The Secret to Being Thankful {On Thanksgiving Day and Every Day}

Before we get hurled into the rush of the Christmas season, there is the quietness of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving doesn’t get near the airtime that Halloween or Christmas get, even though it’s clearly the meat in this holiday season sandwich. It’s easy to be shallow in our thanksgiving. To gloss over it with a ,”thanks for getting us here safely, thanks… Read More

The One Simple Trick to Help You Notice God in the Every Day

Written by Brother Lawrence, a 17th century Carmelite monk, The Practice of the Presence of God is a well known and much loved classic Christian text.  Its theme is the idea of the believer being in continual conversation with God. There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God;… Read More

High Notes {Week of November 16, 2015}

This week’s High Notes is here, including links to the most recent blog posts in case you missed them! As you read this, we are on our way to Indiana to visit my sister and her family. This is my first Thanksgiving EVER to travel farther than north Texas, so it will be an adventure. I’m looking forward to spending time… Read More

I Don’t Care What They Say. God Is Love.

He climbed up into the bed while it was still dark. Half asleep, I sat up long enough to let him through to the middle. It’s where he most likes to be. The alarm had gone off already. Not sure how many snoozes I had left, but knowing there was at least one, I let those growing boy limbs curl… Read More

Disability and Seeing Others from the Inside Out

Stories abound of cruel notes left on vehicles parked in handicapped spaces. These notes shame the disabled, call them names, accuse them of laziness or question “Where’s your wheelchair?” And all while a handicap permit is clearly displayed. The disabilities are varied: auto-immune disease, chronic pain, cystic fibrosis, amputation, and so on. To the casual observer, these people don’t appear to be disabled. Yet the disabilities… Read More