Never underestimate the pure quiet value of your presence. On Sunday, some of my dearest female friends from church, came to my home and they sat with me. They sang with me in praise to God and listened to me. They hugged me, and it lifted my spirits tremendously. I know that each of these … More Cross trainers
Can you imagine what the Innkeeper in Bethlehem might have felt like if he realized He gave the Son of God the stable for the night? I mean, I understand where the guy was coming from, but he may have felt like a real heel if he ever realized what he’d done. All his rooms … More Do you have room in the Inn?
Need rescue! Under heavy fire from the enemy! Some casualties! Need assistance immediately! I’m sending up prayers like flares into the heavens. If there is no help; there are no survivors. I have more than I can handle. This handicap situation is no joke. I don’t buy anything on the bottom 2 shelves of the … More Mayday!!!! Mayday!!!
When my children were very little, my husband worked very long hours. Most of the time, I was the one carting them to Wednesday night church services by myself. I remember this particular night, I didn’t want to go. I was forcing it, but I was plumb exhausted, my kids were tired and cranky, and … More Details Details…
I recently received a comment from someone feeling absolutely spiritually exhausted. I read their thoughts and it brought hot stinging tears to my eyes and it made my heart hurt. I think what surprised me the most was a comment asking, “How do you stay positive? Praising God seems to come naturally for you, why … More Lighthouse
1st Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. When I was a kid, we had 10 acres out in the country in Odessa, Missouri. In the early years of my life, our house was heated during cold Missouri winters, by a wood burning stove … More The Be Attitudes of Gratitude
“If God is real, then why does he let bad things happen? Why doesn’t he stop it? Why do bad things happen to good people?” I face this question often. I’m okay with that. At one time or another, I have asked myself the same questions that I face. I have mourned the loss of … More Your mission…if you choose to accept it
My 11 month old nephew was here yesterday. He makes me feel like a million bucks when he reaches for me. I look down at him and my heart melts. Every time he needs something, his little arms go up and out and he begs to be held. When he is unsettled, afraid, hurt, lonely, … More Live and “On Air.”
I am gathering each of my plans like sticks. I’m laying them on the altar, and setting them on fire. It’s such an easy thing to think, but such a hard thing to do. If God asks me to change my plan, am I actually willing? Galatians 2: 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I … More Prune these broken limbs
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 Last week, I was in physical therapy chatting happily with several patients. I do this all the time. I have gotten to … More Hairy Moles and All