Category: I believe

Fierce Submission

Last night at church group a sister told us what she learned about the power of submission and it reminded me of a conversation I had with my 13 year old Wyatt earlier in the day. He came into my office and told me he wanted to memorize a new bible verse. As I write […]

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Remember Me

And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke‬ ‭23:42-43‬ What am I? I am less than a speck. I fall on my face at the foot of the cross and plead with […]

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Home At Last

Orville Eugene West married to my grandma Clara Elizabeth for 54 years father of 12 grandfather of 84 great grandfather of 285 great great grandfather of 5 master pianist   I am so thankful to be Orville & Betty’s granddaughter. I am the oldest granddaughter and my aunt Becka is only 16 months older than […]

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Sabbatical

It has been years since I have left my husband and kids. As much as I wanted to spend time with my cousins in Scottsdale Arizona, I dreaded leaving Windy Ridge. But, alas, I ventured out and I was so blessed. Buddy’s move to glory land is five months fresh and still so unreal. We spent […]

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Celebrating Buddy

A birthday celebration in a graveyard. It isn’t supposed to be this way.

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Battle Cry

God bless our government but the war on drugs isn’t working. Punishing our people who desperately need help is not the answer and there’s all kinds of proof of that. 40 years, $1 trillion, 45 million arrests and we still have a drug epidemic. Because It’s not human law that changes the darkness in people; it’s […]

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Laid To Rest

 When I left JoAnne she had that heavenly, miraculous peace that only God can give. She had a hiding place. I hitched the four hour ride home with Spencer on Sunday night and worked on Buddy’s tribute movie. We rolled back in on Wednesday night just in time for calling hours and I found JoAnne still at peace. […]

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Abide With Us

Life here changes in an instant. JoAnne is my double first cousin. It sounds weird, but it isn’t. Her mom is my dad’s sister and her dad is my mom’s brother. We always felt that it was extra special to be double cousins. We grew up together, did plays together, got in trouble together, sang […]

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Awake, My Soul

Let’s wander back to the first century for a moment. I wonder what a day in the life of a disciple of Christ looked like? I wonder what it looked like to worship and serve Christ in the brutality of the Greco-Roman world? I wonder what it looked like to live out Christ in a […]

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Riley Michael

Riley Michael. This is my secondborn. I love him so much. When he was little he was a fearless boy with sparkling eyes and a mischievous smile and he kept me on my toes. Growing up he was the one who ended up in urgent care the most. He was clever and happy and tenderhearted.  He arrived into this […]

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