A couple of weeks ago Mom and Dad celebrated 45 years of marriage. My heart overflowed with pride as I watched them mark their anniversary by renewing their vows, once again. They do this once every 5 years or so, as a reminder of the precious gift of their union. It also serves as a… Read More
The Power of a Father’s Love
To all the fathers: Your love, time and attention is worth more than any amount of money or accolade. Your love IS the currency that helps your child develop self-worth and self-love.
The Healing Power of Forgiveness
There is no unfinished business between us. Praise God. Had you asked me a year ago, I would have said it wasn’t possible…too much water under the bridge. Yet as I prepare to attend my ex-husband’s home going service, I am amazed that my soul is at rest. In Stand Up for You I shared… Read More
6 Lessons from Granny on Getting the Most Out of Every Moment
Aging is such a beautiful experience. It’s a wonder that we dread it when in truth the older we get the more rich life’s adventures become. Just recently we celebrated my grandmother’s 90th birthday with an old-school family party. What a great blessing it was to see generations of love come together for such a… Read More
Daddies Are Born From A Place in the Heart
He whizzed by me in glee! At 69, my Daddy owns his very first bicycle. There’s not a moment of fun to be missed! A child during the time of segregation, Daddy came of age in the cotton fields of Louisiana. His family was sharecroppers, working dusk to dawn but owning little. There were two… Read More
Are You Embracing the Beauty of Your Strength?
I have never thought of myself as a photogenic person. I’m not putting myself down that’s just the way it has always been. My family tells me I often make a fake smile. “Mom you’re doing that smile again!” they say when I am looking into the camera. For many years I haven’t liked the… Read More