What’s Missing?

Back story: The Bible tells of a group of shepherds taking care of their sheep on the hillside outside of Bethlehem the night Jesus was born. The night was as black as tar when suddenly, a bright light pierced the sky and an angel, a messenger from God, appeared. The shepherds had never seen anything like this and were completely     read more

M&M Motivation

”Dear Children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”1 John 3:18   “Clean up on isle one,” echoed throughout the store as a young mother with a baby seat perched atop her grocery cart and her school-aged son cringed in a nearby alcove.  Catching a glimpse of the now empty plastic candy cane     read more


My daughter, Kimberley lives in London and just shared the article she wrote about Thanksgiving for Lloyd’s Bank where she is employed.   Her memories warmed my heart and made me wonder what YOU do during the holidays to create special family moments.      Share yours here! Thanksgiving by Kimberely Johnston I always love arriving at my parents’ house the     read more

Thanks For Forgetting

Where does the devil talk to you?  The last time he showed up for a chat with me I was in the laundry room, reminiscing over how quickly the children had grown, left home, married and will soon bring a mix of teen T’s and 12 month “onesies”  with them when they come to visit over the holidays. It is     read more

We All Hurt Sometimes

My hands stung and my arms ached from clapping so hard and so long. My blouse was dotted with mascara-colored tears as I finally took my seat again and I was not alone in my emotional response. Everyone present at the Quilts of Valor presentation in Blairsville, Georgia where I was privileged to speak last week had spontaneously risen to     read more