Rock Concert Thoughts

Rock Concert Thoughts

I had the chance last week to go to a concert here in Dallas. Switchfoot is a band that I really enjoy, so any time they are in town, I try to see their show. They have a great culture of community and love about them, from their lyrics to their shows to the group of...
The Word Made Flesh: Christ in Us

The Word Made Flesh: Christ in Us

My daughter navigating the rocky terrain at Copper Breaks state park. She could do this well because she has learned from us how to walk and observe the world around her with care. Our family loves the outdoors. Last year, my children both asked for one thing for...
More or Less

More or Less

Yesterday was a long day. Overall it was a good day, but when I finally climbed into bed late last night, I was exhausted. As my husband watched a movie next to me, I closed my eyes and began to think/pray through the day. I prayed through the tasks I had...
A Wise Decision

A Wise Decision

And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place...
What’s in your DNA?

What’s in your DNA?

Our oldest daughter will graduate high school this spring and head to college in the fall. Before this auspicious occasion, she and I are hunting down scholarship money. Thankfully, it is not elusive prey or an endangered species.  Parents can be encouraged by...
Home

Home

Recently I have been apartment shopping. This will be the first time I live entirely by myself, so I wanted to search for what I really wanted. I have seen over 25 complexes in the last 3 weeks. This last Friday I came across a place that felt like home. I loved the...
Dear Holy Cross Family,

Dear Holy Cross Family,

What a blessing it is to have returned and be present again with you. I just completed my first two week intensive at Concordia Theological seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for my Master of Deaconess studies. It was a blessing to be on campus to meet the other women...
Knowing God & Being Fully Known By Him

Knowing God & Being Fully Known By Him

I have to confess I find knowing God and being fully known by Him at times hard to grasp. I wonder what Enoch’s life looked like on a daily basis (Gen. 5:23-4, Heb. 11:5). I struggle to understand true intimacy with people, not to mention intimacy with the perfect...
It’s Not What You Know…

It’s Not What You Know…

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” This phrase has taken on new meaning for me in the last few years as our community partnerships have grown and the community center is being used for a wide variety of activities and purposes. As a result, I am finding out...
The Decision to Repent

The Decision to Repent

“…I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.” -Acts 26:20 “There is no worse blindness than not wanting to see.” -Hispanic proverb I don’t know what your experience was growing up, if you...