Be Like Dolly

I I have been a bit “fuzzy” these past few months. Most of you know that I had cataract surgery. I kept thinking I could make it a...

Women and Water

We finally have water! My home town of Fort Worth, Texas experienced a “snowcopalypse” last week. Thousands of people across our state...

Significance

Here is an Ash Wednesday confession: I don't like to face the hard things! - Especially when I am looking at the dark parts of my own...

Alert!

With everyone from CNN to Twitter crazy people reflecting on 2020 I can’t help but do the same. I should be offering up hope in a big fat...

2020 Choices

My job as a mentor/coach is to help my client-friend make choices. Some of us are certainly better than others at saying yes to one thing...

"Say thank you"

We have seven grand kids. “Say thank you” in that sing-song voice is heard over and over again from their parents – over and over—and...

Election Day - A lot has changed

I have voted in twelve elections since I was a freshman at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. It was a November of Nixon...

My Friend Sallie

Years ago, I was floundering trying to find my place in a new church, new job...I was whining about work to anyone who would listen to...

Recipes - for Gumbo and for Life

As a two-year-old little one I gave the name “JonJon” to my Dad’s mom. She took on this grandma name with a fervor and ultimately that...

Violent Storms and Deep Roots

I am not a big fan of Christian celebrities. There are a few, though, that I either want to adopt or have coffee with. Jen Hatmaker is...

River Flowers in the Sun

After I had quarantined for a couple of weeks, I began to walk the river trail here in my dearly-loved Fort Worth. It was perfect! April...

My Tattoo

My young friend, Allyson, has been challenging me to get a tattoo for years now. This appeal of hers is a lot like when she tries to...

Schooled by a Three Year Old

My almost three year old daughter was happily coloring with her brand new box of 64 crayons. Our tiny lower floor of an old house was...