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!!!  […]

Praise God: Win or Lose

My sisters and I have a saying, “We will praise Him: win or lose.”  Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?!?! This short sentence reminds us daily that no matter what happens during our life…God is ALWAYS in control, He loves us and He is our saving grace! Don’t get me wrong.  This is not […]

September 11th

It’s impossible for me to post a blog on September 11th and not think of two things…the terrifying events of 9/11 and my nephew’s birthday.  One is absolutely horrendous and the other is such a wonderful blessing that I feel completely stuck in the middle of sorrow and joy…Sigh. I’m even more emotionally confused this […]

Patience

A friend stops by requesting assistance with their car, the phone rings with a family member requiring immediate attention to some personal dilemma, the kids are fighting over who hit who first, dinner hasn’t even been started and tomorrow’s blog doesn’t even have the first word on the page…. The situations may be different, but […]

Putting the Past behind Us

We all know those people who dwell on who did what, when and where to them years ago and they still haven’t gotten over it.  Many of us say ‘hi’ to those people in the mirror every day. This is a subject that never gets old because using the past as an excuse is like […]

Panic

Have you ever had that overwhelming feeling of impending doom?  Have your palms gotten sweaty and your fingers gone numb?  Has your throat felt like it had a large navel orange stuck in the back and you couldn’t swallow past it?  Have you experienced heart palpitations or hyperventilation until you thought you’d pass out? These […]

Settling for Second

As we venture through Holy Week and remember the ‘reason for the season’ and all of Christ’s sufferings for us, it just makes sense to take a look at the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert. There are many aspects of Jesus’ journey that we could ponder, but for me the one that hits […]

Praising God

Life is like a roller coaster…sometimes it’s uphill and sometimes it’s downhill and I’m really not sure which one is better!! (Neither one sound like that much fun, do they?) Traveling all of those hills can get exhausting.  Trampling up or down can sometimes become too painful.  Sometimes the stresses seem too overwhelming and the […]

Another Year Without Katie

There are certain experiences that happen in life that change you completely. One of these events is when my dear friend’s child, Katie, drowned in a neighbor’s pool one hot night on June 25, 2005. I’ve written before about this heartbreak, but I can’t say enough how the shock, pain and grief enveloped us all […]

Easter – Death’s Defeat

Easter is much more than bunnies, baskets, colorful eggs and chocolate candies!  Sure those M&M’s and Peeps are excellent to savor on Sunday morning, but the true meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s defeat of DEATH! The delectableness of the candy cannot compare to the sweetness of the sacrifice made by our Savior, Jesus Christ.  […]