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Falling into Resiliency

On Wednesday evening after Bible study, I took one of the ladies home that does not have a vehicle. Typically, I leave the kids behind to play for a while, before I get back, we all help clean the kitchen and fellowship hall. My son is at camp, so...

Spring Cleaning

Cleaning out clutter is about more than “stuff.” So often, we don’t realize how much stuff is accumulating until we decide to clean. The second half of May tends to be when I tackle the piles of stuff because we have a break in activities for a few weeks....

Lessons from Tires, Technology, and Tornados

For the second time this year, while entering Lubbock for ballet class on a Tuesday, my tire alert went off due to road debris damage. This time, I was within two blocks of my destination, with built-in people to help my son change the tire. Unfortunately, this tire was...

Inspired to Serve

Last week, I had the opportunity to co-teach two classes at Revive Texas. The first, how to share Jesus with children, almost wrote itself. The second topic, how to inspire children to serve, held more challenges.  I quickly realized that this topic is easier to DO than explain. Let’s...

How to share Jesus with our children

Two years ago, I took on the task of revamping the curriculum for the 3–4-year-old class at our congregation. In some ways, this job was easy – I had several years’ worth of already created supplies in a filing cabinet and a few boxes from both my mother and...

Sanctuary

This year’s Leadership Training for Christ theme was “Sanctuary” and focused on the life of Moses. The kids spend months working on skits, puppet shows, chorus, speeches, song leading, Bible reading, Bible Bowl, and more. On Easter weekend, we travel to Dallas for the convention. This year brought some...

All Consuming Fire

On February 27, we experienced an unwanted level of excitement. A little before 6:00 that evening, a friend messaged me. She’d seen the Texas Panhandle Wildfires on the news and wanted to check on us. I had only been home a few minutes and I didn’t know of any...

Dealing with Change

Change. Many people, myself included, do not willingly embrace change, especially if we aren’t given a choice or say in the matter beforehand. However, the challenge of change is a constant. We can learn to adapt or become stagnant. One of many lessons in The Lion King is “change...

Living in Radiant JOY

The buzz phrase “living your/my best life” gets great traction on social media. Truthfully, it is one of those phrases that annoy many people. (I’m one of those people). These posts often include a blurb about how a company generated enough income for a glamorous resort vacation or a...

I Surrender All

Whether in the body of Christ or out in the world, we aren’t going to get along with or understand everyone. We all bring our own “stuff” to the table, believe our way is the best, and tend to react with our feelings before responding in grace. I believe,...