How a Stepfather’s Prayer Redeemed an Entire Family with Pamela Henkelman

Pamela Henkelman

Pamela Henkelman has an amazing story of redemption that began when her stepdad shot her mom, the bullet grazing her heart.  Her mom survived and, as a result of the shooting, her entire family came to salvation in Christ. She shares how her family reconciled and how she and her stepdad even had a great … Read more

A Widow’s Journey Part 2 with Melanie Forbes Cook

Melanie Forbes Cook

Welcome back to part 2 of Melanie Forbes Cook’s interview. Last week Melanie shared about losing her husband to a heart attack 14 months ago after almost 25 years of marriage and ministry and the painful events that led up to his death and how she handled it. If you missed it, I hope you’ll … Read more

The Importance of Strong Friendships with Julie Bagwell and Frieda Younts

Frieda, Carol and Julie

My guests for this first podcast episode are my two very best friends, Julie Bagwell and Frieda Younts. We’ve been friends for 26 years! Over time we’ve experienced lots of ups and downs but have remained close through it all. How did we do it? By being honest and real with each other, for one thing, but mostly by building our friendship on the foundation of Jesus Christ.
In this episode we talk about how hurts and jealousy, especially in a group with three friends, can be easy to fall into. But instead of letting them fester we bring it out in the open and talk about these things in the spirit of love. A friendship is work, but it’s so worth the reward.

A Sneak Peek at the Garrett House Remodel

Since I’ve had many readers tell me how much they’re looking forward to our open house coming up in April, here’s a sneak peek at a couple of rooms to whet your appetite. I must say, Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper has certainly helped us with some of the paint colors. The wall color in … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Who’s Your Builder?

Although the word divorce has never been uttered between my husband and me in thirty years of marriage, there was a time I was afraid it might become part of our vocabulary. With the exception of moving from our first home, a little trailer in the cow pasture, into an old home in town, my … Read more