A Challenge

Don’t you love a good challenge? Doesn’t it stir you up so you say to yourself, I can do this. Nothing is too hard for me, when I have Christ in me helping me.

I’ve been reading a booklet by Annette Capps called Quantum Faith. She teaches how our spoken words cause things to come about. Isn’t that what the Bible teaches? Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21. You don’t have to study science or quantum physics to understand this little booklet. Annette puts it in plain language so we can all understand it. It explains so much about how things actually work in the Bible, the way God said they would.

In Mark 11:22-24 Jesus said something that very few people really believe, probably because their church denomination doesn’t teach real, practical faith, believing the Bible. “So Jesus answered and said to them [his disciples], Have faith in God. For assuredly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things which he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Have you ever thought about the kind of faith that could cause a mountain to move? And why would Jesus tell us something like that? Could it be that Jesus wants us to believe God for all ALL of our needs and our desires?

Words are powerful, when coupled with faith. This works for our good and for bad. If you believe in your heart that you’re always going to be poor and broke, and you say words to that effect, then guess what? You will have what you say. If you will believe that you can excel and do well and you will have plenty, and you speak those things, you will have what you say. Think about your own words. Isn’t it true, you have exactly what you have been saying because you believed it? How about changing your faith from believing for bad things to believe in God, believe that God wants to bless you. He is not cursing you or making bad things happen to you. God is GOOD, only GOOD.

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7

If you sow corn, you reap corn. However if you sow weeds, you reap weeds. See how important it is to choose your words very carefully.

Doesn’t it make you wonder about what all things you have made to happen because of the words you have said? I’ve been thinking about this for a few weeks, since I started reading this booklet. You can be anywhere out in public and hear the foul language that is spoken out there, all the cursing that is spoken. Words go out into the world and they produce after their kind.

If you seriously consider all those vile words, curses, that are responding and bringing about such bad things. Think about this, is America in such a bad state because of all that cursing? What if we purposed in our hearts to reverse these curses? Wouldn’t it be great if we could actually bring America back into being blessed with our words of blessing. What if we all purposed to take a stand for our own city, our state even, and start speaking blessings? What could we do by blessing our neighbors and the people of our city.

I know it’s easy to speak blessings over people that you like and yet it’s very difficult to bless those people you don’t like. People who offend you, people who mistreat you and speak bad about you. Even people who do evil against you. Someone who cuts you off in traffic. Road rage is on the rise. Instead of getting angry and getting even, turn it around and bless them. Jesus told us to bless those who do evil against us. Bless our enemies.

Bless our city with good rain, Lord, so we will have plenty of water. Bless the farmers with plenty of water for crops so we will have plenty of food. Bless our citizens with jobs, Lord. Bless employers with plenty of business so that they can hire more people. Bless our people with creativeness and ingenuity, to come up with ideas for products that will bless people. Bless those in leadership in our city and government to lead this country the way that will honor God and turn the nation back to God.

Bless every school that you drive past, bless the students there, pray protection for them, that there will be no shootings. The students will have favor. They will think clearly and have a perfect memory recall. They will want to reach for excellence. They will set high standards for themselves and reach their goals in school and then later in their lives. Pray that each and every student will know that they have hope, that they can be achievers, that nothing is impossible to them. Pray that they will be united. They will stand for each other and not allow any bullies to reign in their schools. They can help those bullies change and make them part of something better and higher than the course they were on. Give bullies a new direction, give them hope for a better life. Pray that the students will show their teachers respect so that they will know how to be respectful when they get out into the workforce. Students need to know that they will not succeed without having respect for others, but with respect they can have great success. Pray the students will understand that success is attainable for them, every one of them. Nothing can stand in their way, nothing in their home life, no teacher, poverty, physical obstacles, nothing can keep them down – if they will believe they can have the good that they speak. Pray that the students will learn that their words are powerful, to affect good in their life or to bring harsh challenges, they get to choose what life they want and then speak the right words.

So here’s my challenge. I include myself in this challenge.

