Even before we married, my husband and I decided I would stay home with our children while they were young. At the time, in the early 90s, that decision was even less popular than it is now. And on a newbie pastor’s salary, it wasn’t easy to follow through with financially. But with prayer and a step of faith, we… Read More
50 Lessons Learned Along the Way
I’m almost 50! Agghh! But I’m approaching the big day with joy and gratitude. Today I’m continuing my series of 50 Golden Posts with 50 Lessons Learned. These are simply little (and not so little) lessons I’ve learned along the way. Some of them are profound truths while others are silly little nuggets of conventional wisdom. Tell me what you think. 50 Lessons Learned… Read More
It’s Time to Plant!
As you drive through some states in the spring time, you’re sure to notice mounds of wildflowers in the medians or off the shoulders of the highways. In Texas, especially, you’ll marvel at the tall, sapphire Blue Bonnets and the fiery orange-red Indian Paintbrushes. I’ve also noticed such glorious splashes of color along the highways in Arizona, Oklahoma, Colorado, and… Read More
How Does Your Garden Grow?
I do not have a green thumb. But I do have a garden. You do too. “Sister, Sister, how does your garden grow?” While it may seem like an odd time of year to be talking about planting anything in the soil of our backyards, it’s an excellent time to talk about planting seedlings with eternal possibilities in the soil… Read More
13 Ways to Start Fresh in ’13
Disclaimer: I’ve had the flu for the past 6 days, but I’m determined to begin the new year on the right foot by posting. But if I write anything that doesn’t make sense, chalk it up to both high and cabin fevers! Happy 2013! I was thoroughly blessed in 2012, but I’m a little more ready than usual to close… Read More
How Far Do You Want to Go?
When I set out on a hike, I have to decide up front how far I want to go. If I leave too late in the day for a five mile hike I could end up lost in dark woods as the sun sets over the west side of the mountains. Or if I have four hours to give to… Read More