Knowing and Sharing

“that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,”. Philippians‬ ‭3‬:‭10‬ ‭ To be honest, I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection; the idea of sharing in his suffering and death that’s not as appealing.like most, I want... Continue Reading →

Count It All Joy

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬-‭4‬ It’s funny, maybe a little ironic, that as I read this verse,... Continue Reading →

Can you picture Him?

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬ ‭ Can you picture the Lord rejoicing over you with exuberant joy? Or quieting your heart with His... Continue Reading →

Unexpected gift

I sat in silence watching the streets of New Orleans pass by. I was on my way back to the airport via Uber. It was 4 a.m. in the morning, and I was still processing the two weeks prior. My eyes welled with tears as I asked the Lord to help me put into words... Continue Reading →

Take It With You

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. I Corinthians 15:50 You can't take it with you, all the material goods in the world, matter nothing at death. Our bodies perish, but all that we have accumulated remain. This scripture reminds me of the... Continue Reading →

F.L.O.W.

Lately I have found myself drawn to acronyms. I will hear a word and start to ponder something it could stand for in my life. I see a frog - Fully Rely on God. I hear Fear - I think Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything and Rise. I was listening to a message... Continue Reading →

The Whole Word

“preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭4:2‬ Preach - Strong's G2784 - kēryssō - to be a herald; to officiate as herald; to proclaim after the manner of a herald; specifically used of the public proclamation of the gospel... Continue Reading →

Marriage Takes Work

Today I kept pondering the word honor or respect. I told God that because today is our 23rd anniversary, I wanted to make a special point to show honor and respect to my husband. We have been together the better part of the last thirty-one years. We are a testimony to God’s grace and mercy... Continue Reading →

At a distance

“All the people perceived the thunderings, the lightnings, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking. When the people saw it, they trembled, and stayed at a distance. They said to Moses, “Speak with us yourself, and we will listen; but don’t let God speak with us, lest we die.” Moses said to the... Continue Reading →

Steadfast Love and Faithfulness

“Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:3-4‬ ‭ Today is the anniversary of my first marriage. I am grateful for God’s mercy and grace.... Continue Reading →

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