Driving in my car, I listened to a news station report on the June 6 D-Day celebrations commemorating the day of the Normandy landings — initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate western Europe from Nazi Germany. 

Are you familiar with the Christmas story in Luke 2? Amid all the fantasy football and fake news, it’s a blessing to have historical news that has a lasting impression on us today.

“Can you make a copy of this for me?” my friend asked, as we visited at my office at Hill Country Ministries.

Have you ever had one of those days or weeks where everything was five times harder than it needed to be? I am talking about a time when things take a lot longer to do than are necessary.

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.

“Frost yourself” is the marketing slogan in the chick flick “How to Lose a Guy in 10 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.

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 10 pounds. Lip gloss on, she grabbed her ticket to the concert and texted her friend she was on her way. “Be there in 5.”

Last week, I had two firsts. By that, I mean I had two experiences that I’ve never had before. My sister, Linda McConnico, who is 15 years older than me, has laughingly said that when she has a “first time experience” at her age, it’s pretty amazing.

“Lord, this is a big mess,” I complained to my Heavenly Father while staring at the huge stack of papers in my hands.  No sooner had the words come out of my mouth that I sensed His reprimand, “It’s not a mess. It’s holy. I’ve given it to you over the last year.” 

I woke up and couldn’t sleep. A million thoughts ran through my mind. Then, as I lay there and turned my thoughts heavenward, Jesus’s voice spoke in the darkness, “Peace I leave with you. Peace I give to you, not as the world gives, give I unto you.”

Have you followed the Presidential campaign trail of, “He said…” “She said…” “Liar,” “No, he lied.” “No, she lied.” Gracious. Sometimes it’s hard to know the truth. We hear one thing, then another. But, does it have to be that way when we’re listening to God? Do we have to be confused about …

“I seem to be going in circles.” Have you ever felt like you were “spinning your wheels” in your business, with your family, ministry or even personal goals? Perhaps you’ve invested your heart in your marriage or to raise your children or grandchildren but seem to be getting no where. No dou…

You know the feeling. It creeps up on you: Anxiousness, tension, pressure, the “to do” list and the “worry” about your child, marriage, finances and days ahead.

Did you see the Jim Carey comedy movie, ‘Liar Liar”? This is not  a Christian movie I’m recommending. However, at least I found a good point in it. In the movie, a lawyer got into trouble when his son’s birthday wish came true - that his dad (Carey) couldn’t lie. Since Carey was accustomed t…

Stepping into an elevator, I noticed a woman holding an empty milk jug. What caught my attention was the black marker wording, “8 a.m. You can do it. 9 a.m. You’re on your way. 10 a.m. You’re getting healthier. 11 a.m... ”

Did you see the video of the mom slapping her son who was participating in the Baltimore riots? She was watching TV when she saw her son throwing rocks at police. Instead of wringing her hands, she jumped into action, went to the scene, and grabbed him from trouble. As reported in the New Yo…

Glancing at my shoes, I sighed in dismay, “They needed polishing.” Then, I did a double take. “The tips on the heels are worn down! I should have taken them to Amados Shoe Repair a month ago.” Yes, I had other shoes. But for a day of hiking through airports before the three day M.O.M. Initia…

I will never forget when I was a child and my Sunday school teacher challenged our class to memorize the Christmas story found in Luke 2:1-14. What seemed a daunting task became manageable as Mother helped me memorize one small section at a time. Every year since then, I read the Christmas s…

I don’t know if you’re ever on Facebook, but if you are, do you have one or two identities? Unfortunately, I have several. Some of you probably know that because we’ve been “friends” on Facebook, but then you received another request to “be my friend.” It can be rather confusing.