An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story

Ponderings

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 »

To my friends from Miami OK

February 23, 2019

Home. A place where you are known, loved and wanted. Home. Over the years I’ve lived in many places. Each time we moved, I always took my heart with me. It was a conscious decision to let myself call the new place home, make new friends and embrace the change in our lives. Change always ... Read More »

It’s almost here. E-book release coming soon.

February 14, 2019

Song of a Wounded Heart E-book release on March 5 When I began writing my story in 2015, I had no idea how difficult the process would be. I’ve shared the story of my experiences with God for many years, but writing it down brought it to life for me. I relived the accident, the ... Read More »

Be Brave

January 17, 2019

Often, people ask me how they can help a friend who is going through a tragedy or loss. There are literally thousands of ways, but here’s my best bottom-line advice: Be brave. Do exactly whatever God urges you to do, no matter how unusual it seems. Recently, a young woman did that for me. Let me ... Read More »