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The God Who Heals

The God Who Heals

(May 12, 2013) There are things we never receive because we don’t pray believing. Jesus said that, and encouraged his followers to speak to “mountains,” those big things that appear…

Mother of the Graduate

Mother of the Graduate

(April 27, 2013) The journey that began with a stack of diapers and swaddling blankets will reach a pinnacle at the toss of a tassel. Our youngest child will soon don…

Hunting for Easter

Hunting for Easter

There is no Easter bunny. I lowered my head in disappointment and embarrassment. An older playmate had just informed five-year-old me that Santa, the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny…

Not Forgetting the Least of These

Not Forgetting the Least of These

The first month of 2013 marked a 40th anniversary that many observed but no one should have celebrated. Yet much of our national media didn’t do much to remind us…

Reigning in the holidays

Reigning in the holidays

(December 6, 2012) Lights, camera, action! The Christmas holidays beckon us to perform. We’ll host get-togethers for friends or family. We’ll decorate, shop, wrap, bake, and send out greeting cards…

Finding Thanksgiving: Review of ‘One Thousand Gifts’

Finding Thanksgiving: Review of ‘One Thousand Gifts’

Thanksgiving couldn’t wait until late November this year. It showed up early when I opened One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp. By chapter three, I wasn’t just reading; I had…

Beholding wonders

Beholding wonders

October 9, 2012 – A fall road trip took us across the country in a direction we’d never traveled. Amazing desert vistas lay ahead—more wonderful than we’d imagined. My husband…

Straight ahead – in the wrong direction

Straight ahead – in the wrong direction

(August 26, 2012) – Reading the book of Jonah for the first time troubled me. Not the miraculous aspect—I easily digested the man-gets-swallowed-by-fish part. But Jonah’s stubborn response to God…

Heat and Ice: God’s Hot-Cold Therapy for Spiritual Stiffness?

Heat and Ice: God’s Hot-Cold Therapy for Spiritual Stiffness?

Dallas yards featured wide cracks in the summer of 2011. This summer, they’re more likely to display roofing company signs—hundreds dot some neighborhoods. There’s been relief from extreme drought in…

Film event, The Drop Box, comes to Cinemark Rockwall this week

Film event, The Drop Box, comes to Cinemark Rockwall this week

ROCKWALL, TX (March 1, 2015) This week’s limited-release of an award-winning film, The Drop Box, will inspire churches and those interested in ministry to the disabled and to children in…