Let’s all begin to speak blessings out loud toward our community, our city, our nation. Let’s make sure we speak 20 blessings every day to our city and neighbors and strangers we pass by. That’s not that much. I say a minimum of 20, why not up it to 40, but start with 20. Make it a point to speak a blessing every time someone offends us. Wherever we are, when we witness any kind of injustice, we’ll speak a quick blessing over the offender.  Speak a blessing over anyone who breaks in front of you in line or steals your parking space or cuts you off in traffic. We’ll practice speaking blessings over people everywhere. Bless the co-worker who rubs us wrong and is really annoying. Speak blessings over the disabled. Speak blessings over the military, those in uniform and the veterans. Bless those in hospitals when you drive by.

Bless them, even if it’s in a whisper. They don’t have to hear the blessing, but speak it anyway.

At first we might not “feel” like blessing an enemy or a rude person, bless them anyway. Sometimes I try to think, ok, the person who offended me or did something mean to me might be having a really bad day. They might be trying to deal with more stress than they can handle and they don’t have any help. They are maxed out on stress, at their tipping point. Bless them. We don’t know what kinds of things they are going through.

I think of the young people out there who are scoundrels, mean, angry, rude, obnoxious. I wonder, what kind of life have they had? Did they have parents who don’t care about them? Do they have both parents? Are they or were they bullied by someone in school? Were they or are they being abused by someone they love and need? Have they lost hope. Are they afraid of what’s happening in the world today?

We don’t know what things people are going through or went through in their childhood, not the strangers we pass by and sometimes even some of our friends. Bless them no matter what.

Let’s all start now and speak blessings over the people we come into contact with or pass by on the street. Bless all of the houses in our neighborhood. Speak peace over your neighborhood. Speak blessings of plenty so your neighbors have food and water and their needs are met.

On top of that, I’ll share something that I did last year. I printed out an aerial map of each of my family’s neighborhoods and drew a circle around it and I’m praying over them and their neighborhood, for peace and protection and blessings for their needs. Speak safety and protection over your city. Lord, I bind the enemy so that no terrorist can attack my city, my state. I bless my city so that no tornado can set down here to harm anyone nor to damage any property.

Words are powerful. Words affect our world. They affect everything in our lives. They cause things to change.

Say blessings over your own home, over all of your vehicles, over all of your property, over your finances and your bank account. Never speak words of doubt and never speak words of defeat or sickness over your household. The tongue is a hard thing to control. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you with your words. My mom used to tell me I never thought before I spoke and she was right, but I’m learning how vital her wisdom is to think before I speak. I know I need God’s help controlling my tongue.


The Lord bless you all with everything you need and desire in your life!


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My Veteran

My husband is a veteran. He served well before I ever knew him. A Vietnam Army vet.

He was a POW for 4 of the 5 years he served. It’s truly a miracle that he lived through all that torture he suffered. He escaped 4 times but they recaptured him. He was shot in 3 places in his body. He has metal pins in his right wrist and both shins. They (the communists) pulled all of his toe nails out. They stuck him in a little black box out in the compound in the blistering sun to die.

Yes, it’s truly a miracle that he’s here today.

Let me back up a little bit more. When he was a senior in high school, about to graduate, he and some of his classmates decided to enlist because they knew they were going to be drafted anyway after they graduated. If they enlisted, they were offered rank right away and a choice of what they wanted to do. He chose to become a helicopter pilot.

After he was in Vietnam about a year, he and 3 others had just left the motor pool to go into Saigon to the commissary when they were attacked in the jeep. The other 3 men were shot and killed so the jeep crashed. Husband was sitting in the back seat. The seat of the man sitting in front of him broke and pinned husband in the jeep so that he couldn’t get out and escape the enemy. His ankles were broken. The gunshots came later, during his attempted escapes.

In 1972 he was traded for some of the enemy prisoners and taken by our government to Paris for debriefing. Then he came home to the states to be shunned and booed by the American people, the very ones he fought to defend.

He’s past all that now. That was 43 years ago. Seems like a lifetime. He’s a hero. My hero.

We have so many thousands of others who love America and their families so much that they served with honor and courage and bravery – true Patriots. So many who have suffered worse than my dear husband and came back home with worse wounds to their body and emotions. To ALL of our veterans I give my gratitude and blessing.

One day, there will be no more wars, no more hate, no more anger. We’ll forever be with the Lord, those who have believed and trusted in Him, Yeshua Jesus. I look forward to that time.

Some of the young generation don’t understand this fact; that when we go to fight in other countries, we help our allies and we fight to keep the enemy from coming to our shores. I am not going to write any more because this post is not going to be political. I have written and erased the next sentence several times already so I’m just going to stop it here.

