Brighter Tomorrow

I saw a post this week that immediately took me back to days of my youth.  It was a quote from my favorite book.  It was a true story about a teenage girl who survived extremely difficult circumstances; however, her circumstances never diminished her hope for the...

Fear Not

Labor Day officially ends the lazy, hazy days of summer.  It’s the last chance for many to enjoy a long weekend, family trips, cookouts and concerts.  I’m in East Texas relaxing and taking many naps and deep breaths.  This is my chance to get a break before what many...

What Stories of Hope Can Do

The Bible tells us one story after another of God meeting people where they hurt and providing the hope and encouragement they need in times of trial.  I’m glad those stories of hope are contained throughout the Bible, and I’m glad I hear other stories of hope today. ...

Is It Me, Lord?

We went to a Maundy Thursday service at a local church last night.  It was a dramatic, musical experience entitled “The Living Last Supper.”  It wasn’t a big production, but it came with a lot of punch.  Jesus and his disciples were around their table for the Last...

The Arrival

I have attended church most of my life.  I have heard of Advent since I was a little girl, though never understanding its history and purpose.  I’m correcting this oversight and at the same time sharing what I’ve learned.   The word Advent means “coming” or...

The Source of Hope

Nick Vujicic was in Dallas recently giving a speech at Dallas Council for Life.  Who is Nick?  Well, he’s an amazing man, born in Melbourne, Australia in 1982.  Early sonogram technology failed to reveal that he had tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized...