When You Least Expect It

Everyone has had a time in their life when an unexpected event or circumstance occurs that turns their world 180 degrees.  I’ve had several.  The first was when the big tornado hit Dallas in 1957.  It was my first experience with the unexpected.  Another was when God...

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A Lot Like Monk

My husband and I love watching re-runs of “Monk,” the chronic OCD detective who can solve all his cases despite his many quirks.  After about the fiftieth show, I sat there wondering why I was drawn to watch someone with so many OCD problems.  It is definitely...

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The Impact of Your Story

I have a short list of ministry leaders I like and follow.  One of them is Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries.  I believe he is (or if not, will be) the evangelist of America and the world.  Greg jumped to the top of my list recently when he wrote his devotional,...

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Finding Rest

After much procrastination, my husband and I decided to bite the bullet and buy a new mattress.  After some sticker shock (gone are the days to get a new mattress for $900), we shopped and bought.  Like two kids at a candy store, we couldn’t wait until the new “gift”...

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Of Infinite Worth

I was reading a devotional this week by Lee Strobel.  Absolutely love reading his stuff and he has an amazing story – an avowed atheist and award-winning legal journalist for the Chicago Tribune.  His wife and daughter became Christians.  To “prove” that Christianity...

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Everybody Needs It

Caught your attention?  This is not an infomercial.  I’m not trying to sell you anything.  After spending a relaxing weekend out of state with relatives I realized how utterly, completely, absolutely EVERYONE needs some R&R (relaxation and recreation).  (Oh how I...

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Foundations of Faith

This weekend we had a chance to get back to our roots.  Memorial Day (or Homecoming) at our small East Texas church is a special time in the life of our little church.  It was a day to celebrate a rich history of a group of believers who have served the combined...

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Tender Loving Care

  Today is Mother’s Day and I’m reminiscing about precious memories about my mother who has been in her heavenly home since 1993.  As each day passes, I become more and more like her – and that’s a good thing.  I remember the nights she would hold and rock...

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Don’t Give Up!

                I’m a sucker for sappy movies – inspiring, true stories – the more they make me cry the better.  Now you know how I spent most of my weekend.  I am in awe of how people persevere through adversity.  Some deal...

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A Silent Hero

                  They say a person’s true character is revealed by what he does when no one is looking.  Those words describe Nicholas Winton perfectly. Born in England in 1909, he was baptized as a member of the Anglican...

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Foundation of Faith

We live in a world that is ideologically divided on many levels.  Sadly, violence seems to be the rule rather than the exception, with increasing persecution of Christians worldwide. That’s exactly what occurred on Palm Sunday.  A terrorist strapped with explosives...

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Three Days Can Make a Difference

I was privileged to attend and speak at a women’s conference last weekend.  The camp was a Salvation Army encampment/retreat and it was just that – a retreat from the cares of the world.  The women attending were from all walks of life, yet shared scars in their lives...

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When Anger Consumes You

I was in an emergency room late one night several years ago.  There were victims of wrecks, attacks, and brutal crimes.  A child whose arms and face were bruised leaving you to wonder if they really fell down stairs or were beaten by a parent.  A woman was there...

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One of a Kind

This post is dedicated to a very special woman.  She is the sweetest, loving, and most encouraging woman I know – my mother-in-law, Sandra.  Many of you know her, but for those that don’t, here’s a glimpse of a remarkable woman. The first time I met Sandra was a year...

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