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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…

Oh Jubilee

Oh Jubilee

United Kingdom, British Commonwealth commemorate Queen’s long reign  A thousand vessels paraded up the River Thames under dark and rainy skies on the first Sunday of June. The spectacular flotilla…

In unity on National Day of Prayer

In unity on National Day of Prayer

On Thursday, May 3rd, I drove over to Rockwall City Hall. I’d read about a noon-time gathering planned for the National Day of Prayer (NDP). Sure enough, I saw red,…

Puppy promises and prayers

Puppy promises and prayers

It poured rain on the spring Saturday that I drove across town on a mission of motherhood. But I was less than half-hearted to fulfill it. My more enthusiastic, 13-year-old…

God’s not-so-random acts of encouragement

God’s not-so-random acts of encouragement

My friend has experienced God’s very present help in trouble. But Ann has a problem. After seeing so many signs and wonders, she worries that people might not believe her…

Down with resolutions – except one

Down with resolutions – except one

It seems I picked the right year to nix the idea of making my annual list of resolutions. Fortunate too that I stocked up on boxes of tissue, antihistamines and…

De-stressing at Christmas – in the closet

De-stressing at Christmas – in the closet

Some people trim their Christmas tree after Thanksgiving dinner. They head out early on Black Friday and do all their Christmas shopping by day’s end. They have their family-photo-Christmas-cards in…