When Circumstances Overwhelm Us

I have friends in Houston, Texas, and surrounding towns—you may also—who are experiencing the rains and winds of Hurricane Harvey's lingering effects. For all that can be predicted, they know they have to wait and then live through what actually comes. And that's hard. At the same time, all other challenging matters of life haven't…

In Hard Times, Surprised by Peace

As I turned the calendar page to December, I packed for a quick trip to see my Mom in South Carolina. Christmas decorating, shopping, and baking would need to wait until I returned to Houston. My birthday would fall within our visit, so I was particularly grateful for the timing of this trip. My sweet…

Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving.  Mainly because it's the one time a year that my whole family gathers at my parents' home ...   Sometimes different members can't come, but we all try.  But I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I LOVE the food fest, too!   I always eat too much.  Always.  I live for my Mom's…