Wait ‘Til You Hear This!

As I mentioned yesterday, Ray earned a master’s in New Testament in the 1970s. He studied at Harding University and we continue to receive its quarterly magazine, Harding. When Ray learned a touching story in its latest issue, he shared it with me. My tender-hearted husband teared up when he proofread the Miss Ev post a few days ago and he […]


In August before Ray and I got married in December, he left Tennessee to start working on his master’s in American history at the University of Kentucky. He got involved with a church and became good friends with fellow graduate student Dr. John Peden DDS who was working on his periodontal specialty. After we married […]

A Ceremony to Remember 2

When the soloist arrived to sing the Star Spangled Banner and Chris’ promotion ceremony began, I thought, “It was worth the wait,” because she sang our National Anthem beautifully. The brigadier general who spoke at the ceremony interviewed Chris ahead of time to learn about his career in the Army. When asked why he became an […]

A Ceremony to Remember 1

Last Friday, when I told you about Ray’s nephew receiving a high honor, I wasn’t sure whether it would be okay to tell you what that honor is. His wife Lynn checked and gave me the all-clear, so I’d like to tell you more about it. On October 10, Ray’s nephew Chris was promoted to the rank of […]

The Invitation

An important task when planning a wedding is choosing the invitation. Brides want it to look just right and feel just right. They want to send invitations to just the right people–to everyone who wants to receive one and not to anyone who is going to wonder why she got one. Ray and I got married when […]

Putting Our Heads Together Without Knocking Them Together

The bathroom remodel began with ideas texted and emailed back and forth between Mike and me. When he and Jenny arrived at our house nine days ago, Mike finally got his first look at the job he was about to tackle. What we are actually trying to do is to turn two rooms into three. Two spaces that once […]

Makeover or Overhaul

When our family moved into this old house in 2004, one of the bathrooms was a mess. We have been dreaming of gutting it for years. The time has come. Ray and I enjoy meeting other folks who serve homeschooling families and who travel to one homeschool convention after another each spring and summer. Last summer […]

Holding On With Both Hands

Ray and I are in Virginia, where later this morning, we have the privilege of joining our oldest nephew and his family in a ceremony in which he is to receive a great honor. With joy we have watched as the little boy who carried our wedding rings on a white velvet pillow almost forty years ago has […]

He Who Made the Heavens with Skill

Early yesterday morning around 5:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time, God moved the earth and the sun and the moon into just the right position for a total lunar eclipse. As the sun moved behind the earth, sunlight beamed around it. As that light passed through earth’s atmosphere, the red light of the spectrum shown on the moon turning […]