I Never Expected This

John 4.28-30 The woman left her water jug beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” So the people came streaming from the village to see him.   God’s stories always involve redemption. Even […]

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STEEL RODS

I received a text from my sweet friend the other day.  It was a quote from Holly Wagner. “Joy is not a feeling. Joy is a decision. Joy is the steel rod going down your back that holds you in place during times of trouble.” As I started to write, I was just going to […]

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TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE WATER

I’m a beach girl. Love the sand, love the ocean. It’s one of my favorite places to be. The sights and sounds of the ocean are so rhythmic, peaceful.  The water is mesmerizing. You can get so caught up in it, you lose sight of anything else. My absolute favorite thing, is the beach early in […]

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LIBS

Today is my friend Libs birthday! Our story. I met her in the kindergarten hallway a few years ago. Introduced myself and said what most everyone says to her, “You’re the Loop Lady!” She does the video announcements at church. She was showing her daughter her new classroom. Fast forward  a few months. Beginning of […]

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BOTH SIDES OF ALONE

I walked down the aisle when I was 18. No, not that aisle. The aisle to the front of church because I felt God calling me to full-time ministry. I went on to be a youth pastor several summers during my college years.  I was highly involved in The Wesley Foundation at Texas Tech while […]

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YOUR WAY LED THROUGH THE SEA

Psalm 77.19 “Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters-a pathway no one knew was there. The sea is all around me. Well, not exactly, since I live in North Texas, but for the last few weeks the reference to the sea is daily. Whether it is in a song, scripture, […]

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RESCUED FROM OBSCURITY

In my mind’s eye, obscurity is the abyss. The pit. The wilderness. Going in circles. It’s a place we beg to get out of. We want out now. Not later. Now. We fight and fight. We lose heart. We let despair wash over us. We are hopeless. We get so weary of the constant barrage […]

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TOMORROW WE HIDE

Remember playing hide and seek when you were a kid? I loved this game. Why? Because I was great at it!! I had the best hiding places and I never ever gave myself away. Not even when they were standing an inch away from me. I’m not that good at it anymore. Frankly, I hate […]

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I KNOW

Have you ever needed to be reminded of something? Goodness, I tell at least 10 people everyday, either text me or email me or I will forget. This past week was a reminder of how good the Lord has been to me. It started out awful. Painful. Sad memories. A date I hope will soon […]

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MY STONE MISSED

“FOR EVERY GOLIATH THERE IS A STONE” I was sitting in church not long ago when my Pastor said, “Your prayers might not be answered here on earth, but you might just be the answer to someone else’s prayer.” The Israelites were looking for an answer to their prayer. They didn’t expect how it would […]

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