Hello From the Pit

  Have you ever felt like you had been thrown into a lion’s den knowing the lions were hungry and ready to eat? Be honest, I’m sure you have felt that way at one point in time.  I know I have.  Matter of fact, I feel like I live down there with the lions a lot of times. Every day, I wake up surprised to still be alive but at the same time in awe of my Savior that continues to shut the lion’s mouth.  That doesn’t mean that it is not a nasty place to be.  Imagine, living there among the bones, …

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 …

Your Source

My wonderful husband takes such good care of me. He made it so my feet would be warm at night. He placed our electric mattress pad on the bed for me. I turned it on and wow it was nice. The next night I thought I turned it on again, only it was just the small heating pad lying on the floor beside the bed. Well the spot on the carpet was warm but not my feet! Finally after turning things off and on and not feeling warm at all I realized something. The heating mattress pad was not on …

What About That Mountain?

We went up on the mountain this past weekend. The first time my husband took me on the Talimena Scenic Drive was back in 1973 and it was on a gold Honda motorcycle. I should say attempted, because back then there were no trees lining the ride up. It was not so pleasant and finally I asked him to please turn around. We didn’t make it all the way to the lodge then. The next attempt was later and it was some easier for me. Finally, after all these years, it’s a piece of cake. We know that road like …

Woman of Great Worth

Books, especially historical fiction, are one of my favorites.  Back when I had lots of free time it was nothing for me to read a book or two a week.  This morning one of my favorites comes to mind, Follow The River.  It is the story of a 23-year-old pioneer woman who was taken by Indians from her home in 1755.  Somehow she managed to escape and walk 1000 miles along the Alleghany River back to her home.  She made it, though she faced much peril and hardship.  When she arrived home, her hair was totally white. God speaks to …

Don’t Turn Around

  Exodus 14: 8  “And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.” (KJV)   Instead of “out with an high hand”, the Amplified says as they were leaving “confidently and defiantly”; the NKJV says they went out “with boldness”.  As they left Egypt, they were confident and unafraid. When did the fear set in?  When they looked behind them and saw the enemy!  Just like us…we’re going along, bold in the Lord, on whatever course we’ve been directed, but …

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 …

No Brakes No Steering

  Danny decided our car needed washing, so we pulled in to one of the newest ones while we were in a nearby town. This one was different than any I’ve ever seen. You pull up, choose your wash, pay the money and then you put your car in neutral, take your hands off the steering wheel and remove your foot from the brake. It then compels you forward and take you through the entire wash by itself. It sure felt weird neither to steer nor to put on the brakes. But when we were through we drove out the …

Deeper Reliance

    Deeper Reliance     After nearly 44 years of marriage trust is what we have. I trust Danny. He’s never done me wrong. He trusts me too. Right now he has to trust me a lot. Decisions, plans and all have to be sorted out. I cannot rely on my own understanding. I need a wisdom beyond self. My emotions may tell me what to do. They certainly want to. But I am looking for a deeper reliance- one I know will turn out right. I’m calling on God.  Thankfully I can talk things over with Danny too. …

Beauty Out of Ashes

    John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he laready had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?’   I grew up in a Christian home and was very secure in the love my parents and family had for me. I accepted Christ as my Savior at 15 years old although I did not grow in my relationship for many years because I thought I knew much more than I really did, especially since my Daddy was a pastor and I had been going …

Faith in the Storm

  One day Jesus had had a long day of healing the sick and casting demons out of people. I imagine He was tired and needed to care for Himself for a little while.  He told His disciples to “Cross over to the other side of the lake.” Jesus got into the boat to cross the lake with His disciples. In the midst of their journey, a terrible storm came with high waves. Jesus was asleep when the storm approached. Everyone was scared so they woke up Jesus and Jesus asked them a question and then He performed a miracle. …

Trust the Master

  “Then Job replied to the Lord: ‘I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.” (Job 42:1-3) Anxiety rises as fear threatens to destroy our hope. We become afraid of an objectionable outcome. We want what we want … without problems … and we want it now. We pray, but fear of the undesirable causes a cold paralysis of our faith and seizes our prayers. Can we …