The Imperfect Person’s Guide to a Perfect Christmas

We all work so hard to create the perfect Christmas celebrations for our families, only to be reminded that we are far from perfect. I seemed to have had a more-than-normal amount of mishaps this past Christmas. I made a pie that turned out HORRIBLE – had to trash it. I tried a new recipeContinue reading “The Imperfect Person’s Guide to a Perfect Christmas”

Prospect Fall Festival Provides Family Fun While Helping the Homeless

There’s a new way to celebrate Autumn in the Louisville area, and it combines good, old-fashioned family fun with a way to help others! The Prospect Fall Festival, held at Gingerwoods Event Hall, in Prospect, KY (next to Henry’s Ark) was hosted by Faith Community Church. All of the activities were free with a donationContinue reading “Prospect Fall Festival Provides Family Fun While Helping the Homeless”

The Gathering Place

If my house caught fire, assuming everyone was safely out and I had only a few minutes to retrieve a few material possessions, I would head straight for my boxes of old photographs and for the boxes that contain a few small items which belonged to, or were given to me by, loved ones. AContinue reading “The Gathering Place”

A Closer Look

I have come to the point in my life where I want to see things more clearly. I want to take the time to look closely at whatever I find at any given moment. I want to appreciate life more, not just the big things, but also the small things, in their tiniest details. ItContinue reading “A Closer Look”

More Than Just a Bowl

This just looks like an empty bowl to you,┬ábut it’s so much more than that to me. When I pull this bowl out of my kitchen cabinet, I can smell the butter melting over my mom’s homemade mashed potatoes. I can see the steam rising from her home-canned green beans. I can almost taste herContinue reading “More Than Just a Bowl”

How the Murphy Girls Roll

Caitlin and I set off on a Momma/Daughter adventure to do a little exploring around Northern Kentucky. Our first stop was at Jane’s Saddlebag, in Burlington, KY. Jane’s is a family-owned business in which they took their family farm and turned it into a fun place for other families to enjoy. We enjoyed mango wineContinue reading “How the Murphy Girls Roll”

Answering the Call

Soon after my son, Zack, was paralyzed from a rare spinal cord stroke at age 16, he felt a calling from God that his future would be in some sort of ministry. The months and years following his paralysis proved quite difficult and, yet, there were obvious signs at every turn that God had plansContinue reading “Answering the Call”

Historic St. Mary’s, Solomon’s Island, Annapolis, MD

September, 2012 In researching my family’s ancestry, I was able to trace many of my relatives to St. Mary’s, MD. It was one of the first colonies built in America, and I was eager to get a small feel for what life may have been like for them. My sister and I planned a tripContinue reading “Historic St. Mary’s, Solomon’s Island, Annapolis, MD”