The Greatest Book Ever Written

The Greatest Book Ever Written

I have fond memories of going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house as a kid.  In fact, most of my memories revolve around them.  I will never forget the image of seeing one or both of them sitting up at the snack bar with a Bible open doing their daily reading.  I am...
Rise. Stabilize. Mobilize.

Rise. Stabilize. Mobilize.

I was catching up with a friend this week in Dallas, and she shared this cute story with me.  She and her husband are a few years more mature than I am, so they are getting ready for knee replacements soon.  Well, she told a story about someone she knew that...
True Love Does Exist

True Love Does Exist

I thought it was fitting this week, as the world acknowledges a day to celebrate love, to take a minute and talk about this phenomenon.  What is love?  How does it work?  Do we fall into it, step into it blindly, or grow into it?  If we can fall...
My Real-Life Hero

My Real-Life Hero

Yesterday would have been my dad’s 59th birthday.  He’s been celebrating his birthdays in Heaven now for 13 years. The fact that he’s gone still hits me on a very regular basis, but I don’t want to talk about that today.  Today, I want to tell you about a real-life...
How Do You Respond to the Trials in Your Life?

The Choice in the Midst of Grief

If you have been in any of my classes for very long, I’m sure you have heard me say “this is one of my favorite scriptures” or “this is one of my favorite books of the Bible” or some similar claim.  It doesn’t take long to realize that no matter what I’m reading...
Forty Weeks to Forty Years

Forty Weeks to Forty Years

I take a lot of flack from friends and family about celebrating my birthday.  I don’t know why they think it’s so strange that I like to celebrate all month long!  Of course, I’m the only one celebrating, so it’s just a lot of lunches by myself and trips for...