Mid-September in North Carolina is a perfect time for porch sitting – a favorite Southern pastime. A glass of sweet tea and a good rocking chair and there you will […]


“…Moses’ hands got tired. So they got a stone and set it under him. He sat on it and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on each side. […]


I am not a fighter. I’m a peacemaker by nature; a keeper of secrets; a respecter of privacy. I ruffle few feathers. Diplomatic, that’s me. My awareness of boundaries and personal privacy sometimes […]

Cake For a Friend

I have spent most of my life being the pursuer in female friendships. In junior high and high school, I was the one who always invited girlfriends over to my […]


She came to our first meeting prepared, with half a dozen legal pages full of notes. It was clear she had taken a lot of time to ready herself for […]

Jennie Allen #inRL -

Sarah Henry sat on my bed and watched me pack for a trip. She was impatient that I was leaving. I was one of her only friends because she had […]


Our friends, Sarah and Chad Markley, hopped a plane and flew all the way from California to Podunk, Arkansas,  just to spend the weekend with us, not knowing whether or not we […]


A Friend in Need

Feb 20, 2014 by

Since David’s birth we have had many hospital stays, surgeries and difficult times. And during those times, we’ve had friends who have walked beside us and loved us well. I’m […]