REMEMBER ALICE?

REMEMBER ALICE?

Alice in Wonderland is walking down a path when she comes to a fork in the road and doesn’t know which way to go. The Cheshire cat in the tree asks… “Where are you going?” Her response: “I don’t know”. His reply: “Then it doesn’t make any difference”. Where are you...

HOW TO DEVELOP SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY

HOW TO DEVELOP SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY

It is Your Journey; no one else can take it. Along the way, you discover for yourself and choose to reveal your uniqueness, your purpose, and your place to those who journey with you. God has called you to be in this time and place in history. God’s purpose for us is...

WHAT DOES GOD DO?

WHAT DOES GOD DO?

Just after the baptism of the Holy Spirit I began to be serious about serving God but I was confused about what I was to do and what God did. I thought I should ask Him everything, but I really wanted to do my own thing my way so I did. The next day, I’d feel guilty...

HERE’S HOW TO BUILD GREAT RELATIONSHIPS!

HERE’S HOW TO BUILD GREAT RELATIONSHIPS!

Relationships develop over time, when people share in a real way, so each person can know the other, rather than one person trying to meet the expectation of the other. It takes time to really listen and ask questions, to understand who that person really is. We...

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO HEAR BETTER!

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO HEAR BETTER!

February is a special month, with attention on building relationships and holding on to what is near and dear, to us all. I depend on a couple of rules for communication that are tried and true. I first learned from my oldest son, five years old at the time. He’s a...

MEETING WITH YOURSELF!

MEETING WITH YOURSELF!

December is advent, the wonderful celebration of the birth of the Christ child, who was born, so that we would have a pattern to follow. We are to imitate Christ in our own uniquely created way. How are you doing so far? In September, I shared with you what I learned...

GOD WORKS THOUGH CAUSE AND EFFECT!

GOD WORKS THOUGH CAUSE AND EFFECT!

Years ago while attending a women’s Bible study I was asked to be a children’s leader. I was to pray and think about that decision and report back with my answer. As I was leaving the interviewer said,“Don’t feel obligated, if you decide not to take this opportunity...

WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE WORRIES…

WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE WORRIES…

For years I’ve used the example of the ‘worry box’ to get troublesome thoughts out of my head, rather than sit in a pity party or cloud of depression over some irritating block in my day or days.  During my recent stay in the hospital, with a good book I discovered a...

WHAT I LEARNED FROM MEETING WITH MYSELF…

WHAT I LEARNED FROM MEETING WITH MYSELF…

In 1982 I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and by 1987, experienced a need to sort things out, focus, to know myself. I had a need to know what I am here for, and how to best accomplish it for the glory of God rather than what I thought was expected of me....

TO MOVE OR NOT TO MOVE!

TO MOVE OR NOT TO MOVE!

One summer my family and I were offered a home to use for two weeks in the mountains of North Carolina. It was the first time my whole family vacationed together. The home is located on a lake and of course my five grandsons were very excited about fishing from the...

ARE YOU…

ARE YOU…

In my dream… I walked in to view my coffin and found myself aware of the young man who was arranging things, but couldn’t find the cloth that was to be used to cover my face in the coffin. The priest closed the coffin anyway. The ribbon that was used to tie around the...

BEHOLD THY MOTHER

BEHOLD THY MOTHER

John 19: 25, 26  “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his Mother…When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!  Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!” As I think about...

I KNOW IT’S GOD BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

I KNOW IT’S GOD BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Frequently I find doing what I do leads to something new. In fact, so new that I’m not sure what it means. Recently… My car sat in the driveway while I waited for the mechanic to call, and let me know that the parts were in. I had some errands to run so I drove our...

STAND DOWN…

STAND DOWN…

You have stood so long You have tried and tried and tried That is why you are so drained and weary It is time to “stand down”   That does not mean “sit down” You will still be standing But you will be leaning more as you stand From now on you will be enabled to...

I’LL GET AROUND TO IT…

I’LL GET AROUND TO IT…

I’m not too sure where this writing comes from; I found it in my files. “To be at peace is to stop and think and be still focusing on a facet of God’s provision usually found in His Word but sometimes a thought that you know is not yours because it’s a bit of wisdom...