The Grief Door

At first I couldn’t find the door.  For a long time, I was locked inside that dark room of grief, consumed with my loss and thinking of little else.  It was a darkness that could be felt (Ex. 10:21).  I lost track of time, and to this day almost four and a half years since […]

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Because You’re My Friend and I Care

“How did I get here?” I heard my friend ask.  His world was literally shredding around his feet—wife, kids, and his sanity.  I thought of Jesus’ words to Simon Peter.  “Simon, Simon!  Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.  But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and […]

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The Truth, Please

“I don’t believe in heaven or hell.  I believe that this life is all there is, and when we die, it’s all over and we turn to dirt.” “You’re free to believe what you want to believe, but it doesn’t change the truth.”  Have you had a similar exchange with an unbeliever? “What is truth?” […]

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A Familiar Inner Conversation

“Something doesn’t feel right.  Something is definitely missing.  I don’t understand what is happening right now.  I love my dad and I trust him.  He has always told me the truth in everything.  I heard him tell the servants that we would return to them.  He just told me that God Himself would provide the […]

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Thankful and In Love

My first Valentine’s Day with Gene was in 1970.  I was fifteen and he was eighteen.  This Valentine’s marks forty-eight times we have celebrated as each other’s one and only.  Who knew?  God knew!  So today, I can say I am still thankful and still in love, and I type this with a smile.  I’m […]

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An Important Announcement

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). I apply this verse to my life today.  Hang with me now and allow me to explain.  There is nothing more important in my life than God’s Word.  His Word takes […]

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Now What?

I have a decision to make.  I have just read something that is totally life changing.  Now, what do I do with it?  The ball is in my court, so to speak.  Do I hold it for a few minutes, contemplate, and then stuff it in the ball bucket with all the other tennis balls?  […]

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Controlled Celebration

My husband loves me.  I mean he really loves me.  He also loves the Dallas Cowboys.  Actually, Gene fell in love with the Dallas Cowboys first at the age of nine when the Cowboys became a team in 1960.  Today Gene is a walking, breathing Dallas Cowboys encyclopedia.  “What’s an encyclopedia?” I hear the younger […]

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The Longest Short Journey

I can walk to my neighbor’s house next door, or I can travel to the other side of the world.  It’s called a journey, getting from point A to point B.  Sometimes it takes only a minute, and at other times it takes much longer.  The important thing is that I reach my destination. There […]

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What Do You Think?

“Honey, you shouldn’t think that!” “Really?  Now you’re telling me what to think?” He was right.  My husband is entitled to his own thoughts and opinions.  I must respect that, and we should talk things out to ascertain why each of us feel and think about a particular situation the way we do.  Who am […]

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