Justifying Sin

Sin seems to be on my mind pretty regularly these days.   Obviously we all sin and even acknowledge our sin most times, but what's interesting, is how we all justify it.   When we justify sin, in my opinion, it's a blatant disregard for God.  We are pretty much saying, we don't need Him and that Jesus dying on that cross for our sins, was for … [Read more...]

His Eyes Were Open But He Wasn’t Breathing

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This morning brought one of the scariest moments of my life. Toby signed himself out of school because he had been throwing up from a stomach bug that had been going around.  He came home, went to bed and got right back up to puke.  He went to bed again and within a few minutes was in the bathroom puking again but this time, he ended up laying … [Read more...]

When Everything Goes Up But a Man’s Wages

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I've heard my husband say, "everything's going up but a man's wages", numerous times and while things have gone up the past 2o years, I don't think it can compare to current times. As many of you know, my husband is a cowboy and a cowboy's wages are pretty slim pickins'.  It's no big secret either, it's just the way it is.  We've had hard times … [Read more...]

When Forgiving Feels Impossible

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You ever have an encounter that brings back memories or feelings that make you down right miserable?   Most of the time, I do not because I'm great at letting it go.    Oh, I get mad, and I'll most likely let you know just how mad I am, but then I'm over it.  And while I've blocked out much of my youth, when I do remember something, I always try to … [Read more...]

Fields of Faith in Sweetwater, Texas

Fields of Faith in Sweetwater Texas

Fields of Faith presents the opportunity for our youth to come together and spark a spiritual spark for God.  It's held at football fields across America and is absolutely amazing to see in person.   It's normally held in Abilene, Texas, and actually still was but Sweetwater decided to hold its very own first Fields of Faith at our hometown Mustang … [Read more...]

Jeremy Camp and Cowboy Silhouettes

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We attended a Jeremy Camp concert in the super small town of Roby, Texas (population about 500).   Oh yeah, you heard me right, JEREMY CAMP, Christian superstar came to this small town to perform for our community and it was amazing!  I don't know if you have any clue the prayers and hard work that went into securing a gig like this but it's a huge … [Read more...]

Is Being Spirtual (or religious to many) Like Being Gay?

I've noticed a decrease in comments on both my blog and facebook and I'm almost 100% sure it has to do with my spiritual talk that I share somewhat regularly.  And before you (the ones that don't comment like they used to) start feeling somewhat guilty, don't. It's okay and I understand.  And it's not just comments, it's friends (off and online), … [Read more...]

Folders with a Purpose

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If you look around my house, office area, and even my car, you'll see pieces of inspiration.  I put up a new Bible scripture on my wall every week, add names to a prayer list, and have several Cross decorations.   I found a new thing to add to both my office and to my boys school list; Dayspring products. What I love about the folders, … [Read more...]

Discipleship Denied

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'Discipleship denied' represents a time in which we are called to follow the teachings of Christ, but fail to do so.  This can be a little or big thing.  To recognize our failures, we must be self-aware.  This is sorta like confession time and sometimes, confessing our shortcomings can be really difficult. Not too long ago, I hurt someone I love … [Read more...]

Learning the Word in 2012

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One of my spiritual struggles is not knowing the Word of God.  I've never read the Bible and to be quite honest, always felt overwhelmed at the very thought of it.  I'm also quite embarrassed to say that I don't even know any of the basic stories that many other folks know, like Noah's Arc.  I am familiar with the boat and the animals and the why … [Read more...]

How I Got Here

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It only took 35 years and 7 months for me to get that unbelievable feeling of peace but I have it and am now one of them.  I first shared my struggles of Faith with you back in 2008.  I had an overwhelming response of support & encouragement, enough to make anyone feel unconditionally loved, even without knowing half of the people that … [Read more...]

Reaching 19 Years with the Help of Love and Vows

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When you meet and marry your husband the way I did, nobody expects you to stay married. Nobody.  And when you marry a cowboy, it makes for an interesting ride full of ups, downs, and even a few "bucked off" moments.  Through it all though, you remember why you married and how love & vows played the biggest roles in keeping you … [Read more...]

My Walk, with God

For years I have struggled with my Faith.  It's been a spiritual and mental battle with myself that left me with anger, lots of questions, and a never-ending desire to be at peace. This weekend, I took a Walk to Emmaus, a spiritual walk with myself, my sisters, and the Lord.   Those of you who have followed and know me, know what I must have … [Read more...]

I Wonder If Anyone Will Notice……

that I started A Cowboy's Wife back up.  I have to say, it's a pretty great feeling to hear the talk and get email after email asking me to bring it back.....and because I love everyone so much, I did. I've said it before but for over a year, I was burnt out, which led to less blogging (and what blogging I was doing was poor quality) and then … [Read more...]

PUSH

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If you pay real close attention to the things that go on in your life, you'll notice that things will come to you when they are meant to.  Or at least that's how I'm seeing it lately.  Just when I need a sign for whatever reason, it has come.  Recently I was reached out to by a beautiful, kind woman named Mary Jo, who represents Red House Ranch.  … [Read more...]

It’s a Sign……

I was sick all day with a horrible migraine but for some strange reason, felt the urge to find a photo of my grandmother.  I have this box of photos that came from her house after she passed away. There are some of me and my brother when we were little, my mom in her "feathered hair" days, and photos of my grandma when she was quite young herself.  … [Read more...]

God, Faith, and Still Not Getting It

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You can read my previous posts here. So today, I facebooked this: Question: Do you think church can teach a beginner anything? Someone who really hasn't ever gone? If so, how and if not, where can one go to learn more? The first reply was from Marcia GO. You will either hear what you are searching for or you won't BUT a little more water will … [Read more...]

Still Trying to Believe

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For those of you who aren't familiar with my faith, you can read the beginning here and here.  It's been a long time since I've talked about my feelings on this topic but a King of the Hill episode sparked it up again for me.  I know, King of the Hill right?  It's the one where Bobby goes to a new church group who happen to be skaters but are … [Read more...]

A Year of Reflections, with Words and Photos

Wow, what a year this has been for me on and offline. I can't imagine that 2010 will even compare but I'd be tickled if it did. When I first started blogging, I never expected to fall in love with it like I did. I never expected to find myself blessed with the opportunities that have come my way or to meet as many amazing people that I have. I … [Read more...]

With a Heavy Heart

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With only ten days until Christmas, it's with a heavy heart that I am sharing the news of Shellie's tragic loss. The loss of her 2 yr old son, who drowned in their pool---in their new home where they just moved to.    Having had the scare of a lifetime myself, I cannot even imagine what Shellie and her family are enduring right now. I'm sharing … [Read more...]

Finding Faith – Believing and Reaching Out

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Previously on Finding Faith, I talked about my struggles with faith and  whether or not God truly exists in my eyes.  On the 3 hour flight to New York, I was able to finish the book I started called "The Case for Christ". When I first started reading the book on the plane, I noticed right away that the person beside me and across me were … [Read more...]

*GASP* She’s Talking Faith

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I can just see my family & friends rolling their eyes at this post but that is exactly why I'm writing it. To prove that I'm at least trying to find faith. So, it was suggested by some friends of mine that I give "The Case for Christ" a read. A book about a journalist who absolutely didn't believe in Jesus, etc and set out to investigate … [Read more...]