“We can never see the sun rise by looking into the west!” Japanese Proverb Focusing on our troubles or the difficulty of this life causes us to miss the beauty and joy of what God is doing. We miss living a life of faith to the glory of God. The Bible clearly points to a … Continue reading Which Direction are your Eyes Fixed?
A Tale of a Tangled Life
It sparkled and glistened behind the counter catching my eye; I stepped up and asked the salesclerk if I could try it on. But while inspecting the beautiful chain, I realized the clasp would not open because of a knot. The salesclerk was also unable to untangle it preventing me from seeing it around my … Continue reading A Tale of a Tangled Life
Buy Chevrolet not Ford!
Every Fast/Retreat I endeavor to attempt the Lord gives more than I can even imagine! Here I am at the halfway mark of my 6-Week Retreat: Refocusing and Refueling and there is so much more yet to be accomplished, spiritually! But let me share with you a sampling of what has been taking place, physically. … Continue reading Buy Chevrolet not Ford!
A Tentacles-Feeding Frenzy Retreat!
Inside my heart I screamed! I wanted to verbally throw a temper tantrum! It was not right, and he would be held responsible. These emotions can erupt whenever I feel my husband has disrespected me. Just to be clear, I am not talking about any form of abuse from which to be rescued. I certainly … Continue reading A Tentacles-Feeding Frenzy Retreat!
A Messed-Up Retreat: Live for the Finished Result!
Last week was rough! It included leg pain that would not leave which is always chalked up to fibromyalgia, and with that a butter explosion mishap in the microwave. And to top it all off, the butter did not get cleaned immediately! Consequently, dried butter covered the top, sides, bottom, and door of my microwave. … Continue reading A Messed-Up Retreat: Live for the Finished Result!
A Charge of Gratitude in Your Circumstances
Murmuring lips broadcasted what customers thought as they were told their checkout line was closing. We might be provoked when any of these situations occur: You have to pick up after someone else Someone cut inline ahead of you The only checkout lines are the “self” checkouts You are called to serve on a day … Continue reading A Charge of Gratitude in Your Circumstances
An Anniversary of a Commitment
Written by my daughter, Carlie! Commitment in Motion March 6, 2019 was a significant day in our lives. But a few months prior to this date 4 years ago, we had already committed to an adoption placement in our home- which was a strange moment in our lives. Contrary to the movie portrayal of a … Continue reading An Anniversary of a Commitment
My Sweets & Meats
Except for the yellow coating that has pollinated the outdoor world, today has been beautiful! The dear hubby tackled the first mow of the season making our lawn appear manicured, or at least cropped 😉. Living here in the Johnson Farm’s subdivision has been a delight for the past 6 years. With the memory of … Continue reading My Sweets & Meats
Worship flows from my heart as my cup overflows …
For years, I struggled with praying. I felt unworthy and vulnerable; Hypocritical and pharisaical; Repetitive and wearisome! Then, my heavenly Father allowed an astronomical number of trials and tribulations to enter my life, forcing prayer to become a necessity motivated by the extreme conditions that now held me captive. From what the Lord permitted; a … Continue reading Worship flows from my heart as my cup overflows …
A Stage is Set for Revival!
A heavy inward sigh erupted as I turned to look at the clock, which turned into shock at the realty of another 4 a.m. wakeup call. However, this wakeup call was not from an alarm but from God the Holy Spirit. This was the day my 6-week retreat of refocusing and refueling was set to … Continue reading A Stage is Set for Revival!