The Power

The other day we were driving down the interstate and a uhaul truck passed us. That’s not unusual but what we saw next we had never seen before. It was pulling a Tesla. I don’t know why but I thought that was just a little odd. An average uhaul carrying a very unusual, quite expensive car. I took a picture of it. This morning I notice the words on the back of the truck – “15’ Super Mover”. Oh beloved, did you know? Have you heard? Because of Jesus, believers carry with them priceless cargo. Holy Spirit cannot be purchased …

The Light

We have a security light on Danny’s shop out back. It is probably the brightest security light I’ve ever seen. So bright in fact that when something trips the light our bedroom is flooded with light. At first it concerned me because I wondered what on earth was out there? It’s so bright you cannot see anything when you look out. Now I just know that when the light is tripped our place is flooded with light and that’s a real comfort. Oh beloved, whenever you need protection, God is the Light. Whenever you need to see into the darkness …

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 …

The Cup

As I drink from one of our many coffee mugs this morning I see my now favorite cup. I picked it up and it had a ring of coffee dried inside it, so I chose one of our other ones. It says Happy Happy Happy. Somehow that word repeated three times makes me smile. I also smile that I gave Danny a gift cup this morning from many years ago – You Drive Me Wild. Oh beloved, God is speaking to our hearts this morning. It’s time to discard the bitter cup you have been languishing over. It’s time to …

The Mess

Early this week there was a huge spot on the floor in the office kitchen. We weren’t sure where it came from but I had an idea that something must have spilled in the cabinet below the sink. So we looked and sure enough a can of furniture polish had emptied its contents out on the floor because the sprayer was pushed as I closed the cabinet door the day before. Talk about a mess. We cleaned it up and now you can’t see there ever was a mess. Oh beloved, when God sees your mess He’s not horrified, He’s …

The Hope

We went to visit my aunt yesterday. She is so ready to go home from rehab. She was sure she was going home today. While we were there, she was convinced that surely tomorrow would be the day. After we left, I got the message that Thursday would be her day. She will be living, hoping and waiting for Thursday. Scripture comes to mind – Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. I get it don’t you? Sometimes we can so focus on what’s going on around us that we …

The Least of These

Several years ago, I applied for the chance to compete in a shrimp eating contest.  After entering a short message on “why I am the best seafood lover in the south,” they picked me!  The event was in Houston, TX, and we decided we didn’t want to fly to the contest, we wanted to ride our motorcycle.  So we did just that, in the middle of July no less. On the way, we stopped at a convenience store for a soft drink.  I also bought a lottery ticket for fun (I do not recommend buying lottery tickets and I’m not proud of that, but this is …

Embrace Your Beauty In Christ

We were in the giant discount store trying to find some discounts we really needed when a friend called out my name. I had already told Danny that because I had my hair up, I would see people. Self-conscious about the hair in a pony tail I laughed and told her about it. She responded by telling me she liked it and I ought to wear my hair up more often. We visited a moment longer and she I we were on our separate ways. That one statement changed the rest of my trip to the big store. We saw …

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 …

Work In Progress

We have visited the Stockyards in Ft Worth before but not in a few years. Yesterday we returned and our middle daughter and her family were with us along with Danny’s cousins and their grands. We discovered that our favorite Mexican restaurant was no longer there. And the leaders are being in more hotels and parking. I guess things change for progress but it’s a shame that what we used to enjoy so much will be changed even more in the next couple of years. Oh beloved, are you reeling from changes going on? You liked the old ways just …

Winning Team

Last night’s trip to the ballpark was exceptional. Watching the Rangers play the Astros, both Texas teams, was great! Of course we were there to watch the Rangers. In the 9th inning they were behind. It appeared that the Rangers were going to lose. Except at the bottom of the ninth inning they pulled ahead and won! It was awesome how the team ran out in the field together and celebrated the win- both the final score and the hitter who brought then from behind. Oh beloved, you are on the winning team. It may look impossible . You may have …

Confidence Out of Mishaps

My mom had incredible confidence. Her entire life was a series of one mishap or another mixed with amazing and unprecedented blessings. I think her confidence arose from never focusing on the mishaps but rather showcasing the good things that came her way. She was industrious and worked into her 70’s. When she had cancer at the end of her life I asked God why. She didn’t. I wanted to know why the woman of faith I knew had to endure that mess after all her life endurance. She never questioned. She just kept going. Are you like me? You …