Troy and His Hands and Feet

Troy and His Hands and Feet

We filed out of the Suburban loaded with youth as a man came out of the house and introduced himself. “Hello, Troy,” I said and started a round of introductions during which we told him the names and hometowns of our team. “It is going to be really...
Following Jesus and other extreme sports

Following Jesus and other extreme sports

My guess is that when people describe Angie Nitz, some of the very last two words ever used include “extreme” and “sport”. And yet, on one recent Thursday morning I found myself at 11,000 feet above sea level tethered to a zip line and zooming down a mountain at 65...
What is Promised is Completed

What is Promised is Completed

And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me…” Acts 1:4 Personally, I don’t like goodbyes, especially when it involves people really close to...
Guard the Deposit

Guard the Deposit

This week the Dallas Fire Department was at Holy Cross to test and give the green-tag permit to our new fire alarm system.  With the strobe lights flashing and a loud, Siri-like voice warning us of the dangers, the experience reminded me of a very real threat faced by...
The Potter

The Potter

I was sitting in my office and took out Play-Doh as I was thinking about this last weekend. Play-Doh is the easiest to move and mold when it is new. It is more likely to stay put when you’ve had it a while. As I was molding this clay in my hands I was reminded of the...
Joy!

Joy!

If you’re familiar with Scripture or were to search a Bible reference material, it’s apparent that the word “joy” appears a lot. Sometimes, many times, it appears in some pretty unlikely places, where logically the people would seem pretty unhappy. You may have...
He has given, we have received

He has given, we have received

My family and I were about to walk out the door to meet our newest family member, my niece, a beautiful baby girl. I couldn’t find my phone but wanted to have it with us. So, I used another device to send a location tone. I walked around, hearing the tone but was...
A Foundational Problem

A Foundational Problem

Recently my husband and I had to face facts. We needed help. The foundation of our 35 year old home needed to be repaired and there was no more delaying it. Many of you Texans know the pain. Foundation issues are just a part of life in this part of the country, but I...
I’m Ruined!

I’m Ruined!

Author and humorist Ken Davis tells a great story about one of his first parenting experiences:  He said that when his daughter Traci was just a toddler, he put her into the bathtub to take a bath and then left her—going into the living room to read the newspaper. ...
What Does It Mean to Be Compassionate?

What Does It Mean to Be Compassionate?

Compassion has been the theme of conversation for the last several weeks. What does it mean to be compassionate? Do my actions set me apart or am I nice like the average person? The dictionary defines compassion as, sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress...