Facebook Got Us Through My Mother’s Illness

I’m so happy and grateful to say this post, one of my favorites in honoring my mom, was syndicated by the website BlogHer.com today.   Sometimes social media gets a bad rap.  Sure, virtual gathering places can result in unnecessary drama and rants.  But for me, social media – Facebook in particular – has been … More Facebook Got Us Through My Mother’s Illness

Country Music Sunday and Other Ties that Bind

Tomorrow is Country Music Sunday. Oh, you’ve never heard of it? Really, it’s a “thing,” at least in my little sliver of the world. No, you didn’t miss some kind of nation-wide hype about celebrating the country music scene. The weekly observance was designated by our Zack and his group of friends several years ago, … More Country Music Sunday and Other Ties that Bind

The Present

I like to think of the world as a huge and perfectly-directed orchestra with God as the conductor, guiding each of us through His masterpiece. He reminds us when it’s time to come in, when it’s time to boldly crescendo, when it’s time to fade into a soft pianissimo, and when it’s time to simply … More The Present

Taking Back the Great American Summer Vacation

By:  Cheryl Scott, Published in July Issue of Bakersfield Life Magazine http://issuu.com/bakersfieldlifemagazine/docs/july_blife_-_web The phrase “summer vacation” conjures up a crazy collection of memories for me, including national parks, long drives, skyscrapers, and lots of adventures.  Just hearing the words fills me — and other summer sojourners — with anticipation.  Work demands are changing, though, and … More Taking Back the Great American Summer Vacation

I Met a Hero

He was a veteran. Dressed in Army fatigues from head to toe, from his beret to his boots, he walked slowly to his car. The cane helped, but he still walked with a limp. I was nervous as I approached him; I didn’t know him, but we could see he had a story to tell. … More I Met a Hero

A Fire in Their Heart: 100 Years in the Life of the Harris and Cunningham Families

On April 26, 2015, Ruby Cunningham Harris Monroe turns 96 years old. In her honor, dozens of family members will join together in just the latest of a long line of family reunions. In recent years, Ruby’s generation of family has one-by-one dwindled in size. Ruby is the last survivor among her siblings. Thanks to … More A Fire in Their Heart: 100 Years in the Life of the Harris and Cunningham Families