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…]

Indiscriminate

Death does not discriminate. NEITHER SHOULD GRIEF. There I sat, with an arrow of truth piercing my heart. It was the beginning of the sermon, but for the next 30 minutes, I hardly heard anything else. Those words sucker-punched my psyche, revealing a truth about myself I had denied far too long. And if racism … [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…]

Tsunami Warning

There are some movies I can watch over and over and never grow tired of. The Impossible is not one of those movies. Aside from the freakishly gory leg injury Maria Belon suffered in the surging floodwaters, this movie touches those parts of my psyche that I prefer to keep safely tucked away under layer … [Read more…]

Truth at the Kitchen Table

Tonight was our monthly Life Group date night: an enjoyable evening of grown-up conversation where all the boys sat on one end of the table and all the girls at the other and enjoyed delicious barbecue and the best peach cobbler this side of the swollen Trinity River. I’m still pondering how that qualifies as … [Read more…]

Look at Our God

We shout!  Say “Wow!” (WOW!) Look at our God! Look at our God! It’s VBS week at Christ Fellowship, and you know what that means.  Okay, maybe you don’t.  Stir together a whole lot of excitement, blend with a huge dose of creativity, and throw in a few hundred volunteers.  Spread throughout the entire church … [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…]