Ps 144:12

As I prepare for the new year, I am reminded of one of my long term goals in rearing my children found in Ps 144:12, “That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth: that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:” My desire is […]



waiting 2

Wait by Russell Kelfer Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried; Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied. I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate . . . And the Master so gently said, “Wait.” “Wait? you say wait?” my indignant reply. “Lord, I need answers, I need to know why! Is your hand shortened? […]

blessed assurance 4

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood. For years, my favorite hymn has been Blessed Assurance. I was saved at the age of five, but struggled with assurance for years. When I was a freshman in […]



ruston taylor mccormick 2

Ruston Taylor McCormick joined our clan on February 6, 2010 at 12:12 am. He weighed 8 lbs 5 oz and was 21 inches long. What a joy it is to hold this precious baby in my arms, and what a miracle that God would give me a 5th blessing to rear for Him. I am […]

reflections on the birth of Jesus 2

This is the third pregnancy that I have been “great with child” during the Christmas season. Every time it causes me to reflect on the precious birth of our Savior, and also on Mary as she experienced the last few weeks of her miraculous pregnancy. A few thoughts — a bumpy car ride is so […]


Wow, I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last blogged. We’ve been busy with adjustments in our new life and roles at East Side Baptist Church in Asheboro, NC. We’re settled into the parsonage now and enjoying life off of the road. All of the kids are enjoying having friends that they don’t […]

our new life

We have been busy getting settled here into our new life in Asheboro, NC. We arrived on February 19 and our first service was the following Sunday. We were welcomed with open arms, and made to feel at home right away. We have truly been blessed with a wonderful church family. We are going to […]

change of direction 1

God has been so good to bless us with 5 wonderful years in evangelism. We’ve seen many lives changed, and had the opportunity for God to teach us faith in an amazing way. We’ve seen much of our beautiful country, and made many friends. We’ve experienced the various cultures across our diverse land, and enjoyed […]

my rylan 2

My Rylan turned 7 years old today. He is my miracle. Ray and I waited and prayed for 5 years for our precious son. I spent many Christmases and Mother’s Days heartbroken because I had no child to hold and share my joy with. There is no way to describe the emptiness of infertility. God […]

faint not 1

A few months ago, I overheard Ray explaining to Rylan Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” As I listened to his simple explanation, I thought about how well that could apply to mothering my children. Over the months that […]