gratitude 2016

2016 has been a magical year for me. After many years of you reading my “take” on gratitude amidst the crazy of my world. I truly have nothing but gratitude in my heart for all this year has brought. And for 2016, that’s way more than just a man and a new last name. I’ve… Read More gratitude 2016


a weekend in september

September was a full month. Our weekends were shared with people that we love.  And frankly…that’s really the point of life, or at least the life we feel called to! Mr. McKinney and I had the privilege of hosting some friends as part of a planning and dreaming weekend for Stephen’s House Peru. These friends… Read More a weekend in september

Bridges, Encouragement

getting in the ditches

This month, I’ve jumped in to the conversation on mental health, anxiety and depression.  A couple things I’ve read, listened to and pondered are listed below.  Feel free to download and enjoy yourself. Presentation on DEPRESSION by Dr. Gary Oliver – Fellowship (the church I work for) has hosted a 4 week class this spring… Read More getting in the ditches


a day to remember

A year ago today, my love took a huge leap of faith and moved across the state, well really out of state, to take a promotion that was no small act of bravery. He filled a tough position that had been know to prey like a serpent. But with dogged determination he stayed after it… Read More a day to remember


mental health link up

This month the #NWArkCares bloggers have been tackling MENTAL HEALTH.  This topic is raw and real. It means different things to different people. It’s brought inward reflection, verbal processing over coffee and some real feelings and realizations expressed for the first time. Link your posts, resources and reflections below so we can have all our… Read More mental health link up