Messiness of Motherhood

Motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes. It comes in the most unexpected ways to some and never finds its way to others. I can vividly remember the day in January of 2003 when I was living on the campus of University of Houston and had gone to the campus health clinic for an issue... Continue Reading →

10 things Nursing has taught me

Happy Nurses Week! And Teachers Week! And any other profession out there who serves those in our community. I applaud you.  Hard to believe I have been a nurse for 13 years. Some days I feel like I am just getting started and other days I feel like I have been doing this a million... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Gigi

April 27, 2018 marks the day my paternal grandmother, Mary Emarine Taylor Mangrum, would have turned 101 years old. She departed from this life in 2012 at the age of 95. She had 6 children, 15 grandchildren and several great grand children. She was known by many names, Mom / Emmy / Gigi, but was... Continue Reading →

When Someday becomes Today

Have you ever taken a large sip of a drink thinking it was water only to find out it was tea or another beverage? Life is like that many days. We want water, but are given something besides water. So rather than going through the effort to change our drink, we just drink the unwanted... Continue Reading →

Just buy the cake

I went online to pay our mortgage this past weekend and there was a sign in English on the website that said "Now available in Spanish." My first thought was Oh how nice, they are trying to adhere to the needs of the Spanish-speaking population. Then my very next thought was wait, why would you... Continue Reading →

My Redemption Story

I love Easter. To me it is a time of renewed sense of who we are in Christ and what He did for us. It also means cascarones, chocolate Easter bunnies and family dinners. A few of my favorite things. But I can't help but think of my own redemption story. Each of us has... Continue Reading →

Facing the Quiet

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God....  Facing the quiet is not about being quiet but facing the quiet moments with God. Those uncomfortable moments where God presses the "pause button" and begins to deal with the realities of His will versus my agenda. It is in these moments that God has... Continue Reading →

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