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Going Through Deep Waters

Going Through Deep Waters

If you live in south Louisiana, you certainly heard of a tropical storm that shook Louisiana on August 19, 2016. Schools got cancelled on the first week of activities. For some students celebration was in the air. No one knew of the upcoming tragic historical moment in the Louisiana Gulf Coast. It was not a hurricane. The people of Louisiana know well what a hurricane is like. High winds, high sur ...[Read More]

Check Your Gaze, Girls

Check Your Gaze, Girls

I will never poke fun of Peter again. Ever. Take a few moments to read Matthew 14:13-36. What are your thoughts? Here’s Jesus, feeding five thousand men with a mere five loaves of bread and two fish.  (And that’s not counting the ladies and mass of kids.) Not only that but how many full baskets of broken pieces do the disciples have left over? Twelve. Twelve. A personal feast for each of them. Who ...[Read More]

The Weight Battle

The Weight Battle

Kingdom value and the scales. I wish there was a ‘before and after’ for what lies inside. For our hearts. For our minds. For our courage. For the brave. This weekend I went to the beach with a dear friend and as the sun set we were taking pictures and we just took a picture. Just like that. I didn’t think anything about it. And I was wearing my swimsuit. And this was a big deal for me. It may soun ...[Read More]

Giants and Battles and Spies, Oh My

Giants and Battles and Spies, Oh My

I’m always blown away by the physical things the Lord uses to remind me of His love and faithfulness. Let me give you an example. I’m an Ambassador for the fabulous Fair Trade company,  Noonday. We partner with twenty-nine artisan businesses in twelve countries around the world. Think Uganda, Haiti, Peru, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and more. Here’s the thing, friends. These crazy amazing men an ...[Read More]

No Tree is Taking My Place in the Choir

No Tree is Taking My Place in the Choir

“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” Let the sea roar, and all it contains; let the field exult, and all that is in it. Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the Lord; for He is coming to judge the earth. I give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” 1 Chronicles 16: 31-34 I’ ...[Read More]

No More Excuses, Y’all

No More Excuses, Y’all

Ain’t nobody got time for a wreck. Slow it down. I discovered this small slice of practical advice plastered on every electronic safety billboard hovering over this stretch of interstate in Tennessee. I’d love to shake the hand of the person who typed that little nugget of truth into the state system. Bravo, my friend. Your humor is on point. My family of four is currently 1,000 miles into a 6,700 ...[Read More]

Are there Icebergs in Australia?

Are there Icebergs in Australia?

One of my all time favorite books on THE PLANET is a kid’s book. No surprise there, right? Don’t laugh. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a must-have for any personal library. You’d be amazed how many hidden gems you can uncover in a short story geared to second graders. Over the past six months, I’ve had more than my share of stinkin’ hard days. Mornings where I’ve wo ...[Read More]

You’re Wrong, Dr. Seuss

You’re Wrong, Dr. Seuss

Dear Dr. Seuss and my friends in Cyberspace, My cousin gave me your book Oh! The Places You’ll Go! when I graduated from Lafayette High School in 1994. (Yes. I’m old. But forty is fun, ladies.) I loved it. I read it to my classroom kids when I graduated college and became a teacher. I’ve read it countless times over the years to my children. In the past, I’ve even shared it with university s ...[Read More]

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