Divine Appointment

I am not Charismatic. Or maybe I am. I never thought that I had much in common with people who worship for hours unceasing…and speak or chatter in unintelligible (to me at least) sounds… or dance around and wave their hands or fall on the ground and lay prostrate on the floor. But you know…

Idioms, Adages and a Nugget of Wisdom

1. A tiger doesn’t change its stripes… and a leopard doesn’t change its spots. 2.Don’t make a deal with the devil…or with a man who does not Believe. When the oath that has been made is broken or the rules are changed mid-game we should have expected as much. “Fool me once, shame on you!…

Stroll in the Park…Hardly

“I come to the garden alone While the dew is still on the roses And the voice I hear falling on my ear The Son of God discloses. And He walks with me, and He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own; And the joy we share as we tarry there, None other has ever known. He speaks, and…

Honor …and What? The Meaning of a Word

Achievement is the knowledge that you have studies and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that is nice too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success. ~ Helen Hayes   I read this quote the other day…

Growing Pains

This is part of a message that was sent to me this morning from a good friend. By the way,  one of the best things about having a good friend…they send us things and say things when we need it most. An excerpt from the devotional she passed along…”Paul Miller writes, ‘People of faith live in the desert.…

I’m a Bird

Young Allie, “Now, say you’re a bird.”… Young Noah, “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” Aaaahhhh. Sigh. Be still my heart. That is my favorite scene of any movie ever. I imagine that it will always be. Just watch.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3qEw2Plx0.  . Sigh. Sigh again. The Notebook. The most romantic book and movie EVER. You might think…

Let it Happen to Me…According to Your Word

” Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38. Mary, young girl that she was, knew who she was. She was a servant of the Lord. She was God’s child. Stasi Eldredge writes the following excerpts in her…

Just Passing Through

“This world is not my home I’m just a passing through/ My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue/ The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door/ And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.” These are the first words to a song that my University of Georgia Wesley Foundation group would often perform…

Are You The Master… of Anything?

Let’s say that I mastered my numbers and letters. I can say my 1,2,3’s and A,B,C’s.  I can count to 100 or 1000 or 10000000000 and that means: I can add; subtract; multiply; divide… I understand algebra and geometry and trigonometry and calculus. I can build a skyscraper and launch a spaceship and calculate the most challenging mysteries of…

If You Hurl You Will Feel Better…

…Hurl…before you even put your feet on the floor. Hurl…before you even open your eyes. Hurl everything that you’ve got in you! Hurl it all… to God. Recently some women friends and I were talking about “unholy ties”. This happens when relationships aren’t bound together in Love…but are bound together by control or fear or other…