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Odd jobs…

Odd jobs…

When I was recovering from cancer the first time, I had a number of odd jobs. Which odd job did I NOT do? 1) Babysitting 2) Cleaning houses 3) Watering plants at the mall 4) Training exotic birds to answer phones in a call center 5) Catering 6) Health products coach...

Love my longtime sista-friend, Bab!

Love my longtime sista-friend, Bab!

Babbie Mason and I have written many songs together, some Top 5 on radio, several sung on The Billy Graham Crusade, Hour Power, In Touch, 700 Club, Bill Gaither Homecoming events and even a couple performed at Carnegie Hall. Some of those tunes include God is Good All...

Curious as to how Jim and I met?

Curious as to how Jim and I met?

Hey all you single gals out there! I was married to my career for my entire adult life. And then, at sixty, met the man of my dreams! I'm your great white hope! It can happen! Three months after we started dating, I was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. Jim's...

Our 4th Wedding Anniversary!

Our 4th Wedding Anniversary!

October 27, 2012 seems like two seconds ago. And here we are four years later. Happy 4th anniversary, man of my dreams! I love you so much, am so grateful we found each other and that we've been given the gift of this great adventure of doing life together. You are...

My friend, Keith Brown…

My friend, Keith Brown…

Keith Brown is my longtime friend. I've written many songs with him including, "The Hard Way," recorded by Faith Hill which earned seven platinum records. In fact, the subtitle to my new ebook, Kickin' Cancer's Butt, AGAIN! (how to fight cancer with faith from a...

Kicking’ Cancer’s Butt, AGAIN! and Bald is Beautiful

Kicking’ Cancer’s Butt, AGAIN! and Bald is Beautiful

Yesterday had blast shooting my book promo for "Kickin' Cancer's Butt AGAIN!" and recording the song and shooting the music video for one of the soundtrack songs that goes with the book, titled, Bald is Beautiful ( to try and put a smile on the faces of people having...

Celebrating Jim and our daughter, Merry!

Celebrating Jim and our daughter, Merry!

Today we celebrated Jim (September 24) and Merry's (September 16) birthday. Because Merry and Dean are now traveling together and out of town during the week with Dean's job, we put this celebration on the calendar about a month ago. Dean wanted to cook a special...

Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby!

It's September 24th!!! Happy birthday to my wonderful hubby, Jim! I am so proud of him! Many don’t know Jim’s history, but I will tell you that he is an inspiration and a walking miracle. He is such a blessing to our kids, our grands and me. As a child he was reared...

A Place Called Sisterhood

A Place Called Sisterhood

A Place Called Sisterhood, 2016 was an extremely sweet and blessed event! The first night, after some great music and sharing about the importance of sisterhood, accountability and friendships that are raw and real, we sat out under the stars and attempted to calm our...

Look for my new ebook coming soon!

Look for my new ebook coming soon!

Until it happens to you, no one knows what it feels like to hear those six life-changing words, "I'm so sorry, you have cancer." I've heard those words three times. I know all of the emotions that swirl through your head, the feeling that you've been hit with a 2x4...

Cancer for the Third Time

Cancer for the Third Time

The last time I posted was back in March. I was diagnosed with cancer for the third time. The first two times my cancer was corrected with surgery with no need for any follow up treatment. This time I had to have both radiation and chemo. It was brutal. The side...

Guess who turns 6 years old today?

Guess who turns 6 years old today?

Guess who's 6 years old today? He’s cute, adorable, smart, curious, kind, loving and an excellent hugger. He likes ice cream, Batman, Spiderman, (in fact we tease him about being the REAL Batman or Spiderman;-) chocolate, the trampoline, his bike, swimming, video...

Cancer update…

Cancer update…

Tomorrow seeing the radiologist to determine when I start treatments. Learned that for the chemo I have to have two surgical procedures one to insert the port and the other to remove it once chemo is completed. I didn't know about that. I thought it was simply done...

Conversation with Grammy

Conversation with Grammy

Grammy: Azaan, you give the best hugs! Azaan: Grammy, you know how you can always make sure you get a good hug? Grammy: Tell me? Azaan: You gotta aim for the middle!

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