When Our Quest in Misguided

This past July I was sitting underneath a whirling fan on my back porch with a huge glass of sweet tea at my side, typing out the daily devos that would become our Heart Wide Open journey. At the time, I had no idea what the Advent season held for my immediate family and that… Read More

A Heart Wide Open Christmas

Welcome! If you’ve landed here without a clue as to what’s going on, you can read all about A Heart Wide Open Christmas here. For those of you ready to kick off our journey together, I’m about to bust to get started, but first a reminder. Beginning tomorrow morning, our Advent Invitation will blog hop!… Read More

They Got Me!

My grown kids surprised me at Christmas. It was a wow moment, a tear-jerker, a really cool surprise. Y’all may remember that back during the summer, I told y’all about an awesome template that helps you to produce a very special biography. It’s called “Where I’m From.” I loved the exercise so much that I shared… Read More

Belle Rules of Regifting!

Hey y’all! I just heard that today was International Regifting Day– which, of course, brought to mind a helpful guideline I wrote on the subject in my last book, Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy. In the event that you haven’t read that book, (and I will forgive you if this is so), I… Read More

No Fail Christmas Fudge

Oh, boy, the first batch of No Fail Christmas Fudge is ready! Seriously, it doesn’t get easier. How about a one, two, three? One: Stir 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, one can of sweetened condensed milk, and a scant teaspoon salt in saucepan. Heat on stove top just until chips melt, remove. Two: Stir in one… Read More