How Trust Has Played Out in My Working Life

How Trust Has Played Out in My Working Life

This year, the word I’ve focused on is “trust.” Ironically, I never had trust issues with family or friends or my husband. Only God. At the beginning of the year, I saw myself as someone that didn’t trust God enough. He has worked on me, not just this year but every year in this area. […]

The Door of My Lips

The Door of My Lips

Do you enjoy hearing morsels of gossip? Do you repeat conversations disclosed to you in confidence? Do you preface tale telling with “we need to pray for sister so and so” because she is really going through?  If so, we should pray as King David prayed in Psalm 141: 3 “Set a guard over my […]

Rotten Roots

Rotten Roots

  “Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools” (Ecclesiastes 7:9 NKJV).  Our country is hurting. The airwaves have reverberated with news accounts of killing rampages in schools, parking lots, movie theaters, and homes. Interviewed witnesses react in surprise at the actions of the perpetrator because problems […]

In My Weakness

In My Weakness

“But he said to me, ” My grace us sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake , I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in […]

It’ll Cost Ya

It’ll Cost Ya

I’m not what you would call a big spender. Though, to be honest, I’m not all that good at saving either. I’m happiest when we can pay our bills and have a little left over for fun. (Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about budgeting or planning for your financial future.) Investing? That’s a whole […]

Lord, I Want To See…

Lord, I Want To See…

“As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He called out, ” Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought […]

Love One Another

Love One Another

  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.                                         […]

Simplify

Simplify

My husband and I recently vacationed in cool Ruidosa, NM, a refreshing change to our hot Wichita Falls, TX home. One day we visited Ruidosa Downs and watched the beautiful horse races.   When Jesus walked on earth, He used the creations of God to teach lessons on Christianity. The day we watched this race, […]

End of an Era

End of an Era

It’s been a busy few weeks as I’ve been sorting through 16+ years of accumulated home school materials. I’m working on getting things together for a ‘retirement yard sale’. 🙂 Now, it actually has been four years since I finished home educating my two sons all the way through high school graduation, but I finally […]

Answered prayer

Answered prayer

This past month I was at International Christian Retail Sales (ICRS) in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a l-o-n-g drive up, almost ten hours! And by the time we arrived it was pretty late at night. It was so good to get to bed and rest, but at the same time kind of scary knowing I had […]

Comfort Food…

Comfort Food…

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Psalms 34:8 I just love to eat and most times when I am feeling not so swell, I look forward to going into my refrigerator or cupboards searching for something sweet to devour. My favorite thing to eat […]

What Will You Give Up to Trust God?

What Will You Give Up to Trust God?

I adopted a word of the year (“trust”) and have been very mindful about the times I find myself not trusting. A few weeks ago, I had a professional challenge that shook my entire world, and I found myself going back to the word “trust” again and again. I feel like this word was whispered […]

Our Purpose

Our Purpose

What is your purpose? This question used to be an obsession for me, but it’s one I think a lot of writers focus on. We connect with God creatively when we write and we so earnestly want to “add to the kingdom.” We want people to read our words to embrace belief, grow in their […]

When Pursuing the Best Means Letting Go

When Pursuing the Best Means Letting Go

The other day I was in a meeting with some other leaders from church. We were discussing an outreach event we’ve held for the past three years. The event had gone fairly well, but we were discussing whether it made sense to do it again next year. In the end, we decided not to hold […]

He Gives Strength to the Weary

He Gives Strength to the Weary

Have you ever been so bone-weary you can hardly move? Or exhausted due to lack of sleep, a burden of stress, or guilt due to sin? I have. I’ve stayed awake mulling over mistakes I’ve made, doubts that eat at me, and frustration from stress. I’ve lost sleep with a fussy baby, a dying father, […]

Seeking God’s Direction

Seeking God’s Direction

It’s been three weeks since I released a novella. Things have been a little busy as I work on blog interviews, promotions, etc. It’s been a lot of fun but also a bit overwhelming too. The question I’m often asked is what am I working on next, and do I have the next novella written […]

Somethings Just Belong Together…

Somethings Just Belong Together…

You should never see salt without pepper, peanut butter without jelly, nor coffee without cream, because in life I have learned that there is always a Yin to the Yang why? Because somethings just belong together. Isn’t it wonderful that when you think of one, you are instantly compelled to think of the other? I […]

The Gap Problem

The Gap Problem

I recently heard a sermon on the Gap Problem within churches. It went something like this. We become a Christian at Point A and live until Point B. Point B could be at our death or when Jesus returns. The Gap Problem is what we do between these points. It’s sort of like the question: […]