Mighty Mondays

Enough Said

October 31, 2016

Sometimes God’s Word needs no explanation or discussion, just eyes to see and ears to hear: “But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me. Make Your face … Read moreEnough Said

Rejoice?! Now? Are You Kidding?

July 18, 2016

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!  Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  ~ Philippians 4:4-7   … Read moreRejoice?! Now? Are You Kidding?

Are You Actin’ A Fool?

July 11, 2016

I finished law school and began practicing law at a firm in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The folks at the firm had a saying when someone was overreacting or losing control.  They would say that person was “actin’ a fool!” Sometimes when tensions would rise in our office, the paralegal would say to the attorney, “Now … Read moreAre You Actin’ A Fool?

Why Read Something That’s 2000 Years Old?!

March 21, 2016

Is your Bible as dusty as this one? Do you even own a Bible that you read? I didn’t. I never read the Bible until after Austin died. I never believed it was written for me. I never believed it could apply to my life or be useful to me. When Austin died, I started searching … Read moreWhy Read Something That’s 2000 Years Old?!

Ding Dong ~ Mom, Jesus is Here

February 15, 2016

This is what got me out of bed this morning… Well, Jesus didn’t actually ring my doorbell, but this was the scene that popped into my head after I hit the snooze button (tempted to skip my prayer/Bible time). Would I roll over and ignore Him if Jesus really did ring my doorbell in the … Read moreDing Dong ~ Mom, Jesus is Here

Is Your Soul in the “Abode of Silence”?

January 18, 2016

Sometimes life throws us into the “abode of silence.” When unexplainable things happen, it can feel like you are all alone. As a grieving mom, I have come to accept these hours or days when losing Austin is simply too much to bear. There are days when my soul feels like this picture – dark, silent, alone … Read moreIs Your Soul in the “Abode of Silence”?

Who Listens to Tiny, Insignificant You?

July 25, 2015

We were traveling through farm country when these huge windmills popped up on the horizon. As we drew closer, we realized that the windmills were HUGE! The windmills, along with the vast open fields rolling with corn, made me feel small. Very small. God also felt big. Very big ~ and a bit a far … Read moreWho Listens to Tiny, Insignificant You?

Can You See Him?

July 12, 2015

This picture was taken when Devin and I packed an 18-month-old Ethan into our car and “ran away from home.” About 6 months after Austin died, we desperately needed time off work.  We ran away.  Literally. We had no idea where we were going.  We had no plans, no GPS system, no hotel reservations, no agenda.  We … Read moreCan You See Him?

Praying Sheep?

June 1, 2015

“The best way to keep the enemy out is to keep Christ in.  The sheep need not be terrified by the wolf; they have but to keep close to the shepherd.  It is not the praying sheep Satan fears, but the presence of the shepherd.”  ~A.W. Tozer It is not the praying sheep that Satan … Read morePraying Sheep?

Are You “Not Quite Right”?

May 12, 2015

The coffee bin in this picture is not quite right.  The lid that is supposed to keep our coffee air tight doesn’t quite get the job done.  Why don’t I buy a new one?  Because … before Austin died, he snuck this item into the grocery cart one day. When I asked him about it, … Read moreAre You “Not Quite Right”?