Helping the Grief-Stricken – 7 Practical Ways

Sometimes we have absolutely no clue as to what to do or say when a friend is grieving. That’s why I put together my top 7 tips on helping the grief-stricken.  My husband and I have been in the ministry (pastoring) for over 30 years. And I love just about everything about it. I adore […]

I Have a Song for That – My Karaoke Experience

This is a funny story about my one and only karaoke experience – I Have a Song For That!  Why does everyone automatically think that a pastor’s wife can sing?  I can’t sing.  Period.  Not a lick. (Where did that expression come from?)  I didn’t say that I don’t sing, just that I can’t.   […]

How to Find Shopping Steals and Deals

I’m sharing all my shopping steals and deals today. Don’t forget to comment and leave your favorite tips for saving money when shopping.  I still have the tags from a pair of classic white Bermuda shorts (by one of my favorite designers) I purchased last summer.  The original price (not suggested) was $120.00. Score!  I […]

How Long Common Foods Last Before Going Bad

Don’t you hate it when food goes bad in the fridge, freezer or pantry? Sometimes, it’s just hard to tell how long foods last before going bad. And I hate doing the smell test when I’m a little iffy about meat that has been in the refrigerator a day too long. If it smells just slightly […]

Pep Talk for Writers

Are you a writer? If so, here’s a little pep talk for writers – a pep talk for you! Here’s a question for all you writers out there: Have you ever written a post or article that you’re fairly certain will never see the light of day? You well remember that day when inspiration struck […]

Describe Your Mom in One Word

Quick! Can you describe your mom in one word?  For several weeks, anticipating Mother’s Day, I’ve had the thought to describe my mom in one word.  All sorts of words come to mind:  loving, pretty, sweet, agile, awesome cook (oops, that’s two words). The one word that has stuck with me is fun. Yep, my mom […]

Blogging 101 – Are You Stealing Photos?

A while back, I shared a post on How to Blog Like A Pro in my Blogging 101 series. One of the points I shared is, “Never post a picture on your blog that you do not have permission to use.”  I felt like I needed to add to that info and that’s why I’m sharing Blogging […]

Melinda’s Amazing Weight Loss Story

Y’all should all know my sister, Melinda, by now, and I’m so excited to share Melinda’s Amazing Weight Loss Story! Actually, she’s going to share it.  But first . . . At the beginning of 2013, when I first started blogging, Melinda was my one constant fan.  I don’t really like the word fan because […]

Christmas Tablescapes, Party Tips & More

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I’ve been busy planning my tablescape.  For me, Thanksgiving and Christmas tablescapes are my very favorite and I try to mix it up every year without breaking the budget.  With that in mind, I thought I’d share some of my Christmas Tablescapes, Party Tips & More. […]

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? I didn’t until I was recently contacted by the beautiful Heather Von St. James.  She’s approaching her 10-year cancer-free anniversary after having her left lung removed due to a preventable disease called mesothelioma.  When Heather was a little girl, her dad worked in drywall construction.  She […]