Precious

Today God taught me a valuable lesson I will never forget. I’ve been a hair stylist for many years. For me working in a salon has been a blessing over the years. This is a time I can be with other women and use my creative side. For me it’s such a kick to be able to use a pallet of color and a pair of scissors and drastically change someone’s look. Many times a woman will sit in my chair and not even look in the mirror because of how ugly she feels. The beauty for me is “yes,” I can change them physically but I can also help them spiritually. I can encourage, build up, and help them see we were all created perfectly by our creators loving hands It is a wonderful thing when someone walks out of my salon feeling pretty about who they are and how they look....

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Meet Me In The Middle

  Many years ago when I was in my twenties I met a wonderful Godly woman named Mary. This woman took me under her wing and taught me how to love God. I was stubborn, mouthy, critical, independent, and on a mission to change the world. I was ready to defend my rights and no one would ever hurt me again. Truth was I was just so angry and tired what I really wanted was peace and joy. I began to trust Mary and poured my heart out “it wasn’t pretty” What did Mary do, did she criticize me? “NO” did she rebuke me? “NO” did she condemn me?“ NO’” What did Mary “DO?” She “met me in the middle!” She loved me just the way I was. She didn’t expect me to know and think the way she did. She  just reached out and met me right where I was. She took my hand and gently said,...

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Lasting Impression

Do you ever wish you could erase a bad day from your life?  I confess at times it is so hard to stay on track. There is so much temptation all around us it is so easy to stray especially with our tongues. I would say my tongue is about 2 ½  inches long you would think I would be able to control it. How does this itty bitty thing have such power over my body! It reminds me of our dog every time we leave the door open the dog slips out. Well there are days every time my mouth is open my tongue gets out. This week I was working on the tongue and I thought about Job’s wife. This poor woman is remembered by the words she said to her husband, who God said was a perfect and an upright man.  Her words were,“Curse God and die” For years I always thought this woman was...

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Dumfounded

  Parenting is no easy task in fact it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. There are many who write books and say if you do X,Yand Z things will work out perfectly. I am knee deep into parenting and many times I am dazed and confused especially with my teenagers! So many times I wonder “Will I ever get it right?” Thirty years ago I was raising two teenage boys it was wonderful. I was so confident in my parenting skills there was no fear that surrounded me. Yet today its fear that clouds my thinking and questions my actions. (I’ve now experienced many rebellious teens!) Does any parent really know how to parent perfectly? The answer is “YES.” Our God our Father he is the perfect parent. He created us, loved us, and gave up his beloved first born for us....

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Holy Hands

Everyday as I walk out of our room I glance at a staff my son gave to my husband for his birthday a few years ago. Some one took the time and carved this staff to look old and used. The purpose of the staff is to use when you are walking in the forest for protection. As my mind often wonders, I was reminded of Moses as he led the Isrealites out of bondage and into the promise land. Moses carried a shepherd’s staff with him through his journey and God had him use it many times to perform miracles When I “prayed ”one morning in my closet I had my hands up. They were starting to get tired but I did not want to put them down. It was then I was reminded once again of Moses when he held his staff up while Joshua was fighting the Amalekites. The minute...

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