Faith

Stop questioning the coach and get in the game! {just a tip from a coach’s wife}

I need you to trust me. I have heard these words many times the last few weeks. From my husband, as parents and players question his coaching decisions.  Fathers and mothers find themselves free to offer guidance to the coach as to where to position their sons on the field and how often to put… Continue reading Stop questioning the coach and get in the game! {just a tip from a coach’s wife}

Thanks Living

Choose joy

It has been a while since I have last sat at the computer to post to the blog.  I apologize for my delay; however, I cannot say I am sorry for the reasons I have been away. God has been working things in and out of my life.  Working out the bad and working in the… Continue reading Choose joy

Faith

We went “home” for Christmas (to LaQuinta, that is)

If you’ve followed the latest in the DuBois family, you know we sold our home this summer (rather quickly) and moved into the LaQuinta hotel for a month while trying to figure out what in the world we were doing.  We soon bought my grandmother’s RV trailer, and we’ve been living in it ever since.… Continue reading We went “home” for Christmas (to LaQuinta, that is)

Faith

Dia de Gracias (Guatemalan Thanksgiving)

We spent Thanksgiving in Guatemala this year.  Our family and our pastor.  I cannot deny the thoughts that came to visit that day.  Images of turkey, dressing and favorite desserts back home with family in Texas.  But, reality was gritty, sweaty, smelly and foreign conditions. Again, just as in all attempts to reject the invitation to… Continue reading Dia de Gracias (Guatemalan Thanksgiving)

Faith, Family

Strengthening the core (a tip from my favorite quarterback)

I find myself being continually enlightened by my fifteen year old. Camden and I are still arising in the early mornings to exercise together. (Tip for parents of teenagers: find something your teen enjoys and join him there.) The time spent encouraging one another to overcome obstacles and building camaraderie has been priceless.  Our conversations… Continue reading Strengthening the core (a tip from my favorite quarterback)

Faith

Love crossing the threshold

Two more days in the Guatemalan orphanage. A place where two hundred fifty children live joyfully regardless of their situation. And here, I have a found a friend.  Ruth Naomi. Yesterday, my Ruth Naomi was waiting for me when I returned from our trip away to another orphanage.  The place where I’d met and fallen… Continue reading Love crossing the threshold

Faith

Sharing Sunday: A funeral sermon for the living

Life has definitely interrupted my normalcy and kept me from sharing with you all regularly.  I’d apologize except that I’m not sorry for the paths God is having me travel.  (In fact, Camden and I leave in less than a week for a mission to Guatemala!) Before we leave, I want to urge you to… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: A funeral sermon for the living

Faith

Sharing Sunday: Taking care of business. Before it’s too late.

The sermon this Sunday was based on the ninth chapter of John.  The story of the blind man healed as Jesus placed mud on his eyes and then instructed him to wash in the pool. With faith and obedience, the blind man dipped in the water.  And came back with sight. After He said these… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: Taking care of business. Before it’s too late.

Faith

Breaking up is hard to do (calling it splitsville with ME)

When my boys were much younger, we’d take trips to the store during the middle of the day since we homeschooled.  We were often asked if someone was sick or if there was a school holiday.  Obviously,  schooling from home isn’t yet in fashion in this part of Texas. I’d remind my boys we were… Continue reading Breaking up is hard to do (calling it splitsville with ME)

Faith, Family, Thanks Living

When the small things turn big

Sitting in a room in Coronado, California, I embrace thanks living. Less than three months ago, I followed God’s leading into Guatemala.  Amongst the huge wonders He provided for me, there was an encounter.  Not a chance nor a coincidence.  Certainly not luck. A  brief visit with a man in the Guatemalan airport.  Just a… Continue reading When the small things turn big