baking, Childhood, family, July 4th, love language, memories, Mothers, recipe

Mississippi Mud Cake: My Mom’s love language

I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded now lives in you also. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you…(2 Timothy 1:5-6). When I was a little girl… Read More Mississippi Mud Cake: My Mom’s love language

baking, Christmas, Engagements, family, friends, gifts, Jesus, New Years Resolutions, Snuggies

Next Year’s Christmas: What will you do differently?

The Cotton Exchange, downtown Wilmington, NC This Christmas season seemed to be extra crazy. I heard myself saying with my outside voice,  “I am so ready for Christmas to get here so I can be done!” As soon as the words rolled out of my mouth I desperately wanted to rewind them back.  I was… Read More Next Year’s Christmas: What will you do differently?

blessings, Charlie Brown, family, focus, memories, thanksgiving

Deja`vu: No Hole Focus (Yes, you read this last year)

I missed it. I missed the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving show! It’s one of my favorite memories. We only had three stations. So, it wasn’t difficult back then to find the show you wanted. I can still smell the aroma of the pies and yummies being baked in the kitchen the night before Thanksgiving as I… Read More Deja`vu: No Hole Focus (Yes, you read this last year)

family, freedom, lessons learned, marriage, Military, peace, pride, Sacrifice, War

Never Say Never

I have done almost everything I said I would never do. One of those nevers was that I would never date much less marry a man in the military.That was my stance when I was hired to teach school in Killeen, TX. Before I moved to one of the largest army posts in the country to teach middle school… Read More Never Say Never