Blue Parakeets and Skeletons in the Closet

It is fascinating to watch God weave the events of our lives so that “coincidences” pop up all over the place. Mind you, I don’t believe in coincidences because, in my mind, our omnipresent Creator already knows every thought before we think it and every action before we move. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord . You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to … Continue reading Blue Parakeets and Skeletons in the Closet

Who Owns You?

This graphic appeared today on May the Lord please grant us mercy!  We reap what we sow (as we learn in Proverbs), and the borrower is servant to the lender.  With so many restrictions on religious freedom in China, our country’s lender, I pray our lawmakers will not spend us into slavery. But the only One who owns me personally…my heart, my soul, my mind, and my strength…is Jesus Christ. Continue reading Who Owns You?

Digging Into the Closet

I live in a small town of barely more than 10,000 people.  There are, however, not one but two self-storage businesses within a five mile radius.  Imagine my surprise to see red earth and bulldozers in a field less than two miles away from my home with a “Coming Soon: Self Storage” sign affixed to a newly erected construction fence.  Soon there will be three self-storage businesses that will be happy to hold on to my stuff. I guess my mind is on storage “crap” today because I am getting up the nerve to clean out the dreaded CLOSET UNDER … Continue reading Digging Into the Closet

Is It A ‘God Thing?’

I’m the kind of girl who doesn’t believe in coincidences.  God has answered every one of my prayers…even a non-answer is an answer.  It’s a “not yet,” or possibly a “never.”  But, since He is God alone and I am not, I accept his authority in all areas of life.  Even in the confusing ones. At our community group meeting last week while we shared prayer requests, I told of how my parents had a very quick move from one part of the state to another.  My grandmother is not in the best of health, so my parents decided, with … Continue reading Is It A ‘God Thing?’

Fixing the Economy Begins With Me

My husband shared with me last night that our retirement fund is exactly HALF of what it was just three months ago. Fortunately the price of gas is also half of what it was a few months ago…but we can’t retire on our gasoline savings, can we? The economy in America is teetering. You might compare it to a glorious house stuffed with gold and diamonds and platinum napkin rings. Lots of luxurious “must-have” items fill every room of this house called American Dream. The closets are so full of the latest fashions that it’s hard to shut the doors. … Continue reading Fixing the Economy Begins With Me