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What am I known for?

On Sunday mornings my husband and I have a routine. I get up a tad earlier than him so our chocolate lab, Ginger, has time to be out and about before we leave for church. I sit outside for a bit then come inside to eat my oats and blueberries. Sometimes I turn on Dr. Charles Stanley's broadcast. I have to say I don't care for most spiritual type TV shows. I feel many are not true to what God teaches and some are clearly not speaking Truth. However, my mama listened every morning in her later years to ones that taught the Word and were encouraging to her.


I enjoy Dr. Stanley because you can tell how much he loves God and wants others to know God as he does. He doesn't beat around the bush and he is not a fancy or showy man. No flashing lights or power points...just the Word spoken in his quiet southern drawl.

That is my kind of teacher. Speak the Truth. Clear and concise as God intended.

This past Sunday someone interviewed Dr. Stanley. I missed the first few minutes but it…

My Writer's Cabin...Panera. Listening With My Tea

To those of you who have been reading my blog the past six months or so probably have heard I am a distracted person. Dozens of ideas, thoughts, concerns and blessings are swirling around in my head.

ALL THE TIME.

It is a curse, but how God made me. I have learned to work with it. The past couple years as I embrace being a writer, I am so distracted at home with so many things I could work on that sometimes it is hard for me to sit down and write at all. I enjoy spreading out my reference books, Bible, Greek interlinear, notebook and pens to do my Bible study time. Love that, but to "work"?

Laundry, the dog, decorating, projects...anything can distract me. So I have been going to Starbucks, Panera or any place with wifi at least twice a week for the past year or so. I hunker down and just focus. This works for me. Maybe this is why many writers have a cabin in the mountains to go to... maybe one day.

The great thing at these places is that there are other people doing exactl…

Fires and Earthquakes and Hurricanes.. OH MY!

"Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, and His lightening to the ends of the earth.....For to the snow He says, Fall on the earth, and to the downpour and the rain, be strong...Out of the south comes the storm, and out of the north the cold. ...With moisture He loads the thick cloud;...it changes direction, turning around by His guidance, that it may do whatever He commands it." These are excerpts from Job 37.

Hurricane Irma is supposedly the size of France. Fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding. Crazy isn't it?


Things too numerous to count will occur through all this tragedy. I don't know the why but as a believer in Christ I have to ask what can we do.

 We can pray. I see countless posts on facebook asking for prayer. For those who are hurting over loss of family or homes. For jobs and concerns for loved ones.

We can meet needs, either housing, financial or providing services. Matthew 25 "For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat and I was thirs…

Who Do You Want To Imitate?

I am so very thankful for people in my life that have shown me God's grace and been true examples of His love. Friends who uplift, encourage and spur me on in my own faith to show kindness and love to others.


I love the book of Hebrews. In chapter 13 verse 7 it says, "Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith." Love that. I can rattle off at least a dozen or more people that I would love to just have a small portion of their faith.

The passage continues and in verses 15-16 it says, "Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. And do not neglect doing good and sharing; for with such sacrifices God is pleased."

I want to be that kind of person. Praiseful, encouraging, kind, thankful and sharing God's blessings with others around me. And maybe they too will want to spread joy to others. Th…