Part 3, Be A Student of the WORD

This is a message I shared  on February 6th at Refresh’s Women’s Bible Study.  The sound quality is poor until the 2 minute mark so be sure and fast forward to that point. Ezra 7:10, “For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching it’s…

2013… what a year!

  December 31, 2013 It is hard to believe another year of my life has passed I guess it has for all of us… and it has been almost 2 and a half years since Todd, my high school sweetheart and husband of 18 years passed away. 2013 has definitely been a BIG year in…

Not always sunshine and rainbows…

I think I am a fairly positive, glass is half full person BUT I definitely have my days when life seems to be anything BUT sunshine and rainbows! Several nights ago I had a terrible headache and it was time for dinner.  My precious Bethany wanted to do watercolor painting which seems to be her…

A Simple Thanks

For some reason today was a sad day for me not sure why exactly I guess just one of those days.   So after a good cry I decided instead of sitting in my pity and sadness that I would write and here’s what came out. I am thankful for God’s constant love and presence…

Why does God allow pain and suffering??

Isn’t that a question we often ask our selves?  It is one I know I have thought and often asked myself. Over 300 churches in Austin are participating in the Explore God campaign.  You can visit www.exploregod.com to find out more.  Anyway, we are asking some great question each week then the pastors of all…

It is well with my soul…

  Friday September 13th marked the 4 year anniversary of Wells Branch Community Church.  For those of you to new to my blog or story.  Wells Branch Community Church is the church that my husband Todd and I along with 28 other charter members began on September 13, 2009 in the North Austin suburb of…

First time since 2003…

So with the beginning of the school year my life for the first time in 10 years finds me without a child at home!  Can anyone else relate??  Did you send your baby off to Kindergarten this year?  I know I am not alone and yet I did have a moment of oh my goodness…

This is not my Happily Ever After…

August 21, 2013 Today marks what would have been my 20th wedding anniversary.  I remember my wedding day like it was yesterday, I was so excited but very nervous as I was finally marrying the man I had dated and dreamed of marrying for 6 and half years!!!  We began dating the end of my…

BIG LOVE

    I had the opportunity to speak twice with my Haitian friends on my most recent trip to Jacmel, Haiti.   The first time was Friday night, which I shared  about in an earlier post and the second time was Sunday morning.  I had offered to speak to the women since that is definitely…

Why am I so privileged???

I did not expect to be so overcome with such intense emotion while in Haiti like I had experienced before.  I did not think that my heart could break all over again as I took in the poor condition of this Caribbean country that I previously visited not once but twice before.  As I helped…