When you desperately need a season of Healing

Around this time every year, I get excited. The leaves begin falling to the ground,  mornings are cooler, afternoons warm up, and the colors are inspiring. “Fall is in the air and on the ground,” says Amelia Bedelia in one of my daughter’s favorite books. The changing of seasons before your eyes is breathtaking. Even …

The Surprising Places Where Your Marriage Matures

If your marriage is suffering under the weight of life’s stresses, that is not the time to throw it out. Seeds germinate in the darkness of soil. They rest under the weight of the dirt pressed in, but despite the stress and pressures placed on them, they quickly take root and sprout. Darkness is where growth happens…

The Necessity to Shine {when this world drives you crazy}

I was reading a friend’s status update a few days ago about one of her neighbors. She was in her alley (most Texas homes have back alleys) and out of nowhere she heard a man screaming at the top of his lungs: “I hate this world!!!” She couldn’t believe it and asked her friends to …