Come and read reflections of love and hope as I open to you the treasures of my heart.
Our small living room filled as one by one believing friends came in and embraced us. No refreshments—a total of maybe five or six—we clutched hands, formed a circle, and began to pray. A song built in my heart and I softly sang… “Holy holy, holy, Lord God of power...read more
A six-inch gaping wound revealed itself in the bathroom mirror. Where were the seamless stitches the doctor had meticulously sewn the day before? Gone. My knees wobbled, and the room blurred. My husband’s strong presence of mind took charge. He came from behind me and with one hand applied direct pressure to the surgery site; with the other hand, he whisked me toward the front door.read more
A funny from Mom’s Got Ink popped up in all caps on my Facebook page this morning. “WHAT I'VE LEARNED ABOUT RAISING BOYS: IF YOU KEEP THEM BUSY, THEY'RE FINE. IF YOU LET THEM GET BORED, THEY'LL DISMANTLE YOUR HOUSE BOARD BY BOARD." Time travel back with me to 1985....read more
The silhouette of my tiny granddaughter, Aria, toddling down the hallway left a permanent stamp in my head. The Fourth of July, she wore her stars and stripes dress. Her hair, just long enough for a two inch ponytail, bobbed up and down. And with one of her feet...read more
My five-year-old granddaughter, Adeline, and I had a day out on the town. Throughout, she walked up to perfect strangers saying things like, “My name is Adeline and this is my Granna. What’s your name? Oh, what a beautiful name you have. I like your name! Your name...read more
Ann McCauley married her sweetheart, Randy, forty-one years ago. The McCauleys have seven children (one in heaven), four internationally adopted from South Korea, the Philippines, and Siberia. Ann’s first stories were published by Baker/ Revell in the book, Loved by Choice—True Stories That Celebrate Adoption. The addition of each child to the McCauley home gave Ann the greatest personal satisfaction. She was born to be a mother. She’s learned so much about human nature, the crippling of insecurity, the power of love, the gentle greatness of the Heavenly Father, and her experiences add richness to every book project and speaking opportunity.