Remembering a Legacy of Love

Another saint finished her race and I’ll miss her until we meet again. My great-aunt Barbara Wheat passed away this weekend. She was my maternal grandmother’s sister. I can’t even come close to listing all the great memories I have of spending time with her whole brood. But I’m in the mood to reminisce, so climb in with me as I give you a little tour down memory lane. Barbara was married to Ralph Gary Buck Wheat. We called him {Read More}

I’m Dreaming Again

I love to read. I don’t know when it became so much fun, but I remember reading The Baby-sitters Club books and not being able to read the cursive sections of the books. I loved The Black Stallion series. Nancy Drew. Hardy Boys. Choose Your Own Adventure. Hank the Cowdog. If we had it in our school library, then I read it. The power of a well-told story captured my imagination. Growing up in my hometown gave me a certain {Read More}

Back to School Musings

School will start in 5 days. We’ve got a 1st grader. She’s nervous, but ready to meet her teacher and get this party started. My middle daughter will turn 5 on the first day of school. My DH and I decided that we would hold her back a year and let her mature just a bit more so she wouldn’t be the youngest in her class. She and my youngest will go to a Mother’s Day Out program two days {Read More}

Swimming Lessons

Lesca Durham. When we moved here 7 years ago I remember hearing the name of everyone’s favorite swim teacher, but no matter how many times I heard people say her name or even spell it for me I couldn’t seem to wrap my brain around it. Well, fast forward to Summer 2015 and our three girls are finally learning from the famed Miss Lesca. My parents came in town this weekend and Dad decided he’d come to the girls’ first {Read More}

Monterrey Mission Trip Part 3

Welcome back! Are you ready to hear more about my journey? I hope you’ve got a few minutes because what I’m going to share with you is straight from my heart and makes me feel vulnerable, but it was one of the most significant things that happened to me on this trip. I’ve heard it said that when someone goes on a short-term mission trip it does more for the person going than it does for the ones in country. {Read More}

Monterrey Mission Trip Part 2

So in the last post I shared a little about the beginnings of our trip to Monterrey. After being up since 4am, we were ready to eat some lunch and take a nap. Pastor Armando and his son Daniel met us at the airport and drove us to our hotel. We ate at El Papalote which means “The Windmill” and was comparable to Chili’s, but better. They brought out about 8 different salsas, so it was simply wonderful. The owners {Read More}

Monterrey Mission Trip Part 1

Right before Christmas I had the privilege of serving as an interpreter for a mission trip one of my pastors led in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Our church leaders have a long time relationship with an amazing pastor who’s a part of a church planting movement. Our church places a premium on planting life-giving churches so we’re just like two peas in a pod, or maybe something more Mexican, like two cactus plants on the same ranch…or whatever. I learned {Read More}

What is Success for Me as a Parent?

“No success without a successor.” Peter Drucker Mr. Drucker paraphrased the book of Ecclesiastes well. “I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.” Ecclesiastes 1:14 Begs the question, “Who am I pouring into?” For me the answer is easy: my children. I pray I equip them with the skills necessary to succeed in life-and that’s a whole lot more than just financial success. I want to train them {Read More}

Becca’s Saving Story

I hope you all have had an amazing Thanksgiving with your loved ones. We celebrated with my husband’s folks and had a very good time. My girls really look up to their big cousins and loved the attention the big kids gave them! This time of the year gives me the opportunity to reflect. I don’t know about you, but the holiday season can bring about all kinds of emotions in me. I am incredibly thankful for my family and {Read More}

Honor: What’s Growing on Here?

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of gathering with my family and celebrating my dad’s retirement from his 27 year career with his airline company. I’m not sure my words can do justice to what my heart felt as many, many people shook his hand, hugged his neck, drove/flew hundreds of miles to honor him and wish him well in his retirement. People kept coming up to me and telling me how much they appreciated his kind manners, friendship and {Read More}