the gift of the present

I don’t know about you, but I have trouble being present… often. I am so tempted to look to the future, to dwell on what will happen, to obsess over what is yet to...

the songs I sing

I was sitting at Shredtown ranch over Thanksgiving, enjoying my last few minutes before I had to head back to the Dallas. So, I grabbed my guitar and started playing through the songs I’ve written....

roasted acorn squash

Is there anything better than something that looks like a heart to warm your heart? Sorry, couldn’t help myself. In all seriousness (yes this is a very serious matter), roasted acorn squash is one...

stopping to smell the roses

“Stop and smell the roses.” It’s a cliche phrase, I know… Or, is it? I just found this journal entry I wrote a few months back: Remember when you were a kid, and the world...

pine cone ornaments

Last year my mom told me how she made her own pine cone ornaments at our lakehouse in Texas and suggested I do the same. I was all, “Where am I going to find...

nothing is wasted.

Have you ever looked back on a failed relationship and thought, “What a waste?”  Have you looked back on years spent on a seemingly fruitless career and wondered, “What’s the point of it all?” ...

holiday coffee table decor

So, true confession: I may or may not have already decorated for Christmas. Whoops. Normally, I wait until after Thanksgiving to do so. But I just couldn’t help myself; Christmas is my favorite time...

are you at the end of your rope?

Have you ever felt as if you were hanging on by a thread? At the end of your rope? Have you felt as if today were just too much to face, not to mention...

walk by faith

“I want to be your hands. I want to be your feet. I’ll go where you send me.” – Audio Adrenaline, Hands and Feet I feel as if the Lord has sent me here to LA....

cauliflower mashed “potatoes”

It’s fall. Comfort food is a must. Compromising your health is not. I love taking traditional comfort food favorites and putting my own healthy spin on them! These mashed “potatoes” are all the deliciousness...