Still Holding On When It’s Time to Let Go

Still Holding On When It’s Time to Let Go

I discussed the death of a bouquet in my November 21, 2018 post, stating I did not want my bouquet of flowers to wither and pass on. When it comes to letting things go or allowing a loved one to make their eternal transition, many of us behave the way I did with the carnations. […]

New Year ~ New Perspectives

New Year ~ New Perspectives

I love the sense of excitement and anticipation the new year brings. There’s just something satisfying in knowing the old is past and something new is coming. It’s a time to reflect and ponder, but also an opportunity to forge ahead and see what the Lord has in store. Looking back over 2018, there are […]

What Does The Future Hold?

What Does The Future Hold?

Just about everyone wants to know the future.  They want to know what will happen in their personal lives and what is in store for the world.  Some people want to know this so badly that they are willing to pay someone to foretell their future!  In a way, we all want to know what […]

Where I Want To Go in 2019

Where I Want To Go in 2019

It’s the end of another year, and time for some self-evaluation. In preparation for a new year, I often come up with some goals or resolutions that I want to work towards. In order to do that, we must honestly assess how well we did this year. At the beginning of 2018, I asked the […]

Stand Tall and Walk Tall

Stand Tall and Walk Tall

Hebrews 12:12 tells us, “Now stand up straight! Stop your knees from shaking.” (Contemporary English Version) A. STAND and be proud of who you are! B. STAND and be proud of who you can become! C. STAND and be counted as one that serves God and belongs to Him D. STAND and strut like you […]

Amazing

Amazing

An incredible event took place over 2,000 years ago that changed everything.  Our world has never been the same since that spectacular night.  This was a moment in time that was predicted hundreds of years earlier and is still talked about and celebrated to this day.  It is considered the greatest event in history.  It […]

Preparing My Heart For Christmas

Preparing My Heart For Christmas

It’s after Thanksgiving, and the Christmas season is officially in full swing. Even those of us who staunchly refuse to play Christmas music until Black Friday have truly embraced it. We have an extensive to-do list in our minds at this time of year. Baking and parties and entertaining and of course, getting the best […]

SOARING WITH BROKEN WINGS

SOARING WITH BROKEN WINGS

    I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions (Joel 2:28 NIV)   In preparation for a hip replacement, I have been going to physical therapy twice a week. My therapist, a young man named […]

Walk in the Freedom of Christ

Walk in the Freedom of Christ

A. Throw off the shackles. B. Stand firm and do not let yourself be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. C. The curse has been broken. D. You are unique and special to God. If you were a POW for ten years and awoke one morning with the prison bars wide open. What would […]

Guard Your Gate

Guard Your Gate

A gate is the ideal spot to have control over who or what comes and goes at that crucial entrance point of an important place.  A simple passage in Isaiah gives us a wonderful promise about the significance of a gate and if we study it carefully, we will also notice a hidden warning.  But […]

You Are Beautiful

You Are Beautiful

You are beautiful! Ha! You may say, “I have a mirror and a scale and I know that’s not true.” I’ve said the same thing many times myself. But that’s because we are believing another lie the world wants to convince us of. That lie is: Physical Appearance = Worth   When God calls us […]

Walking Alongside

Walking Alongside

The other day I saw the most adorable thing. An older man pulled out a bike for his wife that is best described as an adult tricycle! He helped his wife get on but she was having trouble getting started. After a couple attempts at getting going, he tried it out to make sure nothing […]

Let Nothing Move You

Let Nothing Move You

Over the last month, well last week or so I’ve felt burnt out. There’s been a lot going on in my family. You know the type where it feels like everything is going crazy all at once and you just want to scream. I’ve done that a few times, and then it makes you all grumpy […]

Will He Keep Putting Them Off?

Will He Keep Putting Them Off?

Several years back I was at a family reunion in Arkansas and ate some potato salad that had been sitting out all day. The morning after the picnic my body awoke with excruciating stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. A FEW THINGS FLOWED THROUGH MY MIND AS I PRAYED: 1.   I’m in a small southern town. […]

How Different Does Your Life Look?

How Different Does Your Life Look?

Believers in Christ are told that we are a new creation, the old has gone and the new has come. That is the purpose behind being baptized. But how different does your life look from others around you? “…Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our […]

For Her Price is Far Above Rubies

For Her Price is Far Above Rubies

Nothing is hidden from God. He knows the innermost thoughts of our hearts. I have prayed for years to be married to a saved, sanctified, loving, handsome, prosperous man. I can’t seem to meet the right man for me. I even tried the Christian dating sites and didn’t meet anyone that peaked my interest. I […]

Will There Be Math in Heaven?

Will There Be Math in Heaven?

Math is not my strong suit. I have to smile as I write these words. And I know my husband will be howling with laughter when he reads this. I’m so much NOT a numbers girl, I’m almost handicapped. At least that’s what I’d thought. But I’ve recently discovered that my view of God is filtered through […]

God’s Response To My Gripe

God’s Response To My Gripe

I heard the words come out of my mouth in a conversation with my friend.  After a few sentences I caught myself and thought, I’ve got to turn this around!  So I quickly started saying some positive, uplifting things.  I did this because there is one thing I don’t want to become…. a griper! I […]