Category Archives: Inspiration


Our Christmas Miracle

Matt & DadMatt and Dad

On Saturday December 7th my Dad collapsed at his home in NC with what we thought was a heart attack but later found out was a heart arrest.

A call to 911. A rush to the hospital. A drug induced coma.

This was all happening in North Carolina while I’m in Oklahoma. Extremely hard to handle.

After being brought out of the coma Dad was not responding as we hoped. After possibly being without oxygen for up to 15 minutes we honestly didn’t know what to expect.

You can imagine the course of our thoughts and emotions.

My brother Matt wrote the following post on his blog The Wading Pool during this time.


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A Thankful Heart and A Legacy


When my Grandfather passed away his Bibles were divided up among the family.

Papa and Granny had 4 children and 9 grandchildren. To my knowledge we all received at least one Bible, if not more than one. 

Papa Dalton was a preacher so he had quite a few Bibles.

The number of Bibles wasn’t the significance.

It was their condition.

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Young Love

Update on Kaleigh – She’s Home!

 Young LoveJared and Kaleigh

My girl is home!  

As I began writing this post last night we were hoping she would be coming home today. As 6:00 pm this evening rolled around we didn’t think it would be happening but finally! She was released!

To say I’m ecstatic would be putting it mildly. 

I have literally lost count of how many times I’ve attempted to write a post to bring you all up to date. I do know this is the 3rd time I’ve sat down to try. And I’ve restarted it at least 15 times at each sitting.

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Succulents by the Pool

Family News and Saying Goodbye to Summer

Succulents by the Pool

Every year, when school starts I know this is going to happen. And it always makes me sad. Our mind’s shift gears from summer life to school life and our kids seem to forget we have a pool.

School starts and the temperature hovers around 100 for weeks but we’ve already moved on to Fall. Why is this? I try to encourage last minute pool parties or get together’s but I’m just as guilty as my kids. It’s just not a priority like it is in May.

This year we’ve had other thoughts occupying our minds as well. Things that came as a surprise and things we weren’t expecting.

As a blogger I love sharing creative projects with you guys. I have no problem coming up with posts about pillows or curtains or showing off someone’s beautiful home.

But when it comes to talking about more personal matters…that’s hard. Hard to write about it. Hard to put it into words.

Now that I’ve got you all thinking the worst! I’m sorry! Let me assure you we’re all okay. This is just me being weird and having a hard time putting this down in words.

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Farmgirl Paints Cuffs (2)

Farmgirl Paints and a Coupon Code


I’ve loved Becky Strahle from the first moment I read her blog, Farmgirl Paints, at least 2 maybe 3 years ago. Her genuineness, her love for Christ and her talent drew me in from the get-go. And she continues to inspire me!

Today marks the September opening of her Farmgirl Paints Etsy Shop! And I have a special coupon code – Just For YOU!

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Me and My Girls

Me and Personality Tests

Right Brain or Left Brain…Extrovert or Introvert…Type A or Type B…

Nothing Better

Have you ever been like me and wondered why you’re the way you are? Why you’d rather stay home and read a book than go to a party? Or why it drains you being around tons of people but you have friends who thrive around tons of people? Why you could live the rest of your life without ever visiting another theme park and sincerely be perfectly okay with it? Why?

Recently I’ve become quite enamored with taking personality tests. Don’t ask me why. I’m not really sure. But it’s just so fun to see yourself spelled out, so-to-speak, in the answers. That’s so dorky.

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Pray for Oklahoma

My Heart is Heavy

Pray for Oklahoma

Words fail.

My heart is so very heavy this morning. Oklahoma is my home. The past two days have been extremely hard. My family is safe but so many have lost so much.

Please join me in praying for the people who have been affected by the devastating tornadoes that swept through our state.  The families who have lost loved ones. Those who  have lost everything they own. The children….


“…God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans.”  Romans 8:26-27  The Message Bible


Words fail…but not God. Even when all we can utter are wordless sighs and aching groans, God hears. He never fails. His Love Never Fails.

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365 Daily Inspiration

verses iconWe’ve been pretty excited around here the last few days. A project my husband has been working on for months has finally come to fruition!

365 DAILY INSPIRATION  – a scripture app for your iPhone or iPad!

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