Category: General

I want to be a Navy Seal

A few months ago I showed a video to a group of college students, the University of Texas (UT) at Austin 2014 Commencement Address delivered by Admiral William H. McRaven. When the video ended, one student exclaimed, “That was inspiring!” as others murmured in agreement. Today, a few months later, I am still being inspired by this video daily…[View Article]

Musings of a parent (as her girls turn 21)

Usually my posts launch on Sunday mornings at 3:00 a.m., but today this post launches at 5:56 a.m. on a Saturday, the minute my first-born entered the world squalling loudly and beautifully exactly twenty-one years ago. Seventeen minutes later (at 6:13 a.m.), her twin sister followed in dramatic fashion, almost dying, but we were granted the honor…[View Article]

Letter to my brother, Dan

Dear Dan, Twenty-eight years ago this month, you were involved in a terrible accident, our family said our last good-byes to you, and we attended your packed-out funeral service. It was on this exact day, October 26, that your heart beat for the last time and your organs were donated to people who desperately needed them. The sadness that engulfs me at…[View Article]

The Lord’s Prayer: Part 3

Hello blog readers. We are at the end of a post series on the Lord’s prayer inspired by a sermon series by Crawford Loritts. Unless noted, the content of the posts are not Crawford’s ideas, but God used his sermons to remind me that Jesus meant this prayer to be a guide about how we are to talk to our…[View Article]

The Lord’s Prayer: Part 2

In last week’s blog post, you learned that I listened to Crawford Loritts give a series of sermons on the Lord’s Prayer as recorded in Matthew 6:9-13 in which Jesus provides His disciples with an example about how to pray. I reviewed the first half of the prayer in my last post: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be…[View Article]