Card Sharks

September 2, 2015: Top: Little Rob playing cards with his daddy, Dallas Stanley & granpappy, Dallas Versaille. Bottom: Big Rob playing cards with his  his daddy, Dallas Stanley and his son Jordan Dallas.   #familycardsharks #appledoesntfallfar #legacy

Truck Love Runs Deep

Truck love. Men in our family have it. This is Rob at age 20. He loved locking in the hubs and going four-wheeling, pulling stranded cars out of flooded arroyos in Arizona and camping in the desert.

At age 18, I was so impressed by the fact he owned a big truck. It made me feel like I was dating a real manly man 💪🏼 . He would be proud of the fact that both of his sons have/had trucks before age 18. The legend lives on. ‪#‎trucklove‬ ‪#‎fordtrucks‬ ‪#‎nissantitan‬


Coat of Many Colors

Today as people are busily shopping for gifts to add to the lives of their loved ones, I am tackling the task of going thru some of Rob’s things he left behind when he returned to heaven. This jacket made my heart so joyful because it represents two great men in Rob’s life. 12363081_10207319636296902_9192278228094186296_oOne of them, Pastor Mark Hsi, gave Rob this jacket in Hawaii in 1990. Mark, who owned Telos Construction at the time, and Rob, who was a VP, would meet EVERY morning to pray together in Aina Haina Shopping Center over the business, their day and their lives. Uncle Markie Sir! helped us usher in our first child; Rob coached him thru the pursuit of his wife Rebecca; they raised their kids with ours and joined in the journey of homeschooling. Mark and Rob spent so many hours with Jesus together and both were raised up to become pastors. This fleece-lined windbreaker was Rob’s Hawaiian winter coat, but to me–it is a coat of many colors.

In the pocket was a receipt from Elevate Cafe in Frisco, Texas, one of Rob’s favorite places to hang out. He had a “Pastor Keith” that day for his Monday Mighty Man day of fasting for our Pastor and our church and our family.

As I emptied the pocket of that old jacket, I smiled with the beautiful memories of a very rich man. He would be so excited to know that this jacket is going to a homeless shelter to warm another man who may not know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Although the mantle of this Mighty Man of mine will rest peacefully over its next wearer…the memories will forever remain in my heart. ❤️❤️ #thankfulforafaithfulman #rejoicingintheday #happyheart

Put On Your Red Shoes and Dance The Blues

February 14, 2016

Sometimes you “just gotta put on your red shoes and dance the blues.” Not every day feels great, but when I act AS IF, things do get better. ‪#‎yourfeelingsarentsfacts‬ ‪#‎actyourwayintoadifferentfeeling‬ ‪#‎leadyouremotions‬ ‪#‎youchooseyourlife‬ #youshouldbedancing


Thinking Out Loud


Him: When my legs don’t work like they used to before
And I can’t sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?

Me: And, darling, I will be loving you ’til we’re 70
And, baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Well, me—I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am

So, honey, now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are

When my hair’s all but gone and my memory fades
And the crowds don’t remember my name
When my hands don’t play the strings the same way (mmm…)
I know you will still love me the same

‘Cause, honey, your soul could never grow old, it’s evergreen
And, baby, your smile’s forever in my mind and memory
I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe it’s all part of a plan
Well, I’ll just keep on making the same mistakes
Hoping that you’ll understand

That, baby, now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m Thinking out loud. ⭕️⭕️⭕️⭕️⭕️⭕️


I Still Say I Do


In 1985 I made one of the most important decisions of my life. My first member of my “Family of Choice” was chosen.

It was the first alignment that I put into place by my own free will. My parents were not chosen by me.  I did not choose my siblings.  As I put other people into my life, both by choice and by birth/origin, I realize how much they stemmed from this one decision I made to choose Rob.

Because I chose him, it resulted in babies.  (I didn’t get to choose them either!) Believe me, it was a struggle with four little ones (ages six and under) to try and choose Rob first…. but every day, I tried my best. He, after all, was my one CHOICE! He was the one that I decided to pick.

Even as I would try to choose him again each day, I was continually reminded that my children would one day grow up and begin their own families of choice. I wondered, “Would they welcome me in, if they had a choice?” I believed how I walked out my own family of choice (marriage) would have a big part in that decision.

As my eldest son gets married in a few weeks, I would like him to know, “Marriage is an everyday choice. Keep choosing her.” I know I still stand by that decision from back in 1985. Rob Moore, I still say, “I do.” 💋💋💋💋💋

Bend, Don’t Break

11025933_10205415456253591_8506633577093828644_n-1March 14/2015

90 days ago one of the strongest pillars in my life was knocked out from underneath me. This “earthquake” shook my spiritual house just like the Hawaiian earthquake shook our house in this photo.

The last ninety days has taught me some things. I have learned that I can be shaken and not fall apart. I have learned that much like this lanai, I have many pillars holding me up –they are called my family of choice. And I have learned that the only unshakable thing is God himself. He is my “Always & Forever”.

He has taught me that during the earthquake is the best time to learn to hula.

‪#‎dance‬ ‪#‎sway‬ ‪#‎benddontbreak‬

Paradise Marriage

January 12/2015

I find it wonderful that I was married in Paradise Valley. Even before I accepted Jesus, he led me to Paradise and gave me the best gift ever–a husband named Rob Moore. ❤️ Our dads are Stan & Steve. Our moms are Katie & Kay (and it is their middle name for both!) His sis & my bro are Darby & Derek. (Plus my twin sisters Missy & Mindy. Our sisters were married to Mick & Mark. Even our family dogs were both named Bernie. God went to an extraordinary length to assure me with supernatural markers and miracles that this was the man of my destiny. I had dated another boy all through high

Arizona Marriage Certificate

Arizona Marriage Certificate

school (my choice, not Gods) and had my heart broken. After some growing, God put Rob in my life. He wasn’t like my previous love. He was balanced, mature, strong, honorable and wouldn’t play games. I saw loyalty in action for 30+ years. I would not trade a day of drama/crazy/foolish infatuation with the kind of love we built. It was based on kingdom principles, steadfast trust and a shared vision and values. Word to the young: you don’t FIND a soulmate; you develop into one. ‪#‎mineishangingwithJesus‬ ‪#‎igotworktodo‬ ‪#‎hewasalwaysthefavorite‬

12/14/15Looking Back a Year

December 14, 2015:

So incredibly humbled by the amazing amount of grace and empowerment from God upon our family this year. Thanks to every wonderful human who showered us with prayers, well wishes, gifts and time. If we are/were able to inspire, it is because you lifted us up in our lowest time. #mooredivinefingerprint #bestisyettocome.IMG_6158