• The Silence of Saturday

    When the silence of Saturday surrounds our heart and we can’t hear His voice, may we remember that He is still working for our eternal good.

  • Read-Worthy Weekend | April 3, 2015

    Last week was the beginning of the new Read-Worthy Weekend feature for my blog. I am grateful for everyone’s positive responses and hope you enjoy this week’s list. This week I asked Katie Graves to be the first guest blogger for R.E.A.L. Women. I was so excited that she said yes and she shared a… Read more »

  • Guest Post | One of Life’s Most Beautiful Treasures by Katie Graves

    **I am so excited to have my friend, Katie Graves, as the very first guest blogger for R.E.A.L. Women. I met Katie in June 2014 at a women’s conference. We were seated at the same table and I was instantly drawn to her beautiful smile and southern charm. There was a genuine kindness that flowed… Read more »

  • Read-Worthy Weekend | March 27, 2015

    Welcome to the start of something brand new to the blog: Read-Worthy Weekend. Several years ago, as I blogged through my cancer treatments, I stumbled upon a blog by Marie Ennis-O’Connor. Every Friday Marie would compile a list of blog posts and articles she had read throughout the week that inspired her and she wanted… Read more »

  • Grace & Mercy | The Goodness Twins

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. Psalm 23:6 Grace and Mercy – The Goodness Twins. They are found together in scripture and we often mention them together in prayer. But, have you noticed we are far more likely to discuss grace in our conversations and in our writings? We… Read more »

  • “Hard Is Not The Absence of God’s Goodness” (Kara Tippetts)

    My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!  Psalm 119: 25 A few days ago, Kara Tippetts finished her earthly journey and went to her true home with Jesus. Her life was a story well written and finally complete. From the very beginning Kara taught everyone she met how to love… Read more »

  • Flight Now Boarding | Check Your Attitude At The Gate

    I wasn’t even supposed to be on the flight. I was a standby, far down the list. But after hours of praying, with only minutes before the gate was closed, we were given seats on the plane. I was aware we would be the last passengers boarding and we would have to take whatever seat… Read more »

  • Rest For A Weary Soul

    I’m tired, worn out and just plain exhausted.  There is still a long list of items unchecked on my ‘to-do’ list.  And, I know if I don’t forge ahead it will just be more items added to an already overloaded schedule tomorrow. But, I just can’t. go. on.  This isn’t just a physical tired.  It’s… Read more »

  • He Created Me Anyway

    I’ll never forget the days of waiting for my children to be born.  I spent so much time decorating their nurseries; buying toys, clothes, diapers and all the latest gadgets; and I would daydream and wonder of who they would be.  What would they love? What would they hate? How would they look when they… Read more »