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 […]

Midland: A people, more than a place

My husband was asked to be the interim preacher for First Baptist Midland in 1988. I remember the first weekend I decided to go with him.  Ryan was two and Craig was three months old. I packed clothes, diapers, bottles, toys, the portable crib, and plenty of snacks for the six-hour road trip to West […]

One Day, Two Stories, No Words

I received an email telling me that the horrific story I had listened to on the morning news had happened to a family I knew. I had been praying for the people involved, not knowing one of them was a woman I teach in Bible study. Sometimes evil has a face. My friend’s family was […]

New Every Morning

I raised two sons and, years ago, taught second grade. I remember clearly the excitement, stress, and potential the phrase “back-to-school” used to mean.  This is a big week for a lot of people, but it is just another week for a lot of people as well. For some, “back-to-school” means huge changes to the […]

You Might Be a Christian If . . . .

Jeff Foxworthy’s fame increased when he wrote jokes that began with “You might be a redneck if . . . .”  By the way, my favorite was, “You might be a redneck if you ever made change from the offering plate.”  I actually saw that happen one time! So, on this hot Texas blogging day, […]

What does God hate?

I considered taking another week off but knew I should write. I need to say something you are unlikely to hear or read about in the news. I don’t want to speak about the sins of the El Paso shooter.  Instead, I want to speak about the sins of the saints, myself included. I have […]

God Didn’t Need to Rest

God didn’t need to rest. He chose to rest.  He wanted to set a great example for all of us.  But, as is typical, most of us don’t follow his example very well. We were created to sleep. Did you know there is a National Sleep Foundation?  There is an interesting article that you might […]