Forgiveness Thursday – Stability

Lord, You have been our dwelling place [our refuge, our sanctuary, our stability] in all generations. ‭‭PSALM‬ ‭90:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Thursday!  It’s a great day to forgive others and yourself. Have you ever been blown away be an event or unexpected occurrence that you felt was unfair?  If so, how long did you dwell on…Read more »

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Tell Me Something Good Monday – Life’s Little Surprises

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. ‭‭James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Monday!  This week Landon turns four-years old.  His birthday…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – About Talents

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he…Read more »

Who Is Your Superhero?

“for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” ‭‭LUKE‬ ‭19:10‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Saturday!  In a time when there are so many superhero movies, I had someone ask me “who is your superhero?”  Now, my family enjoys the superhero movies, but I really don’t care for that genre.…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Stay Strong

“Little children (believers, dear ones), you are of God and you belong to Him and have [already] overcome them [the agents of the antichrist]; because He who is in you is greater than he (Satan) who is in the world [of sinful mankind].” ‭‭1 JOHN‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭AMP‬‬ I hope you are having a wonderful Friday.…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Surround Yourself, Pray and Help Others

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭61:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Friday!  It’s a day of hope, renewal and an opportunity to bring happiness to someone’s life. Have you ever felt beaten down, when you were…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Submit and Listen

  “Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either [slaves] of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?” ‭‭ROMANS‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Monday! I came across the…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Rejoice

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. ‭‭Luke‬ ‭15:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬ It’s Friday and a great day to spread God’s word.  I’ve been taking a class on angels that is so interesting.  There are a…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – People Come and Go

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen. ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬   Happy Thursday.  This last week I’ve been struggling with a little something that probably most of you have experienced.  From time to time people I have grown to love as friends have come into and gone out of my life.…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Make a Joyful Noise

Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them! ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16:32‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s a great day to try something new. Have you ever felt betrayed or like your world has fallen apart abruptly?  It happens to all of us.  What works for…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Share Your Story and Listen

“And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Friday is always an exciting day in our office.  It means a break is coming.  Most have big plans for the weekend.  It’s a time for…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – 490 Times? Really?

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:21-22‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good morning and happy Thursday.  It’s a great time to forgive others and yourself. Are…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Importance of Listening

Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders. ‭‭Job‬ ‭37:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good Morning!  It’s a great day to try something new.   Have you ever been listening to someone and couldn’t wait to speak?  Are you quick to argue when you feel attacked?  Do you find yourself very busy with little time to deal…Read more »

Perseverance during Life’s Trials

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. ‭‭James‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬ We have all endured temptations and preserved through life’s  trials, but some seem especially difficult.  Saying goodbye to a family member…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Anxiety

Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. ‭‭1 PETER‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy 4th of July!  When you’re birthday is on the 4th of July, the entire country is happy and…Read more »

Joy In Our Observance

what we have seen and heard we also proclaim to you, so that you too may have fellowship [as partners] with us. And indeed our fellowship [which is a distinguishing mark of born-again believers] is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things to you so that our joy…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Save Others

On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – How Do You Live Your Life?

We justify our actions by appearances; GOD examines our motives. Clean living before God and justice with our neighbors mean far more to GOD than religious performance. Arrogance and pride—distinguishing marks in the wicked— are just plain sin. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:2-4‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Friday!  It’s a great day to spread God’s love. Have you ever considered…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Claim Your Blessings

The blessing of the LORD brings [true] riches, And He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God]. ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭10:22‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Thursday.  Every day is a good day to forgive yourself and others. Are you claiming your blessings?  Deuteronomy 28 has a list of blessings and curses with these…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – How Do You Treat People?

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world. [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] ‭‭JOHN‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s Try…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Be a Revolutionary for Christ

The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers, but the root of the righteous endures. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Friday!  Spread God’s love everywhere you go. Have you ever been teased for being a Christian?  Have you ever felt that you had to stifle your beliefs or that you were be considered a “goody two shoes”?…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday — Shine, Shine, Shine!

