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…

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…

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…

1970’s… Commune… Communion…Let’s Talk

When I was a kid…way back in the crazy 1970’s,  TV had a very limited number of channels. ABC… CBS… NBC…and then there was the Sesame Street, Electric Company (and the show that I couldn’t stand called ZOOM) channel other wise known as PBS. And there was TBS that played all of the great old shows like…

“Mom, did you see the Sunrise this morning?” My answer.

I woke up this morning. When you hear those words you might go, “Yeah, duh…obviously or you wouldn’t be writing.” Or , “Congratulations!” Or, “Why? Has something been wrong? Did you think that you weren’t going to?” I woke up this morning. Yes, literally. I am drinking my coffee. My kids are off at school.…

Terrible, Horrible, Dead Dream

I woke up this morning from another bad dream. Dreaming at all is uncommon for me. But recently I have had a string of pretty terrible ones. Last night’s was not the recurring one with the ginormous tornado…the tornado that comes right before dark…it rises up over the horizon…massive and black and swirling. And I know without a shadow of…

It Really is THAT Simple

Yesterday I spent several hours in planning sessions for exciting new ministries that are about to launch at my church. After my last meeting with a group of three other women, we walked into the hallway outside of the church library and our Pastor greeted us and inquired about our progress. I chimed in… “It was extremely productive.…

Granny Naomi, Indian Spirit – Part I

My Daddy was a real good-looking man. We aren’t real sure who all his people were because the Jefferson County Courthouse burned down just after he was born. All the records of births and deaths and marriages went up in smoke. Like quite a few people up in these parts,  Daddy had a good amount…

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…