Wives Walking on Egg Shells

Today I decided to write about some issues that God has placed on my heart.  I have spent twenty five years as a pastor's wife and professional counselor.  I have made so many mistakes, taken so many wrong life turns, and have only recently (past 4 years) found my way out of the abyss called "ministry".    If you choose to read this, I hope it serves as encouragement to you in your life....more

What is there to say about 9/11?

Remembering 9/11 is still so close yet 10 yrs away from us now.  There were memorable services at churches, locally and televised.  We all have a story about how we first heard and all that happened after that first plane hit the first tower.  I had dropped off my daughter at school and returned home.  On tv, they showed the first tower being hit....no one could predict the chain of disaster yet to follow.  Call my husband in his car then saw the second plane hit!  Oh my!  What is happening?  We did not know how horrific  this day would be. ...more

Charity and Cake Pops

I have always loved giving.  I think I come by it naturally as my grandmother and mother are both natural givers.  My diabetic grandmother baked the most beautiful cakes, pies, cookies, candies just to give them all way!  My mom is not a baker but she is a vegetable and fruit canner and meal preparer that feeds anyone that might need a meal.  It's no wonder I too, am a giver and being a giver makes my heart smile....more

Cake Pops Have Consumed Me

It's no secret.  For the past eighteen months, the art of baking, chocolate melting, lollipop sticks, sprinkles, colored sugars, and shaping cake has consumed me.  My quest has been to get that tiny ball of cake shaped into a position that resembles...well...something recognizable!...more