“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because GOD, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Thursday!  It’s been a very busy week, but I am so pleased with all the…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Take Time Live Childlike

For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes…Read more »

Light of the World Blogger Award

I’m truly honored to have been nominated by Joe of Lighthouse Devotions and T. R. Noble of Inside Cup  for the Light of the World Award.  I strive everyday to let God’s light shine through me and find this Award to be a blessing to my ministry.  Thank you Joe and T. R. Noble.  Take a…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Laughter is Good Medicine

Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” ‭‭PSALM‬ ‭126:2‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Friday!  One way we can spread God’s love is through laughter.  A friend shared her morning devotion which said surround yourself with laughter.  What…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – God Leads Us When We Least Expect It

I’m hurt and in pain; Give me space for healing, and mountain air. ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭69:29‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Thursday.  Remember to forgive others and yourself. A few weeks ago, I was speaking before a local civic organization and a very nice lady spoke out about how our City, in this case meaning me, should do more…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Breaking Old Habits

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Monday!  Tell me something good!  I have several stories to share.  First, I saw a lightning bolt come down and hit the transformer in front of the house next to ours…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Let God Work through You

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning and Happy Friday! What seems like is a great day for those of us who are anticipating the weekend, might be more challenging for others.  There are people all around you suffering from…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Choices

For if I do this work of my own free will, then I have a reward; but if it is not of my will [but by God’s choosing], I have been entrusted with a [sacred] stewardship. ‭‭1 CORINTHIANS‬ ‭9:17‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good morning!  We are so thankful to have survived the storm with no damage.  Today,…Read more »

Memorial Day Storms

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭107:29‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning and happy Memorial Day!  Say hello to my little subtropical storm friend, Alberto.  The eye of the storm is expected to make landfall about 70 miles from where we live, but so far we’ve only seen scattered…Read more »

Blessings Abound

The blessing of the LORD brings [true] riches, And He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God]. ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭10:22‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good morning!  The sun is out and Landon is excited.  If it doesn’t rain today, he will be able to go swimming.  After a long dry period, we have…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – How Much Are You Willing to Give Up?

Jesus looked at him and said, “How difficult it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man [who places his faith in wealth or status] to enter the kingdom of God.”…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – And Forgive Yourself!

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬   Happy Thursday!  I can’t believe how fast this week has passed by. There have been quite a few things happening here.  A couple of days ago two children, who are well-known and loved,…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Consider the Source

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Let God Take Over

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s raining here and we are so excited!  Isn’t it great God knows what we need and when we need it. Have you ever had one of those days where you felt invisible to someone?  I’m sure you…Read more »

Happy Mother’s Day!

So Jesus, seeing His mother, and the disciple whom He loved (esteemed) standing near, said to His mother, “[Dear] woman, look, [here is] your son!” ‭‭JOHN‬ ‭19:26‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Mother’s Day!  This day has been special for me.  I remember a time when I prayed to be a mother every day.  Now, I have two…Read more »

Finding the Balance: Listening and Speaking

Listen and hear my voice; Listen carefully and hear my words. ‭‭ISAIAH‬ ‭28:23‬ Someone once told me that God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason.  Yet, listening is something that is difficult to do.  Is it because we are so selfishly caught up in ourselves or maybe it’s because we want…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – New Opportunities

Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you. ‭‭EPHESIANS‬ ‭4:32‬ ‭AMP‬ Good Morning!  After a little more than a week of this nasty cold, I’m starting to feel better! Thank you for your prayers. The weather has been beautiful,…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Be Flexible and Enjoy

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. ‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭36:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Good morning or good evening, now.  I started this post before 7 am.  I was going to chat about flexibility today.  As it…Read more »

Cinco De Mayo and Death

For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; not as a result of…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – The Holy Spirit

