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}

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}

What is Success for Me as a Parent?

“No success without a successor.” Peter Drucker Mr. Drucker paraphrased the book of Ecclesiastes well. “I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.” Ecclesiastes 1:14 Begs the question, “Who am I pouring into?” For me the answer is easy: my children. I pray I equip them with the skills necessary to succeed in life-and that’s a whole lot more than just financial success. I want to train them {Read More}

Beware of “Dollar Tree”

This morning began much like any other morning. My husband and I didn’t go to bed with kids in our bed, but when I awoke Dear Husband (DH) was gone, and two kids were in his place. I rolled out of bed and began my morning rituals. After brewing some coffee and adding my new pitcher of pumpkin spice latte to my favorite travel mug it was time to sit down and read my devotional. Landry built pyramids out of {Read More}