A little bit of crazy... a little bit of loud... a whole lot of love.



Oh, how I love the wacky, magnificent group of people God gave me to do life with! 

We are loud.  We love to laugh.  We can be a little rowdy at times.  We might even get on each other’s nerves on occasion. But no matter what, through thick and thin, in good times and bad…We are family. (The 70’s child in me really wants to bust out in song with Sister Sledge here. Don’t judge me, girl. You know you want to, too!)

A really cool quote I found on the Google machine says, “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who always love you…no matter what.”

This space is for sharing stories about those people. The ones who have impacted my life and love me for the red, hot mess I am. 

He’s Not Here – Rejoicing Even in our Grief

Is it possible to find any reason to rejoice even in our grief? When Jesus was crucified and laid in that borrowed tomb, the disciples certainly didn’t think so. But three days later, there was certainly rejoicing! Learn to lean into the arms of Love in your grief.

Blessings – Keep Your Eyes Open and Palms Up!

Unfortunately, we live in a broken world, and grief is something we must endure at times.  God understands sorrow.  The beautiful irony of our sorrow and sufferings is that God, who is the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, longs to comfort us.
Are you hurting?  Has sorrow seemed to move in and make itself at home in your heart?  There is a Comforter who desires to heal your broken heart. Are you willing to let Him in?

Moving the Mailman into His Man Cave

{the evolution of the man cave} According to traditional history books, man’s first dwelling was a cave. Or at least that’s the way I remember it. Of course, I could be confusing “history” with the TV shows of my childhood, Flintsones and Captain Caveman, but somewhere in time, men lived in caves. Right? And of…

The Sweetest Thing – Valentine Surprise from the King of My Heart

{valentine’s day} I’ve always LOVED Valentine’s Day! I have the fondest memories of construction paper hearts of pink, red, and white cleverly glued together to form dogs, caterpillars, and birds. Does anyone else remember how cool it was to learn that, by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting a teardrop shape on the…

Baby! Baby! (The wait is over! I’m officially MINNIE!)


{baby} A tiny baby entered the world on Sunday, and she will call me “Minnie.”  It was one of the most sacred moments of my life.  There is nothing that compares to the joy in my heart to be able to share the story of the day my first granddaughter was born! {nesting} Something in…

Family Time: Onesies, Guns, Dogs, and Okra

Warning: This post involves some neck stretches in order to view photos. Family Family time really is the very best time!  Probably from the day I was born, the value of family has been ingrained into my very soul.  My grandma, He, used to always say, “I love having all my chicks in the nest.”  I totally…