Why Having Crazy Friends May Just Save Your Life

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Click to view post: Why Having Crazy Friends May Just Save Your Life

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d post this important public service announcement:

Love your crazy friends.
They may just save your life.

Now I realize that it’s also possible that your crazy friends may actually cost you your life. Too many “last words” in the South have been, “Hey, y’all! Watch this!”

But . . . [Read more…]

Two Different Christian Lives – Which One Did You Choose?

Two Different Christian Lives -- Which One Did You Choose?  (Click the Photo and find out)

Two Different Christian Lives — Which One Did You Choose? (Click the Photo to find out)

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Does your story of coming to Christ rival Louis Zamperini’s from the bestselling book and movie Unbroken, or is it more like mine — it could be bottled as an effective sleeping pill?

Regardless of wow-factor, each of our testimonies shares one thing in common. [Read more…]

“The Right Size” ~ My Children’s Story Got Published in Focus On the Family, Clubhouse Jr. Magazine!

Click Photo to see my children's story "The Right Size" published in Focus on the Family's Clubhouse Jr. magazine

Click Photo to see my children’s story “The Right Size” published in Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Jr. magazine

 

My story “The Right Size” got published in Focus on the Family’s January 2015 issue of Clubhouse Jr. magazine.

I’m just moving out of the shocked phase and into dance mode, so if you want to stand up and dance with me, feel free! 

It’s crazy! I know!

I’m so grateful to the staff at Focus on the Family, and especially Senior Associate Editor Joanna Echols, for allowing me the privilege of having my story published in their great magazine, and for letting me post the story here on my blog!  [Read more…]

Monday Music ~ More of You (Colton Dixon)

More of You & Less of Me is what I need! (Colton Dixon)

More of You & Less of Me is what I need! (Colton Dixon)

I’ve been thinking a lot about enemies lately.

It seems that the world is filling up with them more and more.

(Hang with me — this really does relate to Colton Dixon’s music video “More of You” below.) [Read more…]

Love & Hate — The Confessions of a Fanatic Fan Being Conformed to Christ Through Football

 

My father-in-law Bob Wilund is ready for some football!

My father-in-law Bob Wilund is ready for some football!

Here are the confessions of a fanatic fan being conformed into the image of Christ through football. (It can happen!)

(Actually, I’m only confessing three today. I’m not quite ready to divulge all my confessions yet.)

Confession #1 — I confess I love football. A lot.

College – Pro – PeeWee – Doesn’t matter. I love it all!

Confession #2 — I confess I love Clemson football the most.

There really is just “something in these hills!”

Confession #3 — I confess I hate it when people hate Clemson.

No explanation needed for the first two. They’re logical — at least to me.

The third confession needs to be explained. [Read more…]

Black Belts & The Bible Are Not For The Lazy

Black Belts & The Bible Are Not For the Lazy! Do you have what it takes?

Black Belts & The Bible Are Not For the Lazy! Do you have what it takes?

I’m a proud–and well-protected–mama!

In 2011, my son Bobby earned his first degree black belt in Aikido after years of hard work.

Black belts are not for the lazy.

Likewise, the Bible is not for the lazy.

Does that sound harsh?

Sorry, but it’s true. 

I cringed when it was said to me, but I took it to heart and let it motivate me.

Bobby put in the hard work, and today he’s well-trained in defense, ready to protect when needed.

Every time I put in the hard work of studying the Bible — not merely reading it, but really studying it — I’m always richly rewarded with transforming truth that is changing ME.

It fuels my passion to study the Bible more.

I’m so thankful I stopped being lazy in Bible study, which leads me to another stinger statement: [Read more…]