Called to Development or Diminution?

Have you ever been labeled with a derogatory name that you just cannot seem to get out from under? Maybe you were branded as a child and were repeatedly called stupid, crazy, fat, ugly or some other belittling adjective. Many children are made to feel they cannot do anything right and we wonder why they … Continue reading Called to Development or Diminution?

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Shortly after going to bed a fever began and by morning, I was throwing up. Twelve years ago, today, my dear husband spent the morning trying to coax me into the car sensing the need to go to the emergency room, yet, I just wanted to die. So then he thought getting the prescription of … Continue reading [Gospel Agent]

The Night We Wed!

Celebrating & Remembering: This is the Month of our Wedding Anniversary and I’m sharing some old post that have been made new 😉 Learning and growing lasts a lifetime!

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That incredible Friday, June 26, 1981, I left the church as Mrs. Rodney Alan Phillips! I could not wait for the night of becoming “Mr. & Mrs.” and now it was a reality. The ceremony was superb from the singing to the reading of 1 Corinthians 13, The Love Chapter, with the reciting of our vows thrown in. I just knew our love could survive through whatever came our way. I was 18 and he was 21, and the thought of making a home “free from disturbances” filled me with so much hope. And 1 Corinthians 13 solidified my desire for being on the receiving end of that type of sacrificial love. I fancied keeping the home while “Mr.” brought the ultimate sacrifice of warming it with that atoning adoration.

Shortly after leaving the church that night, we drove into the bay of a car wash in Kinder, Louisiana…

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A Favored Spot

A favored spot is sitting in my backyard in the early afternoon shade of the pines while marveling with admiration at the beauty around me. A Calibrachoa plant that survived the winter is dazzling me with her Candy Shop Fancy Berry brilliance. My new Purslane plants never disappoint, besides many others, and not the least … Continue reading A Favored Spot

The Platform: This Little Light of Mine!

As a little girl, I remember my maternal grandfather going outside to light a cigarette. In those days, it was common to hear strangers ask one another for a light. I myself prefer to have a light, but not that type! Feeling quite uncomfortable with the dark, a night light was required as a little … Continue reading The Platform: This Little Light of Mine!

Living on the Edge of God’s Perimeters

Old Post with a New Message!

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Have you ever been rescued from a scary plight you ignorantly got yourself into? Well, it is possible there were many, but one perilous circumstance took place while experiencing college life as a middle-aged teen. Being somewhat gullible and not to mention naïve, I allowed myself to be escorted by a guy I had just met. He seemed nice enough. But as his tour left the college campus and soon, with a blanket of darkness covering the sky, I stared over a precipice beholding a beautiful city ablaze in lights. After being “starstruck,” I became eerily aware of my surroundings which had faces gawking from behind paper-sacked bottles.

That night I literally felt God shut the mouths of Lions just as He had with Daniel of old (Daniel 6)! But Daniel was not in the den of lions because of any careless act! Daniel was in the Lion’s den because…

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Slammed!

I love to hear the waves and watch the foamy currents race across the shoreline! Going to the beach is an exhilarating experience. Especially exhilarating is to try and walk through the crashing waves while being knocked off my feet. Sometimes I giggle so hard it makes it impossible to stand back up. This reminds … Continue reading Slammed!

Taste-tester

Each year I find my enthusiasm and excitement over Easter grows! Not only with the warmer weather and the beautiful new life springing up all around me but even more how much nearer my future resurrected new life comes into view. My heart has an ebullient and happy sensation as I recall what Easter is … Continue reading Taste-tester