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Remembering This Day… Prayers and Praise…

Remembering this day, brings me to tears… It brings prayers and praise… let me explain… Since the 7th grade, I have had such sorrow in my heart on this day for all of those involved in the tragedy that struck our nation.  I remember sitting in class and my teacher flipped on the TV to see the horrifying news. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their PRAYERS; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. 1 Peter 3:12 When I arrived home that day, my parents explained further what had happened. I remember my Momma and I going to my church to pray for the victims, their families, our nation, and our soldiers.  I remember praying for my little brother who was just 1 year old at the time.  Praying for protection over his life with all this chaos going on, I felt like I needed to protect him with all of my might. (remember I’m just in the 7th grade, so with all the adults in my life worrying and crying you can imagine how scared I was) My baby brother was born when I was 11, so I somewhat feel like more of a mom to him than a big sister… (Protective sister to the extreme…Love you Bubba!)  I still have that same feeling of trying to protect him from everything in this world […]

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Pray For Each Other…

Traveling along a road (with red dirt roads on either side…something new to me) on the way to the beach I noticed a church sign that read, “Pray for each other.” Such a simple sentence with such a powerful purpose. “Pray for each other.”  We all have people in our lives that ask us to pray for them. The Bible tells us…  “Pray without ceasing.”  1 Thessalonians 5:17…  I thought of all my friends and family that have asked for prayer, for the people at church who had ask for prayer… […]

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Sing Praises Unto Our King…

Courage…strength… peace… All 3 things I needed this past Sunday morning. Let me take you back to a Sunday morning in my past (as a youngster…probably 12?)…I got up to sing “God so loved the world” only to get half way through, glancing into the congregation, seeing my Great Aunt with tears streaming down her cheeks. Seeing her cry, made me begin crying and I ran back to my seat without finishing the song. The rest of the service, I just wanted to hide under my Momma’s arm from embarrassment and fear… Embarrassment because I was not able to finish the song, crying in front of everyone… Fear… because I was so worried about what everyone would think or say about me. Of course, my Great Aunt came to me explaining she was touched by the song was the reason for her tears. At the age I was though, I just couldn’t understand it. (Yes, I knew Jesus… but not at such a personal profound relationship yet.) I had been in Christmas plays at my church, even sung with others and with a lady that played the piano… I sang at church with a friend who played the guitar and finally made it through without tears. Still yet, I wanted to run and hide because I was so worried about what others may think or how I sounded or what they may say once church was over and they go […]

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He Will Make A Way, Even In The Wilderness…

There are times in life, I feel like I’m on a Merry-Go-Round at the carnival… going round and round thinking, “Will someone please let me off this ride, I’m tired of doing the same thing over and over without a different outcome”… Or stuck in the Maze Of Mirrors thinking, “I’ve already tried this way, it’s a dead end… and yep, I tried the opposite way and you guessed it, I can’t get out that way either”… Merry-Go-Round – The Lord sees my situation swirling out of control and hears my pleas of asking Him for help. He will grab the brake on the Merry-Go-Round and lay out His mighty path for me. Maze of Mirrors – He sees me when I’ve tried every direction, getting knocked down and still can’t find His way. He will have the sun reflect on the correct mirror for me to pass through that leads to His will. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 Oh, how sweet it is… to know God will make us a way in all of life’s Merry-Go-Round/Maze of Mirrors situations. When I’m tired and weary…ready to throw my hands up in anguish and defeat…not hearing from Him or knowing which way to turn… I must remember 1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good […]

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Lean Not Unto Thine Own Understanding…

A morning this week, I headed out to the Dollar Tree. One of my favorite places to go, something about it just makes me all giddy on the inside… I mean… come on, I think it’s because of all the goodies for ONE DOLLAR… Pencils, pens, hair bows, fingernail polish, chocolates, toys, cards (love cards!), flip flops…the possibilities are endless. Each time I go in,  I find different things. I love going in during different seasons to see what all they have.  I usually have to tell myself, “Enough!”… because […]

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Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord…

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord… Psalm 33:12 As I was riding along this weekend, I happened to notice that Bible verse on a church sign. How true… With God in the center, everything falls into place how it should. I am so thankful for the Land of the Free in which I live… Free because of the BRAVE… who gave their ALL. I salute you and your families… for giving such a sacrifice. Words will never be enough to express the gratitude that I have for you […]

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My Abba!!! If I Could Only Touch Your Garment…

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21 Full of excitement, last Friday I started packing bags for vacation. A week off with my hubby…Could not WAIT, it didn’t matter where we ended up as long as we were together…. only to get hit with sickness…    Sickness that has came with pain… pain I’ve had to shout to my Heavenly Father to carry me through. Pain that was far worse than my kidney stone or any pain I have ever had to endure.  Walk-in clinic visit, ER visit, a visit to my regular doctor, and many calls to my gastroenterologist (Crohn’s doctor)…      Yes, many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it IS the LORD’s purpose that prevails. Exactly a year ago, this very same week.. I was hospitalized and prompted by my Heavenly Father to start this blog. Of course, as I have mentioned… I put it off until I couldn’t sleep at night worried about my grammar, what I would write, or if it even matters if I write at all… Even this week, I have fell short and put off writing due to fear, being tired, or just all the emotions I have went through this week. But guess what… I have not found peace until I decided to open my laptop, open His word, and let His words flow out of me..giving […]

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