God will redeem this

Sometimes life just hurts.  Today is like that. I waited for almost 40 days to bring home my new shih tzu puppy.  I was ecstatic, proudly showing her photos to anyone who seemed remotely interested.  I brought her home last Wednesday, and today she is going to a new home with a middle school girlContinue reading “God will redeem this”

Our Journey to Rehab

Today was one of those days where I didn’t expect anything too great or anything too bad to happen.  Since Christmas is only a week away, I’ve been working heartily on preparations for the big day.  That was until I called my friend, and I could there was a quiver in her voice.  I askedContinue reading “Our Journey to Rehab”

Update:: Pray for Steven Curtis Chapman & Family

In Memory of 5 year-old Maria Chapman As you read this, please remember recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and the rest of your family in your prayers. According to a statement on Steven Curtis Chapman’s website, “At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Thursday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 yearsContinue reading “Update:: Pray for Steven Curtis Chapman & Family”

“No Hope”

Fox News Photo: May 12: Rescuers search for students at Juyuan Middle School in Juyuan Township of Dujiangyan City, China. 900 students were in the school at the time of the earthquake. The headline from the New York Times article reads, “‘No Hope’ For Children Buried in Earthquake.” While we were celebrating Mother’s Day hereContinue reading ““No Hope””

Floor Collapses at Starfield Concert, Prayer Requested

Christian rock band Starfield is asking for prayer for the dozens of fans injured after a floor collapse at their concert on Friday night.  Over 1000 fans packed into Central Heights Church to hear their favorite Canadians rock out when a concrete truss is suspected to have given out causing the floor to collapse intoContinue reading “Floor Collapses at Starfield Concert, Prayer Requested”

The One-Up Disease

The One-Up Disease, though lacking true diagnostic criteria approved by a board of highly educated individuals, is one that is running rampant through society.  Symptoms include bragging, name dropping, swelling heads, and of course, one-upping all your friends and family.  One-upping is prevalent in social and economic situations; for example, a friend buys a newContinue reading “The One-Up Disease”

Growing Something New

A big thanks to my garden spade for starring in this picture…and also for getting stuck in my leg last summer causing a puncture wound. I realize I just threw a link on here to Backseat Writer without really explaining the passion or the story behind the site. I know that some of you comeContinue reading “Growing Something New”

Sharon, the Oklahoma Rose

On April 13, 2004 the official state flower of Oklahoma became the “Oklahoma rose”. Since Sharon was an avid gardener, it is only appropriate that this blog entry be titled after one of Oklahoma’s most beautiful roses, Sharon Hart. UPDATE 1/10/07 @ 2 PM EST: Jen’s mother, Sharon Hart, was ushered into the arms ofContinue reading “Sharon, the Oklahoma Rose”

Why We Pray

Did you ever take one of those spiritual gifts tests?  I’ve taken dozens of those things. When I was in my late teens, I always wanted to test high in the “cool” spiritual gifts like prophecy or leadership. I could just picture myself calling down fire from the heavens or leading people across the MississippiContinue reading “Why We Pray”

YWAM Campus Shooting

Courtesy of AOL News Another shooting is rocking the country after a week racked with violence. Early this morning, a gun man opened fire at Denver’s Youth With a Mission training center, killing two and injuring another two. No arrests have been made and police are a bit baffled (story here). Tiffany Johnson, 26, andContinue reading “YWAM Campus Shooting”