Monday, September 26, 2011

God's Ripples...

The Finger of God is spoken of several times in The Bible.
When He moves it...there is a ripple.
It goes well beyond what you can imagine or even think to ask for.
I believe anyone who is aware of the Drew Boynton story....
has witnessed The Finger of God move.

The ripples in this story look something like this....
front pages of several major metropolitan newspapers...
Emails from complete strangers and friends...

"I was able to talk to my children about Drew and how God makes everyone different & special."

"I am so proud of Alamo Heights"

"Drew has taught everyone to love and laugh"
"Fantastic, uninhibited joy and pride!"

"In 85 years I have never been so touched by a story in our city, much less our school district."
"State championship doesn't hold a candle to this."
"I just moved here and have a child with special needs- I know God placed us here."

"It's as it should be."

Every news station in San Antonio covered the story....

Over 1,000 hits on this blog within a few days.
Visitors ranged from our own back yard to across the United States, England, Australia, Malaysia, Turkey, Canada, Spain, Egypt, North Korea, Honk Kong, India and the hits keep coming....

Quite simply, when God is nothing short of astounding!!

You can’t stop God's Ripples.

You also can't predict where they are going.

You can, rest assured, the ride is going to be FANTASTIC!!!

God, Thank You for allowing us to witness as well as be a part of Your Royal Ride.

In His Dust,


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

We Did It!!!!

I have been associated with Alamo Heights High School since...well, before I was born.
I graduated from there in 1985-
It has always held a very special and active place in my life.

Never in all my years- have I been as proud to be associated with Alamo Heights as I was Wednesday night.

This is Drew Boynton.
Drew is a graduating Senior this year.
He was nominated for Homecoming King- which is voted on by the entire school body.

The nominees stand in front of everyone- while their families and friends hold their breath until the name is called... There was a drum roll....and then we all heard it.
Drew's response???
He yelled- "WE DID IT!!"
and he yelled it...about a hundred times.

Not one time did I hear him say- "I did it."
It was all about "we"
and he is right,
we did.

We ALL won.

A true community that loves each other won...

A community that has taught their children that we are all equal, won...

Young boys- who have grown into gracious young men, they won...

Pure Joy Won...

Peer Tutors and loving kids won...

Goodness and Mercy Won....

Mentors won...

College friends and family that went nuts on Facebook,Twitter and texting....they won

Parents that have left it all on the field for 18 years and will continue too, they won.

Then I looked up and saw "the king" glide across the field, to join his class at the bonfire. At first he walked alone- looking like a blue darth vader, waving his Mule Cape....

then slowly, they gathered him back under there wings.

I'm not sure which shined more brightly,

The flaming AH...

Drew's smile....

Or his classmate's smiles as they watched him....

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." ~John 13:34-35

Congratulations Drew, you won last night!
But then again, didn't we all?

God, Thank You for showing Yourself so clearly all over the place last night.

In His Dust,


Monday, September 19, 2011


Did you watch The Emmy's last night?It's always fun to see shows you like win awards.
It validates my hours in front of the tube.

Not to mention, looking at gorgeous guys in never a waste of time... even when it's Sheldon.
I was also reminded that there are shows that I am not interested in.
I am sure they are great shows-
I am just not their target audience.

I was also reminded that Ashton Kutcher really, really needs to cut his hair and shave.

The face below should not be covered up.
What does this have to do with God?
It's a reminder that you and I are constantly & unconditionally THE target audience of God.

God, Thank You for Your consistent watching of me-regardless of awards I win or lose.

In His Dust,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


"Jesus isn't going to try and speak over the noise in our lives;
He doesn't always whisper, but He never competes." ~Bob Goff

God speaks in many ways.
Sometimes loud like thunder...
Sometimes gentle like a whisper...
Hearing God can be hard not because He is not speaking clearly,
but because of our own noise.
Our lives are loud.
Most of us operate at a near frantic pace all day long.

But the facts are....our lives aren't changing- they aren't going to suddenly be still or silent...
The noise, demands, and distractions of our lives are real.
Ironically, these are the places we
really need to hear from God.

Don’t think you have to wait for a retreat or a literal silent moment, to hear God.
He is speaking to you in the middle of everything you are doing.

Including right now. Yes, right now as you read these words.

God, Thank You for your patience with us.

In His Dust,


Monday, September 12, 2011

Psalm 46:10...

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
God is within her, she will not fall God will help her at break of day.

Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; He lifts his voice, the earth melts.

He says, Be still, and know that I am God;

The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress." ~Psalm 46

One of my all time favorite verses- "Be still and know that I Am God." In the midst of difficulties we face in life, no matter what they look like; Earthquakes, car wrecks, fires, floods, unexpected funerals, ear infections, falling towers, flat tires, sick children, stubbed toes, etc.
The command to be still does not come from a lack of troubles. It comes from a steady trust and recognition of God's Presence among us.

So if your world is crumbling around you, God says, stand still — not because you understand or accept what is happening. Be still because of what you know about God.

God, Thank You for being with us wherever we are suffering.

In His Dust,

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


In Central Texas more than 25,000 acres and at least 476 homes have been destroyed.
"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.
He will calm you with his love." ~Zephaniah 3:17

"When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze." ~Isaiah 43:2 "Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I Am your God." ~Isaiah 41:10

Be strong and of good courage; for The Lord
your God, He is the One who goes with you.
He will not leave you nor forsake you." ~Deuteronomy 31:6

There might not be literal fire in your life right now.
It might be a mental, emotional or spiritual fire-
Whatever it looks like to you, make no mistake-
He is with you in it.
Do not trust your eyes- trust His Heart.

God, Thank You for being with us in the fires of our lives.

In His Dust,