The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you. ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭13:14‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Monday!  I hope your day is going wonderful and you are enjoying life. When you are studying the Bible, do you ever have an “aha”…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday -Hang In There

Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God–it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]. ‭‭JAMES‬ ‭5:16‬…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Goodbye New Orleans

Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ ‭‭GALATIANS‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good morning from the very beautiful New Orleans.  The sky is cloudless this morning as I prepare to depart this city rich with culture.  The visit has been a wonderful opportunity for me…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Listen

Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.    Matthew 10:32 Good morning from beautiful New Orleans!  It is amazing how fast a few days go by when I’m on vacation.  Maybe it’s because I’m super busy or maybe because I’m having a wonderful time.  Last night I took…Read more »

Praise the Lord Sunday – Have Faith

We’re not in charge of how you live out the faith, looking over your shoulders, suspiciously critical. We’re partners, working alongside you, joyfully expectant. I know that you stand by your own faith, not by ours. ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:24‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Good morning from New Orleans.  This is the beginning of my second full day in…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Forgiveness Leads to Happiness

Love keeps no records of wrongs.  1 Corinthians 13:5 Good morning.  I pray today finds you well and happy. Last night I came home to a nice surprise.  My husband prepared a delicious ribeye steak dinner, with folded napkins and roses.  Isn’t it great to feel loved!  I’m so thankful that we have been able to…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Make New Christian Friends

The man of too many friends [chosen indiscriminately] will be broken in pieces and come to ruin, But there is a [true, loving] friend who [is reliable and] sticks closer than a brother. ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭18:24‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  A couple of months ago a nice lady that I’ve known for many years invited me to…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Questions from Followers

In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ( Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. ‭‭JOHN‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Friday!  It’s a great day to spread God’s love. Yesterday I received the following questions and comments from Nationofnope. “You seem to know something on the subject so will…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Enjoy a Slice of Humble Pie

Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:21‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Thursday!  I pray your day is going well.  Lately, Humble pie has been the main course for me.  Forget the slices, I ate the pies in their entirety. Today, has been one of those days. Last night I was talking…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Ladies Bible Study

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.  1 Thessalonians 3:5 Good Morning.  It’s Try Something New Tuesday.  What will you try today? I have found that when we try new things, our perspective changes.  It can be something as small as sitting somewhere new in church.  Many of us are…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – All Things Come from the Lord

First pride, then the crash— the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:18‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Good Morning!  Tell me something good!  I had a wonderful quiet weekend at home studying.  I’m slowly catching up on some school work and planning an upcoming trip to New Orleans.  It’s a business trip, but still exciting.  I…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Growing in Christ

 Concerning this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull and sluggish in [your spiritual] hearing and disinclined to listen. For though by this time you ought to be teachers [because of the time you have had to learn these truths], you actually need someone to teach…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Conforming and Modeling

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Welcome All!

Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men ‭‭COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭ Good Morning.  It’s Holy Week, which for me is a thoughtful and penitent time.  It’s not so much about the Easter Bunny,…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Dominic Turns One!

Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice! ‭‭PHILIPPIANS‬ ‭4:4‬ Happy Friday!  It’s a great day to spread God’s love.  Today is Dominic’s birthday!  He’s been with us eight months now, and has become a big part of our lives and family.  We are thankful for Dominic.  Enjoy…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Emulate Jesus

For if you forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins], your heavenly Father will also forgive you. ‭‭MATTHEW‬ ‭6:14‬  Good morning!  I hope you have a wonderful Thursday.  This morning I have a little helper. Is there someone in your life that just drives you crazy?  Does someone’s habits get on your nerves?…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – On Discernment and Speaking Off the Cuff

Discretion will watch over you, Understanding and discernment will guard you ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭2:11‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Wednesday.  It’s a great day to use your gifts to change the world wherever you are and wherever you go.  I asked a lady in my office today what she was going to do.  My heart was filled with joy…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – God Never Stops Amazing Me!

