Are We There Yet?

Two words spark excitement in children and sheer dread to parents.  What are they? … Family Vacation.  Your station wagon is packed to the brim and no sooner are you backing out of the driveway comes, “Daddy, when are we going to get there?”  or “How much...

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Almost every Sunday we go to lunch after church. We never know from one Sunday to the next who will join us.  The invitation is open to old friends and new.  This Sunday we had a new friend join us … a young friend … all of five years old. This little boy...

Beside Still Waters

My husband and I are very involved with our church. We are also very involved with our Sunday School class.  The relationships we build in our class are the life-blood to our worship experience.  Sharing triumphs and trials with our friends is both grounding and...

But He Was Just Here

Texas is a big state, all 268,820  square miles of it.  With this much terrain, comes a broad spectrum of  weather.  Hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, extreme heat and sudden drop in temperature.  We have “Blue Northers,” where it can be 80 degrees at breakfast and 30...

Remembering the Day

When events occur suddenly altering the course of lives, that moment is frozen in time.  Today is one of those days … 9/11.  Ask any American (or citizens around the world) if they remember where they were or what they were doing on September 11, 2001, and I bet they...