Need a Goodie From God?

May 9, 2016
Woman traveling and boarding the plane

I recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., for the annual American Mothers Convention where all the State Mothers of the Year and the State and National Mothers of Achievement convened for a three-day extravaganza of celebrating motherhood. I was especially honored to travel with Shouna Olson – Oklahoma Mother of the Year – and her daughter, Wynter. Continue Reading…

Three Lessons I Learned from My Children

May 7, 2016

mothers day.. we love you

All children possess a hidden talent. Each one wears this title: AUTHOR. Unbeknownst to them, they write unforgettable messages in a mother’s soul that outranks every New York Times best seller. My heart has its own secret memoirs, lessons I’ve received from my son and daughter and two amazing stepchildren. Continue Reading…

Why Pray?

May 5, 2016


 When I was in fifth grade, Mrs. Price was my teacher.  I remember a few of us girls preforming a rendition of America the Beautiful to our peers.  My little tears almost ran down my cheeks while trying to harmonize well.  It’s amazing that a ten year old could feel such passion for the red, white, and blue, but I DID! Continue Reading…

America’s Mother Teresa

April 29, 2016


Every once in a while you meet a person who leaves an indelible impression.  I met a woman like that this past week in Washington, DC, at the American Mothers Convention. She was one of the women named National Mother of Achievement for 2016. I shall never forget this lady: Marta Gabre-Tsadick – her bio, her life, her influence: ENDEARING! Continue Reading…

Feeling Seasick about an Uncertainty?

April 11, 2016

My 25th wedding anniversary to Rich is coming up this summer. And I know what he might want to do – go deep sea fishing. No thanks. I got violently sea sick with him fishing for marlin twenty years ago off the Sea of Cortez near Cabo San Lucas and it was awful! I’m STILL not speaking to him. Continue Reading…

Does God Still Move Stones?

March 25, 2016
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Happy Easter, my friend! Today is the most celebrated event in the Christian faith – the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the day that gives us the power to live the Christian life. Continue Reading…

How to Teach Young Children about the Meaning of Easter

March 23, 2016
Happy young mother and her daughter standing on the road while looking at text he is risen on the sky

My four-year-old granddaughter was in the backseat of my car last week watching a child’s Easter video, and it upset her when it commented that Jesus was hurt at the cross – no gory details, just a twist in the story. I thought, “How can I tell her the Easter story and leave out the sacrifice of Jesus at the cross?” I can’t. So what in the world do I say, Continue Reading…