My Journey from Less Stuff to Living Life

Rows of RV's

I am thinking that this will be more of a series than just one blog post...isn't that what a journey is?  I don't know about you, but I don't want to feel like I have 'arrived' at Living Life. Okay, so this "Journey" has been in my mind for a few months now, so what sparked me to actually DO something about it you ask? I was headed to Turkey Track with a friend (for my out of state friends, … [Read more...]

On a Tuesday afternoon {#ThisIsMe Today}


I was at a Norman Rockwell exhibit over the weekend and a certain image of a confused artist staring at a blank canvas captured me. Paintbrushes cast aside and good luck charms dangling from the top to no avail, he sits scratching his head. Sometimes I feel like that on my blog. I sit down to write and stare at a blank page on the back end of my wordpress site and wonder what to say. I … [Read more...]

Unearthing Ruins

Ruins 3

*Note, today’s post contains some mature themes. As Gracie said in her eloquent post, this isn’t about shocking you, it's about inviting you into a non-judgmental place of healing and growth. Today's story is another aspect of our theme of the month, children. ru·in 1. Total destruction or disintegration, either physical, moral, social, or economic. 2. A cause of total … [Read more...]

Real Life Stories: The Backpack Effect

He puts the wedding ring on her

As we began the love stories series I wrote an introduction for Gracie that opened the entire series. It was easy for me to write an intro to the stories she would be sharing.  I know Jacob and Gracie's story well. I have been blessed to be a part of it, however writing my own love story presented many challenges in my mind and  my heart. We will also be talking about children in the coming … [Read more...]