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 →
As a result of helping someone else to clear their clutter, God has revealed how to help me clean my own.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
I share my journey of facing fears and getting unstuck.
Today I share the story of two people whose lives were seemingly set out on different paths thousands of years apart yet were brought to a moment in time where time and eternity collided in a majestic show of God's infinite mercy and grace. The true story of Christmas is that of how an eternal... Continue Reading →
Hard to believe last weekend marked 12 years in which my career in nursing began. Perhaps due to this I have been thinking a lot about what being a nurse has taught me, where I have gone, the jobs I have worked and the people I have met. I have made life long friends and... Continue Reading →