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God in Us

I still remember my very first day of seminary at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. For some reason, my first class was in June right after I'd graduated from Texas A&M in May. I was 22 years old. I guess I was just trying to get started taking classes without really knowing what I… Continue reading God in Us

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The Quilt

His 92 year old distant relative gave my husband a quilt. Back home after a quick trip to Abilene, we opened the quilt's packaging and read the yellowed notes straight-pinned to it. The quilt was handmade by women in the community of Truby, Texas in the early 1930s. Each woman had handstitched a square along… Continue reading The Quilt

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Addition

What a difference a week makes. This time last week I was headed into hip replacement surgery. I was desperately ready for it after a spring and summer of growing pain and decreasing mobility. Through the hard summer God kept teaching me and showing me all the lessons in the pain. Last week I shared… Continue reading Addition

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

The Art of Waiting

Have you ever made plans only to have them washed away? I took the summer off with visions of rest, refilling, refueling. Honestly, I was a little tired of hearing myself talk and write. At the same time I took a break from writing and speaking, the people at Jesus Calling put a pause on… Continue reading The Art of Waiting

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Are You Up for a Challenge?

It was the bluebonnets that did it for me. This weekend we made a five hour trip across Texas to see some of our loves. I've lived in Texas my whole life. Never have I seen the bluebonnets out like they are this year. And not only the bluebonnets, but all their friends, showing off… Continue reading Are You Up for a Challenge?