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What Would I Do Without Jesus!?

    The best way I could share my background is to take a couple excerpts from my current memoir (see below). I always go back to the first few months of my life, because this is where God kept me in the palm of His hand.  I have no vision in my right eye, and what little I had seemed to be not working right when I was born. Born a premie, the oxygen administered after my birth ruined my retinas; I’m blessed to have a little residual vision.  The condition was “retrolental fibroplasia” (RLF), but today is known …

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In My Silence

          Have you ever been so sick that you literally couldn’t speak? It could be a severe cold, flu, or, in my case, allergies. Well, I am just now coming out of a pretty bad bout of it. We’ve been without rain for five years out here in CA, but now, with consequences. pollen is rampant, causing many to suffer. It was hard, since giving my guide dog commands was difficult, barely a whisper. And, he knew something was wrong with Mom. He’d whine, and stick closer to me than ever. I know he missed our …

All Those Names

  I’ve been reading through the historical books of the Old Testament- particularly Ezra and Nehemiah. I’ve noticed, as well in 1 and 2 Chronicles, there are a plethora of names. So many, that often they’re hard to pronounce. Most of the time, we’ll just skip over them, to save time and frustration. But when using a screen reader, I have to read all through them, since that’s the way it works. It reminded me of Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” Most of these names …

Call To Me

March 19, 1997- a date that is indelibly etched in my memory. From 5:00 pm, to 1:00 am, our little son cried without stopping. He was two months old, and we figured that this was his bout with colic. My hubby and I tried everything, rocking, singing, walking him around, nothing worked. I even prayed, with tears streaming down my cheeks. Little James wouldn’t relent. At almost 1:00 am, he slipped into a sleep of exhaustion. So did my hubby and I. I was so upset. I asked God to calm me and the baby down, so we could get …

Praying Not Complaining

Another devotional I read earlier today is a good one. In it, the author shares about how King Cyrus allowed the Jews to return back to Jerusalem, to rebuild their Temple. He notes that if God could change The King of Persia, then he could surely change the leaders’ minds of our land, whether city, state, or national. Since we’re coming up to a Presidential election next year, it behooves us to pray for our leaders, rather than complaining. We need God’s guidance in choosing the right person for the job. So far, all I’ve heard is bluster, no substance, …

There’s a Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On!

“There’s A Whole Lot of  Shakin’ Goin’ On!” I borrowed  my  title from  a Jerry  Lee Lewis, hit from the 50s, describing the latest dance craze. But, in: Psalm 29:8, “The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.“ The Lord’s voice is shaking up the Kadesh Desert. A couple of other translations use the words, “trembles,” or “quakes.”  Sounds like an earthquake to me, doesn’t it to you? While I’ve been pondering these devotional entries, I’ve noticed that these words used are ones we’re so familiar with i.e. the weather. Earthquakes, cyclones, hurricanes, …

Do You Hear Those Wings?

  Do You Hear Those Wings? Ever heard the sound of a hummingbird, as it flits in front of a flower, or a bird feeder? I have, and it’s amazing. In Ezekiel and John respectfully, God voice is described like “the sound of angel’s wings.” Ezekiel 1:24,“When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings.” Ezekiel 1:28, “Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy …

When God’s Voice Thunders

Recently, we had a series of pretty loud thunderstorms. The lightning was crackling like whips, as I listened to our late night newscaster report on them. Every time the thunder roared and the lightning blinked, his face cringed. It was pretty powerful. The news anchor even said, “Sounds like the angels are bowling.” I laughed. I can remember my Dad telling me when this happened, “The Devil’s beating his wife.” Usually, when I hear the thunder, I’d matter-of-factly say, “Yes, Lord!” I wasn’t trying to be smug or cute. I was merely answering to God letting His earth know He …