Who snuck in and sucked the lazy out of our days? Do you remember the last time you were bored? Or took a nap in the middle of the day? Or spent time in your favorite chair for some quiet time with the Lord, praying, reading your Bible, and writing in your journal? Instead, we find ourselves cramming to finish… Read More
Step Right Up, No Waiting!
By a show of hands, who loves waiting? For anything? Sometimes my husband and I wait 30-45 minutes for a table at our favorite restaurant. We wait in line at the gas pumps. At grocery stores and doctor’s offices. And don’t even get me started about how long the line is at Target’s return counter? Seriously Target, if you’re reading… Read More
The Breakfast of Champions
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. ~Psalm 5:3 My favorite time of the day is just before daybreak. It’s still, cool and quiet. I pour a cup of coffee, feed my 4-leggeds and crawl into my Big Butt Prayer Chair for my time with Jesus. That… Read More
Don't Be Left Out In The Cold
Maybe you’re like me and you see, feel and hear God in the oddest places. Like covering my plants on a cold winter’s night. I told you it was odd. It’s cold in North Texas. Maybe not as cold as where you live, but for us this is downright chilly! When the temperatures dip into the 30’s and below, I… Read More
The Purpose of Christmas: Celebration, Salvation, Peace and Reconciliation
‘Tis the Season to be shopping, wrapping, baking and attending countless Christmas parties! All of it fun, but stressful and overwhelming all the same. The best gift I gave myself was taking the time to read a little book by Rick Warren called “The Purpose of Christmas”. My gift to you is a recap of his powerful message…
Miss America and Me
Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell was crowned Miss America 2016 this week! When I was growing up, I remember watching Miss America with my Mom every year. I loved the gowns, the swimsuit competition and the talent. I especially loved the question part of the competition. Each year, Mom would tell me I was pretty enough to be Miss America some… Read More
Is Your Heart Ready?
Growing up Catholic, we said rote prayers like “Hail Mary”, “The Act of Contrition” and several other beautiful prayers. They are all deep, meaningful prayers but they were a far cry from that freewheeling prayer stuff other churches practiced! I memorized and recited every word of the prayers, over and over and over again. Especially after going to weekly confession and having… Read More
Life: a Beating or a Blessing?
I start each morning in my “big butt prayer chair” talking to God. I know He hears me. He has answered many of my prayers in mighty ways and has thankfully denied countless others. As I look at my prayer list this morning, I am overwhelmed. The prayers include an aging parent’s end-of-life challenges, a loved one’s drug and alcohol abuse,… Read More
Shhh! Nobody Is Listening!
Last Friday morning, I woke up and something near and dear to my heart was missing! No, not my husband. My Voice! I literally couldn’t squeak a word. (btw, said husband is OK with this). To add insult to injury, I also felt horrible. As a result, I missed the wedding of the century on Saturday night (So sorry JEF!)… Read More