• PERSEVERE running the race of faith

  • “When I am overwhelmed,   you alone know the way I should turn." Psalm 142:3

  • "Be still, and know that I am God;       I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10

“Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Psalm 139:2.

  • I Don’t Know This Chick Anymore

    I had just finished re-reading the first two volumes of my Memoir, when immediately I was grasped with an urgency to start working on number three.  I realize that I need to tell you… when my first two books were written, I was still out in the world – able to physically get around so […]

  • Before and After My Encounter With Christ…

    My internet connection was down all day.  It gave me a chance to make some new graphics, which I’m still working on – so check my “free graphic” page this weekend.  I also made this new photo, which I’m pretty excited about!  I think it really speaks volumes of the kind of girl I was […]

  • After the Locusts Have Eaten

    “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten–the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm – my great army that I sent among you.”  Joel 2: 25   It’s a fact, a sad fact, that all of us have times of scarcity and famine.  But the […]

  • And God Said…No!

    Hi everyone.   My surgery went good.  I’m just trying to recover and take things slow but that’s not an easy thing to do!  It feels like things are back to normal, but every now and then I’m reminded that I just had surgery, by the pain at my incision.  So I need to lay off […]

  • The Fat Years and the Lean Years

    Are you liking this study we’re doing on Joseph? I sure am! My last post ended by saying that the chief use of trial to Joseph, and to us is very often seen in our future lives. While Joseph was tried in prison, God’s ultimate goal was to prepare him for the government position that […]

  • God’s Love in Adversity

    Joseph!  Oh how I want to have a conversation with Joseph when I get to Heaven!  I find myself time and time again getting hope and encouragement from his story.  My desire is for you also to glean hope, encouragement, and the wisdom to know that God always-always has a plan of redemption for us.  […]

  • The Word of God Will Try You…

    Dear friend, if God gifts you, or if he graces you – then He intends to try you.  Being “tried by the Word” is something that has lately been mulling over in my mind.  So when I received a devotional that spoke about this, I knew I should write about it here.  When we remember […]

  • Bittersweet…

    “Awake, O north wind, And come, O south! Blow upon my garden that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come to his garden And eat its pleasant fruits.”  Song of Songs 4: 16 My devotion today was really great.  I’m pretty sure you’ll think it’s great too, as I share it with my […]

  • Childlike Faith?

    “I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”  Mark 10: 15   I got serious about God at 33 years of age.  My life experiences took me way past childhood innocence.  So what did Jesus mean when He says you must be like […]

  • You Can't Carry Your Own Cross

    Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”  Matthew 16: 24 Simon of Cyrene helped Jesus bear His cross.  Jesus was too weak and too frail by himself. What makes you think you can bear your cross without […]