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Going through the motions

Going through the motions

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Sept. 29, 2016) I stroll through the neighborhood at a slower pace these days. My old dog enjoys the extra time to dawdle. This, I tell myself,…

Local author highlights women’s extraordinary influence

Local author highlights women’s extraordinary influence

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Sept. 23, 2016) She’s a homeschooling mom of four with plenty of other roles, including: wife, soccer mom, symphony violinist, and writer. The latter title allows her…

Marriage—Something to Celebrate

Marriage—Something to Celebrate

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – June 24, 2016) How should we celebrate? I’ve been chewing on this thought in view of our 40th wedding anniversary, which seems to call for something out…

Wine Festival of the Age

Wine Festival of the Age

May 15 is Pentecost Sunday (ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 9, 2016) How can God be in so many places at the same time, helping and guiding so many people at…

Dreams That Speak

Dreams That Speak

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 6, 2016) I woke up wanting to call my grandfather who was ill—at least in my dream. I hadn’t talked to my grandparents in months, so…

A Better Inheritance

A Better Inheritance

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 18, 2016) My husband unloaded his treasure from the car and carried it downstairs. The large box held dismantled pieces of a crystal lamp that once…

Love or Nothing

Love or Nothing

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Jan. 29, 2016) “Isn’t love the most important thing?” My friend’s mother repeated the question for a second time as I attempted to share my born-again faith…

Read New Books, but Keep the Old

Read New Books, but Keep the Old

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 9, 2016) A New Year means new reading for me—the result of a Christmas list that always includes books. I keep a year-round wish list, jotting…

A Chosen Cast of Characters

A Chosen Cast of Characters

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Dec. 17, 2015) We know every role in the Christmas pageant. The young woman is Mary, who stands before Gabriel—dressed in white, of course. Joseph, for some…

For Thanksgiving—Not Just Talking Turkey

For Thanksgiving—Not Just Talking Turkey

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Nov. 17, 2015) When it comes to planning Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey is a given. The big bird is so central to the feast that I hardly…