Thank you, Billy Graham: I’m One of the Lives You Touched

“We all have a Billy Graham story,” one of his daughters said at his funeral last Friday. It’s true. The Reverend Billy Graham touched countless lives during his decades of ministry, including mine. In 1979, I attended the Billy Graham Crusade on...

Let Compassion Guide Your Social Media Conversations

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like social media conversations are often lacking in compassion. There doesn’t seem to be much restraint as people are quick to vent their emotions online.  The result is a nasty, mean comment that hurts! I recently read a...

Forgiven: Accepting God’s Amazing Grace

In 1992, artist Thomas Blackshear II, painted a picture titled Forgiven. It took my breath away the first time I saw it. The image is a contemporary man wearing a T-shirt and dirty jeans, holding a mallet in one hand and a nail in the other. The expression on his face...

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Your Marriage

I heard the news that a young couple in our community is getting a divorce after only one year of marriage. What went wrong? All I know is this is a tragedy. I remember the wedding announcement we received with their bright smiling faces, their eyes so filled with...
What I’ve Learned through a Lifetime of Marriage

What I’ve Learned through a Lifetime of Marriage

My husband Randy and I recently celebrated 44 years of marriage. Our anniversary celebration at Steak ‘N Shake Wow–how can that be possible when we’re only 30+ years old? Well… we haven’t been that age for a long time, but it’s...