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.  Psalm 145:3 Happy Tuesday.  I continue to be amazed at God’s work in my life.  The more I study His word, the more I realize just how awesome He is.  If you are someone who has doubts, I encourage you…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Trust God

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.  Jeremiah 31:25 Happy Monday!  This was a fast weekend.  I had some fun time with Landon.  We blew bubbles, rescued caterpillars and sang songs.  What a great way to spend Saturday! Saturday afternoon I prepared my Sunday School lesson with excitement.  I had obtained some props…Read more »

Saint Patrick

  Top of the morning to you!  Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  A few years ago I ordered an Ancestry.com DNA test.  I’m excited to say that I’m 10% Irish.  Maybe that’s The origin of my green eyes.  When I was a child, we wore green on Saint Patrick’s Day to avoid getting pinched. When I…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Give a Little Love

My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – New Beginnings

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  Romans 8:1 Good morning.  It is hard to wake up on cold mornings, but there are many opportunities for us today.  So, join me in embracing the present. Do you have something in your past that makes you feel bad about yourself?…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Help Others

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.  Jeremiah 31:25 Good morning and Happy Wednesday!  For some of us this means we are half way through our work week.  It’s a beautiful, but cold spring morning in Florida.  The Dogwoods, Bradford Pears and Azaleas are in full bloom.  It’s beautiful here. Today is a…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Visit Other Groups

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.  Proverbs 16:9 Good Morning.  It’s Try Something New Tuesday!  What will you try?  Sometimes I feel like things try me, instead of the other way around.  A few weeks ago I visited another church to watch a sermon review.  Then, about a…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Gentle Conversation

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 Good Morning. Today is the last day of my mini vacation. I needed a few days to recover from so many long days at work and to catch up on some school work. I’m…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Dealing with Loss

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  John 20:29 Good Morning!  Over the last couple of years I seen people say goodbye to their loved ones too many times.  Sometimes the goodbyes have been before and other times it…Read more »

Be Kind and Lift Others Up

Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. ‭‭1 CORINTHIANS‬ ‭13:4‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Saturday!  I watched the movie Wonder with my grandson today.  There are so many lessons to be learned from the movie, not only for…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Blown Away by Faith

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.  Isaiah 58:11 Happy Friday!  It feels good to be back.  I apologize for my brief time away.  I will spend the…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Forgiveness and Love

All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?” So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Weekend and Early Week Adventures

Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.  Proverbs 30:5 Good morning.  It’s Try Something New Tuesday!  What will you try today? I’ve been under the weather the last few days, but the blessings continue to flow. My first adventure involved visiting a church.  Every six…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – More Experiences, More Great Stories

  Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭51:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good afternoon.  I’m resting at home today with a cold.  I’ve been pushing hard the last few weeks.  Many mornings I’ve been getting up at 3ish am, and working from 7 am to 9pm.   Well,…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – The Annointing is Wonderful!

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:31‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning from Tallahassee.  I traveled to Tallahassee this morning to attend a work related class.  I’m excited to see business friends and learn about legislative changes that are being considered.  It’s a good…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Strength in Weakness

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!  Please forgive me for not being as diligent…Read more »

Feel God’s Love at All Times

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.  Isaiah 12:2 Good afternoon.  I pray that you are enjoying your weekend.  My week was super busy.  This morning I have become aware of some friends who…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – God is with Us

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Friday!  It has been a particularly busy week. I have had several speaking engagements and public speaking has never been my favorite thing to do.  In the past, I have experienced anxiety attacks, where I would have a physical reaction that was…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Remember Your Enemies

If you see your enemy hungry, go buy him lunch; if he’s thirsty, bring him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness, and God will look after you.  Proverbs 25:12 Happy Tuesday!  This morning Landon had a little accident that resulted in a boo boo.  So, this is a photo of what happens…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Miscellaneous Thoughts

