Monthly Archives: December 2021

SPOILER ALERT:  I CANNOT BE GOOD

God gave Randy and I quite a few opportunities to direct church camps back in our younger adult ministry years.  Our goal was always to teach kids more than “come and be saved”, but to go beyond that concept to … Continue reading

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WHY GO BACK THERE?

A couple of months ago, Randy and I took a quick trip back to Oklahoma where we were raised. It was a spontaneous trip, planned in about 24 hours, complete with flight, rental and hotel, to see OU play football.  … Continue reading

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HE’S THE ONE!

At this time of year of gift giving, Randy and I like to reminisce over the gifts we have given to our children and grandchildren.  We think of the reactions and the looks on their faces when we got it … Continue reading

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PASSIONATE PATIENCE

Who has it?  Who wants to do the work to get it?  Work?  Yes, it takes work to shape and form passionate patience.  This isn’t your normal, natural homegrown, do-it-yourself patience for short periods of time such as being okay … Continue reading

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PURE TRUST—A TRUSTING-HIM-TO-DO-IT TRUST

We can all agree there will times in our lives that we throw up our hands and shout, “I can’t, I just can’t”.  Life’s challenges overwhelm us to the point of asking God and whoever else is in earshot, “What … Continue reading

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ALL HAVE DONE IT WRONG, BUT ALL HAVE A WAY OUT!

Years ago, our church had fallen to hard times.  We had to start over from scratch so to speak.  We asked God to guide us to what He wanted.  There was a program of calling people to ask if they … Continue reading

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WHO GUIDES US?

Being a woman in leadership who is called by God for very specific tasks because of His gifts given to her is a journey that is different than a man’s journey.  Although Paul speaks of equality, the church still has … Continue reading

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HEY, HOW’S THE WATER?

I just chased and caught a tiny frog who jumped around on my kitchen floor at my feet while I was making my coffee this morning!  He was cute, at first.  But I knew he did not belong where I … Continue reading

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REAL LIFE IS IN CHRIST

On May 24, 1738, a discouraged missionary went “very unwillingly” to a religious meeting in London. There a miracle took place. “About a quarter before nine,” he wrote in his journal, “I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I … Continue reading

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LETTERS OF LOVE AND LIFE

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears…”  is the first line of a speech by Mark Antony in the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare.  Mark Antony, as we recall from reading the play in high school, came to bury Caesar, not … Continue reading

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