Sweet Katie

Every year on June 25th, I can’t help but mourn the death of my dear friend’s sweet little girl. Ten years ago, today, three-year-old Katie died in a drowning incident that left us all stunned, heartbroken, grief-stricken and questioning why bad things happen to good people. It’s an age-old question that we, humans, are clearly […]

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!!!  […]

A New Day

When the days become more like drudgery than opportunities – you know something needs to change. Change?  How about winning the lottery?  Moving to the beach with servants at our beckon call?  What about a life on Easy Street? Now that is what I call some good changes!!! HA! Most of the time we think […]

The BIG Questions

“Where did God come from?” asked my sweet, eight-year-old Jake this past Sunday morning. Duh. Okay, now let’s be clear.  I read scripture, I write devotionals, but I am in NO way a theologian or some Biblical scholar.  Therefore, my answer was, “I haven’t a clue, but we can ask Him when we die.” Jake […]

When Sickness Strikes

Hearing the word “terminal” come from a doctor’s mouth is devastating and frightening.  It means the end is near and we’ve run out of time.  It means there are no second chances.  YUCK! In our humanness, we seem to think we will escape death.  Each of us trudge through the days as if we have […]

Mysterious Ways

God works in mysterious ways….  I have heard this mantra my entire life.  Most of the time it is said when something terrible or unexplainable happens and the onlookers are at a loss of what to say to the victim.  Basically, it’s said when we don’t know the why, the how and the what for. […]