Over and over, scripture points out a focus on only one thing. I think God is telling us that we must focus on, concentrate on, those things that are most important in life.
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
I am starting 2019 by seeking first His kingdom in prayer and fasting. Will you join me?
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
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
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
How does one reconcile this life’s journey with the God we read about in the Bible? How do we reconcile the God who hears with a life that seems void of God’s presence? How do we reconcile the God who sees with a life filled with untold pain? How do we reconcile the God who… Continue reading The God Who Disappoints