The End – Not Even Close

Endure begins with “end” but then goes on…CONTINUES…”ure”…you’re…you are. You are meant for more. “No testing has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tested beyond what you can bear. But when you are tested, He will also provide a way out so that…

Feed the Birds and Believe

When I was out walking late yesterday afternoon I was thinking about a lot of things going on in my life right now…and I was determined to look for signs…that God was hearing me…that God was with me….that everything was going to be ok and work out for the “greatest good and the best and…

I Get By With a Little Help

It is Monday…of Holy Week. There are four more principles to be discussed from 14 Secrets to Better Relationships, the Lenten series book that my church congregation has been reading since Ash Wednesday. Todays “one another” command is “Therefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:18. Comfort. We are called to give to one…

Breaking the Sabbath – A Sunday Morning Excerpt from “Home Within”

Sunday was a day when we were supposed to stop everything too. It was a true “Day of rest”,  for the people in my family and my community. We took that seriously. Usually.  All the shops and restaurants were closed down… nobody did any farm work or house work. My parents taught us that a…

Peace, Baby, Peace

An important message shared by a friend… “This is what God chose as best, this is where He first became one of us: God chose to make His entry point into the world through the holy space of a woman, to enfold Himself inside of a woman, to drink of a woman, be held and…

Power of Prayer

When I was a kid I prayed most nights before bedtime…”Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. God bless Mommy and Daddy and Jamie and Grandmomma and Daddy John…(all of the family members and…

Easter 2012, Following Jesus

An Easter Story :”Christian” or Follower of Jesus

This is a re-post of an article that I wrote last Easter Time. Well, as it is Easter again (almost)  here you go! An”oldie” and I hope you think it is a “goodie”…at least thought provoking and somewhat informative and inspiring:) April 6, 2012 ~Thomas Jefferson, one of our American Founding Fathers and drafter of the…

Calling ALL Angels….

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”  Paulo Coelho “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” …

“It’s a Place of Healing. It’s a Place Where I Find Freedom.”

A prayer of David. “Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.  Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant,…

Identity (who I am), Identify (who you are) – I AM like You (more than you know)

My understanding is that Peter Marshall was a famous Presbyterian Minister that served as Chaplin for the U.S. Senate. I do not know if this story sent to me via e mail is “true” but it seems likely. I thought the words were incredibly timely and topical and I wanted to share them with you. “That irreverent river pilot…