Bittersweet Moments Tell Stories

In the hyper-awareness that comes with loss, quite a few bittersweet moments have embossed themselves on my heart and memory. Snapshots of love, grief, and faith, gathered over the last two weeks. I thought the dearly departed would have enjoyed some of them, were he watching. Perhaps he was. My insights aren’t unique, I’m sure. Such bittersweet moments happen in families Read More

Romance Stories Get Better With Age

Romance stories aren't only for the young. We've always known that. But still, it’s the stories of youthful innocence and falling in love that make the best seller lists. The stories of couples entering their seventh decade of marriage make the back pages. But those long relationships started somewhere, a lot of times with young love. And these stories get better Read More

Stories of Forgiveness: A Brainstorming Guide

Though poignant, stories of forgiveness can be difficult to write. They call for us to reveal the dark times of our relationships with our family, friends, or even faith. Telling heartfelt stories of forgiveness push us even further than the proverbial long honest look in the mirror. They require us to admit to the world what the reflection revealed. Stories of Read More

Legacy Republic and Moments that Matter

As a newly minted Legacy Republic consultant, I seized on the opportunity at RootsTech 2017 to get to know the company's leadership better. (Disclosure: I’m a Legacy Maker or consultant. As such I receive financial compensation from orders placed through me or my personal Legacy Republic site. That said, I believe in Legacy Republic’s mission and services. They are Read More

My Personal Hero and Why

Who’s your personal hero? Who’s protected you physically? Who inspires you to be a better version of yourself? One of my heroes has never been in a situation to do the former, although I’m sure she would. I can’t count the times my personal hero inspired me and taught me that love always wins. I met Gail in 1998, on the Read More

How TapGenes Helps Tell and Change Family Health Stories

TapGenes, an application that helps families compile their health information, won the 2016 RootsTech Innovator Summit. Last month, I caught up with CEO Heather Holmes to see what difference a year makes. Our Interview (In case you’re wondering, I am not affiliated with TapGenes. I just like the platform. Much of TapGenes is free to use.) How TapGenes Helps Families Tell their Stories TapGenes Read More

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