Relationships

Dear God, Please Superglue My Mouth Shut

A few years ago, my husband and I attended a lovely marriage retreat in the Georgia mountains. Even after thirty-two years of marriage Steve and I like to get a…

A Power Punch for Joy Filled Days

Do you ever feel disappointed with life?  I think most of us might agree that our days often seem either crazy busy or frustratingly slow.  It’s easy to let negative…

I Met Hazel for Coffee

The other day I met Hazel for coffee. The youngest, most adorable coffee date I have ever had! We met at the local coffee shop. Her mom and I spent…

Tribute to the Memory and Legacy of Wynter Pitts

On July 24, 2018, this world’s loss became Heaven’s gain as Wynter Pitts, a dear sister in Christ who served on MomLife Today for many years, entered the presence of…

House of Mourning

{Readers, I wrestled all morning with grief, prayers for Wynter’s family have been on my lips constantly. All I know to do when wrestling with emotion is write…here is what…

Being The “Different Mom”

I sat poolside among a few other moms, our bare feet dangling in the water. The hot sun beat down on the pavement as we chatted and kept tabs on…

A Heart of Hospitality In The Midst of Messy

I’ve always had a heart geared toward people, and hospitality is one of my gifts. Believing I was exercising this gift, for years I read entertaining magazines and watched TV…

6 Hot Tips for a Successful Family Reunion

Exhausting, exhilarating, bonding, hysterical and oh yeah, did I mention exhausting?? Yes! We just had our annual “Yates Family Reunion.” We have 5 kids, all married and 21 grandchildren- 14…

Memorial Day: Young Marine, Old Marine Honors the Dead

From the time I was a young child I have always been drawn to wrinkled, warm hands and the soft, slow countenance of the aged. Their smiles always seemed to…

Two Women: A Mother’s Day Tribute

I have been incredibly blessed to have two amazing mothers. One is my own mother, and the other my mother-in-law. Even though both of them are in heaven now, hardly…

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