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Fixing Our Eyes

Fixing Our Eyes

HEATH, TX. (June 25, 2015) We drove along the desolate landscape of south Texas toward the Gulf of Mexico for our first ocean vacation as a family. We finally came…

GriefShare: The Journey from Mourning to Joy

GriefShare: The Journey from Mourning to Joy

HEATH, TX. (June 25, 2015) “It is hard to have patience with people who say, ‘There is no death’ or ‘Death doesn’t matter.’ . . . You might as well…

Encouraging Wordsmiths: Rockwall Christian Writers Group

Encouraging Wordsmiths: Rockwall Christian Writers Group

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 11, 2015) Leslie Wilson is a non-fiction writer with a bent toward humor. But the Rockwall wife and mother of three wasn’t laughing on the long,…

Journey of Two Grandmothers

Journey of Two Grandmothers

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 8, 2015) I sat up late one evening thinking about my 90-year-old grandmother; she had just been placed on life-support. Hundreds of miles away from her,…

Swallowed Up by Life

Swallowed Up by Life

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – March 29, 2015) Louie Zamperini tasted a heavenly peace as death approached. But he’d made a promise to God during his weeks of floating in a deteriorating…

‘Drop Box’ shows value of each human life

‘Drop Box’ shows value of each human life

ROCKWALL, TX (March 19, 2015) What happens in South Korea isn’t confined to that country or to Asia. Even in America, babies are thrown away, sometimes left on the side…

What Kids Need: Moms in Prayer

What Kids Need: Moms in Prayer

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Jan. 26, 2015) We hover over our children as they start school, and we might do it all over again—with more restraint—as they move up to middle and high…

God’s not-so-random acts

God’s not-so-random acts

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Jan. 26, 2015) A friend of mine has experienced God’s very present help in trouble. But after seeing so many signs, she might have a problem getting people…

Lost in the Holiday Shuffle ~ Grandma’s Christmas Birthday

Lost in the Holiday Shuffle ~ Grandma’s Christmas Birthday

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Dec. 21, 2014) The Christmas tree of my childhood held 1960’s ornaments—silver orbs with spikes and color-filled depressions. We threw on strips of foil “icicles” and pronounced it…

Celebrate Recovery: Healing for Our Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits

Celebrate Recovery: Healing for Our Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 18, 2014) There’s at least one group in Rockwall County that won’t take a break for the Christmas holidays. In fact, this Christian fellowship is offered every…