Faith, island life

What Equals An Extraordinary Life?

Dead Poets Society- I love this movie. I find it inspiring and heartbreaking in equal parts. John Keating (played by Robin Williams) is attempting to open the eyes of his students to the idea that life can be more than what they have been told or what they have seen. Now, this causes problems but… Continue reading What Equals An Extraordinary Life?

Faith

Hope and Encouragement for Today

But blessed is the man whotrust in the Lordwhose confidence is in him.He will be like a tree plantedby the waterthat sends out its roots by the steam.It does not fear when heat comes;its leaves are always green.It has no worries in a year of droughtand never fails to bear fruit.Jeremiah 17-7-8 I can't recommend… Continue reading Hope and Encouragement for Today

Faith, island life, Parenting

My Mile Marker Zero

Many of you may recognize this as Mile Marker Zero in Key West, Florida. Which might make you think that this is a travel blog post and it could be. We traveled there this summer, yes in 2020. It was my son's senior trip, the handsome fellow you see in this picture. All he wanted… Continue reading My Mile Marker Zero

Faith, writing

Strong Women

This last Saturday, my family celebrated my grandmother's 90th birthday. I am 48 and I still have my grandmother. Not only is she still alive, but she is LIVING. She works in her garden, goes to church, mows her yard- she is still living. We share a lot of interests- gardening, reading, and cooking. I… Continue reading Strong Women

Out of the Shadows, writing

Out of the Shadow- Vote for Your Favorite Cover

I had fun with the last cover reveal and I think you did to, so lets do it again! Here is the book blurb: Fierce- Beautiful- Unreasonable- Bulldog- Sexy- Unapologtic- Irreverent- Compassionate- Successful- Principled- all words used to describe Brett Bentley, all of them true. Risk is not a word Brett runs from, frankly she… Continue reading Out of the Shadow- Vote for Your Favorite Cover

A Marine For Christmas, writing

One Full Week- A Marine for Christmas

So, it has been one full week since I released A Marine For Christmas, and I have been amazed! Thank you for all of your support! I am grateful for everyone who bought the book or downloaded it in Kindle Unlimited. I am also grateful for everyone who gave it a rating or left a… Continue reading One Full Week- A Marine for Christmas

Faith, Marriage Mondays

This One Thing That Will Bring Peace to Your Marriage

Grace. That is the one element that will make your marriage better. Grace will make any relationship you have better- including the relationship you have with yourself. What is Grace exactly? grace Definition of grace  (Entry 1 of 2)1a: unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification b: a virtue coming from God c: a state… Continue reading This One Thing That Will Bring Peace to Your Marriage

A Marine For Christmas, Recipes, writing

Gratin Dauphinois- The Best Potatoes!

Food is essential to romance. Regardless of where the food comes from- a fancy restaurant, a cool dinner, or from home. The old saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" has a lot of truth to it. I don't know many women who are impervious to a man who cooks for… Continue reading Gratin Dauphinois- The Best Potatoes!

A Marine For Christmas, writing

Release Day! A Marine for Christmas is LIVE!

Today is the day! You can find the book on Amazon This is my first fiction book to self-publish and I am excited to see how this goes. All Dixie ever wanted was a home in the country with a family of her own. That dream was shattered when her husband left the day after… Continue reading Release Day! A Marine for Christmas is LIVE!

Faith, Marriage Mondays

Talk About It! The Biggest Hurdle in a Marriage

https://videopress.com/v/VSVcho9R?preloadContent=metadata On this Marriage Monday, I want to talk about the biggest hurddle you have had to overcome in your marriage. For me and my love, it has been communication. I am betting, that this has been yours. Even if wasn't THE biggest hurdle, I can guarantee it was key to you overcoming that hurdle.… Continue reading Talk About It! The Biggest Hurdle in a Marriage