Like a Soft Blanket

The last month had a whirlwind of events. Yet for me, one particular two week period stands out the most. I recall where I was sitting when I received the text about a friend we have known over 20 years. As I read the words, “he has passed on,” my own breath caught in my…

Mana

“I do not know what you are dealing with, so I am referring you to Baylor.” While driving down the road, I let these words sink in more. My husband had been facing a series of health issues and the doctors have had no answers. It was now time to seek doctors that were more…

Broken to be Fixed

Puppies. That is the result when you end up with a male and female dog in the house. It was not what we had planned. But it happened. And yes…..it was on MY watch! But watching these pups be born last summer was an experience I will treasure. It revealed to me a new side…

Broken Pieces

“But You promised me! This is not what You said You would do! You hurt me!” Raw and real words. Yes, I cried them out to my Lord. I just couldn’t understand. While my husband and I were praying over a difficult situation, I laid out tough questions. Right after prayer, my husband received a…

Facing the Wall

Sometimes in life we hit a wall. Walls can either be there to protect something or block the progress of something. And when we hit that wall, we have a choice how we will deal with it. This past weekend while driving around running errands, my mind was full of details about where our life…

Just Breathe!

Spring time is here!  Beautiful colors are blooming everywhere we turn.  With budding flowers come the pollen. And allergies. Although this was never a huge issue for me growing up, in recent years that has changed. They call it ‘adult on-set asthma’ triggered by allergies.  Thankfully, just once a year. But that one time a…

They Got It!

For me, mentoring started at home. It was a lifestyle of pouring into the three lives that were always with me. If I was working in the yard, they were there. If I was cleaning the house, they were given tasks to help. Many hours of directing plays, skits, musicals, human videos, etc., for church…

Silent Patience

There is a new norm in our world today. It is a quietness in society. The stadiums, streets, concert halls, restaurants, etc., all have a resounding silence that is unknown to this generation. Yet it is not the first time in history that a society has been brought to an almost complete halt. So as…

Love Enough

“Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” – Jesus February. It is the time of year we hear the most talk about love. Flowers, roses and candy can be seen in every store. The main focus during this time tends to be set aside for showing…

Lessons from a Train

It was a priceless moment. As I got on the floor to play with my three year old grandson, his 14 month old brother spotted us. It didn’t take long for that bundle of energy to land in my lap. As much as I attempted to prevent it, those small hands grabbed the wooden train…