My Deepest Within

“And a sword will pierce your own soul too” (Luke 2:35).  This was not your typical baby dedication when Mary and Joseph presented their infant son, Jesus, in the temple that day.  What exactly did Simeon mean?  Did Mary recall those words years later as she witnessed her son suffer and die on the cross?  […]

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Fabulous or Frustrating?

I was completely caught off guard, and the day is now forever etched in my brain.  Why did I literally wake up in tears and cry unannounced all day—the day I turned forty?  Emotionally, I was a wreck.  It was just another day, but I was totally unprepared.  Everything in my life was as wonderful […]

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The Press Release

The press release for “Mom, God’s Got This: Jamie’s Story” is finalized and now reaching over 4,000 points around the world. Why? Because Jamie’s story is so much bigger than Texas or the U.S. and needs to circle the globe. It will help young adults and those young at heart pursue God’s call with everything […]

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True Story

True story: In a predominantly Islamic nation, one man sold books of which most were Islamic. One day, the police arrested him because one of the books in his inventory was the Holy Bible. He had no idea how it got there. Regardless, he spent several weeks in jail. He was determined now to read […]

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Gutsy

“I bet he doesn’t have guts enough to do that again!” I exclaim under my breath as love bugs pepper the windshield and front end of my clean white car. I fail to see anything loveable about love bugs. Yes, it’s that time of year again when East Texas is plagued with those pesky flying […]

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What More Could I Have Done?

He sat quietly and inconspicuously, observing people walk to the front of church and place their offerings into the chest. Several worshippers carried heavy bags of gold coins, held visibly for all to see and echoing loudly as they were dropped on top of the gifts of others. Then He noticed her. His gaze fastened […]

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Back in the Day

“Back in the day, we sang from hymnals in church, and everybody wore their Sunday morning best to church. Anybody and everybody could sing in the choir, and we didn’t have all those high-falootin big screens and text-to-give nonsense. Yep, God moved back in the day. And candy bars were a nickel, too. Those were […]

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Totaled!

There I was, driving home from an out-of-town trip, minding my own business, when all of a sudden, I topped a hill and there it was in the middle of my lane! I had nowhere to go while driving 60 MPH in the outside lane with no shoulder and no choice but to nail it […]

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Don’t Farkle. Sparkle!

Gene and I got together with a few friends recently for a fish fry dinner and a game. Anthony can catch ‘em, and he knows how to cook ‘em! His friends know how to eat ‘em! Afterwards, with full bellies we proceeded to clear off the table and play a round of Farkle. Farkle is […]

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Checked Out

I want to talk about being “checked out” today. By that, I don’t mean the check-out line at Walmart. And I’m not inferring how boy checks out girl, or girl checks out boy, or girl checks out other girl’s shoes. Actually, if truth be known, we are always mentally “checking out” everyone we come in […]

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