It's October. In Texas, the humid temperatures have been in the 80 & 90's. This past weekend, at an outdoor event, I was as hot as I've ever been. I kept saying, "But, this is October." The 10 day forecast, though, says relief is actually coming. It mentions lows in the 50's and 40's. I'm… Continue reading A Smidgen of Hope
In ministry and life I've seen a some hard things. Some have been difficult things for me personally so many others have been the excruciating things other people have had to endure. I could name them all from work to relationships to financial troubles to church woes, or our mental and physical health issues, but… Continue reading The Golden Thread
I enjoy making up words. I loved word play with my children. We now have several words only our family knows. Today I made up this one: FaithWaiting. FaithWaiting is different from regular waiting. All waiting is pretty excruciating. Waiting for admission to that certain college. Waiting to turn 16. Waiting for the wedding day.… Continue reading FaithWaiting
I never knew why older people cried at weddings. It seemed obvious to me that it was a happy time. I didn't get it. I met Julie when I was an 18-year-old freshman at Texas A&M. We decided to be roommates the next year and have been close friends since then. I'll never forget the… Continue reading Whispers
I was lingering over coffee with a friend this week when she suddenly said, "Why did God choose to come as a baby?" Yes, this is just one example of the delicious people I spend time with these days. I told her I genuinely did not know but nothing could be more surprising, unexpected or… Continue reading A Baby, Why?
Tis the season of gifts. You have your list and I have mine. Retailers are working as hard as they can to make sure we want to give what they have. Thankfully, our family's gift lists have been trimmed down over the years due to our intentional simplification. Today I found a picture of Christmas… Continue reading Tree Trauma
Have you ever had something so painful or traumatic happen to you that you are afraid of revisiting it? I've recently been wrestling with just such a thing and I quietly asked God about it. "Should I even open that drawer?" And the silent whisper in my spirit that was not me, answered back, "Yes,… Continue reading Surely There’s a Saltine Somewhere