I sat in a Writer’s Conference listening to a local magazine owner speak about their submission policy and the ins and outs of the magazine business. I was also concentrating on […]


Hope Planted

Aug 27, 2015 by

My mother is a gardener. She grows dreams from tiny seeds. Plants hope in small furrows of soil as black as coffee grounds. Each time she drops one into the […]


As a young wife and mom who worked full-time, hectic schedules and finances were a huge challenge. I’ll never forget the morning when my faith and the gas tank both […]


I’m a lifelong Sunday School girl, and I grew  up singing the old hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.“ There’s one line that lingers in my head these days as the […]


A couple weeks ago, my husband and I took a much anticipated trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary. As we flew above the clouds toward the East Coast, I commented how […]


When I was a young single woman searching for a job, Kentucky wasn’t even on my radar. I figured it was mostly rural. Horse farms. Fried chicken in a red-and-white […]

Together we will enrich one another's

I had a baby New Year’s Eve. Every day this year, I have held that little boy, breathing him in slowly. I have studied his features intently, taking in everything […]


I love the look of sheep. They’re wooly and round and perfectly content to nibble on grass for hours. Adorable, really. But when the Bible says, “We are His people, […]