If you know the basics of anything, you can learn just about everything. My mom taught me the basics of life—home economics, cooking, cleaning, ironing, prayer, etc—the essentials that enabled me to leave the nest and become a fully functioning, self-sufficient human being. I’m convinced that...

“Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.” Philippians 4:8, TLB I’ve been thinking about my mom a...

I love weddings! We attend a small church (with a wide reach) in the inner-city of Dallas. Our church family meets in an auditorium adjacent to the Dallas convention center, and that’s where we worship on Sunday mornings. Simple. Undecorated. Unencumbered. Not the sort of venue you’d...

I’ve got something new to tell you about! Also, an update to share…and something I’m really loving right now. Let’s get right to it! Something new! 🎉 I’ve sent you an encouraging Life on Life email once per month for a while now. But I’ve found that...

January 2024 is nearly over—I can’t believe how fast it’s gone by! I hope that this new year is off to a good, slow, easy, beautiful, and unhurried start for you. And I do mean that. If you know me, then you know I’m a...

Write Your Obituary and Bury Your Old Self… Once and for all! I have friends who’ve made reading the obituary page of the newspaper part of their morning routine. Without fail they grab their coffee and open up the obits to read about the dearly departed. I...

“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on.” Matthew 7:24-27, The Message I have a friend who collects cookbooks. Hundreds of them. She reads them....

You are MORE Than a Conqueror! What are you battling today? Fear?  Financial stress?  Family stress?  Forgiveness?  Jealously?  Comparison?  Insecurity?  A bad attitude? A dark secret?  Guilt and shame?  Illness? Whatever your circumstances, whatever your battle this day, God’s encouragement and promise to you is this in Romans 8:37:  YOU are more...