She Taught Me So Much

Saturday, May 13, 2023  I loved my mom so much! She decorated our home beautifully and always provided us with a good meal.  For many years my parents took the family to Norris lake. Af...

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Life After 70...Just Fly Away

Psalms 90:10  The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. I read somewhere that life afte...

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Getting Reacquainted

"For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfil...

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Time for a Spiritual Checkup

“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know tha...

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Greatest Man I Never Knew

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Matthew 20:28 “…even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” There was a song recorded by Reba McEntire called “The Gr...

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Life in the Second Act - Changes

Although it gives the room a serene feeling, it is time to change my Billy Jacobs snowy winter canvas prints for colorful spring landscapes. While I find myself in this reflective mood, how much do yo...

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Keeping Christmas

It has been a while since we talked. Maybe you have time to relax a moment and drink a cup of coffee with me. Everyone in my life seems to be going a different speed than I am. As they are rushing aro...

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Be Merry at Christmas

  This morning I have been reading in Psalm 9: 1,2. I will thank you Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things that you have done.I will be filled with joy because of you. ...

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James 1: 2-8. We are encouraged in this bible passage to count it all joy when we fall into various trials or temptations. You can know that the trying of your faith from this will bring about patienc...

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Appeal to Heaven

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Psalm 80:19 (NLT) "Turn us again to yourself, O Lord God of Heaven's Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved." Perhaps you have heard...

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Thinking Out Loud

Friday, April 28, 2023 Need to go somewhere to think? My "thinking out loud" is writing down those thoughts.  Many times, that’s what I do. Go to a beautiful place just to think and reflect on ma...

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The "Whys" Have It

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Throughout my 45 years as a Christian, I have witnessed so many devastating things happen to people. I have experienced many terrible tragedies myself. Things I never thought ...

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Find Joy

Let's start the day with a good cup of coffee and a fresh perspective. Rushing here, rushing there, the Lord goes with you; it doesn't change a thing.  The Lord goes with you today to the office,...

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A Life Changing Day

Friday, June 30, 2023 “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14) May 30, 1995. That’s the day I came to Christ. Pastor Greenwood, who led...

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Following the Rules

It’s been said one needs to follow the rules. If one breaks the rules, there are consequences. Recently, I broke the rule of trying to regain my old cell phone after the 14-day deadline for exchanging...

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FLAME Continues to Spread

Here is the story of Kailas and Jay Chinta and the Ark ministries / FLAME (Family Life And Marriage Enrichment Institute) India Ephesians 6:18 NKJV  "praying always with all prayer and ...

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God Will Handle It

All these scriptures shared help me with my sinful nature. I pray that God directs me so I try not to repeat. Romans 7:16 “For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do no...

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Friends Who Are There for Me

Yeah, I’ve been fortunate to have friends who encourage me. I also enjoy the writings of an encourager Liz Curtis Higgs. On Facebook Liz has a podcast, “Grace Every Monday” which I enjoy very much. Yo...

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God Confident

Matthew 19:26 “…with God all things are possible.” Lynn has been under the weather the last few Mondays. But the writing continues. It's times like these we need to fill in for one another and call on...

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Life Lessons

What’s in a title? Surely, Lynn or I have written about this subject, “Life Lessons”. Looking back on our devotional titles, it looks like we danced around it, but never had a devotion titled “Life Le...

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