It’s My life; No, It’s My Lie

Grocery shopping has been on my attention list for about six weeks now. Sounds strange does it not? We have a family of five/six on the weekends and four during the week.  How can it be that grocery shopping is not completed. Before the dial to the hot line, our children are fed and watered. The Friendship Mall has filled in the gaps, General Mills stock has jumped, and my pizza app is racking in the points. I am certain this sounds oh so familiar with many parents. It’s what many of us refer to as “just life with kids”.  …

Scars Always Have a Story

  I first noticed these scratches months ago; I just noticed the beauty this week. The photo captures the deep scratches into wood from the pew at church. Shame. That’s what I first felt. My family had harmed such an important piece of furniture in our Lord’s house. As a child, my Granny was the caretaker and maintained the church. What fun it was to hang out with Granny on cleaning days! The church isle seemed to be so long and steep; the microphone was used to sing private specials; and the piano better not be touched! It wasn’t a …

No Kissey Kissey, We Went to Bed Mad

Spend a bit of time on Pinterest and you’ll almost always find a bedroom quote that reads “Always Kiss Me Goodnight” or maybe, “Never go to bed angry”… ohhh or even “Love conquers ALL.” So many quotes on so much ship-lap thanks to Mrs. Gaines and HGTV. Guess what – those quotes on that cute ship-lap can go jump in the creek. We went to bed angry! And you guess it, we woke the same! The Mr. seemed to give in and lose most of his immature frustration during the course of the next day; but nooo, not me. I …

Being High Up on the Mountaintop

    Have you ever just stopped and thought. “Man, I’ve been through a lot of stuff. I can’t believe I made it through all of that.” When you are in the middle, in the valley, you really don’t have time to stop and reflect.  You or at least I, am so busy trying to get out of the middle that I really don’t have time to think or look around. But when you find yourself on the other side on the mountaintop that is where the beauty lies. That is where I am tonight. I’ve been through some pretty low valleys over …

Hold on a Second

“However it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’- the things God has prepared for those who love him- these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2: 9 and 10). Read it again, take a minute and soak it in. I want you to think about something for me. These two verses make a really big claim, a promise, that if you are not looking and thinking about you will miss.  It …

Choose a Word

      For the past several years a group of my Facebook friends and I have chosen a word that we feel God wants us to understand more fully.  For one year we pray over this word, study it in depth and most of all we pray over this word. It is once again time for us to choose our word for the year 2020.  In the past I have chosen hope, joy (my favorite), peace, blessing and last year women.  This morning as I was contemplating of my new word the Holy Spirit began to reveal something different …

Abraham

Scripture: “And the Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land I will show you.” It takes faith to leave your home of many years even when you know where you are moving. When faced with leaving my home of many years in Arkansas in 2007 and moving to Florida, that was a difficult decision for me. And though I have coped with many adversities, I have not faced them alone. Abraham lived in Ur of Chaldea and since Terah, Abraham’s father made and sold idols, we know God wanted Abraham out of that kind of environment. We think …

Enoch

Scripture: Genesis 5: 24 “Enoch continued walking with God for 300 years and then God took him to heaven.” Perhaps death is the most dreaded event faced by man, and is the most assured event unless the rapture prevents it. However, many years ago, at least two men were taken to heaven without dying. What was different about these men that they received that special privilege? Was it because both men had a close walk with God? But there have been other men and women who had a close walk with God, and they were not spared death! I did much research on this subject, but …

Noah Walks with God

Scripture: “Noah was a just man and walked with God.” Genesis 6: 9 Noah was an old man when told to build the ark, which would have been a huge task even for a young man, but Noah obeyed God and began his work, and since his was the only righteous family on earth, more than likely his neighbors ridiculed him. But he completed his task of building the huge ark which was three hundred cubic feet long; fifty cubic feet wide, and thirty cubic feet high. Then he brought the specified animals and other creatures and put them in the ark and closed the one door. …

Elijah

Scripture: “Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel, came out to Elisha and said,” Do you know that the Lord will take you away today? 2 Kings 2: 3 “Fifty men from the prophets came out and stood facing them from a distance while the two of them stood by the Jordan. Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the waters, which parted to the right and left, and he crossed over on dry land. After they had crossed over, Elijah asked Elisha,” Tell me what can I do for you before I am taken up?” Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit two shares of …

Zacharias

          Scripture: Luke 1: 5-7  “In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah, and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they both were righteous before God, walking in all His commandments and statues of the Lord. But they had no child: because Elizabeth was barren and both advanced in age.” Once while Zacharias’ division was on duty and he was serving, he was chosen by lot to burn incense, and many were praying outside. There appeared an angel of the Lord standing on …

David the Shepherd

      Scripture: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for You are with me: your rod and staff comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in …