During these troubled times we live in, remember this, that God tells us, do not fear, 365 places throughout the Bible He says do not fear. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. He promised that He will never leave us or forsake us. Trust in His promises.

Shake the hand of the veterans that you pass by and tell them thanks and pray for them and bless them. They deserve at least that. Show them the highest respect.

Thank you, veterans, God bless you always!


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25 Random Things

25 Things

Do you want to know how to be successful? Genesis 39:2 “The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man…” Make sure you have the Lord with you at all times, good times and bad times. Most people forget God when they have good times. Remember the Lord, especially during the good times. Joseph was an exceptional man. He loved God, even during his worst times, but also during the good times. Declare that YOU ARE successful because JESUS is with you.

Driving an expensive car does not make you someone special. It doesn’t make you any better than anyone else. Neither does an expensive house, jewelry, clothes or any other material possessions. Driving a small beat up barely-get-there car doesn’t make you any less  special than everyone else either. Nor does wearing shabby clothes, unkempt, no jewelry, living in the projects or on the street. It’s not about stuff. It’s about Who you have in your heart. Jesus didn’t have a bed, fancy jewelry, fancy robes or any of the stuff some people associates with being somebody, while He lived here on this earth. He had His Father and the Holy Spirit. And He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He gave His very life so that we can have life with Him, now and in eternity. That’s what makes us somebody special, what He gave to restore us to Him.

I heard a great description of how much God loves the human race. Adam walked with God in the garden, before he sinned. Everything was perfect. Then Adam chose to disobey God. I’m sure God wanted to wrap His arms around Adam and comfort him, much like any parent would, with their child who disobeyed and felt bad for displeasing his parent. God couldn’t go to Adam to comfort him and hug him because His glory would have killed Adam. I’m sure He wanted to desperately. I can visualize Him wanting to hold Adam and say “It’s all going to be okay, Adam. I already had a plan in place to restore you and your descendants back to me. I knew about this before you ever did this”. Isn’t that like parents who are teaching their little ones about obedience. They know their child is going to disobey, push the limits. Try to see if they can get away with disobeying. Try to hide it, cover it up. Occasionally the parent will let the child make the bad choice and then suffer the consequence so they will understand that the parent was trying to teach them that there was a reason for the instruction of “don’t do this thing or that”. The instruction or rule was for their protection and their good. It wasn’t to deny the child something fun. But, remember, God is HOLY and He cannot be around sin. He had to remove Himself from the garden. God didn’t want that. He loved us all enough to give us free will. We make our own choice, to believe in Him and to choose Him, but He won’t force us to do that. He didn’t want a bunch of robots. He wanted people who would choose Him and love Him. The real consequence of Adam’s sin was the chasm between himself and God. God could no longer walk with Adam. That must have hurt God so much. He loved companionship with Adam in the garden. The second consequence was that Adam and Eve were banished from the garden, lest they eat of the tree of life and live forever in their fallen state. There again, God loved them so much that He was protecting them from that.

This week I’ve been painting. I painted both sides of the laundry door that goes into the garage. The garage side is gray. The laundry room side is a pastel teal. I used semi-gloss paint so it could be wiped down easy after it was dry. I decided I needed a bit of color in there and it does look good. I plan to paint the interior walls in the house.

laundry door

Then I started a craft project. I wanted some refrigerator magnets. I bought some wood rounds and used the left-over teal paint to paint the tops. One coat isn’t enough so I’m going to have to paint another coat tomorrow. Have you ever done a craft project that didn’t turn out like you thought it would? This might be that kind. We’ll see.

I’ve been spending too much time on Pinterest. I’m hooked. Not so much of a FB fan, trying to relearn it since they changed it to a “timeline”. Haven’t really gotten into Instagram either. My nephew loves it. Maybe I’ll get him to teach me. It might be time to set a day of “social media fasting” for us. Husband is hooked on Craigslist.

I love this cooler weather. I am really enjoying the fall season. Been thinking of Thanksgiving and already bought the turkey. Mom and my sister and I have been talking over the menu. Mom makes the absolute best dressing. She never measures the spices because she samples while she cooks and it’s always delicious. She always bakes the turkey. We, like most families, have several desserts. Hershey cake, pumpkin pie, the pink stuff (as we call it), peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream (now that Blue Bell is back, WooHoo!), Neaman Marcus cake.

