Out of the Darkness . . . Light

For six and a half years, this blog has been my writing tablet, a sort of journal of my life. Three things that characterize my blog--my love of writing, my faith, and my southern heritage--I credit all to my Mama. She was my first (and only) teacher; she showed me how to love and walk…

That We Might Live Free

It used to be just like any other summer holiday. Like most Americans, we'd usually grill, maybe swim or take a bike ride, and enjoy our day off from work or school. Originally called Decoration Day, a day to commemorate those lost in the Civil War, this May holiday was later called Memorial Day in…

The San Diego Highlight

And now we come to the BEST PART OF OUR TRIP!!!! (Not to mention the only reason for our trip!)   Do you hear that? That's the sound of cadence. The voice of five drill instructors. The chanting of five hundred men. The pounding of a thousand feet. That's the Moto Run! And our first…

Remembering the Cost

I wrote this last year, but having a brother fresh out of Marines boot camp makes it more surreal. Although I'm grateful for all our veterans, today is for remembering those like my cousin and so many others who gave their all for our freedom. They will not be forgotten. ***   ***   ***…

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Football and politics. They say that's what's brewing in the fall of an election year. Not everyone may be a fan of football, but that's ok, because we live in a land where we're free to choose our hobbies, our likes, and our dislikes. But that's exactly why we should be up in politics. If…

American Pride

I LOVED this post by The Park Wife and wanted to share it here. There's nothing like a soldier in uniform to stir up that American pride in you. I love recognizing and thanking our military, and it seems all the more fitting now with 9-11 just around the corner. _~_~_~_~_~_~_ Thank You Mr. Army…

Our Fourth

We spent our 4th at our grandparent's house celebrating Granddaddy's 87th birthday. It turned out to be a really nice day, and the light shower in the afternoon lowered the temperature quite a bit. Deliciousness at its best! Grammy, Granddaddy, and MeKency Micah, Linda Beth, and our friend Aaron Mama, me and Jared Ethan &…

President’s Day Give-away

That kinda has a ring to it. =) In honor of President's day, you can download a FREE message about our nation's greatest president, entitled: "George Washington: America's Joshua".   This message, given by Doug Phillips, is available courtesy of Vision Forum through www.bluebehemoth.com. Click on the Free icon on the homepage (creating an account at BlueBehemoth.com is necessary to access…