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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...

Don’t Forget

Early this week I began preparing this week’s post entitled “Faith of Our Fathers.”  After I started I realized that today, September 11, marked the 15th anniversary of the events of September 11. The events and emotions are etched into my mind forever.  Both as a...

Being Salt and Light

  I can’t count the number of times I’ve said, “believers of Jesus Christ should be salt and light in this world.”  Salt to preserve the truth and light to shine God’s light into a dark world.  One of the ways I thought we could affect change for good was by...

Proof

  There’s a new TV series out that’s drawing a lot of attention.  The story line involves a billionaire who hires a cardiologist to help prove there is life after death.  Naturally, the title of the series is “Proof.”  It’s proof this billionaire is looking for...

When Faith Is Weak

I went to a women’s luncheon this week.  The speaker led the Bible study entitled, “When Your Faith Feels Weak.”  I needed to hear what she had to say.  Just two days into the week (Tuesday), I was already stressed out and feeling beat up.  What the speaker said first...

A History Lesson

You’ve probably guessed by now that I love history.   I learn a lot from what’s happened before,  because I know that although circumstances and cultures change, the hearts and minds of we humans don’t.  Although the following is unverified, I fell in love with the...

How Do You Know You’re Healed?

I meet lots of people.  When I share with them the type of ministry I’m involved in (abortion recovery), I often get this response:  “That’s great.  I know I’m forgiven for my abortion.  I just don’t think it’s necessary to tell anyone about that part of my life,” or...

A Golden Nugget to Live By

It never fails when I’m listening to a sermon that I walk away with at least one “golden” nugget … often more than one.  Yesterday while listening to my pastor (for those of you who don’t know, I attend First Baptist Church of Dallas) explain Romans 10, he made the...

The Perspective-Faith Connection

If you’ve been reading my blog (please tell me you’re a loyal reader), you’ll know that there was a point early on (during my First Mile) when I had a change of perspective regarding my habitat.  During some tumultuous times, I viewed  our residence as a prison.  Six...

Fear Itself

I am a busy person. Family, work, ministry, other activities … they keep me busy 28 hours a day (what?  There’s only 24 hours a day?  No wonder I’m hooked on caffeine.)  Now, with time on my hands while recovering from surgery, I’ve been filling the...

Surviving? … No, Thriving!

For the past four weeks I’ve lived under the possibility of having cancer, to the realization I do have cancer, to the countdown toward eradication of  breast cancer.  This has been a roller coaster of doctor visits, medical tests, emotional ups and downs, to a peace...

Waiting for the Time

My breast cancer journey continues.  Since learning of my biopsy reports, I’ve been studying  (a lot).  There’s a lot of information out there … it gets overwhelming.  Fortunately, yesterday my husband and I met with the surgeon to discuss treatment options.  This is...