Giving our souls a tune-up

I’m smiling as I remember my dad’s best efforts to teach me how to give my ’67 Chevy a tune-up.  That Chevy was the first car I ever owned, and my dad wanted me to learn a few things. I can honestly say that almost nothing I learned is helpful to car maintenance now. No […]

It’s time to get out of the boat

Don’t you feel like you are almost to the end of a very long tunnel?  It’s been a tough journey, but we expect it will be lighter, warmer, and easier very soon.  Texas had a week of Snowmageddon and the next week it was spring. Now, there are early flowers blooming and patches of green.  […]

Are you comfortable with holiness?

Do you remember when Christians were occasionally accused of having a “holier-than-thou” attitude? Holiness became something we thought we were supposed to avoid in order to make others feel better about themselves.  Sadly, holiness is our calling and our great gift.  To start with, what is holiness?  Most of our discomfort with the word can […]

A before-and-after story

How did your salvation change your life? This blog post is especially for people who were raised in the church or have gone to church for much of their lives.  Chances are, your testimony isn’t usually described as powerful—but it should be.   Paul and Peter  Paul’s salvation testimony is exciting to teach.  His story begins […]

Turn Your Eyes to Jesus

I grew up singing hymns in church, and I often use those familiar words to focus my thoughts on the Lord.  I wasn’t sure what to write about this week, so I prayed and asked the Lord what he wanted to say. I’ve learned to remain in prayer and quiet my thoughts so I can […]

Nerves of Steel

One of the positives of limiting our schedules and staying inside is the chance to read the books we have stacked in a corner.  I just finished Nerves of Steel by Tammie Jo Shults, the captain of Southwest Flight 1380. The lessons she provides are a word of hope to all of us during this […]

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 […]

Truly Free

My husband, Jim, opened his most recent sermon with a poem by Kenneth Kaufman entitled Three Tame Ducks. I asked him to send me the text so I could share it with all of you.  This week we celebrate the freedom most days we are free to take for granted. It’s good to be reminded […]

5 Tips for a Stronger Summer Soul

I’m done teaching my Bible study for this year, and so I’m writing this article for my own sake as much as yours. It’s a lot easier for me to stay close to the Lord when I have to teach his Word each week. I usually spend a lot of time studying and preparing lessons […]