Big Whooping

As I fumble through life many times I get so discouraged. I feel like I just can’t meet the expectations put on me.  I want so badly to be a soft spoken hero to my children. Instead when I talk it sounds like I use a megaphone, and why would they want to follow this kooky old woman! There are so many days I feel like a “Loony Tune.” I ask myself so many times “What kind of example am I being to my children?” Why doesn’t my brain ever go on “STOP” mode, why is it always going 100 miles per hour? Why do I feel guilty when I sit and do nothing? Do I really believe “Every need is my calling?”  Then I get on my knees and pray for God to multiply the hours in my day so I can get it all done. Then it happens “BAM” the big “WHOOPING”. God says “Hold your...

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Nasty Screen

Today as I was sitting in a hospital waiting room I was literally shocked! There was a television on the whole time we were in the waiting room. I would not consider myself naive to the things that go on in this world but today I realized “I Know Nothing.” Selfies is becoming a thing of the past, now women are taking pictures of their bottoms and sending them. (gross) Sex, lust, nudity, immorality, and homosexuallity seems to be the main topic on the morning shows. Now please understand this, we did not turn on the television it was on already at 6:00 in the morning. We were not watching but we could here every word, and so could the young kids in the room. Regrettably the parents never even flinched at what was being done and said on the nasty...

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Traitor

As I was reading John 6 this morning I was taken back by the thought “Where were all those people who Jesus fed when he was crucified.” At this point in time the Pharisee’s and Sadducee’s had to be afraid that Jesus followers would cause riots and no longer follow the Jewish traditions. How did it make them feel that they could loose their sovereign ranks amongst the people. There had to be a least twenty thousand people there being miraculously healed then miraculously fed.” So what happened?” When they realized the cost of Christ why did they walk away and defect back to their old ways? Think what could’ve happened if they all covered his back. The so-called religious leaders would really be shaking in their boots (probably sandals) or spending lots of time in...

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What If?

Today I was pondering on three questions regarding my salvation. What if my salvation relied on my works? What if my salvation relied on my parents? What if my salvation relied on the church? “OH MY” I shudder at the thought of any one of those being responsible for my salvation! For sure I would spend eternity in hell!!! If my salvation depended on my works I would probably be so exhausted I would have no time for “GOD” and my family. I know I would become very legalistic and put such burdens on myself that I would be depressed because they would be difficult to conquer alone. Or maybe I would become pompous like the Pharisee’s of Jesus time. I would be so filled with pride thinking my works were better then those around me. Now I start thinking what if my...

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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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