A friend, who has never been to Oklahoma, asked me to describe our state. “Think oil,” I began. “Lots of oil. And earthquakes. And droughts. And floods. And blizzards. And ice storms. And tornadoes. Lots of tornadoes. Big tornadoes.” Certainly makes you want to come visit, huh? And, it probably makes you wonder why any… Continue reading The Ultimate Safe Room
For we walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7) Several months ago, I was reading Mark 9. It contains the story of a man whose son was possessed by a demon. The man came to Jesus begging him to help. He said to Jesus, “If you can do anything, have compassion on us… Continue reading Walking by Faith
God truly works in mysterious ways. As I’ve mentioned before, I love to write. In high school, I was editor of the school yearbook. When I wrote essays for scholarship applications, I always indicated that I wanted to be a writer. In college, I majored in journalism. I am one of those strange students who… Continue reading God’s Mysterious Ways
In the month of May, Oklahoma was hit—HARD. Every single day, I drive by areas of tornado destruction. On every street, there are piles of trees by the road. Fences are blown down or propped up with pieces of wood. Roofs are covered with tarps. Signs are blown out or down. Trees lay across fences.… Continue reading Picking up the Pieces
From this day forward, I serve God by his Spirit, I boast in Christ Jesus, I put no confidence in the flesh—though I have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: called to ministry at age 10, valedictorian of my high school… Continue reading From this day forward…
Tornadoes have been on my mind A LOT in the last few weeks. As I’ve mentioned, I’m from Oklahoma. Normally by the first part of June, storm season is winding down. But this year, it didn’t get started until late May. Even as Moore begins the long process of rebuilding from the EF-5 that devastated… Continue reading Lord, Send an EF-5!
I have lived in Oklahoma most of my life, and there’s only one word to describe the last two weeks: UNBELIEVEABLE! I know I have been on edge since the tornado devastated Moore last week. It’s as if everything in my life is out of whack—the way I eat, exercise, work. I am so distracted,… Continue reading Here we go again… #prayforoklahoma