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.   Isaiah 12:2 It’s Tell Me Something Good Monday!  This morning I’ve been reflecting on some recent and not so recent events.  Last week was tough.  However,…Read more »

Love, Gifts, Joy and Growth

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; ‭‭James‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Saturday!  I’m a little late posting today,  because I’ve been enjoying resting.  This afternoon I plan to take a walk outside and just rest and refresh my soul.  If you have had a tough week, take a few moments,…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Flawless

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Friday!  This week has been speeding along like a blur, but I’m…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – There No Such Thing as Impossible

And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. ‭‭Mark‬ ‭10:27‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!  We have been very busy at work planning a community event.  This is not my first rodeo, but I’m looking forward to many successful times…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Dominic, Joy, Hope and Love

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds ‭‭James‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬ It’s Try Something New Tuesday.  What will you try?  Today, I’m so thankful for the people in my life who lighten my load.  Others aren’t obligated to help us.  So, when they do, take time to say…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday -Eagles and Sparrows

who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭103:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Monday!  Tell me something good.  I had a wonderful weekend, but it spun by like a whirlwind.  Over the weekend, I encountered several people with heavy hearts.  In some of the cases, I knew what…Read more »

Praise the Lord Sunday – Include God in Your Giving

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬ It’s a glorious Sunday and I hope you are enjoying your day!  Our day started nice with Church, a fellowship breakfast and Sunday School.  Today, our minister’s sermon was about being called into discipleship.  Have you ever…Read more »

Shades of Grey

The silver-haired head is a crown of splendor and glory; It is found in the way of righteousness. ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭16:31‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Saturday!  It’s a lazy Saturday at my house.  Our grandson spent the night and we slept in this morning.  Ahhh. A couple of months ago I noticed and accepted the fact that my…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Benefits of Coach or Mentor

With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding. ‭‭Job‬ ‭12:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning!  It’s spread the love Friday!  What will you do to make others feel special?  I always love Friday because we can wear jeans to work. Today, I added a pair of snazzy boots to the outfit.  It gives me…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Free Yourself for Blessings

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. ‭‭Mark‬ ‭11:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬ It’s Thursday and a great time to forgive ourselves and others.  This week housekeeping has been low on the todo list, and it shows.  The funny thing…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Speak Life

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable and pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my [firm, immovable] rock and my Redeemer. ‭‭PSALM‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭AMP‬‬ It’s a frozen Wednesday in Florida today.  The temperature is below 27° and it has been raining.  While my body is frozen, I am…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Walk by Faith

For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance. ‭‭2 CORINTHIANS‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good morning.  I’m celebrating the completion of a class today.  Woohoo!  We are…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Hang Tough!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. ‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Thursday!  Yesterday was a day filled with good news and joy for me at work.  I have been going through a slump for a…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Effective Meetings

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Romans 12:11 Good Morning!  For me this is Wednesday go to meeting day!  All the meetings I’m attending today are important, but one of the meetings is of particular importance to me.   So, this morning I was up and preparing early.…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Restore Yourself

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭4:9-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s a great time to try…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Gifts

I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. 1 Corinthians 7:7 Happy Monday!  It’s a great time to share something good.  I want to share about my husbands Chicken Soup.  It was the most-perfect thing that…Read more »

Praise the Lord Sunday – Baptism and the Wilderness

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Immediately coming up out of the water, he (John) saw the heavens torn open, and the Spirit like a dove descending on Him (Jesus); and a voice came out of heaven saying: “You are My beloved Son, in…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – You’ve Got Something to Say

When you are cast down and humbled, you will speak with confidence, And the humble person He will lift up and save. ‭‭JOB‬ ‭22:29‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Friday!  It’s great to have a holiday, but sometimes it means doing the same amount of work in less time.  For me this week has been a roller coaster…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Serve and Forgive

