Before and After: Finishing Touches

We’re almost there! The RV renovation is coming along. I thought I’d give a glimpse of the area where we’ll spend the most time inside the rig. These are before and after pics of the dinette removal. The TV was … Continue reading

Extended Family and Teamwork

Week two of the RV renovations has begun and I can see this homely duckling (she was never ugly) becoming a swan! I’ve made numerous trips to Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Advanced Auto Parts, etc., etc. for paint, wood, screws, … Continue reading

Mt. Olive: Striving to Look Like the Kingdom of God

Lately, it seems that while we, as Christians  (and as a society, in general) make advancements in many areas, we continue to fail in our treatment of and respect for one another. We continue to separate ourselves one from another, … Continue reading

Fibromyalgia, Allergies, and Glass Rings…


After suffering from Fibromyalgia for the past several years, I’ve recently discovered yet another common symptom of this pesky ailment…Metal allergies. This newfound revelation has caused me to have to shelve my beloved wedding ring. I’ve worn the 14K gold ring that that housed the diamond worn by my mother-in-law on her own wedding day for nearly two years. All of a sudden, I developed a burn-like rash that would take weeks to heal.

Feeling defeated, I began trying other hypoallergenic ring types including stainless steel and even tungsten, but it was all in vain. Apparently, even the slightest bit of nickel will cause the same reaction. I decided to look for a vintage [faux] ivory or bone ring, which would coincide perfectly with my neo-hippie nature, however, I knew that when I was forced to conform and wear dress suits, after fives, etc., I may need another option. 

Finally, I started searching for glass jewelry and found a wonderful designer in Berlin, Germany by the name Thor Karlsen. He made me a fabulous custom piece! The photo really does this ring no justice — it’s absolutely stunning and no one else in the world has one just like it! Best of all, it’s comfortable and there will be no allergic reactions!

For anyone experiencing similar symptoms, know that hope is not lost. There are alternatives to gold, silver, and other precious metals.

Surprise Babies and Covert Weddings With a Little Travel Mixed In!

Well, it’s been a few weeks since last I posted, and I don’t even know where to begin. I suppose I’ll go back to Indy… If you recall in a September, 2013 post, I headed to Indianapolis to record the … Continue reading

Truck Stop Decorum

Those full time and frequent RVers who understand the beauty of free overnight parking at truck stops and travel centers know that etiquette is a must. There aren’t a slew of rules, but following those and a few unwritten, common … Continue reading

Bring Back Our Girls


Two weeks ago, 234 Nigerian girls were kidnapped while attending classes at school. They have been sold into “slave marriages” for $12 each and are being raped and battered daily.

PLEASE sign the petition to force the Nigerian president to get these girls back home to their families where they belong. PLEASE imagine if your daugter, sister, niece, etc. were taken from school and sold. PLEASE click the link below and sign.