Friday we celebrated our 21st anniversary! Being a bit of a hopeless romantic, I enjoy hearing love stories. Whether they are real or fictional, a good love story always grabs my attention. So, I will share mine with my husband of 20 years, Craig. I must be perfectly honest, my husband is much better at […]Read more "It’s Been 22 Years!"
A few years ago, I was potty training my daughter at Christmas time when baby Jesus mysteriously disappeared from our manger scene. Frantic searching ensued. Eventually, He was discovered in the most unlikely location…the training potty. I was appalled! What drove my sweet little daughter to put Jesus in a potty? Horrible thoughts flooded my […]Read more "The Humanity of Jesus"
Jesus left heaven, was carried in the womb of Mary, and born in a stable in Bethlehem. He lived on this Earth. This verse literally says He “tented” or “tabernacled” with us. It evokes a picture of the Israelite journey from Egypt into the promised land, when God resided with His people in the tabernacle. […]Read more "The Gift of Presence"
True confession. I have felt angry at God. As most of you know, I have wanted to be a mama since I can remember. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I always confidently responded, “A mother”. I had no plan B. I got married at 23 and had my first […]Read more "Angry"
As I wondered through Oldtown yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 minutes […]Read more "Childhood"
I cannot think of Father’s Day without feeling thankful for my Dad, John Hannah. To say I love the guy, is definitely an understatement. There are many qualities that made him the best dad in the world for me, but I will just highlight a few of my favorites. When I reflect back on my […]Read more "My Daddy"
There is no freedom without sacrifice. On Memorial Day we remember and honor those who paid the ultimate price for our country. Their sacrifice, ensured the freedoms that we have become accustomed to: freedom to speak our mind, freedom to vote for our leaders, freedom to achieve our dreams, freedom to own a Bible and […]Read more "Memorial Day Moment"
I cannot think about Mother’s Day without thinking of my mother. I am convinced that I won the jackpot when it comes to mom’s. This is not a realization that I have come to recently. This was something I knew from a very young age. As I go through various stages of life, I appreciate […]Read more "My Mother"
Easter brings to mind many memories. I cannot think of the holiday, without immediately thinking of my maternal grandparents, Grammy and Pappy Lupole. To accurately explain why my recollections of Easter are so intertwined with my grandparents, I need to introduce you to these two major influences on my life. Ruth Lupole, my grandmother, was […]Read more "Easter with my Grandparents"
As a child, I learned very quickly that not everyone liked me, nor did I meet every person’s expectations. My parents taught me that it did not matter what people thought of me, their opinion was not the measure of my worthiness. Rather, I was fully accepted by my Heavenly Father. Not because of something […]Read more "Identity"