In the beginning… God created the heavens and the earth. Maybe that’s why there’s something magical about the way winter’s first snowflakes swirl and dance with the wind before they touch the ground. I’ve wonderedRead more
Christmas 2020… Over the river and through the woods to NOBODY’S house we go—Huh? The holidays are here. That means everyone wants to go somewhere. Grandma and Grandpa’s tiny city apartment, Sissy’s country house, orRead more
The mystery of what and who? There’s a mysterious, uneasy stirring deep within my soul these days. I search for clues—hunt for answers. Uncommon questions remain. One piques my brain: Is gratefulness and great fullnessRead more
From this day forward. Wow! Thirty-six years of marriage. How is this possible? I think back to our vows taken on that day, heading down the aisle as the clueless kids we proved to be.Read more
My family heritage holds roots in small town America. America Maxfield, my maternal grandmother, lived in a small town in the foothills of Virginia, Big Stone Gap, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains.Read more
How do we show honor?
Do we show honor?
Afraid, or fearless and free? Unexpected circumstances, including the Coronavirus resurgence in our state, clouded my thoughts. Photos and social media stories of recent Fourth of July celebrations dared to disappear like the arrows myRead more
Wisdom, strength, and what? It’s hard to believe the mid-point of 2020 is fast approaching. Without a doubt, people from all walks of life will one day say this was one of those historical yearsRead more
The evidence remains clear: children who grow up in homes with absentee fathers face greater challenges than those who grow up in two-parent homes. Twenty-three percent of children in America under the age of eighteenRead more
I trudged along, soggy tissues wadded up in my pocket and tears in my eyes. An early morning walk to the cemetery marked the one year anniversary of my husband’s untimely death. At only fifty-eight,Read more