Reflections from a Smith Mountain Lake Porch – Part 2 – Things I have never told my husband.

Today, I asked my husband what he thought my favorite ice cream flavor is. He, of course, was stumped. Give it a go, I said. With a shrug, he threw out chocolate. Now, I love a good chocolate ice cream, I mean who doesn't? But I would definitely choose butter brickle or butter pecan over [...]


I saw him the moment we entered the Market. Hard not to. He was tall and big of the former-offensive-line-sort. He reminded me of Paul Carter, the Pastor who saved my marriage, but with hair. That is not an exaggeration. The salvation of our marriage or the hair. (Marriage story for a later time. Probably.) [...]

Dear Lord, please give me patience without putting me in situations that need me to develop my patience. Amen.

Have you ever been in a prayer meeting or bible study and someone praying says out loud, "Lord, please give me (or worse yet, us) patience?" If so then you have heard the collective gasp or groan. Especially if it is "give us...". Don't pray that on me! I'm joking. Sort of. The last couple [...]