About Me

I am a Christian wife, mother of four - three of which are college graduates, sister, tech consultant who loves life, fashion, shoes, running and inspiring othersAn anomaly - I like to have fun but am very clear on who I am and whose I am. I can be the life of the party or very quiet; I usually have a lot to say  so this blog is a means of expressing some of those thoughts. 

My brother died in 2005 of scleroderma aka connective tissue disease. I am from a large family and it was the first time any of us had experienced death so close to home. I saw each of us go through various stages of grief - for me it was better to write than talk about it. This traumatic event was what birthed this blog. After a couple of posts I realized that writing is indeed cathartic and have since broadened the scope of this blog. It's not about death, its about living and living to your fullest.

I take my faith seriously as it is intertwined in everything I do. One of the things one of my children told me is that she doesn't understand why Christians don't talk about certain things. I don't either, so I write about everything but always from a Godly perspective.

It is my prayer that you are encouraged as I share my thoughts with you.


  1. I am from a large family, too. My parents are still alive-88 and 80. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. --sheilaqualls.com

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  3. Hi Nylse! I found a link to your blog while commenting on another blog. I'm sorry to hear about your brother. I lost my father 28 years ago at the age of 7. Although very young, I remember that day very vividly.
    I liked the question your child asked. I've often asked that same question. I believe it's because of the way we've been conditioned. I know I was taught, "What goes on in this house, stays in this house." I believe transparency is what brings people together. I can relate more to realness. Besides, the devil would love for us to believe we're alone. Scripture tells us there's nothing new under the sun. We all go through some of the same things... Kudos to you for writing about those things that others are often too afraid to address. I'm looking forward to following along with your blog.

  4. Oh my goodness beautiful sister in Christ! Just reading the "About Me," section makes me want to follow your blog. I think I will go sign up, when I finish this comment........ How wonderful that out of pain and grief, this blog to encourage was born.
    I am new to blogging, and I express myself at http://grandmamarymartha.blogspot.com

  5. http://grandmamarymartha.blogspot.com


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