I write stories from my home in the Bayou Country of South Louisiana, but my heart and my birthplace are in Mississippi. I am a Southern Belle through and through. When I’m not writing, you can find me digging in my flower beds, sitting on the back porch listening to blues music, reading a good book, or traveling with my wonderful husband John (who also happens to be the photographer for my blog).
If you were visiting in my home, we’d be gathered around the table drinking coffee out of pretty china cups, and eating dessert (because I love pretty china and gooey desserts, and what’s coffee without a little caramel or chocolate, hmmm?).
You’d probably ask when I began writing. I’d tell you that I’ve loved writing since I got my first diary as a child, but this passion lay dormant for many decades. And then my mom passed away. I had two questions burning inside me:
How would I remember my childhood? Mama knew everything: When I had measles and chicken pox, who baptized me and when.
What will be my legacy? Mama left such a legacy of love.
I felt the Lord urging me to write my stories…to remember and see His faithfulness in my life. My ordinary life. And so began Ordinary, with a splash of flash.
And then I would tell you this:
You may think you’re just an ordinary, regular person, but you’re not. You are precious in the eyes of God. He knew you before He formed you in your mother’s womb. He rejoices over you with singing!
How do I know this? After all, I’m just an ordinary wife and grandmother. I do ordinary things like go to work, grocery shop, laundry and work in the yard. Then I do it all again the next day. But I have a passion for God’s word and sharing what I find there.
And this is one truth I’ve found: God loves to display His glory in ordinary people like you and me. He delights in bringing His splashes of flash into our ordinary lives. And those splashes will come when we surrender our lives, in faith, to Christ.
Yep. Just. Ordinary. I hope you’ll drop by each week as I share how I’ve seen Christ in my ordinary. My prayer is that these stories of mine will encourage you in YOUR ordinary days. And that YOUR ordinary, like mine, will be made extraordinary with Jesus.
And when you see Him in the ordinary, stop back by and drop me a note. I’d love to hear about your splashes of flash from Christ!