Psalm 151

I know what you’re thinking: There are only 150 psalms in the Bible.  And you’d be 100% correct. This psalm, however, isn’t in the Bible. It’s in my blog. (and, in all likelihood, linked to Facebook) The psalms are God’s songbook. The psalms were the songs the ancient Israelites sang during times of joyous celebration, … [Read more…]

The Nine Lives of Matt

It’s  a well-known fact that cats have nine lives. A lesser-known, but equally true, fact is that my husband does too. He used his first life when he was a mere six years old. Although he was very sick with pneumonia, his pediatrician was reluctant to use the new-fangled medicine known as antibiotics. Somehow, some … [Read more…]

An Angel on Aisle 1

God has met me in some very interesting places. I’ve encountered Him at Target, seen Him dressed as Santa Claus, and chatted with Him over a chai latte at Dunkin Donuts. But today, He was waiting for me in the vestibule of Trader Joe’s. My mom and I had headed to Trader Joe’s for my … [Read more…]

Keep Calm…and Be Carried

As a baby, I was carried constantly. Swaddled snugly in pink, held tightly with admiration, I knew nothing other than to trust the hands that carried me. As a toddler, I resisted being carried. “I can do it myself!” became my mantra. But still, there were times when I craved the comfort, safety, and security … [Read more…]

Respectfully, I disagree…

Oh, the internet. *sigh*  Oh, social media. *double sigh* Sometimes I love you and sometimes…well…you make me just a little crazy. Okay, a little crazier. Sometimes that’s a good thing: causing me to think deeply about what I believe and why, challenging my notions about life and health and parenting and marriage, and getting me … [Read more…]

Lessons from a Funny Man

Today, the world was stunned by the sudden passing of Robin Williams.  A true original, his career was as unique as he.  From stand-up comedian to TV star to Academy-Award winning movie star to voice-over talent, his career spanned decades – and generations – creating timeless characters that made us laugh, made us cry, made … [Read more…]

Thanks, Dad

A longtime friend and I were catching up recently.  He shared with me that his father had recently passed away, a man I knew only briefly but definitely someone I would characterize as “one of the good guys.”  Having lost my own father, I can empathize with his deep sadness and sense of loss as … [Read more…]

Taking Time to Smell the…Bluebonnets?

April showers bring May flowers. Or so the beloved children’s rhyme goes. But here in Texas, April’s not often so showery, and by May the flowers have withered under the already-scorching summer sun. Instead, what April brings is bluebonnets, the Texas state flower, and lots of ’em.  Especially in the famed “Hill Country”, whose northern … [Read more…]