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The Hardest Part: Believing Big

Lately, I have been believing big. Like, really big.  The hardest part of believing big is the enemy. He is literally the worst.   I have had a lot of time alone.  In the last two weeks, I have been deep in what I and many of my writer friends call, the writer’s hidey-hole.  And it is there, I get to meet with Jesus in a very dear way.   The book of Romans is where I nested, and I could have …

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Part-Time Jesus: Half-Hearted Belief

Part-Time Jesus: Half-Hearted Belief I have come to recognize a part-time Jesus or half-hearted belief system ruling the days of my life. In all fairness, I am a busy girl.  But I am not here to make excuses. Here, at the moment, is a lonely little hotel suite deep in the heart of downtown Houston.  I came here to finish my book, book three, “Well, Girl: An Inside Out Journey to Wellness.”   Not to brag, but I have the whole …

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Mean Jesus: How to Cope with the Hurt Feelings of Unanswered Prayer

Mean Jesus: How to Cope with the Hurt Feelings of Unanswered Prayer If you clicked past the headline, I will start by saying, “I am so sorry you are hurt.” I just am sorry. In my very short writing career, I have gotten quite a few emails.  Some are moderately hateful. However, the world is boldly decorated with the color crazy.  Some are altogether twisted.  Some guy in Iceland just offered me $200 for a video of me eating toast. …

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Worry: Borrowing Tomorrow’s Trouble, Today

Worry: Borrowing Tomorrow’s Trouble, Today I am really good at worry.  Personally, I worry whenever I get a chance.  I go big or go home, where I also worry.   Chalk it up to my Texan heritage. Here in Texas, we have some creative expressions. Truth be told, they are genius, but for the drawl. Which makes them sound a little, well less than Shakespearean. My father-in-law, God bless him, had some doozies.  Truthfully, we use them to this day.  Actually, …

Plan B:  My Baby Ishmael Backup Plan for When God Forgets
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Plan B:  My Baby Ishmael Backup Plan for When God Forgets

Plan B:  My Baby Ishmael Backup Plan for When God Forgets Do you have one of those women in your life that says unreachable and outlandish, slay you when you need it, but really don’t want it, things? I have one. Katie. I have only met her in person once.  She may not know it, but she’s in my top 5 of people I can’t live without.  And yes, I have six kids… and a husband. Whatever. That’s not the …

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The Curse of Unbelief: Real Poison and Some Bad Ju-Ju

My husband uses the term ”Bad Ju-Ju.” This cracks me up.  Truth be told, Justin is pretty straightlaced. However, he is also a devout follower of the school of “good thoughts.” Justin and I both regularly listen to a refresher course in The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale.  However, both of us work hard at thinking and believing in good. Frankly, it is easier to believe all is lost and focus on the bad ju-ju, instead of the …