The Potter

The Potter

I was sitting in my office and took out Play-Doh as I was thinking about this last weekend. Play-Doh is the easiest to move and mold when it is new. It is more likely to stay put when you’ve had it a while. As I was molding this clay in my hands I was reminded of the...
Joy!

Joy!

If you’re familiar with Scripture or were to search a Bible reference material, it’s apparent that the word “joy” appears a lot. Sometimes, many times, it appears in some pretty unlikely places, where logically the people would seem pretty unhappy. You may have...
He has given, we have received

He has given, we have received

My family and I were about to walk out the door to meet our newest family member, my niece, a beautiful baby girl. I couldn’t find my phone but wanted to have it with us. So, I used another device to send a location tone. I walked around, hearing the tone but was...
A Foundational Problem

A Foundational Problem

Recently my husband and I had to face facts. We needed help. The foundation of our 35 year old home needed to be repaired and there was no more delaying it. Many of you Texans know the pain. Foundation issues are just a part of life in this part of the country, but I...
I’m Ruined!

I’m Ruined!

Author and humorist Ken Davis tells a great story about one of his first parenting experiences:  He said that when his daughter Traci was just a toddler, he put her into the bathtub to take a bath and then left her—going into the living room to read the newspaper. ...
What Does It Mean to Be Compassionate?

What Does It Mean to Be Compassionate?

Compassion has been the theme of conversation for the last several weeks. What does it mean to be compassionate? Do my actions set me apart or am I nice like the average person? The dictionary defines compassion as, sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress...

3 Thoughts on Binge-Watching and Faith

Accessible: Binge-watching is pretty representative of our culture. We are, overall, consumers on a schedule who want something customizeable. We like Prime delivery, listicles (list-articles, which is the format of this blog and a pretty awesome word), and highways....
Forgiven

Forgiven

Psalm 19:7 “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple…” One Sunday afternoon, I was resting at home when a woman called, crying and very upset. “Pastor Beto, could you come to my house? We’re in a...
A Mom of Noble(ish) Character

A Mom of Noble(ish) Character

This is the last week of school for my kids. We are almost to that glorious time of the year when the uniforms get packed away, the lunch boxes get sanitized and stored, and my nemesis (the mismatched sock basket) gets replaced by flip flops and sandals. It’s one of...
Deep Waters

Deep Waters

It’s hot already. Humid too. And it’s only May!  But that’s Texas for you. What’s the solution?  Well, if you’re a kid, you jump in the pool! Which is exactly what my 11 year-old-daughter and two of her friends did this past Friday. I grew up in Texas and today’s...