Being a Texan means chili is in your blood, but even still, the best chili recipe can be hard to find. Over the years, I tried countless recipes, many not worth making a second time and others just not quite what I wanted. Eventually, I stumbled over a recipe I liked a lot but wasn’t in love with, . . .
Have you ever wondered how to help a friend instead of just saying you'll pray for them? Now don’t get me wrong. The most important thing we can do for someone is to pray for them, but sometimes we need reminders that we’re not alone. We need help with the physical when the emotional becomes too . . .
I’ll be the first to say I am a very picky eater. Over the years I’ve gotten better, but I still qualify as a picky eater. I love the kind of food I grew up eating in Southeast Texas. I love good barbecue, burgers are always welcome, chicken fried steak is the best, steaks my absolute number one . . .
😢🇺🇸Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day. There are still 1,594 missing, but they are not forgotten. Efforts are still underway to locate and identify the remains of US military across the globe. This flag was designed and put into use in the early 70s during the Viet Nam era to bring into . . .
When we got married, we thought we knew what we were doing. Boy, were we wrong! Bobby and I have had to switch gears more times than a guy driving a stick through the Rockies. We married after two years of college at the ripe old ages of nineteen and twenty. Bobby had always wanted to be a church . . .
Chances are you know someone who has a food allergy or intolerance. To me, the scariest of them all is nut allergies. One of our daughters has a nut allergy which she came down with as an adult; thankfully, it’s not to an extreme degree, but she carries an Epi-Pen for just in case. But I digress. . . .
Probably thirty years ago, I went to a funeral for a friend’s mother; we weren’t close friends, just church friends and she was twenty years older, so my being there wasn’t expected. I still remember how surprised and pleased my friend was to see me there. Fast forward to about five years ago. . . .
Hearing your child pray is one of the sweetest sounds ever because it's a reflection of their relationship with the Lord. But praying doesn’t come naturally, so we need to help our children if we want them to have a closer, more personal connection with God throughout their lives. In case you’re . . .
Back to school brings out a lot of “how to make the school year a good one” lists, and this is mine. We have three kids who went through school, and their experiences ran the gamut. As a parent, I’ve lived through many highs and a few lows, and as a former teacher, I can say the same . . .
We all know actions speak louder than words. It's easier to talk about what's wrong with the world than it is to do something about it. I think that's because we think in terms of big things, "significant" things that we can't do on our own. We forget that small things matter, but they do. Here's a . . .