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Carter’s Ray of Sunshine

Carter’s Ray of Sunshine

This story gives me chills!  As a photographer, I couldn’t have made this happen if I tried.  It is a perfect example of how the Lord sees and cares deeply about our pain and is an ever present help to give us just what we need when we need it.  May I introduce to you Brittany Richardson – one of […]

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

What a year this has been!  2015 has brought changes of plans and difficult trials but it has also ended with miraculous blessings. This time last year, the “Founding Mothers, Fathers, Grandmothers and Grandfathers” campaign for the Children’s Park of Georgia was in full swing.  We were under contract to purchase land for the park and very anxious to see […]

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Paying Respect – A Southern Legacy

Paying Respect – A Southern Legacy

I love being from the south. This weekend, I was relaxing and savoring the southern delicacy of boiled peanuts with a tall glass of sweet tea. This delectable treat always reminds me of years gone by and old family get-togethers. Another southern tradition I love is how we pay respect to each other. I live in a neighborhood on the […]

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Navigating Change

Navigating Change

So, what do you do when you think you’re on the perfect track and all of a sudden it’s clear you have to go a different direction? “I just don’t get it. I know we were called into homeschooling years ago. But now, I’m certain we are being led in a different direction.” These were the heartbroken words of a […]

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Look How Far We’ve Come

Look How Far We’ve Come

There’s a saying: “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.” That has been very true in my experience. I have found that when I have stepped out in faith and obedience in my own life, God has met me every step of the way. We have come so far over the past 10 years in the progress to […]

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Experience is not the best teacher…

Experience is not the best teacher…

Flash back to three years ago. It was this same time of year – fall consignment sale season. I had pinned and tagged until I couldn’t see straight. Finally, the day of the sale arrived, and I decided to take the kids to see if they could find any little treasures they wanted. What was supposed to be a fun […]

Rock Garden – A hidden treasure close to metro-Atlanta

Rock Garden – A hidden treasure close to metro-Atlanta

He goes by the name “Old Dog…as in one who is faithful to his master. Old Dog is the kind of creative model parent that invented games to play with his kids.   One the favorite games was to pretend each was ruler of their own country. Each kid would have their own currency and treasures (which might be candies or […]

Working with Northside Hospital – Cherokee

Working with Northside Hospital – Cherokee

The story of the Children’s Park of Georgia began in the Northside family of hospitals. I am so grateful for the outstanding care and compassion they showed my family during one of the most difficult times of our lives. It is because of their quality medical care (and the grace of God) that my son survived being born at 26 […]

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She Speaks…She gets pulled over!

She Speaks…She gets pulled over!

Oh, what a terrible feeling to see those lights appear in your rear view mirror.  I had departed my house bright and early this July morning to attend the She Speaks conference in Charlotte, NC.  As I was making my way through South Carolina, I passed a black, unmarked Dodge Charger parked backwards up the hill next to the highway.  […]

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