The Wonder of HIM!

The Wonder of HIM!

This morning the sun was shining, my backyard was full of the different colors of foliage, and the green of the grass was poking its way through the dried leaves.   My thoughts were, “How beautiful, and thank you, Lord, for who You are.”  Why do I say this?  It amazes me when I hear some…

Satan Loves a Clutter Queen

Satan Loves a Clutter Queen

There are times that you don’t know why all the plans you had all of a sudden get all discombobulated.  You are confused because you had a plan of action…everything that you are told you need to accomplish your goals.  I know for me this state of mind is because the evil doer is hard…

Protected by His Armor

Protected by His Armor

Do not forget the one who loves you far beyond your wildest imaginings.  Open your arms as wide as you can and visualize double, triple, quadruple, and MORE; that is how much God loves you.  God will give you the strength to face anything.  His Word says,  “I can do all things through Him who…

Lord, I Need a Nap!

Lord, I Need a Nap!

Everything seems to be spiraling out of control and I’m exhausted.  I need a nap!  The only problem is my mind won’t let my body rest.  Lord, what am I going to do?  My “To Do” List at the time was nine pages long, typed and single spaced.  How was I going to get anything…

The Spiritual High

The Spiritual High

Zip! Zing! ZOWIE!…What a feeling!  I want to enjoy this super high for the rest of my life.  Many of us have been on the roller coaster rides and you walk up to the ride, a little scared, a little excited, and even a little intimated by this huge monster looming before you.  You sit…

A Servant’s Heart

A Servant’s Heart

You may have heard the term a servant’s heart.  What does that really mean?  The Bible says, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Share with the Lord’s people who are in…

His Healing Arms

His Healing Arms

The time had come for me to leave those loving arms of God and proceed with my life.  The first question is, “Am I really ready?”  Have you guessed that my heart-break was the passing of my beautiful Golden Retriever, Nikki?  She was so young, loving, fun, and the joy of my life.  When she…

Still Forever In His Arms

Still Forever In His Arms

Continuing from the article Forever In His Arms let’s finish the last segment of Nikki’s Tail-Waggin’ Lessons.  If you missed the first part of this story, Nikki was a special teacher with a wet nose and a wiggly tail-end that God used to help me understand His life lessons.  Now to the conclusion of the…

Forever In His Arms

Forever In His Arms

A while back grief came up and hit square in the face and left me with the most excruciating heart pain I have ever known.  The following are excerpts from my book, Nikki’s Tail-Waggin’ Lessons and my recent bout with grief.  Nikki was my special Golden Girl that I believe God sent to me for…

Champion Worrywort

Champion Worrywort

There is something that we all suffer from.  Don’t deny it…it’s WORRY.  We used to have a running joke in my family that I was the “champion worrywort” next to my grandfather, dad, and then me.  I worried about what I should wear…girls gotta look good.  I worried about walking down a dark path…someone would…

Welcome to My Pity Party

Welcome to My Pity Party

There is a statement I saw, although I don’t know who said it; but it is something to think about.  “Be open to growth. The hard seeds of misfortune blossom into the flowers of courage and compassion.” I remember as a kid, after I fell or someone was mean to me and I was in…

Out of the Darkness Into His Light

Out of the Darkness Into His Light

There is a darkness that comes over you at any moment, no warning, it’s just there.  What is this darkness?  It is the feeling of being totally alone.  You might be in a room full of people and activities and still feel isolated and invisible.  You are at a point where you wonder where the…

Do What You Can’t Do!

Do What You Can’t Do!

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes are good and they can really inspire us, but I need God’s inspiration.  Many times I once again face fear. …

Garbage Out-New Life In

Garbage Out-New Life In

This is a really powerful statement from God’s Word:  “So, my very dear friends, don’t get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to…

Anticipation of Wonder

Anticipation of Wonder

What a sight as I stand at the top of the fjords in Norway!   It was amazing to look down and see what I knew was a huge cruise ship, but it looked no bigger than a small toy you could float in your bathtub.  Then again seeing the fjords in Prince Christian Sound in…

It’s Okay To Be….SCARED!

It’s Okay To Be….SCARED!

Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile…initially scared me to death. ~ Betty Bender There are times when I just feel like curling up and staying in my safe and secure place.  No worries, no fears, and no challenges can get me there.  Sometimes I fool myself into thinking that this safety will give me a…

Don’t Tell Me I Can’t!

Don’t Tell Me I Can’t!

“You Can’t Do That” is an awful phrase to hear your whole life.  It can devastate your self-esteem and can mark you as a loser, forever.  That was my life! I know that my parents didn’t mean for it come out that way.  It almost ruined me, because I truly began to believe it.  I…

“Satan, SCAT!”

“Satan, SCAT!”

There is a statement that says, “Accept your path, with its many twists and turns.  The adventure is in the journey, not the arriving.“ Once again, satan is after me because I want to do God’s work, not his. Life has been exciting watching God work.  To keep me balanced and letting “God’s Woman” appear,…

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