Butterflies

When I was much younger, my family would come to Marietta from Tennessee to see my dad’s sister and her eight children. It was such a great time for me. I loved their big family, and the craziness that was always going on. One of my cousins, who was three years older and whom I…

Parable of the Boats

I have had this story on my mind as I think about a friend who has been feeling a little blue. I thought I would share it with you because it is meaningful to me, so you might like it, too. (By the way, I looked for it online, and there are so many different…

…and I must go.

This starts off sounding a little sad, but stay with me, I promise you a triumph of the spirit at the end. My friend, Jill, who is wise well beyond her years, told me about an article she read saying that we don’t always recognize our “last times” when they happen. You don’t realize it’s…

The Ocean is calling…

I’m not a “lay out on the beach until you are fried like KFC” kind of person. I’m a Tennessee girl, and given a choice, most of the time, I will chose the mountains. Until I don’t. I am drawn to the ocean for so many reasons–too many to name in one post–but let me…