Operation Christmas Child will be receiving gift shoeboxes from November 16 – 23. Have you started yours yet? It is so much fun to shop for the gifts to put in a shoebox, especially if you have someone to join you. I spent probably 45 minutes just in the toy department today looking at dolls, then I remembered I had groceries in the car that I needed to put in the fridge at home. I did get a blouse and tights, for a girl age 7. I put in some peppermint balls. Tomorrow I’ll look again for a small doll and maybe a small coloring book and crayons or maybe a book. A small flashlight. I think I’ll go over to Mardel’s or Lifeway Christian Store and see what they have. Operation Christmas Child!

I started a personal Bible study. I’m going through the book of Psalms and journaling all of the “I Will’s”.

Psalms I Will

Even if you fall flat on your face, you’re still at least 5 feet ahead!

Forgive me, I can’t remember where I got this but it is worth sharing. The Blessing of Shalom; this is what it means when someone wishes you Shalom. May you be whole in body, soul and spirit as a result of being in harmony with God’s will and purpose for your life. May His peace be your covering, may your heart know His fullness, and by His mighty power may you know victory over every enemy. May He bring to pass the deepest desires of your heart. May you know the healing power of His presence, and the restoration of every broken relationship. Through His sufficiency, may every need you face be met by His limitless resources. May His covenant promises be fulfilled in your life and in your family. May He bring you the greatest measure of contentment, and the deepest satisfaction that your heart can possibly know through Yeshua Messiah. SHALOM friends!

I started a family survey. At first I was just going to send it out to the “girls”. But then I thought it might be fun to send it to the guys too. My purpose is to learn more about each of them. As we get older, we change, we grow. I know I’ve changed. My favorite colors, tastes in foods and drinks, my height (yes, I’m a wee bit shorter). My secondary purpose, I wanted to know this info so I could get a better idea of some Christmas gifts and sometimes personal info helps. I plan to send self-addressed stamped return envelopes so they will return them to me. Thought I’d make little booklets and send to everyone so we all could see what the others wrote and learn more about each other. Following are the questions.

What are your 2 favorite colors. What colors do you dislike. Which veg’s do you like and dislike. Which side dishes do you like and dislike. What condiments do you like and dislike. Oreos or Chocolate Chip. Cream pie or fruit pie. Favorite dessert. Hot chocolate; with or without marshmallows. Favorite drink. How tall are you. Do you enjoy reading, what genre. 2 favorite restaurants. Favorite hobby. Dream vacation in the world. Dream vacation in the USA. Favorite Bible people. Favorite season. Favorite holiday. Favorite game (not electronic or digital). Where would you really like to live, if there were no obstacles to you living there. Write an outstanding childhood memory. Do you prefer city living or country, mountain or lake. 3 favorite Bible verses. 2 all time favorite movies. Do you wear a watch. Morning or night person. Traditional (old time) or contemporary gospel music. Have you ever gone ice skating. What is/was your favorite cartoon. Right handed or left handed.

I am expecting the Lord God to give me strength, give me wisdom, help me to redeem my time so I can accomplish my goals and fulfill His purposes.

I’m watching many of my favorite Christmas movies these days. I sure hope we get snow this year, on Christmas, not so much that we can’t drive down to Mom’s for the day.

I am truly enjoying being retired.

A booklet of 30 pages that I highly recommend, “Quantum Faith” by Annette Capps, daughter of Bible teacher Charles Capps. She studied quantum physics and explains how it relates to the Bible. Ever wonder about the concept of the verse in Mark 11:23 spoken by Jesus, “For assuredly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says”. Annette explains it in quantum logic, in plain language for simple easy understanding.

A book I highly recommend, Angels by Charles Capps and Annette Capps. Yeah, there are a lot of books out there on angels these days. Did you know God’s angels want to be involved in every area of your life, your home, business, finances, family? They want to help us.

O Lord, help us to love what You love, and to hate what You hate.

Explain to me why Brach’s did not put the sticks in the bags of caramels for the caramel apples. I’d like to know. They always did when I was younger. :)

And why can’t I find Brach’s the Caramel Macchiato Candy Corn in the stores this year. My husband ate most of the bag left over from last year and the two I ordered at Amazon this year. Brach’s Caramel Macchiato Candy Corn – 15 oz.

