Faith and Spirituality, Nature, Photography, Quotes

Summer’s Beauty

Most of these photos were taken at a campground in Rocky Mountain National Park with the aroma of campfire smoke wafting through the air. I never tire of that smell. 🙂  Enjoy!   Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. - Rachel… Continue reading Summer’s Beauty

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, goals, Gratitude, Writing

Making a Difference to Just One

A while back a friend talked to me about her desire to make a difference in the lives of others by getting her "story" out there. That story consists of almost being murdered by her ex-husband. No one--as in not one--not even the doctors, expected her to survive. But survive she did! She's truly a… Continue reading Making a Difference to Just One

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude

Honoring All Who Served

Thank you to those who have given some and to those who have given all. To those who have served and to those who are. And to the families behind those who serve. Because of you, we have our freedom and blessings far beyond anything we'd have without you. Thank you from the bottom of… Continue reading Honoring All Who Served

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Family, Writing

Women’s History Month

Oh boy! I almost missed Women's History Month. But it's not too late. Technically, it doesn't end until midnight tonight, March 31st. There are so many women who have made enormous steps forward in making women matter in society. That being said, each of us matters. Every. Single. One. But there are women I'd like… Continue reading Women’s History Month

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Life Lessons

Welcoming 2019 with Words

In 2015 I joined the My One Word movement. This movement is an opportunity to choose one word that best determines how you would like your life to grow in the coming year. It's much more realistic to focus on one word for the year than set New Year's resolutions, only to break them by… Continue reading Welcoming 2019 with Words

Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Quotes

Christmas Truths

I've found two short quotes that speak volumes about the Christmas season. Thought I would share. How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts! ― Benjamin Franklin Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more! ―… Continue reading Christmas Truths

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Life Lessons

Compassion

For those who have followed my blog for a while you know I have three sponsor kids from Africa: Alex from Tanzania, Amede from Togo, and Mamounata from Burkina Faso. These kids have enriched my life in more ways that I ever could have imagined when I first started sponsoring them. A couple of weeks… Continue reading Compassion

Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Nature

God’s Splendor

My husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary this past weekend in Estes Park, CO. Below are some of the breathtaking views from a hike we took at 11,500 feet above sea level, as well as a few other memorable sights. This was my little guy's (Roscoe) first hike. He did so well! One… Continue reading God’s Splendor

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Life Lessons, Quotes

No Regrets

Why is it that we often don't realize how much a person means to us until they're taken from us. Whether it be a move, an illness, life getting in the way keeping two people apart, or death, it's not until the person is gone, the relationship as we knew it changed forever, that we… Continue reading No Regrets