A Quilt for Tierza

A Quilt for Tierza

I’ve enjoyed quilting as a creative outlet for nearly three decades. My mom’s mom was a quilter and a crafter. I was always inspired by her creativity and industriousness. Grandma Ruth and I spent a lot of time together in my youth, which motivated me to...
A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

Earlier this year, it became clear that God was moving me in a new direction. I’ve been tremendously blessed to serve in statewide homeschool leadership since 2004 when James and I were invited to be part of the AFHE Board of Directors. I’ve learned so...
Let Kindness Rule

Let Kindness Rule

The silver SUV was heading the opposite direction as I drove to the post office. Suddenly the driver did a U-turn right in front of me. I honked quickly to let him know I was there. As I griped out loud to no one about having to hit my brakes suddenly to avoid a...
Remembering Alex

Remembering Alex

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, our 23-year-old daughter’s life came to an abrupt and heartbreaking end when she took her life. A kind-hearted young woman  Alexandra Gabrielle Manos (Alex) was one of the most kind-hearted, thoughtful, gentle souls, and one of the...