When a Story Wraps itself Around Your Heart, Soul and Mind

I have always been fascinated with the Civil War era. My husband has family from the South. We have enjoyed many visits, including a trip to Hatfield and McCoy for ATV riding. Don’t even get me started on Patrick Swayze in “North and South.” Country music has given me the soundtrack for my life. I have good friends and publishers in the South. The South has many beautiful qualities, a rich heritage, and a long line of honorable men and women.

It also has the dark stain of slavery, an institution that took hold of our entire country when it was young, established by the British.

All of these thoughts and influences inspired me to write the story of a plantation owner’s son who questions the foundation of his life. He is tormented by slavery. Caught in a moral tug of war, torn between love for his family and a woman who serves him. So tortured, he is willing to stand up against everything he has ever known.

This story led me on a journey to learn about the many brave men and women working against slavery in the Deep South while the Civil War raged, risking it all. Look up Elizabeth Van Lew. She will take your breath away.

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Your 2020 Resolution? Don’t Look Back

They say hindsight’s twenty- twenty. How often do you find yourself digging up bones of the past, feeling regret or guilt, thinking I could have or should have? How many times have you said if only…or wish you could go back to do it all again?

Life has no rewind button. All you can do is hit play. Do your best with what God has given you right now…and look forward to what is coming next in 2020. May you find your heart’s content.

Keeping Christmas All Year Long

It happens every year. We get caught up in the hustle and bustle. The endless to-do list. The running here and there. The search for the perfect gift. I hope you can stop for a moment. Breathe deep. Be still.

And remember…

YOU are the perfect gift.

Your loved ones are perfect gifts.

He is the perfect gift.

Cherish this blessed day and every one you are given.

Wishing you and yours health, happiness, and a bright new year.

Merry Christmas!

Today is a Gift

We get so caught up in the daily grind, our worries, our cares. We forget to take a moment to breathe. Look around. Say thank you for the gift that is in this day. To count our blessings…even if they are few.


You will only see this day once.

Don’t let it slip through your fingers. Handle it with care.

Fall Reminds Us The Best is Yet to Come

Fall. It’s all about patience. Waiting for the trees to get decked out in all their glory. For that breath of fresh air. For crisp mornings. Something hot to drink. Warm sweaters. Leaves crunching under your feet…and the scent of possibility every time you inhale.

It’s the beginning of the season of giving. When we are reminded to be thankful. For our veterans. For what we have. For our greatest blessing.

And in a few short months, we all get the chance to have a fresh start.

Why not start now?