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“And the LORD Spoke to Job Out of the Storm”

(Foreword by J. Qubty – our God is the boat that carries us through the storms of life.  Without Him we would sink and drown in our troubles.  With Him we always have that security we cling to, just as we would cling to the boat during a storm.) “The LORD spoke to Job out […]

You Know You are Loved When…

You arrive late to Flex Fitness and two groups of gals offer to move their mats to make room for you. Your grandchild asks for a piece of paper so they can make a valentine for you. Your son calls and offers to bring over some of his special homemade soup for you. Your granddaughter […]

Pantomime

Pantomime – the telling of a story without words by means of bodily movements, gestures, and facial expressions. “PANTOMIME” I have always been yours and so it was since the beginning of time. You, oh Lord and Me, Our identity intertwined. With robes of righteousness and a jeweled set crown, I have always been yours. […]

Sunrises and Tears

January 15th, 2018 was a Monday. I woke to eight missed calls from my mom, a voicemail, and a missed video call from my cousin. I sprung upright and woke Kris as I hit redial. My mom told me through soft sobs that her brother, David, (Uncle Vio as we called him) had passed sometime […]

God, is that You?

So how are those RESOLUTIONS coming along?  The month is almost over and there are a few that have been crossed off the list.  I find myself hopeful as the seconds tick down to a new year… hopeful that there will be some profound change in direction or destiny that I could not have seen […]

Prepared for the Unexpected

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 This week has been a tough one. Our family suddenly lost a dear friend in an unexpected car accident. With her sudden passing it has gotten me thinking about the questions we ask when we lose someone near and dear, “How will the family […]

ENOUGH

We are Enough, because of Him! Every morning I pour a cup of tea. It’s captured my attention. How do I know when to stop pouring? I have large cups, small cups and in-between cups. So each morning the amount of tea I get depends on one thing…the vessel! It decides how much is “enough.” […]

A Year of Seeking

Every year for the past several years, I ask God for a word to bring into the new year. This word serves as a foundation upon which I base my time spent in God’s presence. I spend the year attempting to discover what God has for me through this word and why He chose it. […]

What do Pregnancy, a Helicopter and King David Have in Common?

Learning to listen to God instead of myself My first pregnancy was a doozy. I began to swell and feel a little different before I even knew I was pregnant. I was young and thin back then and even though I had gained a little weight with the swelling, my stomach showed nothing at 3 […]

A “Do-Over” Please

The new year is upon us and our heads swirl with thoughts of things we should have done – or done differently – in 2018. We look forward into 2019 with both eager anticipation and fear of what it may bring. We have hopes for what we would love to see happen in the new […]

Little Prayers

Perhaps my first encounter with how ugly religion could be, was on a radio station’s Facebook page, many years ago. The post in question was simply an opening for their listeners to comment prayer requests. Scrolling through the comments, I stumbled upon one of the most callous exchanges I’ve ever witnessed. A lady modestly stated […]

Chosen

“Perhaps this is the moment for which you were created…” Recently I had coffee with a dear friend of mine and as we sat there catching up she told me she had worn a bracelet in honor of our meeting… There engraved so beautifully was a word that I have battled with for a lifetime […]

Lois, Eunice and Marge

Sometimes the most beautiful things in life that have the biggest impact on the future appear small and insignificant. Several years ago, Joyce Meyer received a letter from a viewer who just had to tell her the story of Marge—I just gave her that name because it sounds fun. Anyway, Marge was legally blind and […]

Just Because You are Mine

God used a cute 3-year-old to teach me a powerful lesson. I love my precious three-year-old Noah Johnny. If you look up ‘cute’ in the dictionary, along with a few others, I’m quite sure you’ll find his picture. I got to pick him up after his pre-school yesterday and I was enjoying him so much […]

Little Snowflake

God used a cute 3-year-old to teach me a powerful lesson. Our prayers for snow began months before the possibility existed. In August Nathalie began asking, “Mom will it snow this year.” The mid-summer’s heat ignited hope for snow, lots of it – fluffy and abundant. I could never honestly answer the question of will […]

The Best Holiday Recipe

There is no substitution for the real thing. It was supposed to be a perfect day. Many of the people I loved were coming over for brunch and I could not be filled with any more joy. I lovingly laid out the china and crystal and then prepared a menu that would make everyone feel […]

Get In A Circle of Friends…

We all know that life is hard and it requires us to step up and fight for what is ours. Would you agree or disagree if I told you we are stronger together? I hope you said, “I agree.” When I go through the things life throws at me, I want others to come alongside […]

20 Things I Learned From Being a Widow

“Father of orphans, champion of widows, is God in His holy house.” Psalm 68:5 My name is Stacey Walton. I am a mother of two beautiful kiddos. A daughter named Myka Nicole and a son named Christopher Cade. I have been a banker since October 1998 and I have been a Christian since July 30, […]

