Imperfect

My parents weren’t perfect. Far from it. They made many mistakes. They did the best they could with the tools they had. I chose to forgive their failings, and my life is better because I chose forgiveness and grace rather than resentment and bitterness. I pray my children will do the same for me and…

Spring Reading

I did quite a bit of traveling this spring. After being in Oklahoma for our son’s wedding, I hit the road. I was away from home April 11 through May 10. I was able to visit friends in Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, near Birmingham, and Tuscaloosa. I spent a weekend at a women’s conference (check out…

Cult. A Book Review

Cult by J. l. Pond Rudy is a senior in high school. Though he attends a Christian school and grew up in a Christian home, he struggles with habitual sin and hard questions about God. He can’t talk to his parents about his doubts, and, until a new girl comes to school, he thinks no…

Before I Saw You

I received a free copy of Before I Saw You from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Honestly…I loved this book! It arrived last week, a week full of struggles for me. I won’t go into detail, but this book spoke volumes to me. The way Sudie loves God and trusts His Word…

Grace

“One of the greatest proofs that you are drawing on the grace of God is that you can be totally humiliated before others without displaying even the slightest trace of anything but His grace.” ~ Oswald Chambers

Happy Birthday David Glen

Mid-October 1987 Ron Duncan told me I was pregnant. I was sure he was wrong. So sure that I refused to take time to go get tested. (No, I hadn’t learned true submission yet. Plus I had accounting tests to study for!) Ron was so sure I was pregnant that he told me to pee…

Saying Grace

“Many people use the word grace to describe the beautiful appreciation we express to God at mealtime. How often have we said to our families around the dinner table, “Let’s say grace”? Yet how often have we failed to consider what saying grace means? Such a prayer should always be an acknowledgment that it is…