July 13, 2017

Oh The Joys!

The world has become a place where I cry more often at acts of kindness then I do the atrocities, kindness is a dying thing.  Some say “no good deed goes unpunished” it is a world of me, me, me. When the world of takers takes you and starts to pull you down there is one thing and only one thing to do and that is go up.

Hunker into that favorite spot, turn off the noise, the TV, Iphone, Ipad, Ipod, and get out of “I” and into the great “I AM”.  Grab hold of the Holy Bible and go away with Him by yourself "to a quiet place and get some rest.”

Taste and see that the LORD is good.
Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him!
Psalm 34:8

May 24, 2017

The Beauty of Simple

Several months ago I moved and I can’t lie, it has not been easy​, the move itself or the adjusting​.

Physically it has been my first real taste of realizing I am not as young as I used to be, downsizing from a one bedroom apartment to one bedroom takes it tolls on the body.

Emotionally, leaving my home of 22 years takes it tolls as well, missing some of the freedoms, feeling as though I ​may have ​left me behind.

Spiritually, trying to keep the same routine in a new environment simply was not working.

Through www.biblegateway.com I was presented with a ​40​-Day Prayer Challenge from Max Lucado and his book “Before Amen”.  

I didn’t fit it into my normal ​devotions​ I let it be ​my ​devotions in hopes of getting back to my normal rhythm​.  Each day we began with the prayer below, read one Scripture and another short prayer.  Truly all probably takes less than 5 minutes.  It has been most refreshing​ and reviving....turns out I didn't leave me anywhere, slowly I am coming around to that routine that I love so, beginning each day with One I truly do love.  And all I needed was to ​begin each day with ​ sweet ​praise and petition:

Father, You are good.
I need help.
They need help.
Thank you.  
In Jesus’ name, Amen

There is such beauty in simple.


January 20, 2017

January 20, 2017

Psalm 118:24 (NKJV)
24 This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Today is a day of change in our country.  A new president just now sworn into office, as I type this our past president of 8 years and our new president are all out of the White House and an amazing staff of people are transitioning it from one family to another.  A carefully orchestrated move and set up for our First Family.

Today I must tell you he did not get my vote.  He never had my vote; it took a couple weeks to get over my disappointment that Mrs. Clinton would not take office.  Yet it was her words that, in the midst of my disappointment I clung to…we must give him a chance. We must continue to do good. 

Today we must, like other presidents of our lives, pray for him regularly.  

Today as I saw his hand on the Bible and heard the oath from his mouth I had thoughts of thanks that we are still a country that a hand can be placed on the Holy Bible in public without fear of harm.

Today as I see our first families, the previous and the current, I am thankful that we do have a say.  That we do have the right to vote and that it doesn’t end for us there.

Today we have the chance to do our part, it is not all him, we have a part and we must continue to do good things.

Today I am thankful that once again we have two people and their families willing to try.  

Today I am thankful that God sets the people, the times and the places.

Today, am I completely at ease of President Trump and Vice President Pence motives or plans or pasts? No.  Have my motives, plans or has my past always been perfect?  No.  

Today I am at ease that whether this is the beginning of something great or the end of something great there is one true fact.  The one and only El Shaddai is in control of it all and because of that this indeed is a day He has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

LORD God Almighty, I lift up to You now President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and their families, shower them with Your wisdom and discernment, Your grace and mercy.  Protect them LORD, draw them near to You that through them Your perfect will be done.  I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.