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A Servant’s Heart

Over the course of my life I’ve had the privilege of observing the work of many of God’s servants in action.  There are those who have large international ministries, but the majority serve in smaller environments – all doing what they felt God had called them to do....

Battery Recharge

  Practically every job description written contains the phrase, “other duties as assigned.”   Jobs on a farm are no different.  Last week I took our van to the shop for some needed maintenance.  I got in, turned on the ignition, and nothing … deader than a door...

Mercy and Grace

  I’ve been on this earth longer than dirt (well, it seems that way), but I’ve come to realize I have a lot more to learn, so I plan on being around awhile.  One of my biggest lessons over the last several years regarded my faith.  As a young Christian, I thought...

If We Build It

The voice was calling to him from the cornfields of Iowa … “if you build it, he will come.”  That line worked well for Kevin Costner on the big screen in Field of Dreams.  However, there aren’t any cornfields in Pittsburg.  Let me explain. We’ve had three major...

The Bible and Christianity

I read an AFA article this week that asked, “Is error free Bible required to prove Christianity true?”  Now THAT caught my attention and I had I felt I had an answer, but wanted to hear what the author had to say. Dr. Frank Turek, author, apologist, and host of...

Words of Wisdom

I like good quotes … short, sweet, succinct, simple, straight-forward.  Each week in church I look for one or two good quotes from the pastor, because I have just enough memory left to remember short and sweet.  This week I want to share some of my favorite quotes...

Humble Pie

I’ve been reading about humility this week, which is a virtue I need and a whole lot of people in this world could use more of.  Whenever I start to think everyone should take “my way or the highway,” a nice slice of humble pie quickly cures that stinkin’ thinkin’...

A Baby Changes Everything

Last week I was sharing my story at a women’s group.  I made the statement that a baby changes everything … the birth of my son certainly changed my own life and I know first-hand the number of people who say “my life would not be same without my son or daughter.” A...

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...

The First, Last and Only

It’s that time of year, when schools re-open and class reunions occur all the time.  It’s been many decades since I graduated, but there are moments that are special and unforgettable.  My senior prom was one of those special occasions.  After all, it was my first...

True Confessions

I have a confession to make.  I was sitting in church today, pretending to listen to the sermon, but instead was rummaging through my Bible when I ran across some notes I scratched in the back.  There wasn’t a date (but had to have been since 2008 when I bought the...

The Perfect Gift

There is great fulfillment for a parent to be able to give gifts that are most wanted by their children (within reason).  I remember times waiting in long lines at the toy store for the latest and greatest model of Transformer, driving hundreds of miles in the wee...