Friend to Friend Fourteen exhausted, sweaty teenage boys plopped down on the bottom step of the gymnasium bleachers—my son being one of them. The assistant Junior Varsity basketball coach paced back and forth, lecturing them on the error of their ways. In the style of Sergeant Carter addressing Gomer Pyle, he yelled, “Who’s talking?” The […]
The story of Christmas is familiar. Many of us can recite verses and sing choruses that recap the holy day without so much as a second thought. It’s said that familiarity breeds contempt – so I wonder. I wonder and I search my heart. When I sit and search long enough to listen to God’s […]
As Bing Crosby crooned, “I’ll be home for Christmas,” on the radio, I scowled at the moving boxes cluttering my living room. Well, I won’t be! I thought with an ache in my chest. Our house had sold to buyers who were eager to settle in before the holidays. We faced weeks of living out of […]
Who in the world would wait until Christmas Eve to do their Christmas shopping? I find it hard to believe the statistics that show December 24th is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, so one season I decided to venture out to the stores and see for myself. I usually have my […]
Has anyone ever scolded you with the words, “Shame on you”? If they have…don’t receive it. I’m here to today to tell you words God wants you to hear: “Shame off you!” I remember as a little girl, hiding under the covers of my bed, trying to shut out my parents’ yelling and screaming in […]
I had the joy of working on the Morning Show in Madison, WI for over 10 years. Eight of those 10 years were with Brian Christopher. What started out as a normal Tuesday became the most memorable day for both of us – September 11, 2001. And I remember it well. Every year […]
Several years ago I got a notice in the mail from the IRS that instantly sent me into a panic!! I was newly divorced and had been trying hard to shore up MY financial history. What the IRS notice told me threatened the plans that have been formulating for months. These had not just been […]
A while back, I was chatting with an unmarried friend about the demise of my first marriage and he commented, “I don’t know how ANYbody can get married! How can you really know someone enough to marry them? It’s just too risky!” Those words tumbled around in my head for days. I came to the […]
I sat on my back porch, wrapped in my fuzzy worn robe—the one that’s twenty years old that I just can’t seem to get rid of. The birch trees waved “good morning,” and the newly planted gerbera daisies stretched their faces to the sun…just a bit higher than the day before. Then I heard him. […]
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10, NKJV). Jesus lived and died so that we can experience abundant life, a life exuding joy, and a life so full that others crave to know the source of that fullness. Jesus did not come so that […]
Create a strategic plan, and take baby steps. Follow these three steps, and you’ll be moving at the right pace and in the right direction.
United Way is proud to announce that they have achieved their annual fundraising campaign’s goal of raising $1.5 million for the Brazos Valley for the 2021-22 Campaign.
God has a perfect plan for a path to a renewed joy and a redeemed future that’s probably one you can’t even fathom. Trust Him.
Don’t Miss the Joy of Dirty Socks by Sharon Jaynes Have you ever had something happen in your life that was a wake-up call. I mean it really got you thinking about what in the world you are doing in life? I still remember the day I God stopped me in my tracks and reminded […]
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