Life Changed that Day

Life Changed that Day

What happens when everything that seems normal and stable changes? Life changed that day. Then, life was different. We looked at each other differently. We were Americans. “For” each other. “With” each other. In unity. Then, we weren’t.

Sometimes I Disappoint

Sometimes I Disappoint

The most wonderful and painful thing in the entire world is to truly love people with your whole heart. I hope you know what it feels like to love a child, a lover, a spouse, a friend, a parent or grandparent or somebody so much that you delight in expressing the love you feel. Not for any reason other than to bless them.

Is It Important?

Is It Important?

Some may call it a daydream. Others a vision. I don’t know what really happened to me in the shower this morning…but it happened. And the weight of it still hangs in the air.

With eyes shut, head back, hot water running over my head and down my body, all awareness of standing in my bathroom shower left and it was as if I was in a corner of a dark room watching an interview take place between an elderly woman and a young male journalist.

Life Lesson #2: Keep It Between the Lines

Life Lesson #2: Keep It Between the Lines

Ricky Van Shelton released a country song back in 1991 called “Keep It Between the Lines.” It was released less than a year before my daddy passed away, but I don’t remember listening to it much before he died. After he was gone, it became my anthem. Out on those...
Life Lesson #1: The Power of Encouragement

Life Lesson #1: The Power of Encouragement

As a little girl, I remember my daddy teaching me to drive. I was only 8 years old, and I was terrified. But lessons he taught me on those small dirt roads in the Texas Panhandle still remain with me today. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize just how much of an influence...