Grace for Goodbye

"Can I come by for a few minutes?" "What is it?" she asked as I entered her house. Tears brimmed in my eyes, I hugged her, and stepped back. "We're moving." In our almost 29 years of marriage, Terrell and I have moved six times, each related to a job change. First, God gets our…

Trusting God in the Meanwhile

When our children were 5, 7 and 8, they began weekly lessons on our keyboard "piano". A sweet friend agreed to come to our home and give each child a 20 minute lesson. Making sure each child practiced 20 minutes several days a week was my role. They loved Miss Amy. Practice was a different…

When Things Are a Mess

My house is a mess. Every.single.room. Even the hallways. The stairs are lined with things that need to go up. Every flat surface has stuff on it. I'm ready to be finished. But it takes time. Bringing disorder to order. And it's not the only thing going on right now. But isn't that always the way?…

Too much… or so much?

At times in my life, I've thought, "This is just too much." Too much to deal with. Too much to balance. Because I'd over-committed or over-scheduled, sometimes it was too much. My husband Terrell and I are moving to Houston, Texas this month. We're excited for the new adventure to which God has called us.…

What We Do For Our Kids

Tomorrow we're driving 8 hours to move our daughter into her new dorm. So far it's been a 2-day ordeal - and we haven't even left yet. What we do for our kids! My friend was right where she wanted to be, spending her final vacation days helping her daughter prepare to move. This is…

When Complaining is Drenched by Grace

The process of moving seems to stir my weaknesses to resound: These days complaining holds first place.  Mostly, in my thoughts, often through sighs and moans, sometimes to God, and too often, to my very patient husband. Sometimes I sound like our children when they were younger, "Why do I have to ..." "I'm tired…

Focus

 I've had a bit of transition in my life over the past few months.  We've moved to a new state, I have returned tofull time employment, and my husband and I are working together - sharing an office in our new home.  If you want to pray for Terrell and me adjusting to working together in…