Survival Guide

Did you know that your story can be someone else’s survival guide? There are all kinds of survival guides out there. There are guides for hiking, climbing, surviving disasters, etc. They make sure you’re equipped with the right tools and resources to get you through, when trying to survive. The Bible is the ‘survival guide’ for all Christians. There are stories that tell of disasters, heartache and valleys of discouragement. The Bible will show you how they survived these events. Psalm 9: 9-10 – “The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who …

Extreme Experiences

Life is full of experiences. Recently I experienced extremes for sure. One was a conversation with a “Christian” literary agent. It was a very short back and forth over devotionals and books. She had asked to see some of my work. So I sent her some devotionals. She answered back within a few minutes with a nice but negative response. Her response kind of hit me in the emotions. But I know God called me to write. But right after that conversation I saw a post where a faith friend shared something I posted and gave a beautifully positive response. …

He Is Guiding Our Steps

  It was a cool fall afternoon in Endless Mountains of northeastern, PA. The sun was shining and everything was turning brilliant colors all around us.  As much as I love the beach fall is really my favorite season. Maybe because it reminds so much of the season of my life. My husband and I love being outdoors so on this particular day we decided to go hiking at a local state park to see the beautiful waterfalls it is known for. We enter the park and first we select a trail. There are the beginners, intermediate and expert trails.  We …

Our Infallible Guide

Danny and I enjoy traveling. Sometimes by car, sometimes by truck and sometimes by motorcycle. In the last 40+ years he’s not gotten us lost one single time. He has an excellent sense of direction.  He doesn’t get turned around.  We’ve had a couple of “discussions” when I was sure he was going the wrong way. Of course inevitably he was right and I was wrong. He’s a trustworthy leader. He’s given guidance on trips with just the two of us. He’s given direction to large groups in trips across the country. I trust Him completely. I do not trust …