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 …

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 …

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 …

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Some think Paul and Timothy first visited the church at Philippi in Greece during Paul’s second missionary journey probably between 49 and 51 A.D. This church is thought to be the first location of a Christian church in Europe. It appears the Philippians had sent Epaphroditus with a contribution as an expression of their love and concern, but while traveling he became seriously ill. Then after he had recovered from the illness, Paul sent word to the Philippians about his approaching imprisonment at Rome, but he wanted them to know what had happened to him had served to advance the …

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 …

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 …