Pickin' Up the Pieces
I was born and raised in Golden, Colorado. I have moved many times in my life and found out that where you are, THERE YOU ARE. By that I mean, you can move to a new location but you\'ll still be you. If you don\'t like what is going on in your life and the same patterns seem to keep repeating, examine yourself. One of the best \'hard times\' I\'ve ever gone through was when I was given the ability to look inside myself and really see me. It wasn\'t pretty but it did mark a significant time of growth and maturity in my life. During that time I realized I couldn\'t change myself without some pretty serious help from Someone a whole lot bigger than me. It was then I laid myself on the alter and said, \'God, change me.\' There have been many other events in my life that have certainly brought me to where I am and to date it really is \'All Good\' but life is not always pretty or fun. In fact, it can be down right hard but in the midst of all the mess I still see the sun rise and set and marvel at the Hands that paint with life. I hear the cow in our pasture and the guineas in the barn and I am filled with a joy I cannot express in words because words are not sufficient. I hold the hand of the man I love \'Beyond Words\' and hear his words of praise and devotion and my heart feels like it could burst in spite of the bills and problems we all seem to endure. I watch the miracle of children becoming adults, good adults, who will have the same challenges, choices and joys that have been afforded to me and I know without any shadow of doubt that God will see them safely to their appointed destinations. These are the \'things\' that keep me sane. Knowing that God IS and that He is Good. He doesn\'t disappoint or leave me wondering if He\'ll come through; He just does. I currently live in North Carolina with the love of my life and three of the best teenagers on the planet. I have so much to be thankful for I cannot list it all! I have a good life, not perfect, but GOOD! I hope you will find encouragement and inspiration in my songs and realize that today may be the only day you have left. Life is so short, too short to NOT follow your dreams so.....follow!