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The Value of Living a Small Life

The value of living a small life... I once heard Oprah Winfrey say that she leads a BIG life. As I pondered her statement, I understood exactly what she meant, and I agreed fully. Shortly after, it lead me to a conclusion of my own...I lead a rather small life. I am not known by the ... [ Read More ]

You Are the God Who Sees Me

You are the God who sees me. With big smiles and bear hugs we enthusiastically greet each other every Sunday. Hello, sister!  How are you? But something about her response this time was different. "I'm hanging in there," she said with a half-smile. Now, I happen to know from ... [ Read More ]

Take Courage Girlfriend! You Can Do This

Take Courage . . . If you are presently in need of a family-life cheerleader, this post is for you! ...I've got my pom-poms ready! The stormy waves of family life It's no secret that life is messy, unpredictable, and full of bumps in-the-road; particularly when it comes to ... [ Read More ]

With Jesus, Your Home is More Than Enough

"Five years, tops!  Five years and then we're out of here!" That's what I told my husband 13 years ago when we settled into what I now affectionately refer to as our Little House on the Freeway; our little slice of the American Dream in The Big Apple. When we first arrived, I deplored it.  ... [ Read More ]

Blogging Breaks & Baby Showers – Perfect together!

Hey Girlfriends! I've been MIA since the end of 2017 and I've missed you all so much! I'm blowing kisses, giving virtual hugs and fist bumps right now.  Reach out and grab one! I took a blogging, social media and TV break, sensing that I needed to quiet all the voices around me to better ... [ Read More ]

The Year in Review (and what’s ahead!)

What a year 2017 has been!  And there’s no way that I could let it end without thanking YOU – the awesome community of Welcome Home Ministry – for joining in this amazing celebration of faith and family-life! I just love sharing my heart on this blog. ♥  It’s such an honor to share about my ... [ Read More ]

The Little House That Could: How to thrive in family life

“Thanks for breakfast, Mom!” said my young adult son as he smiled and walked out of the door. “You're welcome son,” I shot back as I smiled wide, grinning ear-to-ear. I felt so blessed as I peeled potatoes, cracked eggs and baked beans to usher in this beautiful breezy and sunny fall ... [ Read More ]