Truth Or Dare

Truth Or Dare

Truth or dare we used to play a lot when we were kids. We’d have to make a choice whether to tell the truth about something or be dared to do something dangerous or crazy. I always chose to tell the truth but I have friends who might remember they chose climbing the roof at 10 pm instead of telling.  It was all in good fun and back then we didn’t have many deep dark secrets to reveal anyway. The devil will dare you to believe his wild tales. He will try to convince you to confess you don’t believe …

God Goes To Great Lengths To Win His Bride

God Goes To Great Lengths To Win His Bride

I watched an awesome wedding proposal caught on video. It was elaborate to say the least. She thought she was just going to lunch with a friend. He had her family flown across country as well and even his family was present. He hired 40 professional dancers and had the street in front of the café closed to traffic. Probably the best executed event I’ve ever seen. It was magnificent and obviously this guy loves this gal to go to such lengths to win her over. That’s love. Oh beloved, this is God!  You just thought you were going through …

Drink the Word With Jesus

Drink the Word With Jesus

When I get up in the morning I make a pot of coffee. It’s just one of the things we enjoy. Without coffee life can feel groggy. We are prepared. We have at least two large containers of the ground stuff, a great coffee pot and enough cups to let 30 or so people drink with us if we wanted. Along with the extras for coffee such as creamer and sweetener, we are ready to get the best out of our cup in the morning.  We make the coffee the way we like it. It’s become a part of our …

Trials Make The Believer More Beautiful

Trials Make The Believer More Beautiful

As I went into the store to pick up a couple of rotisserie chickens I saw two friends who are sisters visiting. I laughingly said, Hey ladies, blocking the aisle!” They turned and we laughed and hugged. One of the sisters had cancer a few years ago and she is a survivor. As I hugged her I looked and told her that she looks so young. She said sure and we laughed again. But I looked in her face again and truly she looks younger than she did before she went through her trial. God spoke to my heart: When …

Our Infallible Guide

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 …

For the Road Ahead

For the Road Ahead

Although we’ve taken a few trips, there are special trips we’ve planned for many years. One of these days we’re going to know it’s time and head out. Planning is essential. When you’re on a trip you’ve got to know where you’re going and how you’re going to get there. You also need to know what sights you want to see along the way. Without planning it is easy to get mixed up and focus on the things you really didn’t intend to do. Many sights along the way easily become distractions. Distractions steal time, money, focus and joy. We …

God’s Ways

God’s Ways

Danny is rebuilding a motorcycle. This will be an ongoing project for a while. He could not find the right pair of handlebars he was looking for at the swap meet, so he resorted to online purchasing. But it wasn’t that simple. Everything had to be right. More things than I even knew about. I couldn’t have gotten the right pair because I don’t know all the details. Finally, after much searching and reading, he found the pair he knew would work. I hear the scripture speak to my heart this morning – “My ways are higher than your ways.” …

God’s Direction

God’s Direction

My husband and I have a running “funny” between us. It’s actually between more than just the two of us anymore because I’ve shared it with friends. It’s like this for instance: He tells me to go left but I am absolutely sure we should go right. Now I can argue that he’s wrong and I’m right, but the fact is and here’s the long running “funny” – he’s always right. Now listen y’all when it comes to directions I’m turned around coming out of the doctor’s office. And then today. Had lunch with a friend. She wanted to buy …

God’s Knowledge

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 …

God’s Plan

God’s Plan

My dad liked to move a lot. I am remembering one move in particular this morning. I was almost 9 and I was glad to leave the school I was attending. But I also had to leave Nipper behind. He was one of my favorite dogs of all time. A border collie mix, he went everywhere I did. We lived in the country and I spent a lot of time in the woods, at the creek on our property and riding my bicycle up and down the red dirt roads. He was always at my side. The day we left …

God’s Word

God’s Word

Yesterday two things happened to acquaintances that just floored me. One received a text meant for another person. It was rude and maligning about the person who received the text. Oh my. The other person was supposed to be on hold but it didn’t work, so they heard the diatribe about themselves over the phone line. Oh beloved, you are so special to the Lord. It might be that you’ve been through this type of situation. It could have been recently or on the playground or the party line many years ago. It still hurts. You may not have ever …

God’s Strength

God’s Strength

We have been attending a particular motorcycle swap meet for many years. This year we went with one of our daughters and son in love. We had a great time and since it was misty raining it was especially nice to let someone else worry about the driving. There was only one problem – their pickup is so tall that it was like climbing Mt. Everest every time we got in. Not a problem for Danny but wow, it wasn’t so easy for me. Each time it got a little harder. Finally, I was just about done in with the …