What Happened to Thanksgiving? #GiveThanks


My husband, Steve, and I went shopping the first weekend in November at Crabtree Valley Mall with Matt, Donna and Zoey, our son’s family, and I was so shocked to see Christmas decorations up so early. Christmas was definitely in the air. The wait at The Cheesecake Factory was 80 minutes. I believe everyone certainly […]

Standing on the Promises of God: #GiveThanks


I think it is common for people to say that they believe in the promises of God as believers. I think conceptually we can understand this, but are these promises truly real to us? Do you embrace the truth of God’s promises every day? Let’s meditate on some of His promises:   God loves us […]

Life Is Like a Marathon – There Will Be a Hill Ahead

Culture Watch Wednesday

*Editor’s Note: This is the last Culture Watch Wednesday post for 2014. This regular feature will resume in January 2015. Forrest Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” After spending the last four and a half months training for my first half-marathon, I think […]

CHANGE: #GiveThanks


If you had told me fifteen years ago that I would be thankful for change, I think I would have laughed in your face.  For most of my life, I have detested change.  I tend to look for security in things being normal, consistent, and predictable. In fact, I’ve been known to wear the same […]

LIFE: #GiveThanks


Years ago, during my junior and senior years of college, my roommates and I would take Sunday afternoon walks. We would walk from our apartment, just about a mile north of the University of Texas at Austin campus, further northeast to 41st and Red River streets. There was a light post there that we would […]