You Are A Gift

I saw a funny Christmas graphic recently that I saved and sent to a couple of friends who are having issues. It read “Gonna go lay under the tree to remind my family that I am a gift”. If my hubby caught me laying under the tree he’d wonder what had happened to me! But the truth is – we all need an attitude adjustment. We are a gift. Every single one of us. Oh beloved, Christmas is the perfect time to adjust our attitudes. For some reason, even though the season is wild and wonderful, we often focus on …

Are You A Teacher?

When I was a girl I enjoyed teaching school. Generally school was held in the garage of our home. At one of the places we lived I even had a big chalk board! I assumed I’d grow up and be a teacher. And I did. But not the kind of teacher I thought. God has given me opportunities to teach about Him – and my major is on His love and His care. I needed to know that most of all, so as I learned about Him I have become more proficient at this subject. Proficiency is achieved through wisdom …

Coffee and Life Can Jolt Us!

I was intrigued by the new brand of coffee I spied. 50% of proceeds goes to veterans. Loved that! So instead of picking up our usual brand I picked up a bag of this new brand’s Rise and Shine light roast. Well when I made the pot of coffee it was delicious. But within a few minutes My chest hurt and I found myself jittery. I realized that this coffee actually has more caffeine, so I got a jolt to start my day! What do you drink of first thing? The troubles of the day, the losses you have had, the …

Who or What Would I Like to Be?

While we were children, sometimes we thought we’d like to be a certain favorite movie star or other famous person. Other times we thought we’d like to be in a certain vocation when we grew up. Perhaps it is part of childhood to fantasize, whether we express our thoughts or not.  I remember even thinking if I could be any of God’s other creatures, what I would choose to be. Perhaps I would choose to be a dove with a mournful song; a colorful humming bird with ability to flutter around pretty flowers and suck their sweet nectar, or a beautiful butterfly with colorful …

You’re Worth The Blessing

Danny and one of his best buds spent the evening sitting with yet another best bud.  They did this to help his wife be able to come visit with us at a women’s retreat.  So I got to be with two of my besties as well!  Doesn’t God do amazing things for us? Oh beloved, God wants to do amazing things for you! He already has.  But He also knows your heart’s desires.  Deep things down inside you haven’t shared with anyone.  Maybe you’ve hardly whispered in prayer to the Father about it. He says watch for it.  Watch how …

Thank You Jesus for Choosing Me

      Thank you Jesus for choosing me   Ephesians 1: 4 and 5 – “For He choose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will.” The Bible tells me in Jeremiah 29: 11 that God has a plan for me. That plan did not begin when I were conceived in my mother’s womb. His plan began before He created the world. He knew he wanted to adopt me …

Ask God For a Word

When we were dating I could hardly wait each day to hear Danny’s voice. Before cell phones I would have to wait till evening each day. I have loved his voice for many years now. On the second morning in hospital I asked him for a word. He quickly whispered “beauty for ashes”. Oh beloved, God whispers to you this morning those words as well. You might be mourning a situation today but God will make something beautiful. This exchange of our lives doesn’t come from happier situations it comes right in the middle of the worst. And it only …