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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Learning and growing lasts a lifetime!

The Scarlett Road

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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 โ€œMr. & Mrs.โ€ 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 โ€œfree from disturbancesโ€ 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 โ€œMr.โ€ 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, Louisianaโ€ฆ

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Living on the Edge of Godโ€™s Perimeters

Old Post with a New Message!

The Scarlett Road

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 naรฏve, 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 โ€œstarstruck,โ€ 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 Lionโ€™s den becauseโ€ฆ

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Where Do We Turn?

Our journey is narrowing but where we turn is the same. We’re thankful for the promise of His sustaining power (Psalm 55:22).

The Scarlett Road

Weโ€™ve been dealt a hard blow. Life has changed and it may never, ever be the same. Through a pandemic that includes a cancer journey with my sister-in-law, through loss of jobs or finances for different family members and friends, through loss of caring for grandkids (like my sister is experiencing), or possibly losing the care of foster children after having them in your care for so long they think of you as their safe place (like a daughter is finding). These are hard times. My nephew sits in jail 3 years now and his spouse has regained the responsibility of raising the children. And, unfortunately, the system that works to get the children back to the biological mother doesnโ€™t take the childrenโ€™s care seriously. Where do we turn?

When many followers of Jesus left because they found His teaching to be too difficult, Jesus asked the twelve if theyโ€ฆ

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โ โ€œYou shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.โ€ โ Exodus 23:25 โ Here's Laura Elliott with today's devotion: โ  โ Wouldnโ€™t it be nice if there were a โ€œright nowโ€ attached to the end of every promise in Godโ€™s Word? If … Continue reading ๐‚๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ญ! ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ’™