Why Winter?

The weather forecast reported a sixty-three-degree start to the day and a twenty-nine-degree ending, with lots of rain and wind to boot. Talk about a Texas MONDAY!  I pulled my underused coat from the closet and wondered why God created winter.  The forecast for Eden  Winter must be another of the consequences of living outside […]

How Do We Receive and Perceive God’s Promises?

Sometimes it seems like Scripture makes promises we can’t count on.  I’ve had a lot of conversations over the years with disappointed Christians. I’ve actually been a disappointed Christian at times. (It’s easy to think that when you are a full-time “paid” Christian that there should be a few added promise-perks. There aren’t.)  But, most […]

Seriously Siri, Shush

It’s hard enough to be a preacher’s wife/Bible teacher/Christian blogger and speaker without the thought that someone is listening to me while I’m in my own home. I have an incredibly busy husband and I raised sons. I’ve grown accustomed to being ignored, and I kind of like it.  But not by Siri. She listens […]

God’s People Need a Time-out

All kids need a time-out once in a while.  We had a chair in the utility room that served that purpose. The only things to look at back there were the washer and dryer. The “fun” was a few yards away, and the offender could hear it but not be part of it.  Fifteen minutes […]

Small Things That Aren’t

Everyone in Dallas was talking about the hug.  The video has been seen around the world by millions of viewers. Much has been said about the story, but I wanted to write about that hug and why the moment was so powerful.  I believe we saw Jesus manifested in that hug.  I think a grieving, […]

Christian-ish

A friend called me this week with a few questions about a Bible study app that she and her child were doing together. It is popular and very well done. But, there were a few flags in terms of what was taught, or rather, what was not taught. She just had a bit of a […]

The Voice of Your Inner Thoughts

I watched the Emmy Awards Sunday night with a different kind of interest. It might have been because I am teaching from Corinthians this year and am often amazed at the cultural comparisons.  The program itself was not very good. Hollywood can’t settle on a host for the show, nor can they settle on any […]

The Future Looks Good

I saw a picture of a college worship service and had to smile. Many of the stories we see about young people have to do with something like vaping, phone usage, or maybe the lone child who sets up a charity to help others.  Have you been worried about the next generation?  If so, look […]

Where were you that day?

I dropped my sons off at school and was back home, cleaning my kitchen. I chose to watch Good Morning America for some company but quickly noticed something big had happened.  I walked over to the back of the sofa with a dish towel in my hands so I could see the television better. The […]