Write the Word Righteousness

                  A focus on the Armor of God: The first piece of the armor mentioned in Ephesians 6 is the Belt of Truth.  The remaining pieces of the armor: the Breastplate of Righteousness the Gospel Shoes of Peace the Shield of Faith the Helmet of Salvation the Sword of the Spirit When we strap on the belt of truth first, it ensures that we know the truth. Knowing the truth helps us take our stand against the lies. But it’s not just enough for us to KNOW the truth, it must also change our …

Drinking Living Water

          You survived the shipwreck. Finally, swimming and floating, choking and gasping, you wash up on a tiny island. Nothing but sand. And ocean. Drips of sweat tickle your back. Desperate for a drink, you return to the beach and drink even more of that ocean. It tastes nasty, but you swallow it, and it seems to quench your thirst. But minutes later you’re violently sick, and even thirstier. Miserable, you sit on the wet sand at the edge of the water. Soon, water laps at your ankles, so you scoot back, and back some more. …

The Grand Canyon of Sin

What a day! You just took delivery of a new sports car. It will do 0-to-60 mph in just over two seconds and has a top speed of 267 mph. It’s called the world’s fasted production car. It’s beautiful. And expensive. Wanting to show it off, you invite some of your favorite people to take a ride. We’ll have to pretend this car will hold a bunch of people because you’re going to take your best friends, your family, a much-loved teacher, boss, and your pastor. Everyone piles in, and off you go. You start out nice and slow, getting …

Quality Time

    Quality Time     Encourage one another daily. Danny and I are very busy these days encouraging one another. I encourage him as he tries new steps and gets more freedom. He encourages me not to hover. Lol What I’ve noticed is that things we were too busy for now are the sweetest. Simple things like holding hands and sitting together have become so very much more precious. Watching a movie. Laughing. Praying. Blessing meals even. Hearing his voice as he thanks the Lord for the meal is so beautiful. It’s like falling in love all over again. …

Prized Possession

    Prized Possession     We went to Danny’s first outpatient rehab after we got home. They had many questions for him. We had questions for them too. After all Danny is a prized treasure to me. I have only his best interests in mind. Peace love and quiet are what he needs now. Along with rehab therapists who care about the patient and will take an active interest in their recovery. We were blessed and excited to find out that we had chosen a place where one on one therapy and excellent state of the art equipment would …

Declared Righteous

Declared Righteous         “When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.”   Judges [6:12]   Two houses.  Similar in size.  Both ranch style, three bedroom  and two bath. One in Newport Beach, California and the other in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Their prices: $1,069,000 and 69,900, respectively. That’s $599 per square foot versus $43 per square foot! An inventory list of how many 2 x 4’s, windows, doors, and shingles would be needed to duplicate each house would most likely be about the same. The value has more …