Sowing Effort, Reaping Love

Last week my husband was trimming a large flowering bush in our yard when a neighbor stopped to chat. The neighbor commented that he once had a similar bush in his yard but opted to […]

Caving in to Christ

Not known as a risk taker by nature, no one was more surprised than me when I willingly (okay, half-heartedly) agreed to participate in a one-mile underground hike through a cavern in central Texas last […]

All My Worry — All My HOPE

So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings. Matthew 6:34 (GNT) In theory, this Scripture is easy […]

All Drugged Up and No Place to Hide

My husband and I recently enjoyed dinner with some small group friends. As parents frequently do – we engaged in conversation about our “wayward” children; offspring who’ve wandered away from the faith in which they […]

How Now Frau Cow

Many years ago, I had a part-time job working for Weight Watchers®. Most of the people I met remain largely forgotten, save for one woman. Her name escapes me, though her stature, demeanor and commanding […]


What if you woke up TODAY with only the things you thanked God for YESTERDAY? November. Ahhh … the month of being thankful and … well – Thanksgiving. It’s tempting this time of year to […]

Sounds Like …

It’s somewhat embarrassing to publicly admit this … but one of my guilty pleasures is watching HGTV on television. I have more than a few favorite programs I watch on a regular basis. I’m a […]

Me, Myself and Hey-Soos

The daughter of a friend of mine, Lacey, spent a few years working at a Taco Bell restaurant. She worked her way through the ranks until she eventually became a manager. During her tenure in […]