Raise your hand if you’ve ever watched the movie Speed. Keanu Reeves. All hard stares and clenched jaws. Sandra Bullock. All fast talking and superhuman bus driving. Great movie! In fact, it was one of the first movies I remember watching where I realized that Hollywood loves to throw two people together in an impossible … Continue reading Redeemed
I also remember meeting Wade’s mom, Pam, for the first time. I was so incredibly nervous. My friend, Kim, and I had been discussing in detail how nervous she was to meet her boyfriend’s mom, and it had rubbed off on me. In fact, my good friend, Chasity, did not attend my school. In order to “pass notes” back and forth to each other - this was before texting….yes, I’m realizing I’m THAT old - we kept shared journals. We would each write about things that had gone on during the week, exchange journals, comment, and write back. It was our own antiquated version of Facebook Messenger 😉 It was in that journal to Chasity I had written about meeting Pam for the first time.
“You’re dating Clifton Tomes’s son?!?!?!” These were the pleasantly surprised words of Ashlee’s Nana Cleo when she discovered who exactly Ashlee had been dating in college. Her Nana Cleo had some of Jonathan’s dad’s CDs, and his dad had also sung at Ashlee’s great uncle’s funeral. Their families already knew of one another. Jeremiah 29:11 … Continue reading Love Never Fails
In Job, when he is giving one of his many replies to one of his “friends,” Job says “Wisdom is found with the elderly and understanding comes with long life” (Job 12:12). This phrase from Job telling us that wisdom comes with age is what often always comes to mind when I think of wisdom. … Continue reading Okay, God, I get the point…
Billy and Teresa Wilcox have been married since December 1, 1972. As we explored before, those years of marriage have seen them grow up together, grow together, change together, face joys together, face challenges together, face decisions together, and so much more. The key word in all of that is that they have done it … Continue reading Like Billy & Teresa Part Two
Teresa ended up in the backseat of a car between Billy and Johnny with Peggy in the front seat all listening to music. In that moment of teenage innocent fun, the tiniest thought entered Teresa’s mind, “Hmmm, he’s pretty cute.”
Picture a country road in a quaint, little rural Kentucky town. Dust flies through the air as two young kids pedal their hearts out all over a little piece of land. One a shy, backward kid who is all boy. The other a tomboy of girl. Billy and Teresa couldn’t really remember a time when … Continue reading For I know the plans I have for you…