Encourage your children to pursue their dreams

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 16, 2016) Back to School brings back great memories of when my children were in school. Though the thought of the hustle and bustle of early mornings, homework, projects, sports, extracurricular activities still wear me out, they were years full of joy and dreams. I’m not certain when a child truly […]

The 12 Tips of Christmas

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 22, 2015) Christmas is upon us. It is a time to be merry and jolly! Yet for many, the Christmas season can be very stressful. My kids are now grown. But when they were young, I taught them the “12 Days of Christmas” song. By the twelfth day, we had a […]

A mother’s love is like no other

“At a moment, my life since birth flashed in front of my eyes. My problems seemed to diminish when I saw how much my mother loved me and all she had done for me.”  ~ Anonymous (ROCKWALL, TX – May 8, 2015) Growing up in Puerto Rico, due to the small size of the island, kids […]

Looking for love – the second time around

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 8, 2015) Even though some prefer the single life, many are still looking for someone to share their lives with—someone to love and be loved by. But past experiences can color the way each person approaches dating. Those searching for love “the second time around” may find themselves love-struck by Cupid, sweetly […]

‘Dashing through the stress’

Tips to keep your marriage merry during the holiday hustle ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 24, 2014) While “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” at the holidays, family expectations can make many feel more like “Dashing through the stress of Thanksgiving and Christmas.” Marriage and relationships are put under pressure and can quickly move to the danger […]

Community Forum for parents, students Oct 21

Rockwall ISD, Grace Center & Blue Ribbon News partner to keep kids safe from drugs and alcohol ROCKWALL, TX (October 15, 2014) As a minister and a mom, there is nothing more heart-wrenching than sitting in a living room with a young teen addicted to drugs – and his parents, tearfully wondering what they did wrong. […]

It’s a jungle out there

ROCKWALL, TX (August 22, 2014) Students can be either excited about going back to school and all of its new opportunities or it can be a dread for some as they remember negative experiences from the previous year. It can be a “jungle” for some kids who have experienced bullying at school—they are beginning to […]

Once a father, always a father

A father’s level of involvement has lasting effects ROCKWALL, TX (June 5, 2014) A young man said to his mother one day, “Mom, I am not more manly because you didn’t read Wild at Heart by John Eldredge.”  He continued to explain what his take on Eldredge’s book was: he was born to be a […]

The painful blessing of being a mom

ROCKWALL, TX (May 8, 2014) No matter what, it starts with pain (birthing is painful). Then, their first cry fills our heart with joy and we realize the blessing of motherhood. Through the first stages of childhood, mothers (fathers too!) savor every little change, personality and sounds. Soon after these discoveries, we inundate social media […]

Love comes in imperfect packages

At some point in our lives, love will come knocking at our door. Cupid will ensure that love packages are delivered at their due time. If you are like me, you will have placed the order with extensive details of what love should look like and how the package should be wrapped. Yet, what happens […]