After long moments of wondering and asking and praying and thinking and Googling, I’ve figured out what I want to do to try to help James Ford’s family. I hope if his story tugged at your heart, you will consider helping them, too. Doors have flown open for Melanie and her children since the People … Continue reading
Posted in June 2012 …
Popcorn and Starfish: An Update on James
I’ve questioned myself no less than a thousand times: “Why this family?” I’ve had conversations with friends who have reminded me that, even if I can’t do one thing to help James and his mama, Melanie, this may be God’s way of opening my eyes to people in my very own community who are in need … Continue reading
Hey God: I’m scared and I’m anxious, but I’m ready. Show out.
What do you do? (and yes, I’m really asking anyone who happens to read this). Yesterday, I was at Walgreens shopping for Father’s Day cards, and I picked up the latest edition of People magazine because I wanted to read about some notorious criminals and their lives behind bars (I know, right? Anyway…) Instead, I … Continue reading
Oh, My Daddy, How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways…..
Cleaning out boxes and boxes of “stuff” has more benefits than just feeling the satisfaction of throwing away junk that had no meaning whatsoever to me and was taking up entirely too much space in my house. While going through the tedious process of sifting through every scrap of paper I had ever scrawled a … Continue reading
Do you have a dream, a vision, a great idea, but you just don’t have the money… …don’t have the time…aren’t strong enough….aren’t smart enough…don’t know where to start? What if you were paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair? Think those questions would enter your head? Tee Foy had a dream, a vision, a great … Continue reading
Don’t Ask “Why?”: Instead ask, “What is the Bigger Picture?”
Disclaimer: I am not a preacher or a Bible scholar. As I said in my “About” post, I am a church-goer and a Christ-follower. This is my own interpretation and my own belief. I don’t discount yours if they are different than mine, but I’m also not posting this to debate the Bible. Just needed … Continue reading
Ok, so the title pays homage to Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire, and not the jewelry company that I work for. But, it’s catchy. Sue me. 😉 Why Stella & Dot, you might ask? Of all of the businesses I could join, why this one? Initially, because my sister-in-law asked me to. Let … Continue reading
I’ve known Wendy since we were kids. We grew up together in the same small town, attended the same school, and were cheerleaders together. For as long as I’ve known her, she has been into beauty. And it makes sense: she is beautiful. When she was a little girl, she wanted to be Miss America. … Continue reading
Stuck? Time to Get UnStuck, Y’all!
When you are young, single, and childless, the world is your oyster. There are so many possibilities for your life. You can move to London. You can study to be a scientist. You can join the armed forces. You can work on a cruise ship. You can wait tables and live up the night life. … Continue reading