Suicide Prevention: Love & Hope

SUICIDE PREVENTION: LOVE & HOPE Last week, we shared some of our story in hopes of helping someone, anyone, navigate mental health struggles and suicidal ideation. It’s real and horrible and so prevalent. Let me share the most important part – THERE’S HOPE! Now, please know I am extraordinarily sensitive to the fact that notContinue reading “Suicide Prevention: Love & Hope”

Suicide Prevention Month: Our Story Begins

Here’s the scoop on mental health problems…they suck. I think we’re now prepared to share some of our experience with mental health challenges and suicidal ideation, but be warned. It’s hard and sad and awful. I am bringing it to my blog, because September is Suicide Prevention Month. We are a few weeks into theContinue reading “Suicide Prevention Month: Our Story Begins”

Bee Hive Update

You may or may not know that my husband and daughter have been raising and cultivating bees in our backyard. It was my husband’s dream to have bees, and it has been the best experience. We have all learned so much. Here’s the most recent update… 🐝🐝🐝 Bad news and good news for the hives…Continue reading “Bee Hive Update”

Maine… and peace.

A few things occurred to me this morning, one of which was that I needed to tell you that our trip to Maine was as wonderful as expected and a much-needed chance to breathe (especially for Keith). For the first time in a long time, he wasn’t constantly on the phone guiding someone through repairingContinue reading “Maine… and peace.”

Something To Look Forward To

You know what we often need when we’re going through a season? Something to look forward to! Y’all. We love to travel, and a year ago, Keith and I decided to go to Maine. We had never been. It was nothing short of amazing, and we both fell in love. It was odd for usContinue reading “Something To Look Forward To”

RIP to My Sanity

Here’s where the erosion of your sanity will get you… Our company’s vans died literally dead seemingly all at once (ummm, today), and we are now in a pickle. So I found two online, had them brought down from Murfreesboro, TN (which took some doing), and I’ve been scrambling to figure out how in theContinue reading “RIP to My Sanity”

Valley of the Shadow Sometimes

Y’all, I feel like I’m walking through that valley of the shadow. The good news is I know God is with me. The bad news is that my humanness sure pushes fear to the forefront and tries to crowd out my faith. I won’t let it, of course. I’m all faith all the time forContinue reading “Valley of the Shadow Sometimes”

Friday Adventures

In my effort to become a Recovering People Pleaser, I vowed to spend more time with my sweet Brady. She’s 14, and she’s awesome. We have had one heck of year, and she deserves every minute I can give her. And why shouldn’t I be giving her every possible minute I can? So I shuffledContinue reading “Friday Adventures”

The Spot

It was July 22, 2015, when we found out Keith had colon cancer. The doctor called us on the phone after a routine colonoscopy. We were standing outside in the yard when I put the phone on speaker so we could both hear what he had to say. It was seventy-hundred degrees, and sweat drippedContinue reading “The Spot”

Not-So-Personal Church. It is well, though.

Church kicked off yesterday with several super moving, extra heartfelt and encouraging songs. Hands raised. Voices loud. Then…with a wave of the choir director’s hand, a shift in musical key, and a flicker of the graphic displaying all the lyrics… “It is well with my soul.” Y’all. I’m a church cryer, right? I can’t evenContinue reading “Not-So-Personal Church. It is well, though.”