My Biblical Confessions for Health, Life, & Family

I created the confessions below, some people call them affirmations, way back in 2007.  Taking a verse and writing it in First Person. If you have read much about me here, you know I believe that our words are extremely powerful and will dictate what our lives look like.  So we really have to watch […]

The Old Testament in Legos – The Brick Bible

Three weeks ago, when I came across this book in my favorite store in Dallas, Whole Earth Provision, I immediately decided to buy it. And, of course, my 9 year old, Lego Master of the Universe, has not put it down since. Click here to see it on Amazon. And how exciting to see that there […]

Adopt? “You are not yet 50 years old….”

  This is a story about one of those God moments that completely and totally changes one’s perspective.  And boy did I need it. It was November 5, 2010.  We had started the adoption process for Sally in the fall of 2009.  Almost a year had gone by.  We were in the waiting stage. And […]

Chaos and Order – 6 Weeks After Coming Home From Ethiopia

  The pic above is Sally and me.  Still in Ethiopia.  Our first night.   Flummoxing. 6 weeks after coming home with Sally. Selamawit. She is precious, happy and a good eater. The sleeping has me off kilter though. Yes, it is a gap year. A new baby born or adopted, a major move. It’s […]

Ethiopian Adoption – Faith is the Substance

My dear daddy died in May 2005.  He had cancer.  Sometime during that next year I had a dream about him.   He was dead in the dream but he had come back to talk to me.  We were standing in the driveway of the house I live in now (my parent’s old house) and he […]

Ethiopian Adoption – How it all started

Update:   I wrote this about 20 months ago, but just couldn’t publish it until we got a lot closer to fruition.  We are very close now.  So here is the beginning of this new story about the new life of a little girl. August 25, 2009 My husband and I just made a very […]

Is Oklahoma Really God’s Country?

Every day it seems like, more and more, I become my parents.  Isn’t it funny how that happens?  Sometimes it can be disturbing.  But…sometimes…I really love it.  This is one of those times. Growing up… oh I’d say I can remember this from about the age of 10 or 12 and until he died 4 […]

A Miraculous Story of Healing From A Cancer Death Sentence

I’ve had it in my mind to tell you all this true story for as long as this website has been up and I apologize for taking so long, because I believe it is very important.  Let’s get right to it. There is a woman named Dodie Osteen. She is the mother of Joel Osteen […]

A Prescription For Fear

Fear.  It’s the opposite of Love.  It is not fun.  It can “run” us unless we slay it.  Today I’m going to give you the best tool I have for dealing with fear.  But first, let’s talk about it for a moment.  (That’s my brother, Joe, sitting next to my father a few weeks before he […]