• Clarity and Peace

    “I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources, He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.  Then, Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him.  Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” Ephesians 3: 16 – 17(NLT) Hard to believe my brother, Billy, made his transition over a…

  • Come Away for A While

    “Then Jesus said, ‘Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile…’ ” Mark 6:31 (NLT)   I have been in a fog for a while. I wanted to get away from everything, the news, the pandemic, the sadness, the deaths.  I wanted to clear my head; find my joy, my peace, again. So, for the past…

  • The Power of One

    “Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the Lord your God fights for you, just as He has promised.” Joshua 23:10 (NLT)   Today, as I blanket myself in numbness watching the pain that engulfs our country, the idea it only takes one comes to mind.  It only takes one to shock our…

  • Answered Prayers

    “So, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out of the fire…Their hair was not burned, their robes were not burned, and they didn’t even smell like smoke!” Daniel 3…26-…27 (NCV)  Billy came home Wednesday, May 13, after a 31-day hospital stay. Look at the picture below. Cheryl took it as soon as he got home from the hospital.  He is sitting…

  • Kind of Tired of Being Scared.

    “As for me, I look to the Lord for help.  I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. The Lord will bring me into the light, and I will see His righteousness.” Micah 7:…

  • God’s Got This

     “Don’t be afraid! Stand still and you will see the Lord save you today…You only need to remain calm; the Lord will fight for you.” (Exodus 14: 13-14 NCV)     I talked to Billy Sunday morning. He is recovering from surgery and said, “the past few days have been rough. But I think the worse is over.” I agree…

  • Hanging in There

    “The minute I said, “I’m slipping, I’m falling,” your love, God, took hold and held me fast. When I was upset and beside myself, you calmed me down and cheered me up.” Psalm 94: 18-19 (MSG)   Thanks so much for all your prayers for Billy. Sometimes, when I ask Billy how he is doing he says, “I’m hanging in…

  • I Fell Yesterday: This is what happened.

    “The wise are patient; they will be honored if they ignore insults.” Proverbs 19:11 (NCV) The package wasn’t delivered yesterday. I went to the mailbox at 3:15 pm and discovered mail had been delivered, but not the box.  I called the post office, no answer. I quickly decided this was not a battle to be fought.  The box wasn’t delivered;…

  • I Fell Yesterday

    “We all make many mistakes.  If people never said anything wrong, they would be perfect and able to control their entire selves, too.” James 3: 2 (NCV)   Lord knows, I’m not perfect. I slipped and fell yesterday.  Not in the physical sense, but I’m not sure what sense it was.  The more I think about it, I slipped into…

  • Update: God is so Good and God’s Grace

    “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” Psalm 90:14 (NIV) Just want to share an update about my brother, Billy aka Gum.  He was released from the hospital last week and is doing well.  In fact, I talked to him yesterday morning and he was his…

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