Before…

I spent Saturday evening and all day yesterday with Evelyn Husband Thompson. Her husband Rick was the commander of Space Shuttle Columbia which disintegrated on reentry on February 1, 2003. As she was leaving our home yesterday, we talked about yet another family grieving over the suicide of a beautiful young woman. We noticed how…

Help a Stranger 

It’s not hard to help strangers.  Earlier today I was in Target with our son Adam. A 15 month old was throwing a fit as his parents tried various shoes on him. We’d heard him yelling for a while.  As we walked past the shoe aisle, I smiled at him and said, “Hi, buddy!” He…

Safe

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…

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.…

Friday. Ramblings. 

Friday. Ramblings.  How y’all doing? I’m wanting cookies but don’t want to have to see people. Or put on real clothes. I’m thinking I’ll use the Walmart pickup service and buy $30 worth of chocolate chips for baking and Oreo cookies. (That’s the minimum.) And maybe some ice cream.  I can do that in my…

Thunderstorms 

I was talking about storms with a friend tonight. Our community was under a severe storm warning. I told her why I’ve loved thunderstorms since I was a little girl. When I was about six years old, lightning struck our house. My parents’ bedroom caught fire. My room was next to theirs, at the top…