Confidence Out of Mishaps

My mom had incredible confidence. Her entire life was a series of one mishap or another mixed with amazing and unprecedented blessings. I think her confidence arose from never focusing on the mishaps but rather showcasing the good things that came her way. She was industrious and worked into her 70’s. When she had cancer at the end of her life I asked God why. She didn’t. I wanted to know why the woman of faith I knew had to endure that mess after all her life endurance. She never questioned. She just kept going. Are you like me? You …

With Every Sunset

I sat watching yet another beautiful fall sunset over the lake where I recently have moved.  If you know me, I am always chasing the sun.  I love watching the sun rise but I find deep soulful moments watching the sunset at night. So this night I caught a few great shots on my cell phone for me to attempt to capture that moment.  I truly love sunsets.  The beauty of God’s creation captivates me.  I love how every sunset is different yet it remains a sunset.  No matter where you are in the world you know the sun will …

If 2018 is my Final Year

That is a rather sobering thought, but none of us have assurance of tomorrow, and especially the remaining days of the year. So what are the most essential things I would like to complete if I knew this would be the last year of my life? First, I would want to have assurance there is no sin in my life not forgiven by God. I would like for each member of my family to know God and be serving Him. And God is allowing me to live a long life, and it’s my desire to be able to serve Him as long as I live on this earth, and then throughout eternity. And since I live in Florida and my plan is for my body …

God’s Knowledge

Not many people can say they had an alligator as a pet. But I did. For a short time. My dad worked off shore and one of his returns for time off he brought me a baby alligator. I might have been three. We put it in the bathtub and I could hold it by its tail. We took that alligator with us when we came to Arkansas to visit family. My dad turned it loose in a nearby pond. I can’t say I missed this pet because even though it was barely 6 inches long, it had a ferocious …