Author Archives: Carol Boley

About Carol Boley

Carol is a professional writer and speaker, published in Guideposts, Focus on the Family, Arizona Magazine, and Navy Times. She leads workshops and retreats, specializing in family issues, women's interests, and spiritual growth.

A True Thank You Note

I love my Southern roots. Everything about them. The food, the hospitality, the magnolia trees, the drawl. All of it. But most especially, the gracious way of living. I think back often to the way I saw it modeled by … Continue reading

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Big Little Things

A couple of weeks ago I completed a challenge to toss 2,014 items I no longer find useful, helpful, or lovely. Even though the goal was to finish this task in the year 2014, (I know, I know…) I still … Continue reading

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Tapes…by Carol Boley

I heard my grandfather’s voice for the first time in 30 years.  It sounded just as I remembered it. My eyes misted and I smiled as I heard his gentle Southern drawl right in the middle of a story I … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Bible, Decluttering, Family Life, Family Stories, Grace, Grandparenting, Legacy, Life Transitions, Love, Memoir, Nostalgia, Regrets, Spiritual warfare | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Eyes to See…by Carol Boley

At first I thought it was just a sliver of ice melting on the floor. I wiped up the little puddle and didn’t give it another thought. When I went back to the refrigerator an hour later, the puddle was … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Faith, Family Life, Family Stories, Finding solutions, Frustrations, Humor, Intuition, Revelation | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

I Suffer from Spinners

I suffer from a common yet rarely-diagnosed condition called “spinners.” You may be familiar with the symptoms. You may even suffer from it like I do, yet not even know it is a real THING. Oh yes, it is real. … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Forgivness, Greatest love ever, Jesus, Love, Overcoming Fear, weakness | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Is That Really What I Look Like?

The smile wasn’t quite right…kind of forced. The eyes lacked sparkle. And look at those crow’s feet. And those droopy lids. I knew I had a great photographer. Her pictures flattered her subjects, exposing their unique beauty. She’s that good. … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Family Life, Health and Beauty, Humor, Life, Life Transitions, Love, photography, weakness | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Just Hold On… by Carol Boley

I have a confession to make. I am not a pretty dancer. You will never find me competing on “Dancing with the Stars.” Heaven knows, people have tried to teach me, but I can’t seem to learn, much less master, … Continue reading

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