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.

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Your Foundation’s Critical Component

You won’t find pictures of it while scrolling through Pinterest or perusing house and garden magazines at the grocery check-out. It’s not something you envision when you lay in bed at night decorating each well-thought-out room. You probably wouldn’t even think to mention it to your best friend. It’s not pretty, or especially interesting, but … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Envision Your Dream Home

Nothing gives a peek into a family’s lifestyle better than designing their dream home. I know because I’ve been drawing house plans for over thirty years. There are the typical questions—how many bedrooms, how many baths, how much square footage. But beyond that, I need to know what quirks the family has, what desires top … Read more

What If This Isn’t Real?

The Eads Bridge

“When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” God’s Decree ~ Jeremiah 29:13-14 The Message The other night my son, Jacob, and I were watching History channel’s documentary The Men Who Built … Read more