• Thankfulness

    November is an interesting month. We are looking forward to Thanksgiving and time with family and friends, and many of us are already in Christmas mode ~ like ME! In November we begin pondering over things we are thankful for, and boy, this year has been a hard one for thankfulness! Not everyone is naturally born a grateful person. Gratefulness is absolutely a choice that we have to make each and every day ~ no matter what our circumstances may be. Most of you know that my life has not been easy, but I am so thankful for parents who raised me with Christian values, brothers and sisters who are…

  • Sharing His Glory in Difficult Times

    Life is stressful. None of us could have foreseen this year and all of the craziness that came with it. Thankfully, as Christians, we are able to take comfort in our ability to trust God and trust that what is happening is for His glory and purpose. Even as we watch the evening news, hear of people who are sick or have lost their job, and we feel our hearts deeply aching, we can go to Him with complete confidence in His goodness and wisdom. We can find our comfort under His wings.              This pandemic has brought good things, too. Families have spent more time together because moms and…

  • Christian Halloween

    I have such affection for this time of year.  All the way from September until Christmas.  I genuinely miss my parents during these months.  They were special times for my family, and my mom and dad always made them seem so memorable. My mother, especially, made everything seem extraordinary in my mind. Starting in September, we would always go find an apple orchard to visit and select some apples we would like to have. It always included a purchase of a candied or caramel apple as well, which were my favorite!   October was interesting because my father was a Pastor, so folks were always wondering how we were going to…

  • Our Rock and Helper

    There was a time when I was getting ready to go into high school when I realized that my dad worked REALLY hard. At work, but also at home with his kids and showing ultimate devotion to my mom. When I started high school, I wanted to be able to purchase my own clothes. I was used to my mom sewing things for me, or going to thrift stores and buying me clothes to wear; some of which were quite embarrassing in middle school. Izod shirts with the alligator emblem were very trendy at the time, and for my younger siblings, she would often sew shirts and then buy and…

  • Finding our Purpose

    Have you ever woken up and just felt like “What in the world is my purpose”?  I have felt that SO OFTEN in my life.  If you have read my book, you know I have been through a lot, and have wondered often what God wanted my life to mean.  I just released my first book and am now 57 years old ~ so God wanted to wait and show me His plans later in my life.  We never know what He is going to do.  We should not second guess things that He allows to happen to us because we are always going to learn lessons from bad and…

  • Emptiness

    It seems like every single day we search for things in an attempt to fill some hole in our lives. The funny thing is ~ the substitutes we find like shopping, alcohol, eating, can only satisfy so much. We are still left feeling empty inside. The reason for this is that only GOD can REALLY fill those empty spaces! God has the ability to fill us with PEACE, JOY, CONTENTMENT!! 💞💞 Isn’t that what we are all really looking for during these crazy days? If you don’t know how to find that peace and contentment, drop me a line! I would LOVE to talk with you! 🥰

  • When pain is necessary

    Hopefully WHEN you read my book 😉 you will see that although there were so many joyful moments with my family, I also went through my fair share of pain. It was really difficult, and at times, I wanted to just give up on God AND life. But God always brought people into my life at my lowest points to remind me how valuable I was and how much He loved and adored me. ❤ During those times in YOUR life, I am praying that someone reaches out to you ~right when you need it the most!“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will…

  • When Life Get’s Hard

    Hopefully WHEN you read my book 😉 you will see that although there were so many joyful moments with my family, I also went through my fair share of pain. It was really difficult, and at times, I wanted to just give up on God AND life. But God always brought people into my life at my lowest points to remind me how valuable I was and how much He loved and adored me. ❤ During those times in YOUR life, I am praying that someone reaches out to you ~right when you need it the most! “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he…

  • Hey sweet friends ~ Barb here!

    This blog will be a perfect opportunity for me to keep in touch with everyone ~ especially right now when our world seems so crazy and frightening. We ALL wonder where to turn when problems come. Throughout my life, I have come to depend on my Heavenly Father and His abiding grace that has seen me through the bottomless pit to the highest peak! He will be there for you as well! I found this verse recently in Zephania and I just ADORE it! It is from Zephania 3:17 and says “The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you…