When I was in 2nd grade, I had a crazy teacher. I mean really crazy. She had a hot temper and no skill with kids. I still remember her unhinged screaming while her eyes were huge and her finger was waving in a kid’s face. She would tell our class we weren’t gonna pass 2nd … More Talent Scouts
1st Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. When I was a kid, we had 10 acres out in the country in Odessa, Missouri. In the early years of my life, our house was heated during cold Missouri winters, by a wood burning stove … More The Be Attitudes of Gratitude
“If God is real, then why does he let bad things happen? Why doesn’t he stop it? Why do bad things happen to good people?” I face this question often. I’m okay with that. At one time or another, I have asked myself the same questions that I face. I have mourned the loss of … More Your mission…if you choose to accept it
I was listening to a friend of mine talk yesterday. She was talking about a great burden she carries in her life. It had brought her down and through some very dark times. This burden couldn’t be remedied by any power within her. She had talked to a counselor about the difficulty and he asked … More Blessed by The Best
My 11 month old nephew was here yesterday. He makes me feel like a million bucks when he reaches for me. I look down at him and my heart melts. Every time he needs something, his little arms go up and out and he begs to be held. When he is unsettled, afraid, hurt, lonely, … More Live and “On Air.”
I am gathering each of my plans like sticks. I’m laying them on the altar, and setting them on fire. It’s such an easy thing to think, but such a hard thing to do. If God asks me to change my plan, am I actually willing? Galatians 2: 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I … More Prune these broken limbs
Here is a family pic. I’m on the left, that’s my hardworking husband on the right. Okay okay…not really. Sometimes it does feel like this though… Psalms 113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; Well…that’s real good news! I am in some dung. I had … More The dung hill.
My husband sent me a couple of quotes from a guest speaker he heard at a conference yesterday. The speaker was a man named Jason Schechterle. He was a police officer who survived a horrific crash about 17 years ago. He was severely burned over more than 40% of his body. Jason has an incredibly … More What on earth are you doing…for Heaven’s sake?!
I am watching this flooding in Houston and my heart is just overwhelmed and breaking for these people. I feel quite powerless to help them. Their needs are so immediate and basic and yet I don’t know what to do that would help them immediately, except to pray. I wish that being a “good person,” … More Oh manna!
Can you do me a favor? Can you think of something precious that you hold sacred? Really sacred guys. Not a vase, or a pair of shoes. I’m talking a person, your physical ability to move, living pain free, or your livelihood. Now, take a minute and put it in a box. Now I want … More White flag