For we know Him who said, “V ENGEANCE IS MINE [retribution and the deliverance of justice rest with Me], I WILL REPAY [the wrongdoer].” And again, “T HE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.” ‭‭HEBREWS‬ ‭10:30‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Thursday! How did we get to Thursday so quickly?  This week seems to be flying by.  I’m on…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Turn to Him

I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me.  Psalm 120:1 Good morning!  Thank you for all the new year wishes!  My body is cold this morning, but my heart is warm. The verse I selected today for memorization is Psalm 120:1.  Why?  Well, because we need to remember it for ourselves…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Change Up Your Routine

While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. ‭‭GENESIS‬ ‭8:22‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good Morning!  It’s a very cold Tuesday here.  When I woke up the temperature was 22 degrees, and the windchill in the teens.  Yikes!  This doesn’t feel like Florida!    Last week…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Happy 2018!

Indeed, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you. ‭‭ISAIAH‬ ‭42:9‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy 2018!  Most of the years of my life, I have stayed up to see the new year come in.  Last night, I went to bed.  You know what?  I…Read more »

Praise the Lord Sunday – Make Plans and Let Go Of Worries!

“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,” says the LORD, “plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.” ‭‭JEREMIAH‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good morning.  Tonight we will jump forward into 2018.  Are you ready? This time of the year I always make…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good work. ‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:16-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬ It’s Friday and cold, but the sun is out.  Yesterday, Landon stayed and played all…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – On Family and Friends

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:32‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Thursday from a very cold and rainy Florida.  I’m studying this morning with my grandson by my side.  We started the day with Landon taking a drive in his new car.…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Christmas Reflections

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly…Read more »

Merry Christmas – Remember the Reason

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee,…Read more »

Remember Our Military

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good morning!  Christmas is almost here. I’m busy cleaning house and preparing for Christmas Day celebrations.  I have one child and grandchild asleep in our…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – It’s Not Over Yet!

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Good Morning!  It’s the Friday before Christmas and life is so busy!  Even in our small town, the stores are packed and people are inundated with last-minute shopping.  Tensions are high this time of year.  My own…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Rise and Change the World

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  John 3:17 Happy Thursday!  When I look outside this morning, I can’t believe it’s December 21st.  The fog is so thick and heavy it looks like Halloween. Have you ever had a heaviness in…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Strive Spiritual Gifts

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Matthew 6:33 Good Morning!  We have made it half way into the week on the week before Christmas! This morning I’m reminded of the need to learn more Bible verses.  Why?  Often, we know the…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Change Your Focus and Attitude

But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:31‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s a great time to try something new. Have you ever looked around and thought, “wow! life is unfair”?  I think that way too sometimes, especially when I’m focused on what others do,…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Make Their Day!

For I was a hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in. ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25:35‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Monday!  Was it a busy weekend for you?  It was for me too.  We had our Sunday School party.  I was blessed beyond measure…Read more »

Cheerful Work

Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! There is nothing too difficult or too wonderful for You– ‭‭JEREMIAH‬ ‭32:17‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good Morning!  Every day we are one day closer to Christmas.  Are you beginning to feel anxious about commitments, money, time,…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – What’s Right?

You spread out our sins before you— our secret sins—and you see them all. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭90:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Happy Friday!  Do you ever find yourself looking around and wondering what is right and what is wrong?  I understand this question because the news media and the world tell us one thing, and the Bible tells another.…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Parables and Dominic

Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Invite Others

I sought the Lord, and he delivered me from all my fears.            Psalm 34:4 Good Morning.  It is a cold Wednesday in northwest Florida this morning.  I am so blessed to have a warm coat, gloves, and heated seats in my car.  As you go out today, remember there are…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – When Is It Important To Be Right?