Until We Meet Again

It is with a heavy heart I write this month’s posting. I ask that you read this as a tribute to a man that was truly one of a kind. In late April my family experienced a great loss. We lost a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, a friend. My grandfather, Donny Johnston […]

Pursued

Have you read Pursued by Judd Wilhite? I recently read Pursued by Judd Wilhite, and it spoke volumes to me. This reading was part of preparation work for a weekend retreat I would attend. When I got the email containing 21 days of prep work, I was not excited. I am one of those rare […]

Thanking God For My Mom

Share your toys, clean your room, it’s time to come to dinner. Think of other’s before yourself, always put yourself in their shoes. I love you more. You can do it, I’ll be there, there’s no one I love more. My mom has the most beautiful way of making all five of her children feel […]

Trouble or Triumph

It is so amazing how familiar scriptures can suddenly bring on new meaning. I had one of those lightbulb moments not long ago when I was reading the story of Mary in Luke 1. In my mind it goes something like this: Mary is doing her daily chores and suddenly this angel appears. He tells […]

Glory to Glory

I was listening to a worship song the other day that was talking about God’s glory. I began to ponder the misconception I had regarding moving from glory to glory. You see in my own life, I find I want to grow. I want to move spiritually upward. I want to bear fruit, and I […]

Structurally Sound

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” -Galatians 6:2 I have been contemplating the importance of support lately. No matter what the situation may be, having a strong support system has been the key to making it through this life for me. Let’s take it from an […]

That’s Bad Math, Jesus

Those numbers just don’t add up, Jesus. Why would you risk 99 sheep for one sheep? I just never quite understood this. I’ve always considered myself a bit of a right brain/left brain person. I will balance your checkbook and then write a poem about it! Well, it’s that math nerd part of me that […]

The Spaces In Between

Two years ago, I wrote a grant for my library to purchase an augmented reality sandbox. This sandbox shows topographic maps, water catchment areas, levees, and more. It operates through an XBox Kinect, so it picks up movement. When you shift the sand, you can see the contour lines and color-coded depths change. It’s an […]

Embrace the Tension

Hi Friends! Today I wanted to share something with you from my heart. It comes from a place of experience. I’ve seen it in my marriage, my parenting, my work, my family, my friendships….I’ve seen it in every relationship I have. Any time there is another person involved, there will be tension. I’m not talking […]

Strengthening

In the busyness of the past few weeks I have often caught myself uttering phrases like, “Lord, I need strengthening.” We all have those moments – or seasons – where the day is not long enough to complete the tasks before us or where our energy gives out before the tasks are done. In response […]

Crush It

Enemy! What comes to mind? How about this? This is not a rattlesnake! Any guesses on what kind it is? Soon after moving into our home we learned there was a surge in rattlesnake bites in the Lubbock area. The news story reported it was most likely because of new development pushing them out of […]

When Life Happens

The truth is, life is very unpredictable. Just recently, a friend went to the hospital for a simple medical procedure and was dead the next day. Stunned, speechless, unbelievable – could not begin to describe the myriad of emotions that flooded the room. The details of who, what, how, and when are not significant for […]

Another Lesson Learned

The last three months of 2017, I took a hiatus from reading and studying my Bible and from my prayer journal. I’m a studier by nature. I’m one of those individuals who loves packing on classes and studies and reading multiple books simultaneously. Last year was a big year of doing those things. Until it […]

New Year, New Me?

Happy New Year all! I know we are halfway through January already but this is my first chance to say it to everyone for 2018. I hope this New Year has already opened up new blessings and opportunities for each one of you. With the New Year in full-swing I have seen many posts across […]

WORSHIP HIGHLIGHT: DO IT AGAIN BY ELEVATION WORSHIP

Walking around these walls I thought by now they’d fall But You have never failed me yet Waiting for change to come Knowing the battle’s won For You have never failed me yet We’re 9 days into the New Year and I know we are all staring at walls in our lives. Is it a […]

REMARKABLE WOMEN: TERRY MCGREW

WARNING, what you’re about to read has the potential to change your heart! It contains the proven ingredients of human faith, reckless hope and God-size love! Read carefully and digest completely for maximum benefits. The Great Physician has provided irrefutable evidence of His healing power and governing authority in our lives. On July 15th I […]

Reflections & Lessons from 2017

As 2017 is rapidly drawing to a close, I’ve found myself reflecting over the past year. I had a plan last New Year’s Eve that we would start a new tradition in the Huber household, (let me first say it didn’t get implemented and today I sure wish it had), to keep a jar on […]

After Christmas – Not for Sale

Well for many families, the hustle and bustle has settled… Christmas has come and gone. Today is usually the day many of us will rush out and catch the AFTER CHRISTMAS SALES. Every year I go and buy a few things that I had my eye on, but wasn’t able to purchase. I mean who […]