I encourage you all to read the Bible every day and meditate on the Word all through the day. Hide it in your heart. Hard days are coming and you will need it, not you might need it. You will need it. And you will be able to encourage others who don’t have it hidden in their hearts. I have family and friends who won’t read the Bible and they will be lead astray and carried off by ungodly doctrines. Their friends, family, employers, even our government, will tell them lies and if they don’t have the Word in their own hearts, they will be led to the slaughter. Just like salvation is for each individual, it is also the responsibility of each individual to put the Word in their own heart. “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8 God will never change and neither does His Word. That’s a wonderful thing that we can count on.

And since we are coming close to Thanksgiving you’ll love these.

Celebrating Thanksgiving in America at Wallbuilders.

George Washington’s Proclamation 1789 at Wallbuilders.

Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation 1863 at Wallbuilders.

Enjoy these times. The holidays will whiz by before we know it. Christmas trees (the real ones) will be here soon, even before Thanksgiving. Don’t make it all about the gifts and shopping. Treasure every precious moment with your family and friends. Blessings to you all this week.


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Excited and Scared

I am starting a new season in my life. Kinda excited and kinda scared.

Scared because I’ve worked almost all my life, since I was 16.

Last Friday, I gave my supervisor my two week notice. It was the last straw kind of thing. Just too much stress, more poured on every week until I just don’t think it’s worth it any more.

Husband and I talked about it, for a couple of weeks. He really didn’t want me to have to work anyway. I had been telling him to not be surprised if I get fed up and quit. I was trying to hang in there. I don’t like quitting. My acting supervisor had said to hang in there, she believed things would be getting better soon. I only saw the work load getting heavier.

I was scared to give up the security of that bi-weekly paycheck. It was there in the bank, every other Friday, like clockwork. But I was miserable working like a slave for this company. Hadn’t had a raise in five years. The last raise was 15 cents/hour. I felt insulted because the raise I got before that one was five years previous and not much better. I guess they felt I was topped out.

Anyway, I’m done, in two weeks. But it means no insurance, pay the stinking obamacare penalty. Pray I don’t get sick or need a doctor. Pray that since I won’t have the stress of the job, maybe my blood pressure will go back down to normal and I won’t need medicine for that anymore.

Now the excited part begins. Oh my. I’ll have time to deep clean the house, paint the interior of the house.

Sew, lots of projects. Look at my Pinterest “Sew Much More” board to see some of the projects I’d love to do.

Read to my hearts content. Give my full attention to a personal Bible study.

My to-do list is long, very long.

I’ve been working on a fall bucket list. The local pumpkin patch is already in full swing. I might just go over there tomorrow, after work, with my camera. I want to see it before it wanes. They have really cute displays.

And I’m going to try to help Mom sell her property and move her closer to me. Her health has been failing. She has very poor eyesight. Macular degeneration. We’re taking her to a retina specialist in a couple weeks. Her hearing is also failing. And she has trouble walking. Her hips were injured some years back when she was in a car accident. A girl putting on her make-up ran a red light and broad-sided Mom’s jeep and flipped it over. Emergency people had to cut her and her two sisters out of the jeep with the jaws-of-life thing. Mom hung upside down in her safety belt until the emergency personnel could got there and could get her out.

Anyway, she moves a lot slower these days. It’s time to get her closer to me and my sister, so we can get to her faster and help take care of her. She can’t take care of eight acres and a 2400 sq. ft. home any more. This will take time too, to sell her home and find her a smaller one closer to me us. Fortunately, I have a cousin who sells real-estate and she said she will help us. Yay. That’s a relief.

I really am excited, and scared. I’ve always worked at a “JOB” for paycheck security. After I get caught up on my priority list, I might look into finding something I can do from home, to earn enough money to at least pay for some insurance. I want to find something I enjoy doing, not something I feel compelled to do for a paycheck.

I will be trusting the Lord for a lot more now. I know He has always been our provision. Now, my faith will be exercised. Kind of like when you exercise your muscles at the gym. First you do stretches, and then you get into the work-out. This is what I’m doing with my faith, the work-out part.

I’m going to like this. God is my provider. I’m going to really enjoy spending more time with Him. More time for praise and worship.