We must keep our eyes on Jesus.  Hebrews 12:2 Happy Tuesday! I don’t know about your life, but mine has been busy during the holidays this year.  I was thinking this morning about all the Christmas seasons I’ve seen come and go.  Some years I was meeting myself coming and going, and others were too…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday -Christmas Celebrations

I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭145:5‬ ‭ Happy cold Monday!  My something good is we enjoyed taking our grandson to church with us yesterday.  He is so cute.  In the middle of the sermon, he began humming.  I guess I could have stopped him, but…Read more »

The Rest of the Story

The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.  Proverbs 11:25 After posting yesterday, I quickly set about cleaning up our thermos. At that moment it occurred to me that we didn’t have any milk.  I had spoken to my husband the evening before about needing to pick up milk for Our…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Warm them up!

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬  Good morning!  It’s still cold and raining in Florida. I woke up early today…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Grudges

He reached down from heaven and rescued me; He drew me out of deep waters.  Psalm 18:16 Happy Thursday!  I’m posting at lunch today.  It’s a little later than usual because for some reason, I just can’t get my act together. Ever been there?  In Florida it is getting colder by the minute.  It was…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Learning the Word

Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭28:9-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Rainy Wednesday!  Rain seems…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Be Watchful

But now, O Lord, thou art our father; We are the clay, and thou our potter; And we all are the work of thy hand.    Isaiah 64:8 Happy Tuesday.  I spent yesterday resting and reading, and today I am ready to go. Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent.  It’s a time of…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Blessings

Bless the Lord o my soul.  Psalm 103:1 Good morning.  I’ve been a little run down and under the weather, so I haven’t published as many posts lately.  Please forgive me.  I take on too much sometimes.  There are so many things I want to do. Today, take a few minutes to  think about all…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Come to the Table

Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.   Luke 22:42 It’s Forgiveness Thursday and a great day to get right with God and others. Have you ever felt like you had to choose between your family and doing what you thought was…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Bible Study

Your mistakes do not define you.  Psalm 37:24 Good morning!  It’s a good day for all camels. This morning I’ve been thinking about Bible journaling.  For a long time I kept my Bible in a box in pristine condition, except for when I was using it of course.  It was beautiful and I was taking…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Giving and Learning Tuesday

and there they continued to preach the good news. ‭‭ACTS‬ ‭14:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good morning from chilly Florida.  It’s a beautiful and glorious day here.  It’s Try Something New Tuesday, but I also discovered that it is Giving Tuesday.  Apparently the Tuesday after Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday on the YouVersion Bible App.  This is one…Read more »

First Blogaversary – Many Thanks!

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Monday!  After a long holiday weekend, I’m a excited to be back at work! November 23rd was my one year blogging anniversary.  I was trying to be mindful of the date…Read more »

Give Back

I will walk by faith even when I cannot see.  2 Corinthians 5:7 Good morning.  Are you surviving the beginning of the holiday season?  Here I see shopping, traffic, and decorating.  It’s a busy time for parties, gift giving and joy, but also stress.  Be sure to take time to rest and read your Bible.…Read more »

Be Thankful in Everything!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Every year I am reminded of how someone we love will not be around the next time we gather.  It’s usually someone we least expect. So today, count your blessings and enjoy your family and friends.  Tell everyone you love them.  Let the little things go, especially grudges.  Give back to others if…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Show the World Your Thankfulness

Give thanks with a grateful heart.  1 Thessalonians 5:18 Happy Thanksgiving Eve!  Over the past few weeks I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to Billy Graham.  He recently celebrated his 99th birthday and SeriusXM established a temporary channel so people could listen to his messages.  Yesterday was supposed to be the last day.  I learned this…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Make It Fun

Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.  ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭144:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s hard to believe that it’s two days before Thanksgiving. Since the beginning of the school year, two or three days a week I take my grandson to preschool. He’s…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – What Do You Believe?

But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.   Psalms‬ ‭3‬:‭3‬ KJV Good morning from chilly Florida.  It’s tell me something good Monday, and I have some good news to share.  I love teaching Sunday School.  Thanks be to God, our group is growing and the…Read more »