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One Expensive Christmas Gift

One Expensive Christmas Gift

(ROCKWALL, TX — November 29, 2017) It’s my favorite holiday, though I don’t observe it well. Maybe I could be excused for still trying to get Christmas right since it…

Keeping in Step with God’s Purposes

Keeping in Step with God’s Purposes

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 30, 2017) She leaps and she spins. And the rest of us try to keep up with her. I was somewhat petrified before meeting Raina. Not…

The Greater Eclipse

The Greater Eclipse

(ROCKWALL, TX — September 29, 2017) Much of North America embraced peace and harmony in late August. Our socio-political cacophony took a mid-day break as citizens—Alt-Right, Alt-Left, and the greater…

It’s official: Community Bible Study in Rockwall

It’s official: Community Bible Study in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 30, 2017) It may not be the biggest Bible study in town—yet. Community Bible Study (CBS) came to Rockwall quietly last summer when three women formed…

Lessons from a Palm Tree

Lessons from a Palm Tree

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 2, 2017) Some 10 years after a devastating earthquake off the coast of Peru, a missionary family visited the site of what had been the town…

A Time to Cast Away

A Time to Cast Away

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 14, 2017) I quit watching the Inauguration Day news coverage to head for my bedroom closet. After seeing the new First Lady adorned in a powder…

Global Advance: Missions that Make Sense

Global Advance: Missions that Make Sense

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – June 5, 2017) There’s a non-descript office complex perched on the east side of Ridge Road in Rockwall with a view toward Lake Ray Hubbard. For passers-by,…

Faith Lessons along the River Thames

Faith Lessons along the River Thames

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – April 27, 2017) “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it….” Philippians 1:6 (NKJV) As a mother of three young adults (forever young…

This Versus That: God’s Gentle Persuasion

This Versus That: God’s Gentle Persuasion

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – April 9, 2017) I tried to push the sewing needle through the layers of fabric again and again before assuming I had a dull needle. Choosing another…

God’s Riches—Much More Than We Imagine

God’s Riches—Much More Than We Imagine

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Feb. 28, 2017) A group of college students from Texas stood in a long line of tourists waiting to see the “afterlife army” of China’s first emperor,…

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