During the last few months I have become very acquainted with the grieving process. The end of 2016 was not too kind. Grief is not something any of us ask for, but inevitably we all face. It is a required course in the school of life. It is an experience that will make you wiser… Continue reading Gifts During Grief
If you lived in any one place long enough than you have experienced the inevitable change. Change of seasons. Change of jobs. Change of friends that can just pop by to say hello. It is always sad to see friends move on to the next chapter of their lives, but finding the right way to… Continue reading When Good Friends Move Away
Based on the memes filling my Facebook news feed alone it seems 2016 was not a favorite year for many. I hate to jump on the negativity bandwagon, but I didn’t love 2016 much either. The idea for With Love, From Me to You came with me searching for a way to ensure 2017 would… Continue reading New Year, New Habits
What is the one thing that brings you comfort when everything seems to be going wrong? For one Texas police officer, Keith Bartlett, his comfort was his Gibson guitar, which was lost along with his family’s possessions in a house fire. Officer Bartlett had previously met Randy Travis and his wife, Mary, while responding to… Continue reading Christmas Magic Continues
I always felt bad for kids who had birthdays on and around Christmas. They couldn’t have a birthday party on their actual birthday. People often lump your Christmas and birthday gifts together. And you’re sharing your special day with the most important birth of all time. All of those factors typically lead to your birthday… Continue reading Post-Christmas Birthdays
One of my favorite things about Christmas time is the desire people have to spread kindness like confetti! Nothing is better than having your Facebook feed filled with heart warming stories like this one. The thoughtfulness is overflowing from these sweet students as they present their teacher with a pair of red vans they bought him for Christmas.… Continue reading Thoughtful giving for the win!
As the holidays approach, so often does a level of unnecessary stress as we try to find the perfect gift for those we love. I find myself racking my brain to remember what my mom casually mentioned to me that she was going to buy “one of these days”. And when mom asks for my… Continue reading The Secret to Thoughtful Giving: Write it down!