• human care,  legal aid,  Mission360

    Introducing Mission360: Legal aid for the Pine Belt

    Today, I’m very proud to have an “official” announcement to make about a very special project. The following press release is being sent to local and regional media outlets today: Mission360 to provide Pine Belt Area with services for those in need             In conjunction with PineBelt360, the area will soon have the benefit of another resource for citizens who are unable to afford legal and other services.             Mission360 is the professional services arm of PineBelt360, an organization started in 2011 by area leaders headed up by Stephen and Dawn Beam, with the goal of unifying the Body of Christ to serve the community. Since then, PineBelt360 has continued…

  • faith,  family,  fear,  kids

    I choose bold.

     My husband called me out on something I posted the other day. In a loving way, of course. He didn’t actually have to finish his sentence. After he read my Words for Wednesday last week, I knew where he was going when he said, “So you’ve got this quote in here from Jen Hatmaker about wanting kids to be brave and how you want that, too…” I knew what he was getting at. I want to be the brave mom that raises the brave kids. But on a lot of days, it’s not my nature. My nature is to be protective. And afraid.  The closer you get to accomplishing God’s…

  • faith,  home,  hubs,  kids

    An open letter to my husband

    Dear Hubby, You know, they say that our differences are what make the world go round. (I’ve never really been sure who THEY are or where they get their information.) One of our main differences is that you are the neat as a pin one and I am, well, not quite that. You are the one that immediately hangs up your laundry and puts it away in your closet while I “fold” mine and put it in a laundry basket, where it might will stay until it gets worn and washed again. And yes, if the laundry basket is already taken, I can usually find space on my dresser, on…