Craving Jesus Above All

Patience and persistence. They can be our nemesis in today’s world of immediate gratification. Yet they are the very tools necessary to succeed. Today I’m thrilled to be featured on The Joyful Life magazine. That’s success for me in my writing journey but it took patience and persistence to get here. I stuck my toe…

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Experiencing God from Every Vantage Point

Experiencing God from Every Vantage Point Was I missing out? Perched on the concrete ledge of the switchback, I gazed over the expanse of green grasses against the clear blue sky and the shallow riverbed glistening in the brilliant sunshine. The river mesmerized as it curved and then stretched out basking in the sun for…

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The Gift

This Father’s Day marks a new beginning…the beginning of holidays without my Dad’s presence. My family is in the difficult season of adjusting to life without him. That’s especially difficult for my mom who shared 60 years of marriage with my Dad. After a valiant fight against Parkinson’s and several other slow progressing diseases, my…

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How God Redeems and Restores

O how abundant is your goodness that you have laid up for those who fear you, and accomplished for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of everyone. Psalm 31:19 Can God’s redemption and restoration reveal itself in a 34 year old RV parked in a dusty, Texas ghost town? As I sit…

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Is It Well With Your Soul?

Disappointments. Disease. Death. Sometimes these come at you in rapid fire and you feel cornered. Surrounded. When they do, I’ve been prone to shake my fist and give up. Frustrated and void of hope. Then Christ washed me in His grace six years ago. As a newborn in my personal walk with Jesus, one of…

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What Jesus Sees

White twinkling lights draped the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake. They were beautiful in the darkened room, but the spoken words proved to be mesmerizing. Suzie¹ spoke of how deeply our Heavenly Father loves us and “right now invitations.” She spoke of surrendering and creating sacred spaces during the weekend to be alone with God and…

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Jesus, what do I do when I fail?

Only a few hours earlier I’d bonded with this precious new friend at breakfast. We sat and talked for nearly two hours, sharing backgrounds and dreams. This Texas small town girl felt an unlikely kinship with this Chicago gal and I was excited about this newly forged friendship. Now I’d just flipped her into waist…

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Trading Fear for Adventure

I woke up, stretched, and then reached for my phone. Out of habit, I opened my Instagram account. This picture stared back at me. The sleepy Saturday morning brain fog instantly swept away as I sprang up in bed thinking, “Wow! There’s a reason I have gray hair,” and I grinned from ear to ear. My next thought was…

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