This CLOSE to a miracle!

Hear ye, hear ye! My son and daughter-in-law presented us with grandchild number five this week. Meet Weston Phillip Tomlinson, 8 pounds 8 ounces, born 12:22 PM, 11/13/13. As you might imagine, Weston has already staked his claim in my heart. My cup runneth over in a big way… The z-monster was pulling on my eyelids… Read More

Trouble in Texas? I report, You Decide

Perhaps you’ve seen images of Coach Les Miles ”holding” his frenzied caged Tigers in the tunnel before a big game. It looks like this.  He waits as long as possible before he ”releases” them on the opposition. What you may not know is that there is another coach in Houston, TX who is tasked with restraining a similar group of frenzied… Read More

Leaving on a Jet Plane…

Hey y’all! I write to you with mixed emotions from a hotel room in Loveland, CO. I’ve been here all week as the guest of Resurrection Fellowship, where I’ve been teaching my book Heart Wide Open for the last three evenings. Rez (as they are more informally known), has been recording these sessions to produce a DVD of… Read More

The Rest of Mercy’s Story

I knew I would have to tell y’all.  I thought I’d waited long enough that I might be able to do it without crying. I was wrong. Again. Last Sunday I flew home from Georgia and landed in Monroe, LA. My first stop on the drive home from the airport was Highway 2. I needed… Read More

Have Mercy, Won’t You Stay?

By the time I finished praying, it was later than usual. I hated the idea of missing my morning kayak ride on Lake Providence, but it seemed like the smart thing to do. As much as I love starting the day on the water, the sun was climbing higher in the sky and my mind… Read More