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Many years ago, as an ice breaker at church one morning, the Bible study leader asked, “When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?”  The other women in the class answered things like scientist, teacher, mommy, princess, nurse. Typical little girl answers. We all smiled and laughed. …

Today’s Tractor Talk 

A while back I went LIVE on Facebook while driving down the Hwy. don’t worry, it’s not a busy Hwy. Rural north Texas.  It’s become a fun thing. Here Today’s Tractor Talk. (2 minutes) I was thinking while mowing this morning. Why is it so hard for us women to share wonderful things about ourselves?…

Angry Rants? No Thanks.

So many Facebook rants full of anger and rage! Many posted by folks who confess Christ. Yet God tells us in Galatians that strife, divisions, fits of anger are works of the flesh. We are to live by the Spirit.  No, I’m not happy with everything going on in Washington, but I don’t have time…

Memorial Day

I have not personally known anyone who gave his or her life while serving in the military. But too many of my friends and my son grieve those they stood beside in school, boot camp, training, and battle and who paid the ultimate price for this country.  I have friends whose sons or grandsons died…

Stepping Heavenward Quote

I’m reading “Stepping Heavenward” a novel about a young woman growing up in the 1800’s. It is written as a diary chronicling her life and walk with God, including struggles. She wrote the following about her sickly infant girl. MAY 1.—My delicate little Una’s first birth day. Thank God for sparing her to us a…

Grades

For those who lead online Bible studies, I have a question: How do you assign grades to your students? In my local Bible study, these ladies all earned an A: Melanie – brought me cake Nell – brought cinnamon roll and stuffed shells Courtney – brought me ice cream.  But my online students cannot bring…

Book Quote: Invisible Pain

“Here’s the deal: Pain affects us. It affects every part of who we are and how we live. We often cannot see the pain others are experiencing. Many people we see each day have invisible illnesses: MS, migraines, heart disease, diabetes, and many others. Lots of folks live with chronic pain that we don’t see.…

Last MI Days

This weekend has been full of tears. And I’m not even the one saying goodbye! Our son Adam coaches gymnastics. He’s worked at an amazing gym in Michigan the past five years but is moving to Texas next week.  Today is his last day coaching in Michigan. His last weekend with kids he has poured…