Toeing the Line

Living wisely is hard to do.  (In case you didn’t know that!) It’s not that having or attaining knowledge is all that hard, but the humility that comes along with wisdom throws most of us for a loop! I don’t know about you, but I don’t find myself being all that humble very often. In […]

Friendship

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. – Henri Nouwen Living well is often based […]

Sinners and Outcasts

Have you ever had a moment where a realization hurt your heart because you recognized how much you really stink at living like Jesus? This happened to me on Sunday listening to a sermon on Sinners, Outcasts and the Poor. I think we can all agree that helping the poor is a good thing to […]

Spring Cleaning

With Friday being the First Day of Spring (hallelujah), it’s a perfect time to start thinking about what we need to clean out of our heads, hearts, and spirits to get ready for this new season! All I have to do is look into my pantry to see the pile of junk food – that […]

Spring Break

By the time spring break rolls around each year, all of the school children and college students jump for joy because they are ready for some time off from the drudgery of school and the hard work that goes with it….  Don’t you miss those days?!?!?! Sometimes we just need a break. The rat races […]

The Cancer That Really Kills

Lately, my heart has hurt as I’ve remembered a dear friend who died of breast cancer two years ago this past week.  In her short life she touched many and made a profound impact on all those around who met her. Susan was such an amazing person with a penchant for life! Sadly, her family […]

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” Sometimes we need to be reminded that our past molds us into the person we are today and gives us the tools and wherewithal to conquer our future.  The good, bad and ugly can all be learned from and it is our choice what […]

It’s Still Cold!!!

This winter has been one of the longest and dreariest ones in Austin, Texas that I’ve ever gone through.  Normal temperatures around this time of year vary from 50-70’s, but this year we have stayed more in the 30-40’s range with lots of days without seeing sunshine.  Eek!! I did not sign up for this!!!  […]

Contagious Encouragement

Listening to Christian radio yesterday as I sped down the highway to get to church on time (there’s something wrong with that), I heard the coolest phrase – Contagious Encouragement. As someone who is all about encouraging others, I found this phrase to be a perfect fit for what I would love to do in […]