Christianity · Family · God · Grief · Jesus · Mourning

When God’s Punishments Are Gifts

Trigger warning: bullying, animal cruelty About a year ago an emotional interview between Anderson Cooper and Stephen Colbert went viral. It was shortly after the death of Cooper’s mother, famous fashion designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. The two men bonded over their losses, and Colbert is quoted as having said, “What punishments of God are… Continue reading When God’s Punishments Are Gifts

Family · History · Humor · Texas

My Writing Journal from 1990 is a Fascinating Time Capsule

My mom recently sent me my writing journals she saved from when I was in first grade in 1990-1991. At first I wasn’t interested in trying to decipher my 7 year old phonetic spelling (it really is like cryptology) but after digging into it with my kids I discovered a few pretty fascinating things. First… Continue reading My Writing Journal from 1990 is a Fascinating Time Capsule

Alcoholism · Christianity · Coronavirus · COVID-19 · Fear · God · Grief · Jesus · Mourning · News · Pandemic · Parenting · Wine

Surviving Mommy Wine Culture

It’s an unpopular topic, but it needs to be said. We have a toxic culture around wine and motherhood. Alcohol is being marketed to moms at an unprecedented rate. Not only alcohol, but products touting alcohol usage specifically by young mothers. You don’t have to look very far to see what I mean. These images… Continue reading Surviving Mommy Wine Culture

Christianity · God · Grief · Jesus · Mourning

Horatio Spafford and The Job Method of Mourning

Horatio Spafford may not be a household name, but it’s one you should know. If you already know who he is, chances are you’re a church organist, or a Baptist. So for the rest of us, let me tell you about Horatio Spafford, the modern day Job. First let’s do a little review on who… Continue reading Horatio Spafford and The Job Method of Mourning

Christianity · Coronavirus · COVID-19 · Fear · God · Jesus · Pandemic

Was Jesus Afraid to Die? Yes.

The global pandemic has put a lot of people in a fearful place. We are locked inside our homes, our phones the only windows into a world that is swiftly becoming unrecognizable from the one we knew just a few weeks prior. It’s no wonder we are afraid. Fear sits heavily on us as we… Continue reading Was Jesus Afraid to Die? Yes.

News · Texas

Texas Woman Uses Apples to Help Catch Horses Loose on Freeway

Some situations just call for country girl skills. That’s what happened this morning when a woman used apples from her lunchbox to help catch a couple of runaway horses on State Highway 130, the road with the highest speed limit in the nation. Here in Texas horses are not a rare sight, however, it’s still… Continue reading Texas Woman Uses Apples to Help Catch Horses Loose on Freeway

Lifestyle · Texas

South Texas Elementary School Rocks Viral STAAR Test Video

Seguin, Texas – The teachers, principal and staff of one south Texas elementary school are so ready for the STAAR Test that they made a super awesome music video and shared it with the world. Like schools all across the Lone Star State, Rodriguez Elementary in Seguin, Texas has been working hard to prepare for… Continue reading South Texas Elementary School Rocks Viral STAAR Test Video

Food · Lifestyle · News · Social Media · Texas

Heart Wrenching Tweet Has Huge Impact on Small Business Owner in Texas.

Owning your own business is a dream shared by many Americans, but when one man decided to open a donut shop in Missouri City, Texas, he found himself by-and-large without many customers, and his dream perilously close to dissolving. However his fortunes have changed, with the help of one tweet. Austin-based photographer Billy By saw… Continue reading Heart Wrenching Tweet Has Huge Impact on Small Business Owner in Texas.