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We're Tim and Franicia. We love the Lord and strive to please Him in all that we do. Our mission is to encourage others to do the same. We also love delicious, wholesome food, and enjoy life together as a family. Here you'll find encouragement and tools to help you on your journey to a healthy, wholesome life.


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Enjoying Sunshine Again

I wanted to be able to add more pictures from some moments outside that I took pictures last week. Since I had a rough first trimester, I wasn't able to be outside with the children hardly at all. They were so excited to share so many things with me!

Phenomenal Improvement and Weight Gain After First Trimester was Over

Praise God that I’m phenomenally better. 😊🎉🙏

After losing a lot of weight due to being nauseated (thankful no throwing up) and not being able to eat much for a good part of my first trimester, I’m so happy to see that my body has improved since reaching week fourteen or somewhere along there. 😀 I’ve gained twelve pounds in just a few weeks which says a lot since I dipped into the 80’s.

He is Risen and Another Chattanooga Terrorist Attack Reflection

Praise God He is risen! Yesterday, we were reflecting many things about prayer and worship after church service and evening family Bible and worship time. It was there we found out another new piece of what happened in Chattanooga on July 16 as Tim recalled a specific moment that day.

Happy 13th Birthday, Pelaiah

We can’t believe our sweet Pelaiah girl is thirteen! Her birth on Guam was a special one with her Grandma Anicia helping and present while her daddy was days away from returning temporarily from a deployment. She wanted to go on an early morning bike ride with her daddy.

Time: Managing Our Most-Precious Commodity

I was being honest, but I was also being overly optimistic. For years, I thought that I was alone in underestimating how long projects would take for me to finish. I’d often be frustrated when I didn’t accomplish all that I wanted to in a day. Because of my frustration, I was often tempted to “wing it” rather than be very deliberate about my time management.

The Spirit of Thankfulness

Have you ever noticed the difference between people who are grateful vs those that are never satisfied? It's so easy to fall into the rut of complaining and thinking of the things that I DON'T have instead of being grateful for the things that I  DO have. 

Thank You to the Faithful Law Enforcement Officers of This Country

Last week, I was thrilled to have the honor and privilege of being the guest speaker for the graduation of Chattanooga Police Department's Police Academy Class 2017-1. It was wonderful to be back in Chattanooga, but it was really special to be in the presence of some of my favorite and most highly esteemed people on the planet.

15 Years Together Already?

It’s hard to believe that Franicia and I met 18 -- yes, EIGHTEEN -- years ago! I graduated 15 years ago and, 15 years ago, we were married. 14 commands, 11 moves, 10 houses, 7 children, 6 churches, and 4 overseas moves later, Franicia and I are happier and more in-love than we’ve ever been.

Wholesome Place -- Our Re-branded Website

Wholesome Place is our re-branded website which has been in the making for many years and newly launched a year ago.  🎉 It is more light-hearted there and a place to find products we recommend as well as reviews.  

"His Name and Story Will Forever Be Remembered" Says Cleveland Daily Banner of Tim

"His name and story will forever be remembered in Southeast Tennessee, and throughout the United States."

This was the opening line to Cleveland Daily Banner's recent article of Tim, talking about him defending his facility during the attack that horrible July 16th day.

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