When I Was Twenty-One

The poem that follows is one that I wrote at the age of twenty-one. Now, I am seventy, so a lot has changed in my life since that time. And, a lot has changed in the world, too. For, we didn’t have computers or the internet or cell phones or any way of communicating with … Continue reading When I Was Twenty-One

Chap 6: All for Good

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16 ESV

Walking Wounded

I Married My Dad

Chapter Six

All for Good

January 16, 2018

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Rom. 8:28 NASB

If it had not been for the things I have gone through in my life, I would not be who I am today. God would not be using me in the way that he is in the lives of others, in spreading his gospel message throughout the world, and in comforting and encouraging the abused, the downtrodden, the lonely and the afflicted.

Because of the suffering I have gone through in my life, I have also learned God’s heart. I felt and feel what God feels via me going through the kinds of sufferings that Jesus had to endure, and by suffering, at the hands of my beloved…

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No Cause to Boast

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 ESV “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “’I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’” So, why is the … Continue reading No Cause to Boast

Hymn: Have Thine Own Way, Lord

The Lord Jesus put this on my heart to sing this evening in a prayer to the Lord. It would be a good prayer for us who believe in Jesus to pray to him right now. Have Thine Own Way, Lord Words by Adelaide A. Pollard, 1907 Music by George C. Stebbins, 1907 Have Thine … Continue reading Hymn: Have Thine Own Way, Lord

What God Said to Me At…

In the year 2004, my husband and I were church planters. He was going for his ordination, and I was going for my consecration with the C&MA (Christian & Missionary Alliance). In September of that year, we were both to attend our district’s Prayer Conference, I believe it was called. All who were pastors or … Continue reading What God Said to Me At…

Before and After Tag

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Amy kind of “tagged” me for this “Before and After Tag.” She said, “Are you going to do this tag? It would be cool to read your answers.” I said, “Was I tagged in it? If I was, I missed it somehow.” Then, I realized it was open to anyone. It … Continue reading Before and After Tag

Contemplating Death

January 24, 2020 We are all going to die one day. It is inevitable, unless the Lord returns first to take us home to be with him. My youngest sister died 5 years ago this month at the age of 61. My next to oldest brother died this past November at the age of 71. … Continue reading Contemplating Death

Standing Against the Enemy

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this … Continue reading Standing Against the Enemy

Lost Opportunities

The Lord brought this old poem back to mind this morning. I wrote this in 1984 when I was 34 years old. We lived in Raleigh, NC, at the time. Spring 1984 Lost opportunities to share His love, To touch a life, to show you care, Touch a hand, help mend a heart Broken down … Continue reading Lost Opportunities