View Post

Relentless

  There will be some who dismiss you; reject you or even abandon you. Broken promises and neglected commitments will make you weary, but there is a God who is watching and waiting to pick up the pieces and heal your heart. God has a fierce love for His people. He’s relentless in His pursuit for you and me. When the world rejects you, turn to God. Rejoice in God’s relentless pursuit of your heart. God will never give up on you as long as you seek Him in your daily walk through life. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 – “Rejoice always, …

View Post

A New Day

        Do some days feel like deja vu? Some call it ‘groundhog day,’ where life is a perpetual circle. You wake up and go through the same routines as yesterday. You have a choice in this matter. You can follow God and expect great things or you can follow your own way and be stuck in a rut. This is the day that the Lord has made. Be glad and rejoice in it. 2 Corinthians 4:16 – “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by …

View Post

Thankful For Your Thorns

      I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing Your praise; I bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things Your name and Your word. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.  Do not forsake the work of Your hands. Psalms 138:1-2 & 8 (ESV) A common Thanksgiving activity of listing what we are grateful for most likely consists of pleasant items or relationships dearest …

Good Fight of Faith

        This is the day that the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it. The worries of yesterday cannot affect you today. Rise up friends, today is a new day. Philippians 4:4 declares “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” Take some time to rejoice in what the Lord has done for you. If He woke you up and you have breath Rejoice, He is don’t done with you. He has a plan fo your life, now is not the time to give up and give in. Isaiah 41:9-10 says …

View Post

In the Lord

  At Stella’s recent birthday party, one of our daughter’s friends was relating a story about the field trip Stella’s class took on Friday. It was the end of the trip just before they would head home. Two of Stella’s friends were in a friendly competition to see who could eat their ice cream first. And Stella entered in with “I am SO gonna be LAST!” She was smiling her huge smile and didn’t care a bit. During the party as she opened all her presents, she kept that infectious joy going with excitement about every present. She’s one joyful …

View Post

Anchor of Trust

With our new internet we decided to try tv as well. We have been off the grid with regular channels for quite a few years. Now I love getting to watch home remodeling and such again. But some of those channels now have programs that we just have to avoid. Things have changed on tv. Things are changing in the world as well. But we can’t give up, can we? Just as we pray for our loved ones and friends, so too we keep praying for our country, our leaders and those who wish to destroy our godly heritage. It’s …

View Post

The Word is – Anniversary

Well, anniversary.  What can I say?  We have a lovely 45th one coming up in November.  But our big anniversary was that just 12 months ago we were out of the hospital and ready to embark on recovery.  We hoped and we planned, but God took us through it and at the end of 2017, November, we celebrated by driving to the Gulf and having a beautiful anniversary – simply because we were ALIVE and TOGETHER! So what do I want to tell younger wives? Don’t sweat the little stuff. And it’s all little stuff.  If you want to make …

View Post

The Throttle of Our Lives

I saw a shared photo of one of my high school friend’s first car – a mustang fastback. One of her friends commented, “Several of us tried to set land speed records between Blevins & Nashville.” So true! There was something about that road that just made for smooth fast sailing. And when combined with certain music on the radio one could drive a whole lot faster. What I listened to certainly had an affect on the throttle of my car. What we listen to certainly has an effect on the throttle of our lives. Oh beloved, what are you …

View Post

What’s That Shaking You Up?

Just before we went to bed last night, it sounded like someone had jumped heavily on our deck or slammed our car door. We all went to see what the noise was. In about 5 minutes there was another loud boom. Both sounds shook our house. It was talked about on social media and our oldest daughter began texting that they too had heard and felt it. Much concern was spoken about two dams north of us. People everywhere you felt the effects want to know what happened. After waiting to find news until late, we went to bed. We finally …

What Is A Perfect Christmas?

I must confess the picture in my mind of my house decorated for Christmas looks far different from the actual situation at this time. In my mind there are no dishes in the sink and no sale papers on the coffee table. In my mind the mantel is absolutely perfect. In reality it’s well… it’s getting there. What used to take hours now takes several days. I feel like my theme this year is Random Acts of Décor. LOL Sometimes it feels like God’s design is Random Acts of What? We see chaos, mismatch, and a continual mess that needs …

View Post

Rejoice!

“How my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For He took notice of His lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed. For the Mighty One is holy, and He has done great things for me.” These are Mary’s words shared in Luke 1:46-49. She was a young girl, probably 15 or 16 years old, and she was ready to marry a man who was righteous and good. These are Mary’s words after the Angel of the Lord came to her one night, a night that otherwise would have …