Dec 162017
 

Today, I sat with a Gold Star mom at her son’s gravesite. With wreaths from Wreaths Across America in hand, I followed her down the path she could probably find in the dark. I didn’t want her to go alone and thought I would bless her by sitting at her side and saying a prayer. As you probably have guessed, I was the one blessed.  With an amazing strength and smile, she told me many of his childhood stories.

I can’t imagine a heart more open and loving than this mom–well maybe the heart of her son. In their last conversations, he told her how much he loved his country.

This young man was defending me. And how many more around the world this Christmas? Young men and women defending this country. Putting their life on the line.

Kids taught to love all life, protect every creature. Kids who never saw even a chicken killed and cooked for dinner. Kids protected and then thrown into a world where video-game-horror is real. Kids killing to protect the soldiers beside them, knowing one hesitation means death to their buddy.

What an honor for me to sit on his bright-yellow bench. I will never pass the corner of the cemetery in Acton without thinking of this son, this mom. The thing is there are 445 sons of American freedom and 445 moms represented in this cemetery. Each story similar in someway. Young people sent to defend and serve me, my freedom the constitution of my country.

Oct 252017
 
Standing in High Cotton

Standing in “high cotton,” under the big Texas sky –a beautiful soul– this sweet lady is just one of so many who grew my faith. If you see anything good in me it’s because people like Mona and Nelson modeled Jesus to me and hundreds more teenagers. We grew up in high cotton. “Standing in [read more…]

Jan 102017
 
My Birthday Person 2017

Today I’ve been blessed with so many bithday wishes. The way I have celebrated my birthday for over 30 years now is to have a Birthday Person(s) to thank and honor as someone who has blessed my life. My birthday persons for 2017 are two of my first cousins. First cousins share your early childhood [read more…]

Sep 172016
 

Celebrate the Constitution! When one leg of a three legged stool grows too long the entire thing topples over and crashes. Our current administration is out of control. Celebrate Constitution Day! When we the People remember our God given rights, our government works. It is currently broken! Celebrate our freedom by sharing this video with [read more…]

Dec 272015
 
What Super Hero Does Your Pet Personify?

What Super Hero does your pet exemplify, represent, symbolize, stand for, be the incarnation of? Digby in my newest children’s book, thinks he’s more than the First Family’s Dog. He is White House Security, the best of the best, and he does a great job for President Jonathan Landry, in spite of P.C. the cat [read more…]