The Lion and The Lamb

  I’m not sure why worship is so special to my heart, but I love it. I’ve loved to sing all my life. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t humming or singing. My family has to tell me to be quiet every now and then because they just need a little quiet. Many kinds of worship music grabs me: Gospel, Contemporary, etc. At any given time, I might have very different types of songs well up in my {Read More}

Hattie Peck

Landry wanted me to read a book called Hattie Peck to her while she settled in for a nap today. She’s been battling high fever and a cough with the flu. I started reading the story and it began explaining that Hattie Peck only had one egg and it never hatched. She thought about eggs all the time. She wanted eggs so badly that she decided to go find all the abandoned eggs she could find. Landry interrupted me and {Read More}

Speak into the Chaos

I really enjoy listening to Focus on the Family’s podcasts on my phone while I fold laundry or cook supper. If you don’t have their app on your phone I strongly encourage you to download it. It’s free! So the other day I was listening to Shaunti Felhahn’s talk called “Changing Your Relationships Through the Power of Kindness”. I learned there are three components to kindness. One is not being negative. I can’t remember the other two. I figure applying {Read More}

Peace has Come

We had a hard weekend. Friday my oldest daughter accidentally cut her hand and my husband had to take her to the urgent care clinic to see if she needed stitches. A little more than 24 hours later our middle daughter slipped/tripped and went headlong into our coffee table. Back to the urgent care clinic we went. It seemed like wrapping the youngest in bubble wrap might be in order. I felt horrible. Even though both daughters are doing great {Read More}

Leveraging the Anticlimactic in Your Favor

He was a senior competing in his greatest season yet. He scratched his first throw and his second wasn’t going to get him into the finals. This was his last chance. Do or die. One good throw could buy him at minimum three more throws in the discus ring. At best it would extend his season one more week and send him to state. His face was as flint. Poised and focused, he entered the ring, centered himself and began {Read More}

My Anchor

We’re bringing My Anchor into our Sunday morning line-up so I thought I’d share a little background with y’all. Christy Nockels and Jason Ingram wrote My Anchor. From the moment I heard her lead it at a Passion event I knew it was special. Christy (as if we are on a first name basis) has been one of my favorite worship leaders ever since I participated in my first Passion conference in Austin in 1999. I was a senior in {Read More}

Cabin Fever-Induced Goal Setting of 2016

I am afraid of goal setting. There. I said it. It stresses me out. I don’t like looking in the mirror and feeling the way I judge myself for not meeting my own expectations. However, I got tricked into goal setting this year. The day after Christmas brought Goliath or Snowmageddon or whatever we’re supposed to call the blizzard that dumped around 10″ of snow on us in the Panhandle. We hadn’t left the house much for about a week {Read More}

If You’re Fearful You’re Probably Too Scared to Read This

If you are truly afraid of ISIS and other terrorist organizations invading your neighborhood, then I believe I have a word from God for you. If your heart’s response to needy people is, “Get away from me. I’m afraid you’ll suck me dry and then I won’t have enough to take care of my family,” then I believe I have a word from God for you. I am speaking to the person that is terrified of the unknown, death, sickness, {Read More}

Remembering a Legacy of Love

Another saint finished her race and I’ll miss her until we meet again. My great-aunt Barbara Wheat passed away this weekend. She was my maternal grandmother’s sister. I can’t even come close to listing all the great memories I have of spending time with her whole brood. But I’m in the mood to reminisce, so climb in with me as I give you a little tour down memory lane. Barbara was married to Ralph Gary Buck Wheat. We called him {Read More}

Monterrey Mission Trip Part 3

Welcome back! Are you ready to hear more about my journey? I hope you’ve got a few minutes because what I’m going to share with you is straight from my heart and makes me feel vulnerable, but it was one of the most significant things that happened to me on this trip. I’ve heard it said that when someone goes on a short-term mission trip it does more for the person going than it does for the ones in country. {Read More}