Faith, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering, parenting, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized

My Epileptic Jesus-Loving Girl

July 15, 2016. I was recovering from surgery, moving very slowly. It was around 7:00 am when my oldest son came to get me. “Mom,” he began, “you need to come to Cassie’s room.” “I’ll be there in a minute,” I replied. “Mom, you need to come to Cassie’s room.” “Just a minute. Let me… Continue reading My Epileptic Jesus-Loving Girl

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Faith, Hope, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized

A Week at the Creek

Falls Creek. If you are not from Oklahoma, you might not be impacted by those two words. But, for us Okies, the term Falls Creek is filled with meaning. For those of us who grew up in Oklahoma, Falls Creek brings memories of an outdoor tabernacle, huge fans, sweat pants pulled up to our knees,… Continue reading A Week at the Creek

Emotional Abuse, Forgiveness, Grace, marriage, Pain and suffering

Baggage Check

After walking through a very difficult week, it was the final straw. “That’s it,” Roy began. “Take care of it now.” His tone took me by surprise. We’d had a really good day, and I was trying to take care of the issue he was confronting me with now. His words hit me hard as… Continue reading Baggage Check

Faith, Forgiveness, Hope, Pain and suffering

When You Don’t Get a Hollywood Ending: Three Lessons from the Movie I Can Only Imagine

I’ll never forget the first time I heard I Can Only Imagine. Our church’s youth group had just returned from a Texas youth event where a new band had sung their debut song. It so impacted our youth and workers that they came back and played the song for us. Now, the story behind the… Continue reading When You Don’t Get a Hollywood Ending: Three Lessons from the Movie I Can Only Imagine

Faith, Hope, promises, Uncategorized

Guilty of Idolatry

After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” But Abram said, “Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said,… Continue reading Guilty of Idolatry