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…

Jesus in Disguise

Over the past few days I have been writing about Dave Early’s book 14 Secrets to Better Relationships. First, we NEED relationships. God made us for relationships…but how do we ensure that we have good, satisfying, godly relationships? “Accept one another…just as Christ accepted you.” Romans 15:7. AND “Love one another: As I have loved you…” John 13:34…

All You Need is Love (A Five Letter Word… not four or six)

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34 “AS I have loved you…. so you MUST love one another.” How did Jesus love us? And do we have to love everybody? What happens if we don’t love each other as Jesus…

Ask and You Shall Receive… a Snuggle, or a Waffle, or my Life

In Matthew 9:12-13 Jesus also told the Pharisees who were criticizing him for spending time with sinners, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.”  Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who…

Navin R. Johnson doesn’t need anything but “this”..

I wake up and the sun is too bright or the sky is too gray. I have nothing to wear and my whole self needs serious help. The shower water is too warm or it’s too cool…same for the room…same for the coffee….same for the air outside. The car ride is also an irritation. “Why can’t people learn to drive! Everyone…

Adam and Adam…It’s Not What You Think

I’ve been talking about relationships A LOT lately…and for good reason! Every day I keep getting affirming messages that I am thinking about thought worthy things!As I said yesterday, God is a member of the first relationship! And He is also a member of the relationship with mankind…”Man” that he made in His image. I…

“Do ye Kin Me?” (without understanding true love is impossible)

It is four o’clock in the morning. I’ve been up since 1 trying to go back to sleep…but 3 hours later, here I am. I gave up on the sleep for now. Instead I am eating Natural Smuckers, no sugar or artificial sweeteners added pb&j on rice cakes and drinking Almond milk. “What!?!” you say, “No Gheradelli dark chocolate…

I Love Your Face

My friend Pastor Chris DeGreen, is committed and devoted to putting out a morsel of soul filling food for thought each morning. That inspires me! Sometimes his messages are personal stories…sometimes they are thoughts based on scripture. Today he posed an interesting question. In his “Day of Praise” devotional today, Pastor DeGreen writes: “Son, your sins are forgiven.”…

The Gift of Tussle

My first experience with the unpredictability of the great outdoors, the time when I fell in that snow drift at nine months old, didn’t deter me in the least. From that day on, weather permitting, and Momma permitting, I was outside every minute I could be.  I needed plenty of room to flip and jump and roll.…