Hey Y'all!

I am Texan, Jesus LOVER, Widow, Wife, Mother and Stepmother, Friend and one who loves deeply and who has a lot to share.

I wrote most of the content here during the most difficult season of my life, the sudden loss of my husband of 18 years, Pastor Todd Wortham in August of 2011. As God has proven so faithful, He has provided beauty from the ashes and 7 years later I am know remarried to my Boaz, Jeff Dayton, and we are now living in Charlotte, NC with our children. I hope to get back to writing and pick up where my story left off. Thank you for being patient while Live For More is a working out some kinks…more to come!


On the mountaintop...

On the mountaintop...


Maybe you've heard it said, I am living on top of the mountain.  Or that was a mountaintop experience!  I can say that I feel like a big part of my life has been experienced on the mountaintop and I then at times I have lived in the valley.  I truly have been blessed by experiencing some of the highest of highs and if you have been reading this blog at all you know what I have shared that the past 21 months has been mainly in the valley as I have walked through lifes lowest of lows!  Yet God is still good and so faithful and is using this time to prepare me. So please allow me share one of my most recent mountain tip experiences...

I had the great privilege to return to Sherman on Sunday and share with a group of women at Harvest Time Church for a mission fundraiser.  It has been 7 years since Todd and I moved from Sherman where we had lived and served in ministry there for 6 years!  It was such an incredible night seeing so many familiar faces of friendships that had stood the test of time and trial.  I loved all the new women I met too!!  It was a complete blessing from beginning to end!  The night was fun and truly blessed me from head to toe!!  The women of Harvest Time really know how to put on a women's event and churches can take a few notes from them!  I heard wonderful feedback about my talk and what I shared which was a great confirmation that speaking and sharing my story is what my new calling is!  The best part about sharing your heart and life very openly with others is when God allows your story to connect with someone else and they get what you are saying as if it was God who directed them to you and your words.  And of course I firmly believe I am just a mouth piece for God.  I pray before every talk that God would speak through me and help me share only the things he wants me to say.  It is amazing how after every talk some person I have never met before will say. "you said exactly what I needed to hear!"  How incredible and cool is that!!  I am extermely humbled by what God is allowing me to be a part of!   I am still on the mountaintop, near cloud 9, truly an incredible night!!!  

There are a few other things in the works so stay tuned for those to be shared.  One thing I have known for some time would be coming is a BOOK!  The time has come to start putting it together, most likely one of many, as there is no way all that God has taught me and allowed me to walk through could go into JUST one book!  I will keep you posted as to the progress.  If you would pray with me for God to give me open pockets of time this summer, I would so appreciate that!!!  Oh and God has graciously given me several people who have volunteered to edit my book as you know from reading this I am TERRIBLE at grammer, lol!!

SO for those new friends who did not have the chance to know my larger than life husband , who relocated to Heaven very suddenly while suffering a massive heartache at the age of 42.  I wanted to share this 9 minute video that will give you a small glimpse into the heart and life of one of the greatest men I have ever known, Todd Wortham.   I hope you enjoy:

If you are new to my blog, I' d love to hear from you.  Or even if you have been stopping by and reading awhile.  I'd love to hear from you too!!


I pray you are experiencing all God has for you and you are truly Living For More,



Just a few pics from Sherman, these are women who have loved, supported and walked life out with me.  Super grateful for each one!!




Mother's Day, what a difference a year makes

Mother's Day, what a difference a year makes

LIVE life with a PURPOSE!

LIVE life with a PURPOSE!