See what I mean, excited and scared.

I have a lot to do to keep me busy for awhile, at least until after the holidays.

Holidays are going to be so fun this year. I’ll have time to make some gifts.

Yep, I am getting excited, to start this new season in my life. And it’s starting at the perfect time of year. Autumn.

Talk to y’all later.


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Speeding Ticket in Texas

Here’s another story from my archives. What a great sense of humor.

Now here is a great response from a speeding suspect.  Enjoy!


Two Texas Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on Hwy 77, just south of Kingsville, TX. One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching the town of Kingsville.  The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour and climbing. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and then it suddenly turned off.

Just then a deafening roar over the Mesquite treetops on Hwy 77 revealed that the radar had in fact locked on to a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low flying exercise near its Naval Air home base location in Kingsville TX.

Back at the Texas Highway Patrol Headquarters in Corpus Christi the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the US Naval Base Commander in Kingsville for shutting down his radar equipment. The reply came back in true USMC style:

‘Thank you for your letter…

You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it, which is why it shut down. Furthermore, an Air-to-Ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked on to your equipment’s location.

Fortunately, the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched to destroy the hostile radar position on the side of Hwy 77 south of Kingsville.

The pilot suggests you cover your mouths when cussing at them, since the video systems on these jets are very high tech.  And, Sergeant, the officer holding the radar gun, should get his dentist to check his left rear molar. It appears the filling is loose.  Also, the snap is broken on his holster.

I love a good sense of humor. Don’t know if this was a true story or not.

We love our military.


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Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

For the Bible tells me so. Everyone, well, most everyone knows that song. Ok, most of us older generation knows that song.

Here’s another article from my archives. It was one of those great emails that used to go around years ago. Sorry, I don’t know who originally wrote the story. I think you’ll like it.

92 Year Old Preacher

While watching a little TV on Sunday instead of going to church, I watched a church in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years. He was 92 at that time and I wondered why the church even bothered to ask the old gentleman to preach at that age. After a warm welcome, introduction of this speaker, and as the applause quieted down, he rose from his high back chair and walked slowly, with great effort and a sliding gait to the podium.

Without a note or written paper of any kind he placed both hands on the pulpit to steady himself and then quietly and slowly he began to speak…. “When I was asked to come here today and talk to you, your pastor asked me to tell you what was the greatest lesson ever learned in my 50-odd years of preaching. I thought about it for a few days and boiled it down to just one thing that made the most difference in my life and sustained me through all my trials. The one thing that I could always rely on when tears and heartbreak and pain and fear and sorrow paralyzed me…. the only thing that would comfort was this verse….

“Jesus loves me this I know. For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, we are weak but He is strong…… Yes, Jesus loves me…. The Bible tells me so.”

When he finished, the church was quiet. You actually could hear his foot steps as he shuffled back to his chair. I don’t believe I will ever forget it.

A pastor once stated, “I always noticed that it was the adults who chose the children’s hymn ‘Jesus Loves Me’ (for the children of course) during a hymn singing, and it was the adults who sang the loudest because I could see they knew it the best.

Here is a new version just for us who have white hair or no hair at all. For us over middle age (or even those almost there) and all you others, check out this newest version of Jesus Loves Me.


Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.


Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I’ll go
On through life, let come what may,
He’ll be there to lead the way.


When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song…
Telling me in words so clear,
“Have no fear, for I am near.”


When my work on earth is done,
And life’s victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I’ll understand His love.


I love Jesus, does He know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.


I do love Jesus. He, Who never sinned, gave His life to pay for my sins so that I can spend the rest of my life with Him. He redeemed me so that I can have fellowship with God, the fellowship that Adam and Eve gave up, for all humanity, when they chose to disobey God in the garden. God’s plan was to restore our fellowship with Him, so He sent Jesus to do that for us, for me. I love Him so, because He first loved me. He planned my redemption, even before I was ever born, before the fall in the garden. He is so GOOD!

Jesus Loves Me, This I Know.

Thank you Jesus. Bless you, and thank you.


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Mish-mash of Stuff

Hello friends. I’ve been gone for a little while. Not intentionally. I went thru a spell of writers block I guess. That and I’ve been sooooo busy.

Work load increased – at work.


