When You’ve Blown It: The One Thing You Need to Know

2018-03-12T14:16:13+00:00

The trees outside my classroom window were in full bloom. A clear blue sky stretched overhead. Birds sang. Daffodils swayed in the breeze. Being stuck in Huntsville High School that morning was simply more than I. Could. Bear. Spring fever and senioritis hit me full force. I felt like I had to skip school that [...]

When You’ve Blown It: The One Thing You Need to Know 2018-03-12T14:16:13+00:00

Are You Living Loved?

2018-02-28T08:54:07+00:00

I once heard a landscaper jokingly dub my mother the “queen of boxwoods.” He was spot on—ancient boxwoods surrounded our house, outlining every bed and sidewalk. On hot, dry summer days the “queen” often sent her loyal subjects (my sister Lisa and me) out to water the boxwoods by hand. (Mama's boxwoods are pictured above) [...]

Are You Living Loved? 2018-02-28T08:54:07+00:00

Pray With Strangers–Even If You Don’t Really Want To

2018-02-12T15:58:42+00:00

She barely made our flight. Just before the plane door closed, she charged in, marching down the isle like a bulldozer. She wore a faded Def Leppard t-shirt, a puffy coat with a coffee stain, jeans that must've been two sizes too small and a menacing scowl. Surely, she won’t sit next to us, I thought [...]

Pray With Strangers–Even If You Don’t Really Want To 2018-02-12T15:58:42+00:00