"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." John 7:38

Brian and I have been watching Leah Remini’s television series exposing Scientology, and it is more than intriguing. It amazes me that that this is called a church, or a religion, and that people are forfeiting their families and lives to be a part of it.

The people she interviews are all Scientology apostates; they’ve left the church after much abuse and heartache. They’ve left behind their families and friends. They’ve moved on. To where? Another continue here

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12 NLT).

Who was the enemy on Sunday morning in Sutherland, Texas? A young man with anger management problems and mental health issues? A government that failed to pass sufficient gun control laws? The Air Force’s bookkeeping department? The powers of evil? All of continue here

Who doesn’t love October, it’s the official start to “Pumpkin Spice” season when we taste and see the beginning of fall – and now it’s over! Winter will soon be upon us. How can that be?

October comes and goes, the weather is brisk, and while I know it won’t get terribly cold in Texas, it does signal the beginning of the end of yet another year. And the years are flying by faster and faster.

Both my dad and I keep reading here

Shame and Evil

This whole Harvey Weinstein debacle is bringing up a lot of questions, and while I surely don’t have all of the answers, I believe I know why women, and men, who have suffered sexual abuse wait so long to tell others about it. And I believe I know who is responsible for the culture that seems to think abuse is OK.

I was married for nineteen years before I told my husband that I continue here

Yes! Swimsuit season is over in central Texas! OK, I know my friends up north will question that, and yes, my friends in Texas will still be swimming in heated pools for weeks to come, but essentially, swimsuit season has ended. And it couldn’t read more here

“We fight about topics because we are afraid of the issues.”

This quote impacted me enough to write it on a post-it and put it in my office, and even though I cannot recall in what book I read it, it often applies to my life. Right now, it seems to apply to our culture also.

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Piercing Truth

St. Croix. Hurricane Maria. 100+ mph wind. A 2×10 piece of lumber and a palm tree. My neighbor’s daughter took this photo. I can’t stop looking at it.

In a split second, this tree was withstanding the onslaught of a storm and then, without warning it was pierced by a plank of wood. The wood did not shatter the tree. The tree stands. It is split down the middle, and will never be the same; but it still stands.

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