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…]

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…]

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…]

Book Review: Teaching Kids Authentic Worship

I know, I know.  Another non-fiction book in a span of just a couple weeks.  You’re probably wondering who are you and what have you done with my Debily?  But I promise, this is only small diversion.  Every once in awhile I *have* to read a work-related or ministry-related book.  I’ll get back to my … [Read more…]

Book Review: ABC: a Novel

They say the third time’s the charm.  In the case of this book, I was desperately hoping that “they” were right. For one thing, this was the third summer I’d checked this book out.  That must mean I was compelled to read it, right?  Then I wouldn’t have to check it out again next summer. … [Read more…]

Book Review: Sisterchicks Down Under!

It’s been 5 years since my last Sisterchicks adventure, so I decided it was time for another one.  Last time, it was Finland.  This time, New Zealand.  It’s quite honestly the cheapest vacation I’ve ever had. I thought I’d be catching up with old friends.  But no, we were introduced to two new friends, Kathleen … [Read more…]