The Wind

My husband grew up riding his motorcycle in the wind. It is almost always blowing out in West Texas. So when we traveled out west and into New Mexico and Arizona, it was not a problem for him. Not so for me. It was crazy. We’d be so leaned over in the wind that when a semi passed us we seemed to shoot straight up and then back down as the wind returned when the truck went by. I had two choices – I had to lean with Danny into the wind or be completely miserable. Don’t ask how many …

No Fairy Tale

Two of my grands rode in the car with me to the big store yesterday. On the way we talked about the Easter Bunny. I told them that I was so sure that he was real that I thought I saw him hopping down my street one Easter morning when I was about 4 years old. Caleb reminded me of the story of seeing Santa in the sky, which of course was us young cousins being taken for a ride by the older cousins who pointed out some starry anomaly in the sky on Christmas Eve (so that parents could …

Do You Need Proof?

We haven’t seen any deer in our yard in a while. But the evidence that they pass through is there with hoof prints in the soft earth. We only saw crawdads while we were working on the retaining wall, but the evidence that they are still around remains with their mud towers coming out of the earth. Evidence of things not seen. Oh beloved, God is like that. We may not always directly see Him but we have evidence of Him in our lives. He saves us and changes our heart. He gives us a new and living way to …

Truth Or Dare

Truth or dare we used to play a lot when we were kids. We’d have to make a choice whether to tell the truth about something or be dared to do something dangerous or crazy. I always chose to tell the truth but I have friends who might remember they chose climbing the roof at 10 pm instead of telling.  It was all in good fun and back then we didn’t have many deep dark secrets to reveal anyway. The devil will dare you to believe his wild tales. He will try to convince you to confess you don’t believe …

Heart Warming Is God’s Specialty

Last night I went to our 10 year old grandson’s Christmas concert. After the balmy weather we’ve had I was freezing. I know, it’s not even winter yet, but I am already anticipating spring. Chilled to the bone, I was wishing I had at least worn a sweater. I rode with his family to the concert and back to their house. The three grands showed me the Christmas lights in their bedrooms and I got hugs from them all and headed for the car. As I approached I heard the motor and wondered if I’d forgotten to turn it off …

Trust Jesus or Not

We traveled to Little Rock on May 6th. This was my first devotional to write sitting with my husband in a hospital room. We’d never done this before. It was not my plan to have a wild ride via ambulance. Nor to be spending the night in a hospital. But here we are. We have two choices – trust Jesus or not. Oh beloved, things may not be going the way you want. You may have prayed fervently for a different situation. The Lord wants you to know this day that you have nothing to worry about. He will always …

I’ve Got Confidence

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” ~ Philippians 1: 6 My experience has been that the freedom we have in Jesus to dream also comes with another freedom: freedom from time, which is very difficult for most of us! This isn’t exactly a newsflash, lol, but God’s timetable is a lot different from ours! So, when we’re working to see these dreams come true, and it’s taking a longer time than we’d like, it can get pretty discouraging and frustrating. But, …