where i’m going

Last time, I ended by saying that I'd share more about where I've been.  Here's the deal: there comes a point in time that the past is no longer a part of our story, at least not the part we share when we are getting to know each other.  If we'd met twenty years ago, I would have shared the heartache of watching my parent's marriage being torn … [Read more...]

disappearing act

I have no doubt that my childhood influenced my decision to go into teaching. I wanted to be a positive influence in the lives of children by fostering a nurturing classroom environment.   So, it made sense to me to specialize in Early Childhood Education. This gave me the platform to help young children establish a strong foundation not only in … [Read more...]

beauty from ashes

My passions for writing and homemaking weren't the only things I discovered in Jr. High.  I also discovered boys.   I had my first real crush in eighth grade and I wondered if he was "the one."  I was consumed with wanting to know who my husband would be from that point on.  Even though I made good grades, was on the drill team, and had great … [Read more...]

discovering my passions

Foley

Last week I shared some of the cruelties of my childhood, but left off saying that there were some positive experiences too. Today, we're going to hear more about those; the fond memories. ...by the time I was in Jr. High, my family was spending many a week night and most of our weekends at the ballfields.  All four of us kids played and over … [Read more...]

Little Miss Sunshine

"...This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine... ..don't let Satan blow it out, I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine..." My first memories of church are when I was about seven-years-old. I vividly recall my Sunday School teacher telling another adult that I was her little ray of … [Read more...]

my first love

Circumstances as of late seem to be leading me to share my story with y'all.  I think I will start with the present and then flashback to earlier days. I really don't enjoy talking about myself, but I do enjoy pointing people to Christ.  I am not a bible thumping, hell, fire and brimstone kinda Christian.  So, I hope I don't scare you off with … [Read more...]