It’s Not About Me

"A cool cup of water..." our Stephen Ministry leader taught us. That is what we are called to be is a cool cup of water to the lost, to the broken, and to the hurting. Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. But whoever drinks from the water that I …

Continue reading It’s Not About Me

Relieved ~ He Will Rescue Me

The love story that unfolds is one of true love, a love that would transcend time and still does today. You see, it is the ultimate love, protection and provision of a Father who would do anything, I mean anything to protect His children. As a child, I am relieved to rest in my Fathers …

Continue reading Relieved ~ He Will Rescue Me

Memories in a Bottle

It all started this evening when Erick and Mark were going to enjoy a glass of wine. Even though I remain a thousand miles away I wanted to join them...and so I did. This bottle has been opened for quite a while. As I went to pour a small glass to see if it was …

Continue reading Memories in a Bottle

Spears in the Blossom

A raging fire destroys all that it touches, yet brings new growth. Cutting away dead limbs from a grapevine yields more fruit. The fire and the cutting are painful, unimaginable and sometimes feels unsurvivable at times, but necessary. Seeds that fall and are not watered or fertilized die. We, as Christians, are called to plant …

Continue reading Spears in the Blossom

Every Now and Then I Fall Apart…

She sits in her favorite sushi restaurant after a long hard day, a glass of Cabernet, at a table for two, yet the place settings are for but one. Her "regular" roll is on its way.  It's Summer and friends are busy, work is busy, and her man is one thousand miles away, so far …

Continue reading Every Now and Then I Fall Apart…

She’s in Heaven – A Tender Memory

In the wee early hours in 2009 our precious Momma was promoted to her permanent and Eternal position in Heaven with Jesus. There is not one day that goes by that the people who knew and loved her don't miss her terribly.  Tender are our hearts. Tender are the memories. Tender is the grief we share until …

Continue reading She’s in Heaven – A Tender Memory

Burned to a Crisp

From Exodus to Revelations the Bible references being burned to a crisp. Maybe it's because I'm from Texas, but my first image immediately goes to the uncontrollable burn of wild fires. They're so destructive and hold no tender spot or mercy for any one or any thing in its path. Often times wildfires happen naturally, …

Continue reading Burned to a Crisp