God, and our rental home

I was still living in the home that once held our family of five.  Rooms were now completely empty, the living room bare and our bedroom was…well…void.  B and his kids had left. I would collapse at the smallest emotional trigger, a “train-wreck” as some people commonly refer to it. I shed tears daily, sometimes…

They’ve been disarmed

Eric held him down until the police could get the gun out of his hand.” My friend, Beth, told me this story about her husband, a firefighter who helped wrestle a person to the ground during an emergency call yesterday.  This troubled man reached and successfully grabbed an officer’s gun from her belt, but was…

Layla – YES!

Little miss walked into the kitchen and hiked herself up on her usual stool at the bar as I was fixing myself a grilled cheese lunch. “Hey!” “Well, hello little miss.” “I’ve been wanting to tell you something.” “And what’s that?” I continued to put the butter on each side of my bread pieces as…

Marriage: The First Year

Marriage: The First Year

As a celebratory blog about our first year of marriage, I thought I might write about making it through the “bumps in the road”, but no, I’ve already written about a few of those. Clearly, we’ve had them.  Maybe I’d write about what it’s been like getting married later in life? Maybe just about love?…

Ethan got saved!

This summer we took all three kids to VBS at our new church here in the Woodlands. I was there with them each day because I was helping in the 4th grade Bible study room.  Each morning, all ages of the VBS kids would meet in the sanctuary and the teachers would head up to a…

The Basketball Game

The family went down to the Mission Centers of Houston this past weekend to serve by organizing the pantry, arranging food and drinks on shelves and taking a tour of the facility so we would know more about their mission. After we finished, we headed over to the gym where we had an impromptu game…