In March of 2007, I came home to Knoxville from a week in Oklahoma City, where I had been visiting my aunt and uncle. My parents picked me up from the airport and I had an hour to repack my bag before we headed to Morristown, TN for the night as my dad would be… Continue reading Church Members: Which One Are You?
Well, it's been a few weeks since I have written anything. There has been so much going on that it's hard to know where to start or what to share. I haven't been released by the Lord to share what all has been going on with me but when the time is right to share… Continue reading Instant Replay
Hi Friends - Can we just talk about how wrong this statement is for a minute? First, it’s not biblical … I mean Google will try to direct you to 1 Corinthians 10:13 to try at justify that erroneous statement. Well, let’s just look at that verse. “No temptation has overtaken you except such as… Continue reading Simply Not True
"Life is one big transition." Willie Stargell The last few weeks the idea of transition has been heavy of my heart. I have thought about friends and loved ones transitioning from this earthly life to their eternal life as well as those who are left to find their new norm without this precious loved one… Continue reading Transitions
"Your dad is rare." A few weeks ago, I was talking to a counseling friend from my church who's husband is on staff. As a mom of two little ones, she was asking me about my experience growing up in the ministry and how I handled knowing that church often took precedence in my dad's… Continue reading Not the Norm
This man here, this is my daddy. Yes, I am 32 years old and I still call him daddy. I always will. He's the reason I grew up in the ministry. It's all his fault! I am pretty sure that my mother would have never chosen that route for our family if it had been left to… Continue reading Have Mercy, Please
We see you ... Yes, you. The two, three, ten, fifteen or more huddled after the service discussing your frustrations about or over our dad. We hear you ... Pick apart his sermon like he needs your critique after spending hours upon hours in the Word of God and on his face seeking the Lord… Continue reading We See You
Sixteen years ago today I was at my state's Youth Evangelism Conference in Nashville, TN. I was sitting in the basketball arena of Vanderbilt University when I wrote in the margin my blue leather NIV tabbed Bible next to Proverbs 3, a prayer surrendering my dating life to the Lord. However, it is what's not… Continue reading I Surrender But Not to This