Faith Nuggets

A Better Way

09/07/2018

“Can you make a copy of this?”

...my friend asked, as we visited at my office in the early years of Hill Country Ministries.
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When It Seems Like God Isn’t Answering Your Prayers

08/07/2018

“Mommy, why isn’t God answering my prayers,”

my daughter asked when she was in elementary school. I turned and looked deeply into my child’s sad eyes.  My daughter wasn’t being accusatory. Her soft voice revealed her hurt. She felt God was ignoring her. Do you ever feel like God isn't answering your prayers?
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Decrease Your Stress, Increase Your Optimism

07/06/2018

If praying is Christ’s recommended stress buster, then why are Christians so stressed? Is it because we mindlessly pray the same prayers? Is it because God answers our prayers but we don’t focus on how He’s answering them and give Him praise?
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Thank You, Moms, for All You’re Doing

05/07/2018

Thirty five years ago, I had a toddler on my hip, a wall phone wedged...

between my shoulder and chin while making a peanut butter sandwich and talking to my mother about the latest incident with our infant. She laughed at this multi-tasking mama and told me...
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Can I Have a Do Over

04/17/2018

“Mimi, can I have a do over?”

One of my precious grandson’s and I were playing pool in the game room. He had a perfect shot to get the orange ball in the corner pocket. But, he missed.  It was just the two of us playing, and I....


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Frost Yourself

03/04/2018

“Frost yourself” is the marketing slogan in

the chick flick movie “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days.”  Actor Matthew McConaughey, who plays an advertising executive, kicks off a campaign with a party; during which women are encouraged to cover, or frost, their ears, necks, fingers, and wrists with diamonds. Dripping with diamonds might look pretty, but even with diamonds draped around actress Kate Hudson’s neck, she still had problems....


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No Plug In’s, Please

02/14/2018

During the month of February and as Valentine’s Day approaches,

we’re bombarded with suggestions of gift ideas for loved ones. Whether the gift is a card, a phone call to a loved one, or flowers, the gift says something about the giver.   

The first gift I received from my husband, Keith, after we were married was


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Move Away from the Fire

01/16/2018

Driving to Kerrville from San Antonio,

I reflected on God’s goodness at the P.R.A.Y. with Passion Conference at The Fellowship of San Antonio.


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I Saw a Miracle 

11/03/2017

I saw a miracle.

If you have a cell phone, then you know the noise it makes when a text message arrives. My phone buzzed, so I glanced at it expecting to see a text message. I wasn’t expecting what I saw. Rather than text, it was several images. They weren’t images of beautiful hills or sunrises. Instead, they were images of the exquisitely formed face of our grand baby who is due to be born in the next few days.


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Be a Good Soldier in the Battle Against Evil

10/05/2017

She was excited. A fun evening lay ahead. Slipping into her jeans, she glanced in the mirror and decided tomorrow she’d get serious about dropping ten pounds.

Lip gloss on, she grabbed her ticket to the concert and texted her friend she was on her way. “Be there in 5.” Little did she know, she wouldn’t be dropping ten pounds; she’d be dropped to the ground by a ruthless killer in a few short hours


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