Taking Mom back and forth to eye doctor appointments. She’s having trouble seeing AND hearing. Hers was one of the birthdays, the 80th. She lives over an hour away, so I’ve spent a lot of time in the car lately. Well, I spend a lot of time in the car for my job anyway. Now we have another appointment with a retina specialist, when I make the appointment. Forgot to call them today. Oops. My sister is going to be asking if I did it yet. Guess I’d better get on that first thing in the am.

Lately I feel like I’ve been on the phone A LOT. I’m beginning to hate the cell.

Anyway, for about a month I’ve been noticing that my balance seems to be a bit off. Well, a couple of weeks ago I nearly fell over at work. This week I’ve had major bad dizzy spells. I went to the doctor, had the dreaded blood test. I hate needles. She said I have an inner ear infection, in both ears. She also said I have BOTH a bacterial infection and a viral infection. She told me this is not good, to have both infections at the same time. It’s very difficult to treat when a person has both at the same time. So I had to take a round of very intense antibiotics, which I finished Sunday.

I’m not seeing any difference. As a matter of fact, I had a very bad episode today, while I was driving. Scared the stuffing out of me. Everything started spinning around. I was in the middle of three lanes and I couldn’t change lanes so I could pull over. I had to wait for the spinning to slow down before I could change lanes and pull into a gas station. I’m telling you, I’ve never been so scared. I called on Jesus the whole time that was happening. Jesus, help me. Jesus, help. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Hallelujah, He did help me. I had been asking Him to please keep me safe and make sure I don’t hurt myself or anyone else out there.

What do you do when you HAVE to work? Work that the boss says HAS to be done.

Well I guess I might have to just take off and go to the doctor (again) and they’ll just have to get over it if I can’t get everything at work done.

I’d feel really bad if I had a wreck and hurt someone. And I sure don’t need to wreck my car and have to deal with all that mess. I gotta take care of myself, so I can also take care of my husband and my mom.

Have y’all done your fall decorating yet.

I had been getting my goodies out for a few weeks, a pumpkin here, a pumpkin there. Scarecrows. Placements. Acorns. More pumpkins. Candles and candle stands. Framed autumn sayings. Autumn wall hangings. Foxes. Pumpkins. I love autumn, and pumpkins. So here’s a few of this year’s pics.

upper cabinet 01

upper cabinet 02

harvest vignet

Give Thanks vignet

wood pumpkin vignet

Every Leaf Speaks Bliss vignet

scarecrow rag doll vignet

scarecrow figurines

autumn candle centerpiece

foxes vignet 02

wood pumpkins vignet

scarecrow - pumpkins vignet

Yep, I do love autumn. I must say, it still doesn’t feel like autumn here. That’s the part I’m really looking forward to, 65 to 70 degrees. We’re still at 90 to 95. I’m sure getting tired of that. I have heard that we are expected to have a severe winter. That’s okay. I don’t mind staying home with some hot cocoa and some good books. I’d like to catch up on my reading.

I guess I’d better get myself to bed.

I’ll try not to stay away so long. I sure have missed my blog world. Haven’t even had time to read my favorites that I follow. It’ll get better pretty soon. I’m claiming it and declaring it.

Love y’all,


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Back To School

Tax Free weekend is behind us with back to school coming up. Way back, when I was in school, we never started back to school until after Labor Day weekend. Our last big summer bash was Labor Day. I don’t see the purpose of sending kids to school in such extreme heat. My nephew started football practice at school a few weeks ago.


A very dear friend from our church recommended a book to me for parents of school children, all the way through college. Her son-in-law wrote the book. I ordered mine on Amazon today. It’s a prayer that parents can and should pray, every day, over their school children. Not an empty chant. But a very meaningful prayer. It’s a prayer of intercession that will greatly impact the lives of your children.

Parents will learn to pray effectively for their children for:

  • Good health
  • Educational excellence
  • A resolve to serve God
  • Divine favor
  • Supernatural promotion & influence

I encourage you to take a look and read the back jacket info. You will be motivated to get this book.

I don’t have children but I have nieces and nephews who have children. I can pray this prayer over them and over the children in our church and our community, our city. I ordered 3 copies and I might get some more to give out.

Enjoy the last week of your children’s summer. And get spiritually prepared to do battle with the enemy who wants to defeat your children. He won’t win, if you pray seriously with purpose over them, every day.



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