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The Stuff of Martyrs!

I have always been fascinated by the Saints of the Church, sometimes with skepticism and sometimes with admiration.  What is a saint? Often the perception of who truly deserves such a designation is in dispute, depending upon one’s view of...
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Rivers of Life

One of my favorite spots in Texas is Pedernales Falls State Park with its falls and rushing water.  I have always been fascinated by flowing water, the sound of it thrashing through crevices or smoothly flowing around a small obstruction. ...
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Kobe

It is weird knowing that next year the NBA landscape will be different as Kobe Bryant, one of the players that has defined my generation, has hung up his sneakers. In his last game at the Staples Center, Bryant dazzled...
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Interview with Annie Downs

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Annie Downs.  We talked about college ministry, books, football, Nashville, and bravery in our everyday lives.  Downs is bright, funny, considerate, thoughtful, tough and smart.  She is the author of three...
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Fighting for Air

It was Wednesday when I questioned God’s goodness.  This isn’t what you want to hear from your ministers, your community leaders and your campus ministry instructors.  I’m learning, though, that being in ministry doesn’t mean you don’t feel angry with...
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Is Easter Over?

My local rugby team here in Austin runs a “chat” thread on Facebook..  The other day, one of my mates raised the question: “Is Easter Over?”  I must confess that this is not the typical type of posting that ends...
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Birthday Cards

It was Colby’s, my husband, birthday this past Saturday. As the butcher paper card stamped with a bold “38” listing 38 reasons why we love this man hung a bit crooked on our living room wall, we celebrated a day of being...
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