often filled with mountains, valleys, detours, foggy conditions, construction delays, and sometimes stretches of clear road. Whether it was living with a chronic illness, caring for a loved one with special needs, or pursuing a dream, I shared about my journey in order to inspire and encourage you on your journey. Well, our family’s journey is being

To Win Her Heart – Don’t Miss the Preorder Discount

To Win Her Heart – Don’t Miss the Preorder Discount

It’s the final countdown to the release of To Win Her Heart, the next installment of the Within the Castle Gates series, and I’d hate for you to miss out on the preorder discount. Because this is the last week you can get it for just $.99! Here’s the back cover copy: A deathbed promise puts one man at odds with the desire of his heart while one woman’s duty to family may cost her

What I’m Thankful For in 2018

What I’m Thankful For in 2018

‘Tis the season to be thankful. There’s just something special about the calendar turning to November. Outside the leaves have fallen and on television the commercials are already counting down to Christmas. But first? It’s time to pause and be thankful. So in honor of this month of thanksgiving, here’s my not-so-short list of things I’m thankful for: A solid foundation of faith and the embrace of Heaven. Nothing beats knowing I’m loved by God.

Dedicated To Those Who Have Gone Before

Dedicated To Those Who Have Gone Before

Yesterday morning, long before the sun came up, I lay in my warm bed listening to sound of ringing bells clanging up and down the streets. Our community is one of the last in Colorado who still commemorate the historic ringing of bells around the world at the end of all world wars. The bells on Veterans Day also serve as a reminder of the dedication and sacrifice of countless Veterans who served to guarantee

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

Like many here in the United States, I’m taking the day off to spend time with my family and recharge my personal batteries. Except with the reason for the holiday at the top of my mind, I’m also taking time to remember those who have gone before and the legacy they’ve left behind. (This is especially timely since my youngest is currently packing for a school trip to visit colonial Williamsburg, New York City, and

One Word for 2015 – Balance

Since it seems to be the “thing” now to avoid a list of New Year’s Resolutions and instead focus on a single word, I spent much of the past week thinking and praying about what this new year held. With one child graduating and needing job support as she transitions to life after school … and another child in the middle of a college search … and guardianship reports coming due … and a flood of day