So What’s Going on With the Garrett House? Another Sneak Peek…

  Many of you have been asking for updates on the open house. So what’s going on with the Garrett house? In a word, construction. Even though my husband, John, and I have built two of our own homes, doing a large scale renovation is a whole new ballgame. John warned me not to announce … Read more

The Before Video of the Garrett House

This week I’m sharing the before video of the house my daughter, Elise, has been remodeling for the past seven months. Who doesn’t love before and after photos and videos? Here’s the before… You can only appreciate the after photos when you’ve seen the state of the house before it was touched. And remember, you … Read more

Breathing Life Back Into an Aged Beauty

She sits on the corner one block from Main Street. An old beauty past its prime. Her graceful Ionic columns proudly support the deep, curved porch that hosted many guests under her haint blue ceiling. If houses could dream, she’d want someone to care for her again, to put forth the effort to restore her … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Your Scars Tell Your Story

Your scars tell your story

  I’ve always been drawn to history. Stories of old that reveal truths from the past. Stories of families, love and even tragedies. I’m not sure why it intrigues me so. Maybe it opens my eyes to the fact that, while both good and bad fall on the just and the unjust, our world continues … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home

homes, hope, story, change

I have a burden. Until recently I didn’t know how to address it. But God has mercifully opened my eyes and my heart to His purpose in my writing ministry. For several years I’ve noticed a surge in women tearing down their homes and the fallout is great. The shell-shocked spouses and children left behind … Read more