American Ramadan Day Two: 29 Days of Fasting, Jesus and New Year

Day one is under my belt. I did great until about 4 p.m. My husband and I went to Ikea to kill some time and to browse for ideas. But by the time we started for home I hit a wall so to speak. ...more

American Ramadan: 29 days of Fasting, Jesus and New Year

Ramadan started for me with a nudge from my husband at 5:09 a.m. this morning. It's almost noon in Texas. It's 85 degrees with a 94 degree high expected this afternoon. My head and kidneys hurt, but I've made it six hours. Every Baptist bone in my body is revolting right now. Why are you fasting in August, they're asking? We want pancakes and coffee. Welcome to my American Ramadan: 29 days of fasting, Jesus and New Year. ...more

Save the Bulls

"Save the bulls.   Honor Maximus.  He won the battle." ...more

Someone is Praying for You

Sometimes we're so alone in our daily life or trials that we think  no one cares, no one is aware of our needs, and certainly, no one is taking time to pray for our deepest every need.  But in a few short verses, we learn differently.  We learn that we're thought of, cared, and prayed for more than we realize or imagine. Romans 8:26   "And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we don't know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words." ...more

Which One Are You?

There are three types of people in the world when it comes to peace. There are PEACE BREAKERS, PEACE FAKERS, and PEACE MAKERS. Which one are you? Let me explain each of them. ...more

Why Kick "Em When They're Down?

Note: The "Favorite Candy Bar" poll ends Tuesday. Have you voted yet? If not, it's on the "Shine Like Stars" home page. Twenty-eight of you have voted so far and Snickers is waaaaay ahead! ...more

Baby vs. Female Lady Parts, A Death Match

I'm kind of a horrible person. People who know me best, know this to be true. Case in point, I think Father's Day is the absolute most bullshit holiday of all time. That is not to say I don't love my father, I mean he's okay and all, I just think Father's Day is lame. As a general rule I hate all holidays, including but not limited to: Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day. Christmas is just the worst. I could go on and on in an angry diatribe about why I hate Christmas, but I'll save that for December. Something to look forward to! ...more

"Recipe for Life"

Let's say you wanted to make chocolate chip cookies. What's the first thing you would do? You would get out the recipe, wouldn’t you (unless you've made it so often you have it memorized!)? ...more

The Wedding Day

June is the month for weddings. Next Saturday there are four different weddings of people we know. That's a lot of weddings! ...more

Who is My Neighbor? (4)

“And Jesus was going about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.”  Matthew 4:23 “..and He went about doing good.” Acts 10:38 ...more