Barney’s Girl | Grandma Edith Smith

I won’t apologize for tears, as I am sure they will be flowing for the foreseeable future. My Grandma cried easily and often commented that her “bladder was behind her eyes”. Today we remember a tremendous woman.   Edith Eileen was the beaming bride of Barney Smith for over 75 years. Their love story is... Continue Reading →

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Edith Smith |A Life Well Lived

  Heaven gained an angel on Monday September 24, 2018 as Edith Eileen Smith went home to be with Jesus. She was at peace as she passed, with hands held close by her adoring daughter, Shirley, and the love of her life, Barney Smith, who had cherished his bride for over 75 years. She was... Continue Reading →

Faith in the Fire

The older I get the more I realize life is hard.  Some days, more than others, it’s clear we live in a broken world.  Today is one of those days. On my mind today are friends facing hard times. One friend is in the hospital in the fight of her life against the evil that... Continue Reading →

Thank you for your service…

It’s Memorial Day.  Though most Americans identify this holiday with a long weekend filled with barbecue, pool openings and fun with friends there are countless families missing a loved one on this somber holiday. As I mentioned in my Veteran’s Day post, I grew up in a family that knows the sacrifice a soldier makes... Continue Reading →

Awesome Humility

It is a special day in the Hensley house.  There will be food, and laughing, celebrating and reverie.  Today is Skyler’s birthday.  And I love it!  Some of you are blessed enough to know him; many of you sadly do not (I’m bummed for you if this is the case).  I get to be his... Continue Reading →

To my Mom…

I’m sure I’ll write a post about my first Mother’s Day experience this year.  (It’s been awesome and sweet and the day is only half way through).  But I want to make sure I take time to publicly thank my own Mom in front of God and the internet.  Last year I did a facebook... Continue Reading →

It’s a “Dirty Job”

If you were hoping for a deep thought provoking blog post today - this is not it.  I'll get back on track later this week but for now I'm just gonna keep it real and share a bit of my day. As I’ve mentioned before I hope this blog does a lot of things….and one... Continue Reading →

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