Confidence Out of Mishaps

My mom had incredible confidence. Her entire life was a series of one mishap or another mixed with amazing and unprecedented blessings. I think her confidence arose from never focusing on the mishaps but rather showcasing the good things that came her way. She was industrious and worked into her 70’s. When she had cancer at the end of her life I asked God why. She didn’t. I wanted to know why the woman of faith I knew had to endure that mess after all her life endurance. She never questioned. She just kept going. Are you like me? You …

It’s Over?

Well another Christmas is “in the books”. It’s over. For better or worse there is nothing more we can do about it. I work hard to surprise Danny with at least one present he doesn’t know about and each year he just seems to know. LOL And everything that was opened was used and grateful kids ran down battery operated goodies quickly. All in all it was a success. But it’s over. Danny always reads a Scripture passage each year and this year was no exception. That meant a lot considering this year’s happenings. But two grandsons also wanted to …

Surrender

I have HUGE plans each year for Christmas. I also have a full time job, a full time home, husband and writing ministry as well as speaking opportunities. I am a grandmother too. I have great ideas, beautiful plans and wistful thinking. This tends to get me flustered to say the least. So a few days ago as I looked at the not quite decorated pump organ in our living room, I decided to surrender. Surrender all my Christmas ideals and walk into the peaceful season. I have a lot things decorated but if something doesn’t get done I will …

Bad Things and Good People

This week we will be having a family funeral. I’ve been processing this incident for several days. It’s been very hard. Danny’s precious cousin lost her life at the hands of someone masquerading as a friend. She walked into heaven, not as a special needs woman of 66 years, not as a beaten and battered victim, but as a completely whole woman of God. For that we are forever thankful. Her father, Danny’s Uncle, has been a minister of the Gospel for well more than 50 years. He has held hands with the dying, comforted the grieving and married and …

Helping or Trusting?

I am really good at helping my husband. Sometimes I go overboard. Case in point. He wanted a new/different hammer drill. So he had one picked out and was planning to go to Little Rock to get it. Well, I decided I could order one and get it to the house quicker than he could go get it in the store. I wanted to save time and save him some trouble. My motive was honorable. Only I didn’t order the right kind. I ordered one like he already had. “Don’t try to help me so much” was his reply. Thankfully …

Pork Skins and Scriptures

I have become a Connoisseur of pork skins. They come in so many flavors and they’re a really good high protein low carb alternative to potato and corn chips. I noticed on a new brand that I purchased there was a scripture at the bottom of the package. So I went onto their website and found more information about the company. Turns out they also have a page of information called Everlasting Life. That’s right, they share the plan of salvation. Here’s what they say – Every person has two great longings and inward needs. The first is to be …