Caleb’s Kite

This is a children’s story about a child’s grief.  Dedicated to grandchildren everywhere.  “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Luke 18:17). Hi.  My name is Caleb, and I am five years old.  I went outside to play today and the wind blew […]

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Five Years Ago

This morning I’m thankful as I remember five years ago today when one of earth’s angels joined the heavenly angels.  Our Jamie stepped into paradise early that morning as Leonid showered meteors spectacularly over East Texas.  Jamie had accomplished the purpose for which God created her, and He called her home.  “Now when David had […]

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The “Hold That Thought” Giveaway

I do have those times—occasionally—when I’m in deep concentration, reading or writing something, and Gene comes along and begins talking to me.  I want to hear what my adorable husband has to say, but I know if I don’t finish my thought, I risk losing it forever.  “Hold that thought, please!”  I finish what I’m […]

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Outsmarted by a Donkey

His donkey showed him!  Balaam discovered he wasn’t as smart as he thought he was.  His loyal donkey saw the angel of the Lord three times (Numbers 22), saved Balaam from certain death, and then God opened the donkey’s mouth and he spoke to Balaam in words Balaam understood.  And what’s even more startling, Balaam […]

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The “Or Nots” of Life

We are surrounded by them every single day.  They confront us, stare us down, and demand immediate attention and a decision.  At times, we are completely oblivious to their questioning presence.  And no, I’m not talking about your two year old. I’m referring to the “or nots” of daily life.  Will I talk to God […]

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Toilet Paper is Expensive!

She hurried out of the restroom aghast and amused.  “Mother, from what institution did you steal that toilet paper?”  Janet was making fun of my bargain toilet paper, the one you can read the newspaper headlines through. You would think I was raised during the Great Depression.  That was definitely before my time, but I’m […]

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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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