About

Hi, my name is Stacy.15697722_1350718271666129_8942283510381257845_n

I am a trucker’s daughter and a pastor’s wife.

I am mommy to five beautiful daughters – ages 13, 10, 7, 5 and 3. {Yes, we know what causes it. Thank you for your interest.} We are a homeschooling family and have a blast doing it.

I am an author (Devotions from the Front PorchDevotions for Christmas, Devotions for Easter, Devotions from the Kitchen Table,) a monthly contributor to HomeLife magazine, and a speaker for conferences, brunches and the like (You can find out more about that here.) and coffee drinker.

I have a Masters in Christian Studies from Union University where I learned some amazing Greek words that serve me well when I need a really good password.

I am addicted to crime shows, homegrown basil, and my front porch swing.

I have a not-so-secret crush on Lionel Richie.

I want to be Erma Bombeck when I grow up.

I’m longing for the day when my trophies, at last, I lay down.

Oh, and if anyone needs me, I’m probably hiding in the bathroom.

Welcome to my little corner of the world. Make yourself at home.

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27 thoughts on “About

  1. Stacy,
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! It means alot! You have such a precious, beautiful family. I just found your blog through your leaving your comment on my blog and I LOVE your blog! I always love blogs that are inspirational and when people share there faith, it helps me grow as a christian, so thank you. I will definitely be coming back and reading more when I am not so tired from these pain meds from my recent surgery…can barely keep my eyes open. Thank again for commenting and for your blog! Blessings.
    Stacy

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  2. Stacy,
    What a great blog site. Your post called Perfectly Still was so beautiful!! I am 4 months pregnant with my first and looking forward to the wonderful adventure of mommyhood. Thank you for sharing a little bit of your life and family.

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  3. I’m here from Gypsy Mama…I will be spending a little time checking out your blog! I’m close to addicted to reality TV…it’s hard not too anymore since almost everything on TV is reality-based!!

    Blessings,
    JLI (Jenn)

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  4. I’m here from Lisa-Jo’s place too. Wow, you are one busy lady! 🙂 I’m in grad school and working a multitude of part-time jobs, but I have no children! (although one very well-behaved husband). You must live in a constant state of grace. 🙂

    Great to meet you, I’ll be back soon. 🙂

    –Sharone

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  5. Stacy, found you via (in)courage and wanted to read more of your writings. You have a gift that could only come from God. Your sharing is so real. I’m a native Nashvillian now living in Portland, OR, where I mentor in a Mothers of Preschoolers group with so many moms like you. I’ll be referring your blog along to them in a upcoming column I write on our MOPS blog (www.morelandmops.blogspot.com). Thanks for being you!

    God’s blessings on your lovely family.

    Sherrey

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    • Sherrey –

      Wow. I am so humbled by your comment. Thank you for visiting and for leaving such words of encouragement. I am a huge MOPS fan. I’ll be checking out your site! Blessings!

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  6. Stacy,
    Was just catching up on my blog reading this a.m. when I ran across your inCourage post ‘Covered in Grace’. It so spoke to my heart that I followed it here in order to keep reading – and was further blessed by ‘Keepin’ it Real’ & ‘Trust’.
    I will be looking forward to more reading! (I also am reading @least two books on your ‘currently reading’ list) 🙂
    God bless! – Corrine R

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  7. Blessed family! Flavored creamer addiction, hmmm; I never thought I might be addicted to it. Just can’t seem to drink my coffee without it. Came across your blog because I just wrote an article based on Jesus’ response to Peter in John 21.

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    • Thanks so much for stopping by! I hopped over to your site and love it. I look forward to reading more of your writing this year.

      Blessings to you!

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  8. Stacy,
    Was just catching up on my blog reading this a.m. when I ran across your inCourage post ‘Covered in Grace’. It so spoke to my heart that I followed it here in order to keep reading – and was further blessed by ‘Keepin’ it Real’ & ‘Trust’.
    I will be looking forward to more reading! (I also am reading @least two books on your ‘currently reading’ list)
    God bless! – Corrine R

    +1

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  9. Congratulations on being a homeschooler. We are about to enter our 11th year at it. I just take it one year at a time and we just haven’t stopped yet! It is a great bonding time. There are bumps along the way but I consider the Lord the Principal of our school and He keeps encouraging us to move forward in the way that works for us. ~ Wendy

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    • I LOVE meeting moms who have been at this homeschooling thing for awhile. I am 4 weeks into my first year and it’s a bit overwhelming. I’m thankful my girls are having a blast and are still too young to know that I’m learning as I go! Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the web.

      Blessings!

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  10. I had to come meet you after reading your twitter profile 🙂 To my surprise you are a 5MF girl as I am! And I am probably (secretly) the biggest fan of The Pleated Poppy. My step-dad was a trucker! And I love your love language…but I do wonder…is it your own uninterrupted nap or the kiddos? Both sound amazing to me:) Anyway, glad to meet you and love your heart here!

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    • It’s so great to meet you! I just love that we have so much in common! 🙂 I have thought to myself that I want to be the Pleated Poppy when I grow up. 🙂

      And, I have been known to nap whether my children do or not. Lol. Especially when, like right now, the littlest is up at 3:00 a.m.

      I will be looking for your 5MF post this week!

      Thanks for stopping by to “see” me.

      🙂

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  11. Just met you today:) A friend sent me here. I’m thinking you might go to Living Hope, is this right? I do to and I also blog. I am a former homeschool mom of 14 years. My family also had to pack up and leave all our extended family in Ok to come here to KY. I know the feeling! But I always heard, ‘Bloom where God plants you” and I’ve been trying to do that over the last 10 years. I look forward to coming back here!
    Blessings~

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  12. Mom of five and fellow pastor’s wife here. Loved reading through your posts. You have a way of sharing the ‘joys’ of motherhood that doesn’t come across as whiny or bitter (heaven forbid a mother get cranky now). Look forward to reading more.

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