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Gideon

Gideon

  Judges 6 is the chapter where we are told about the calling of Gideon, a great warrior.  Today, the verse in that passage that most resounds with me is verse 14, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midians’ hand.  Am I not sending you?”  For 7 years the Israelites were oppressed by the Midianites.…

College! I’m Not Ready!!

College! I’m Not Ready!!

  “Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.  Then they can urge the younger women to love their husband and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to…

Search for The Suit

Search for The Suit

  Well it’s that time of year again…swim suit shopping.  If you are the mother of a teenage daughter, you know that this time of year is something we dread.  Since my daughter turned two, and I am not exaggerating, it has taken effort to find a cute, hip, modest swim suit.  I have a friend who requested that I…

Ideas for Summer

Ideas for Summer

  As a mom, I totally understand that summer can be the best of times and the worst of times.  Who hasn’t spent weeks anticipating mornings of sleeping in and evenings spent lingering on the patio with the kids? Yet, by Wednesday of the first week out of school had their sweet children declaring that they are bored and have…

The Truth about TikTok

The Truth about TikTok

  Until just recently, I was unaware that the popular app, Music.ly, has been renamed, Tik Tok. While the name has changed, the dangers have not; as with any social media platform, privacy and content are big concerns.  There have been reports of online predators using the app to target younger users, and in 2019, TikTok paid millions to settle…

Savior Complex

Savior Complex

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity…Be diligent in these matters, give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress”  1Timothy 4:12, 15   Today, people talk about loving everything from ice cream to celebrities,…

Prom

Prom

  The dress.  The date.  The pictures.  The friends.  The dinner.  The after-party.  The memories. Most of us remember our proms, some with very positive feelings and some…not so much. What I can say…is that times have changed.  We have gone from a young man meeting you at your locker between English and Math class to ask you to prom…to…

When the Miles Are Too Many

When the Miles Are Too Many

As some of you know, my oldest son and his precious family live in Montana and they serve in the United States Air force.  I am so proud of Tanner and Whitney and am excited about their new adventure…and so sorry for myself!  LOL!  This Gigi does not like being so far away from those four precious grands!  So recently…

Wedding Fit for a King

Wedding Fit for a King

I have been listening to this beautiful song, “Marry Me” by Train.  I was listening to it on my drive to the office this morning as the sun rose in the east.  It dawned on me, in much the same way the rays of light dawned over the great plains of Texas. “Forever could never be long enough for me,…

Warning Signs

Warning Signs

“Let’s learn the warning signs for our teens so that we are not caught off guard by this drowning culture.” One of my all-time favorite quotes comes from my favorite president, Ronald Reagan, “Don’t be afraid to see what you see.” I live in the panhandle of Texas where it is fairly common to experience a thunderstorm. One thing I…