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!
A Six-Week Retreat: Refocusing and Refueling
Bumpety-bump-bump; A few potholes here and rough terrain there (some states worse than others linking Florida to North Carolina), our return journey home was complete. Once back inside our home, with luggage strewn across the floor, my heart naturally sinks. After all we have experienced, through the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) Conference, not … Continue reading A Six-Week Retreat: Refocusing and Refueling
Gerald Smith, aka Bro. Smith, aka Uncle Jerry
As a small-town girl growing up in Reeves, Louisiana, I certainly felt the impact of unique individuals graciously positioned in my life. While still very young, there was not much to experience but for our hometown church. In those days of small-town life, a pastor’s family was central. God’s providential plan included a man. He … Continue reading Gerald Smith, aka Bro. Smith, aka Uncle Jerry
A Fixed Eye!
A totally revamped post, even the title has been changed! I pray it will motivate a response of focusing anew!
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!