• God Hears…Plant Your Seed 

    “God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)    Almost 20 years ago, Annette Short, a good friend, introduced me to “The Highwaymen,”…

  • Work in Progress, Fear to Peace – Part 2

    “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”  Psalm 51:12 (NLT)  God seemed to whisper, “Life is full of seasons.”  Seasons hit when we don’t expect it…at least, that’s what happened to me. A season of fear hit me hard as I walked along the boardwalk to the Suwannee River. On…

  • Work in Progress…Fear to Peace – Part 1

    “I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn’t like the peace that this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid.” John 14:27 (CEV)  I love the idea of Throwback Thursday because it conjures up memories from the past; usually childhood memories. But this Thursday brought back more recent memories…a few weeks…

  • Throwback Thursday

    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”   (Hebrews 13:8 NIV)  My husband listens to a Sirius XM station where Thursday is “Throwback Thursday”. Listening to familiar oldies sets my mind back to past times; living in Jordan Park (the project), going to Jordan Park Elementary School, 16th Street Junior High (before it was called Middle School)… fond…

  • All I Can Say is “Thank You”

    “I will praise You, Lord, with all my heart. I will tell all the miracles You have done. I will be happy because of You; God Most High, I will sing praises to Your name.” Psalm 9:1-2 (NCV)  November 17, 2022: “Mom, I flipped. I had to be cut out!”  Suddenly the phone seemed like a stranger in my hand.…

  • Beauty for Ashes

    “To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.” Isaiah 61:3 (NLT)   “Larry, thank you so much for what you said to me this morning.”  I could see the questioning look in his eyes. “Do you know what I am talking about?” I…

  • Listening and Shortbread Cookies

    “The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.” Isaiah 58:11 (NLT)        7:00 pm at the dinner table, my head snaps back.   “Larry, I’m nodding out and it’s only 7:00pm.”  “Well, go to bed,” Larry said. In…

  • Above and Beyond

    “May He grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.”  Psalm 20:4 (NLT)    “I don’t want to be 80 years old paying off our mortgage.”   Looking over our mortgage statement, this thought just popped up. I thought I was just thinking it, but I realized I was verbalizing it. I repeated it again, slowly, deliberately, aloud. I…

  • Spider Webs, Fingertips…. Age Old Wisdom

    “Their confidence hangs by a thread. They are leaning on a spider’s web.” Job 8:14 (NLT)  The other night, I walked outside smack dab into a spider web. The web was large, strong, and wrapped around my face, entangling my glasses. I started laughing to keep from freaking out as I tried to remove the web. As I was swatting it,…

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