A Fixed Eye!

A totally revamped post, even the title has been changed! I pray it will motivate a response of focusing anew!

The Scarlett Road

From back problems with a herniated disc, to a tear in the retina, then on for a thumb issue (again), I passed go and dropped in for knee trials. There always seems to be plenty of physical ailments to endure in this transitory existence. Not to mention the most painful, losing family members in death, it can all seem impossible to endure. But . . .

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33, NLT

Jesus is informing believers to prepare for a life of sorrow and trials. However, it seems many Christians want to avoid those passages of Scripture while claiming others that make one healthy and prosperous; Looking for easy commands instead of passages which instruct a believer…

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Cough Up the Cornbread!

To escape the chore of the evening meal, we headed to Cracker Barrel. My mouth was watering for the warm, soft cornbread muffins. My favorites! As we waited for the food to arrive at our table, the server kindly dropped off a basket with several corn muffins inside. But what I had hoped to experience … Continue reading Cough Up the Cornbread!

Enduring For The Gold

Meeting someone whose demeanor and instruction creates a thirst for greater godliness is one of the special blessings in life. Pastor Ivan French was such a man. He was our pastor through seminary training as my dear hubby worked successfully for his Master’s in Theology degree. Pastor French spoke at various conferences with each church … Continue reading Enduring For The Gold

The “Feel Good” Antidote!

Christmastime has always provoked a desire to experience LOVE. Romance novels and Hallmark movies were the norm and certainly instrumental in setting a standard for me as a young girl. A woman recently confided that she loved the Hallmark Christmas movies because they made her feel good. Her candid admission lingered in my mind, and … Continue reading The “Feel Good” Antidote!


As a little child, I remember the eagerness for Christmas morning, and the overwhelming joy at the thought of Santa Claus leaving presents under the tree. Unfortunately, growing up brought a profound sadness when I learned Santa was not real. Nevertheless, I am finding my deep and meaningful relationship with the God of Creation brings … Continue reading OVERWHELMING EXPECTANCY