After the Wedding

This article is published by Beauty For Ashes Press in an anthology called From Tears to Triumph: Tales of Transformation Through Jesus Christ. In celebration of our 39th anniversary, I want to share it with you here. After the Wedding It seems unreasonable to anticipate an event for years, plan and prepare for months – […]

Elevation and Attitude

Do you know the elevation where you live? Florida’s Emerald Coast is where I work and play. Local coastal locations have an elevation of about 10 feet above sea level. Not an ideal place to be when hurricanes make landfall. Our home is on 20 acres inland with a 60-foot elevation – giving us a […]

How to Strengthen Your Heart

Strength of heart. That’s something we all want and need, right? Encourage literally means, “to provide with strength of heart.” For years, I’ve been choosing one perfect word to carry with me throughout the year. A word to ponder and grow into. I’m always surprised by what comes to the forefront as I sift and […]

Woman of Influence

If asked to name the three people with the greatest influence on my life, my mom tops the list. She has known me longer than anyone else on earth and loved me through it all. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a mentor and parent who loves without limits – always available to offer […]

The Power of Teamwork

The Emerald Coast of Florida boasts sugar-white sand, sparkling water and bright sun punctuated by summer thunderstorms with full light and sound shows. And at the end of every day, the spectacular sunsets beat any fireworks display hands down. Those of us who live here love to boast that we live where everyone else vacations. […]