A few months ago, when we were vacationing in the Smoky Mountains, we took a nice leisurely hike to visit three waterfalls and enjoy the beautiful scenery. What started out as a level hike turned into an uphill hike. Up and up we went, and with each step, my mind was telling me that I…Read More
In last week’s blog post, I encouraged you to start reading and studying the Bible daily. Today, I am going to give you three different options for studying scripture. If you are still intimidated and unsure of where to begin with your reading, here is one thing that I’ve learned; I’m not studying to be…Read More
A few weeks ago, we had a major catastrophe occur in our house. Our Keurig broke. In bewilderment and panic, my son and I tried to figure out what to do. We need our coffee! Seriously, our life cannot function without our coffee! That sounds a tad bit dramatic. In reality, we actually can live…Read More
As many of you know, within the first year of a loved one passing, certain holidays, anniversaries, or special days can trigger more additional grief or sorrow. September 16th is that day for me. Today would have been my dad’s 75th birthday. My brother, Troy, who shares the same birthday, would have been 43 years…Read More
In talking with a friend the other day, the subject of spiritual disciplines came up in our conversation. What exactly are spiritual disciplines, and how do we practice them? In the past, I’ve always had the thought that the only people who practiced spiritual disciplines were monks hidden away in a monastery high up in…Read More
With all the COVID-19 restrictions these last few months, our 14-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Bailey, was in dire need of grooming. If you know anything about Cockers, it’s that their hair grows incredibly long, and when maintained, it’s quite beautiful. However, for our family, it’s easier to keep Bailey shaved down. It’s cooler on him, and…Read More
Throughout the past few years, I’ve never really liked how our front porch looked. In my mind, a front porch should look inviting and warm. Ours looked dark and cold. With a metal table and two chairs, I tried my best to spruce it up with decorative pillows, a bright wreath on the door, or…Read More
Five Ways to Quiet Your Heart No one cried out of frustration. No one whined because they didn’t get to what they wanted to do. No one argued with one another. No one asked the dreaded question, “Are we there yet?” No one got mad at her family because they were getting on her last…Read More
Celebrating My First Father’s Day Without My Dad This past Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day. The boys and I enjoyed our day with Craig. We took a drive around a lake, laughed, and enjoyed spending time together. My heart hurt, though. Not because of anything that Craig did; he is an amazing dad to our…Read More
My name is Missy, and I love Jesus!
I am a Christ-follower, wife, mom, author, and speaker.