Maundy Thursday.

It's chilly in Dallas today.  Spring has been slower to come this year and today is one of those days where I can't seem to get warm.  I'm a wimp when it comes to the weather - cold especially.  I get pretty miserable really fast.  Compound it with wind and I'm done.  When my brother went through Hell Week during Navy SEAL training, he described how the instructors would repeatedly call for the men to "get wet and sandy".  ...more

Page One.

Our family has attended Park Cities Presbyterian Church for years. And years. Coming out of a bible church background, the whole 'high church' style of worship was new to me. ...more

Year ten.

Oh, the blank page of a new post.  Sometimes, I can't get my thoughts out fast enough and others, well, it's been three weeks since my last post so that pretty much explains it.  The kids went back to school today and the house is quiet.  No t.v., video games, or the constant bing of incoming text messages and I'm loving the quiet.  We had a great break.  Quiet and relaxing with just enough to do to keep things interesting.  ...more

Taking matters into her own hands.

Admittedly, it's been a little more hectic of a Christmas than usual.  Maybe it's not actually more hectic because I'm by nature a procrastinator but it sure feels that way. Our trouble started the week after Thanksgiving when Sadie came down with a little something and ended up missing a week of school.  Having the generous heart she does, she then shared it with the rest of our family minus Trey which we were thankful for because we needed someone ...more

Marketability.

I had a conversation the other day with a friend's husband who was asking me what I did before I had kids. Um, slept in on Saturdays, went to spontaneous movies, finished a sentence - or a complete thought, only did laundry once a week?  Is that what you mean? ...more

For when my kids get married.

A little less that 18 years ago, Trey and I stood on a stone patio in the Mexican sunset, surrounded by our family, and started a life together like one I could have never imagined.  We've moved, changed jobs, had babies, moved again, started ministries, mourned, rejoiced, and felt the grace and mercy of the Lord wash over us again and again as we fumble our way through together.  ...more

For when my kids get married.

A little less that 18 years ago, Trey and I stood on a stone patio in the Mexican sunset, surrounded by our family, and started a life together like one I could have never imagined.  We've moved, changed jobs, had babies, moved again, started ministries, mourned, rejoiced, and felt the grace and mercy of the Lord wash over us again and again as we fumble our way through together.  ...more

A political exercise.

This month, the sixth grade class at my kids' school is memorizing the Gettysburg Address.  We gave Olivia's classmate, Cooper, a ride home the other day and the two started reciting it together. It's simple and beautifully written.  Along with the actual speech, the kids have also memorized some of the important historical facts about the war, the setting, and the author.  Needless to say, I've had the privilege of hearing it over and over again the past couple of ...more

I knew this day would come.

First of all, THANK YOU to all who gave to Mercy Street last week during Donor Bridge.  Wow!  Not only were we blown away by the dollar amount raised (over $153,000!) but we were so humbled by how many got up and gave to the ministry. The giving ended at midnight and it's taken me a couple of days to catch up on my sleep. Age is getting to me a little. Which brings me to the topic at hand ....more