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?
Over the last week, I have written and deleted several posts. I had so much on my heart yet I couldn't find the right words with which to say them. I have been and am frustrated over the political climate in our country. I am over the moon in love with my niece, nephew, and… Continue reading Practice Ephesians 4:2
I'll be honest ... I have struggled to know what to write over the last week. The last week has been hard here in East TN. We started the week of Thanksgiving out with a horrible school bus crash in Chattanooga that saw the loss of 6 precious children. Then we had several horrible, senseless… Continue reading Making Sense of It All
In honor of Dr. Billy Graham's 98th birthday today, I am sharing the prayer/poem that his wife Ruth Bell Graham wrote in her teens about the man she hoped to marry someday. The Man I Prayed For Dear God, I prayed, all unafraid (as we’re inclined to do), I do not need a handsome man… Continue reading Season of Thanks: A Prayer and Two Dreams
"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