Hope, Pain and suffering, parenting

When the Earth Shakes

Oklahoma is known for tornadoes. But, did you know that Oklahoma now leads the nation in the number of earthquakes? Most of the earthquakes we have are small. I’ve missed most of them simply because they have been undetectable to the normal person. Several weeks ago, however, we had one that was impossible to miss!… Continue reading When the Earth Shakes

Anger, consecrate, Faith, Hope, Spiritual Growth

Stop! Thief!

Years ago as a newlywed couple, we lived in a large apartment complex in San Antonio, Texas. One night, in the early morning hours, we were awakened by a loud banging on our door. The repeated thuds reverberated through our small apartment, jolting us awake. It sounded as if someone was trying to break the… Continue reading Stop! Thief!

Anger, Forgiveness, Grace, Pain and suffering, promises, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

My Defender

“We have heard that you had multiple affairs and destroyed multiple families,” the email from my employer read. Stunned. Shocked. Mortified. Hurt. Angry. The emotions rocked me to my very core. My hands shook as I attempted to respond. Where could such a venomous attack come from? Hadn’t I suffered enough already? Yes, in the… Continue reading My Defender

Faith, Grace, Hope, prayer, promises

The War Room

Have you seen the new movie War Room? It’s an inspiring story of how God interceded in a broken family in response to the wife’s fervent prayers. It is a call to all Christians to fight our battles in the heavenly realm, to fall on our knees in prayer and let God take over. When… Continue reading The War Room

marriage, Pain and suffering, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Thoughts on the Ashley Madison Scandal

I rarely comment on current events. I prefer to simply stick with the basics of scripture—loving God, loving others as we love ourselves. I don’t want to be guilty of throwing gas on a fire, stirring up division in the body. But this time is somewhat different. We’ve been inundated with the hack on the… Continue reading Thoughts on the Ashley Madison Scandal

Hope, It's Your Turn

From Muslim to Christ

Oh my goodness! I have been overwhelmed! Thank you so much to everyone who wants to tell their story! I have shed tears as I read the stories of God's faithfulness! I can't wait to share each and every one with you. I wanted to start with Yasmen's story. What an amazing testimony she shares!… Continue reading From Muslim to Christ

Faith, Grace, Guilt, Spiritual Growth

Christ’s Prayer for Us

Do your kids argue and fight? I have three kids whom I love dearly. But, there are days when I feel like I will never survive. “He touched me!” “She didn’t ask if she could ride my bike!” “He came in my room without asking!” The bickering seems to never end. I often become weary… Continue reading Christ’s Prayer for Us

Hope, promises, Spiritual Growth, Tornado

The Ultimate Safe Room

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

Anger, Guilt, marriage, Pain and suffering

Are You a Nabal or an Abigail?

There was a man in Maon who did business in Carmel. He was a very important man and owned three thousand sheep and one thousand goats…. The man’s name was Nabal, and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and attractive woman, but her husband was a hard man who did evil things…… Continue reading Are You a Nabal or an Abigail?

Pain and suffering, parenting, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

The Hurting Child

Divorce hurts. Divorce hurts everyone involved. I have spent the last two years talking about the pain I have experienced, about how I have come through the pain to find the joy of Christ. I have shared how God has redeemed my life, brought me back from the death of divorce and given me an… Continue reading The Hurting Child