The Journey

This week I am on vacation, so this blog was written in anticipation of some time away in one of my favorite places: the mountains of Colorado. I know some people are beach people, but I am a mountain person. I long for the cooler weather, the sound of a gurgling stream or river, the…

A Gift Just for Him

One of my dear friends has a daughter and son-in-law who have been in Nigeria throughout the holidays. They have been going through the long process of adopting a 2-year-old boy and are awaiting one final bureaucratic OK that will allow them to bring him home to Texas. It was tough for the couple to…

Problems with Pie

This week I will celebrate two holidays, Thanksgiving, of course, and my own personal holiday, Pie Day. Pie Day falls on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and is the day I dedicate to making the pies for whatever dinner I am going to the next day. I have been celebrating Pie Day every year since I…

God’s Family

For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. Ephesians 2:14  When I read this scripture, I want to believe that it is true of us as a church family, a community, a country and a…

Ordinary Day

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that…

My Ever Changing Bio

In the midst of a career change from Youth Ministries to Missions and Evangelism here at the church, I find myself rewriting my bio on the church website. Hopefully by the time you’re reading this, the new bio is up and the old one is gone . . . because as more and more time…

Familiar Stories

If I had to guess, I would guess that my family is not the only one that has stories. You know those stories, the ones that almost always get told whenever the family gets together. We’ve all heard them time after time after time. I’ve heard them so many times that I could tell them myself….

Sacred Family Time

At 5 and 7, my daughters know that I don’t have a “normal” job. Their mom goes to work in the morning and makes it home before dinner every Monday-Friday. For the most part, when she’s not at work, she really doesn’t have to do anything for work because at 5 p.m. the business ceases…

Abby’s Understanding by: Cathy Cartmill

At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, because your have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” -Luke 10:21