stayin alive

stayin alive

I admit it – I do not have a green thumb. Ask anyone who knows me well and they will tell you most of the plants under my care die slow, silent deaths. It is not intentional on my part. Even with best efforts, my poor plants aren’t getting the nourishment and...
STONES TO REMEMBER

STONES TO REMEMBER

Every year as I was growing up, my family would take a summer vacation. It is one of my fondest memories from childhood. My dad would hook up the pop-up camper and off we would go into the unknown. Purchasing a souvenir became a much-anticipated tradition. It’s how my...
MY WAR STORY

MY WAR STORY

Iraq invaded Kuwait in the summer of 1990. I was seven months pregnant with my first child. My husband was serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at the time, so news such as that was more than just a front-page headline; it was cause to take notice. As the...
you matter to god

you matter to god

I recently experienced the loss of my brother. At his funeral, I was deeply touched by the love and encouragement offered by those who came to offer their condolences to my family. There were not only family and friends with whom my brother had shared long-lasting...
HE IS WORTH THE WAIT

HE IS WORTH THE WAIT

Waiting is not one of our favorite things to do. Especially for children and especially at Christmas. I know that feeling. Every year my brother and I were made to wait, not so patiently, for our aunt and uncle to arrive on Christmas morning. We were instructed to sit...