Drive Time with Amy Austin
The Astros Aren’t So Bad

The Astros Aren’t So Bad

They finally did it. After years of futility, they won the World Series in 2017. They came close in 2018. They became an annual contender. They built themselves an edge, though apparently an illegal one. They likely rationalized, told themselves it was a sliding...

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A Birthday Gift from God & Lois

A Birthday Gift from God & Lois

This may look like an ordinary picture of our back yard, but it represents a very special moment. I came home this morning after playing a gig last night in Tyler. My Lovely Wife And Life Partner Lois greeted me with a birthday cake, a birthday card, and a birthday...

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Skit Guys – Nothing

Skit Guys – Nothing

Nothing you do will ever make God stop loving you. The Skit guys have a great way of illustrating that! Here's the video! NOTHING Video | The Skit Guys For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor...

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Choose Your Sin (Or Don’t)

Choose Your Sin (Or Don’t)

We all sin. Shocking, I know. But we surely do, though it’s often unintentional. So it seems crazy to “choose your sin.” But sometimes we do just that. Perhaps it’s an area you’re aware of, but from time to time pretend God is looking the other way. Maybe you’re...

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True Love Story

True Love Story

If you know me, you know I love a good chick flick…a good love story. When I saw the photo for the following post by Sheree Williams, I thought “Oh I have to read this." It is indeed a story of true love. “You’ve reached Keith Williams. I can’t answer the phone right...

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Large Thinking for Limited Brains

Large Thinking for Limited Brains

Get on the bus, Gus. Hop on the train, Jane. It’s a line of thought that says: You are the best version of yourself right now. You just haven’t exposed all of it yet. Inside you there’s a rock star. A genius. An explorer. An innovator. An artist. A major force for...

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Hello Twenties!

Hello Twenties!

2020?!?! 2010 seems like yesterday, especially if you’ve seen a few decades now. (Or quite a few!) Years fly by. Aspire to greatness in the twenties? We offer 6 suggestions. Take a walk – right now. Stop whatever you’re doing, even reading this, and walk. It just...

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Christmas Anyway

Christmas Anyway

This Is no Hallmark movie. This hurts. You had high hopes for the holiday and something spoiled it. Family conflict. Financial tension. Physical distance. A million things can go wrong. When it happens at Christmas, it’s amplified. And at Christmas it’s all the more...

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After the Fire

After the Fire

Recently my friend and radio co-host Carrie shared a family story with me. Then she added "... but that was after the fire." That phrase, though I've heard it in conversations before, jumped out at me. It defined their moment. It pinpointed the new chapter their...

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Being Thankful is Good for You!

Being Thankful is Good for You!

The holiday season is the time of year when most people start thinking of all the things they have to be thankful for, but as Christians, it's important to cultivate an attitude of thankfulness year-round. Research shows that gratitude promotes good manners, makes it...

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The New Deal: Confessions of a People Pleaser

The New Deal: Confessions of a People Pleaser

It’s true. I have put too much stock in pleasing people and not enough priority in pleasing God. That’s hard to admit. But there’s good news! My people-pleasing days are over. Those efforts have been futile and I’ve now reached a point where it doesn’t matter anymore...

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Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

The Bible says "...in all things give thanks." That's in 1 Thessalonians. Yes, that even means that holiday dinner you’re not too excited about going to. I know, you love your family, but maybe you’re leery of some potentially awkward moments that could pop up when...

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Jesus is the Answer

Jesus is the Answer

So what's the question? If you’re a follower of Christ, you know He’s the answer. You know it well. It’s easy to gloss over it and think of it almost like a motto than an applicable truth to your specific situation! In order to get the answer, we have to seek Him, but...

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Don’t Be a Christmas Naysayer

Don’t Be a Christmas Naysayer

“Naysayer” is a word we tag on those who come across as negative or who are apt to contribute a critical spin. And it’s usually attributed to other people. None of us think we’re naysayers. We “have opinions.” While opinions have their place, they’re kind of like...

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Finally. I Let it Go

Finally. I Let it Go

I have an impossible situation. We’ve all got seemingly unsolvable issues. They can plague us daily. For my problems, I’ve got a new plan. Here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to let it go. Sure, it seems obvious. Sure, I should have done it years ago. Sure, it...

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