Breathe

I hugged the preacher’s neck and commented on how his words and the lyrics sung by the worship team cut into the fears of the current state of the pandemic. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve suited up, taking ragged breaths through all of the gear meant to keep me safe, and walked… Continue reading Breathe

“And now you know…”

“And now you know…the rest of the story.” I remember listening to Paul Harvey on the radio. This is before XM radio or having access to unlimited music on your phones. I loved how he took a piece of information we as listeners had heard before and then gave us a behind the scenes look… Continue reading “And now you know…”

Andrew UMC

I was blown away by the hospitality shown to us at Andrew UMC this Sunday! We had so much fun being with this congregation and were blessed by the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with so many new faces. Thanks to all of you who tuned in online and those who drove many… Continue reading Andrew UMC

WORSHIP AT ANDREW UMC 7/25/21 @ 10AM

Yall! I am so excited to be speaking at Andrew United Methodist Church next week and want you to join me! Whether you have a home church or have never been to church in your life, we want you to come be a part of our Salty but Sweet community in Kathleen next Sunday. Here's… Continue reading WORSHIP AT ANDREW UMC 7/25/21 @ 10AM

Provisions

I didn’t grow up on a farm. I take that back. The place I grew up was once a working farm, but by the time I came along, it was no longer in use. My brothers and I spent our days imagining castles and hacking out trails through large, shady trees. We picnicked near the… Continue reading Provisions

Bitter.

I’ve been thinking a lot about bitterness. I’ve been through seasons that left me bitter. I know you have, too. Sometimes, the season is fleeting. Other times, it becomes a fog that just won’t seem to lift even after the morning sun rises and dries up everything else. I spend most of my days talking… Continue reading Bitter.

Halfway

I scrubbed at the sticky smudge on my screen, annoyed that gloop was gunking up my phone and occluding my gaze. I tried to tally how many popsicles Grey had consumed so far this summer – and how many drips had dropped on all of my things. He and I have been having weekly dates… Continue reading Halfway

Let It Shine

My eyes fluttered open, taking inventory of the things around me. It was still dark and all was quiet. What had awakened me was a scent wafting from another room. I should not have been smelling this particular scent at this time. Once the heaviness of deep sleep allowed me to rise, I bolted into… Continue reading Let It Shine

Next

Congratulations to the class of 2035! Yall, Grey had his preschool graduation, and this was on the last page of a scrapbook his teachers made for him. I’m not crying; you’re crying. All over town there are yard signs indicating students graduating from high school and college. It’s hard not to be reminded of my… Continue reading Next

Hold On

I looked down at my 6 lb 9 oz baby and was overcome with joy. The baby that we had prayed over and planned for was finally here. As I gazed into his blue eyes, a thought crossed my mind. “What if you accidentally drop him?” This caused me to hug him tighter. “What if… Continue reading Hold On