An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story

Ponderings

Red Carpet Jitters

July 10, 2019

Nothing has prepared me for this. I’m just a country girl, with roots in the wheat field. The big city is not my comfort zone – nor is a Red Carpet Event. And yet, that’s where I find myself this week. My publishing company brings together their newly released authors each quarter to celebrate the ... Read More »

10 Ways to Help a Grieving Mom

June 19, 2019

How can I help? A woman sat beside the casket of her son. Her eyes told the story of her heart. Pools of sorrow reflected in her tired face. The weight of loss settled on her shoulders, making it difficult to stand up straight. She tried to talk to everyone, but it took everything she ... Read More »

Some Dreams Come True

June 4, 2019

When I was a child, I thought all my dreams would come true. My life was simple and carefree. My dreams were sweet. I snuggled baby kittens, played under the trees in the backyard, and rode in the back of the pickup while my dad checked the cows. In the summers, I helped pick strawberries ... Read More »

Mom’s Easter Sunday Morning

April 21, 2019

My mom and dad were married Easter Sunday Morning in 1945. The world outside the little church struggled with war. But inside, a young bride straightened her white wool dress and beamed at her beau in his dark suit. They planned to be the “special music” during the Easter service, a surprise for the congregation. ... Read More »

Song of a Wounded Heart

March 5, 2019

I curled up in my study chair with a blanket this morning, ready to start my day with prayer. The day ahead overwhelmed me. I’m emotional, feeling rather uncertain about the release of “my song” to the world today.  As I looked out the window, I tried to form words to say to my Lord. ... Read More »