Even More

On December 2 I found my first painted rock. The timing - Divine. The message - God inspired. The outcome - Hope. The scriptures tell us we will all have trials. Jesus had trials - we will have trials. We will have heartache. We will have setbacks. We will face discouragement and feelings of despair. … Continue reading Even More

An Ungrateful Heart

Yesterday a dear friend text me and said, “read Psalm 100 today”. Then on the Olive fb page it was posted. And then this morning I "accidentally" opened my Bible to it. I have found several pennies over the last few days but the Lord hadn’t given me a verse to correspond with them but … Continue reading An Ungrateful Heart

The Shadow of My Right Arm

I experienced something new this morning. I have been listening to Ray Vander Laan on Right Now media while working on a cabinet this morning. He said something I didn’t grasp the first time I heard it so I stopped what I was doing and have played it several more times. I’ve read the verse … Continue reading The Shadow of My Right Arm

Come –

Tomorrow I teach on clothing ourselves in Christ. While the scripture reference for the lesson is Romans 13:11-14, over the past week the Lord has continued to take me to Matthew 22:1-14. This morning He reminded me of the invitation He gave to me on October 19,1998. I accepted that invitation and today I extend … Continue reading Come –

Your Scars Don’t Define You

I had a rough morning of beating myself up. I thought I had done so well in an area I've been working on but totally blew it . . . bad. "How could this have happened again?" "How can you forgive me for this, again, Lord?" "What is it going to take for me to … Continue reading Your Scars Don’t Define You

Even Though . . .

I have to keep telling myself this - In the last month I’ve tested positive for smooth muscle antibodies, an enlarged liver, broken out in blisters on a large amount of joints that inch and burn and quite frankly drive my nuts, had three skin biopsies done, enough labs drawn that has me questioning if … Continue reading Even Though . . .

Laughter – Healing to the Heart

Two things happened that made me laugh yesterday. One is a fella I bought a meal for . . . He told me I had "good hair" for an "older woman". I laughed. 😆 The second thing that made me laugh came from the audiologist who was doing my hearing test (because aging has it's … Continue reading Laughter – Healing to the Heart

Even When

I am learning so much through this Women of the Bible study. This week I’ve been reading about Hagar. I went in to this particular lesson with a negative viewpoint of Hagar . . . as “the other woman and she got what she deserved” . . . but God has shown me just how … Continue reading Even When

Psalm 46 – Lord of Hosts

1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,  3though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.  4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of … Continue reading Psalm 46 – Lord of Hosts

A New Beginning

Twenty-one years ago tonight, October 19,1998, I sat down in a gold, 1970's suede chair as a drunk, a thief, a liar, an abusive parent, and an adulterous woman. I was an angry, bitter, and spiteful person . . . but I was also desperate to be different. There is no explanation on the events … Continue reading A New Beginning