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Promises and Possession

There are many promises from God in the Bible.

God promised Joshua, in Joshua 1: 3, “every place the soles of his feet touch.”

God’s promises are timeless. Today, in 2019, my hubby and I can interpret possession of every place the soles of our feet touch as being Many Places. God has been expanding our territories, as He did Jabez. (1 Chronicles 4) We have been blessed with 3 houses, a truck, a car, and many tools to do building and odd jobs. ($) Currently, my hubby has flown out of state….his feet are touching more and more land…..

We thank God! We realize, in many cases, we have to clear and cleanse places we are to possess. We also thank God we can boldly come to Him and we can proclaim God’s good news boldly. (sure, why not see Acts chapter 4) Oh! You know God’s good news, right?? 1. God made the world. 2. He gave us Jesus….even while we were yet sinners. 3. Jesus died for all who would believe in Him and receive Him. 4. He’s preparing a forever Home for those who believe in Him, so they can be with Him forever and ever.

I’m thankful. I realize the Bible is the most devisive and offensive book in the world, but I believe: God wrote the Bible with the hands of men. It’s true; and a living, timeless word for me. It’s a love letter for me and is to be studied, practiced, and appreciated.

God is so Good

God is a good God. God is love. He never meant for any of His creation to go to a place of eternal damnation.

Meanwhile, my testimony goes as such. We are just about to put neighborhood house on the market and are trusting God to sell it quickly. We love God and have His favor. We’ve been giving Him the glory through all this. As a loving Father, why wouldn’t He give us our desires? We thank Him in advance!!

Latest desire of the Father: I’ve been hearing many messages lately about how God wants more of our time. One evangelist mentioned it would make quite a difference in our countenances and everything (power from above, …) if we spend 2 hours a day with God. I admit, a few weeks ago, I decided to read the Psalms in a week and didn’t just watch as much tv. When I did watch the boob tube, it seemed like it lacked something. The Bible was so real. I mean: “Real!” I couldn’t wait to read more. Television shows just seemed like fluff.

In my life, I’ve done the hour long prayer challenges. I don’t do that so much any more. About a week ago, God woke me in the night to pray. My fingers typed the word pry, and that was a bit of what my heavenly Father did. He had me pray for many names before His throne and the peace and protection for Israel, President Trump and family and more……… I was reminded to claim His perfect will in some local situations including my daughter’s promotions and advancements at work. I thanked God for my many blessings including my husband of 14 years. I thanked God for strengthening him and giving him skills, passion, drive, and faith.

God is wonderful. He deserves our time. He can change us. Who was the famous evangelist who just walked through stores and people were healed when he walked by? He didn’t have to stop, ask to pray or lay hands on folks, he just walked by doing his own shopping business. He had spent so much time with His heavenly Father, the presence was still with him as he did mundane stuff. He had the Holy Spirit’s power in abundance. Jesus promised we’d be doing things He did and greater things. (John 14: 12- 14)

Can you accept the challenge? What would 2 hours with God look like in your life, daily? Is it possible at all?? Can you try it for even one day????

Let me know…. God be with you

If I Regard Iniquity

Psalm 66: 18 has been on my mind.

If I regard iniquity in my heart,…hmm… Let me think on this. I’m thinking: if I think on sin, think about sin or sinning, even think evil or bad thoughts about someone— the Lord will not hear.

I talk to God. I pray for people. I hash out my thoughts with my heavenly Father. I praise Him. I thank Him for answered prayers and for Who He is. I discuss things that are on my mind with my best Friend/Jesus. I’ve been known to claim my healing and healings of others: “by Your stripes, I’m healed, Jesus.”

I’ve had an ongoing prayer request that I’ve not personally seen the answer to yet. I know it’s a request in line with the Holy Spirit’s will. Still, no answer. God’s been blessing me and my husband greatly lately. Amazing!! This certain prayer request? Um…….no.

I ask Jesus’ forgiveness for my tendencies to have personal pity parties and my negative thoughts about some people. I desire to not have iniquity in my heart. I desire to be referred to as the woman with no guile. (see John 1: 47) (no ill feelings towards anyone, nor any deceit….)

Prayer: Thank You, God, for all You do. Thank You for things seen and unseen. Thank You for Your love. Thank You, in advance for answered prayers. Thank You for working on me and my heart full of love and gratefulness. Thank You for Your faithfulness. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

Disolution of Marriage

Why is this what they call “divorce”? When I think of a disolution, I think of how I took a mixture of a simple syrup and added lemon juice and made lemonade- but then tried to unmix the solution together.

How bout the act of dissolving the already combined concrete and water? A marriage is supposed to be as solid as mixed, dried concrete. What if the water says to the concrete, “I just can’t stand how you make me so unhappy all the time?” They can’t just dissolve themselves and go back to being two separate entities again.

One entity has said historically, “You knew how I was when we got together.”

The other entity has been known to say, “Yes, thus I was always hoping we could one day form something beautiful together, like the famous statue of David or something.”

Years later, waiting for the statue making, entity number two can try for “dissolution” or, can morph into a lone entity she’s content with.

Here’s to morphing!!!

Wish me luck and pray for me………………

Praise be to God

I’m not in the depressed funk I was in for about 2 weeks.

I communicated with my hubby. I communicated with God. I wrote in my journal. I vented and went to some movies. One thing is for certain, if a person feels “down” for a while, that person may very well not stay “down”.

As per my history of feeling “down”, these feelings usually come from circumstances and situations. One thing that helped me was my husband’s agreeing to slow down his busy life a bit, even if just short lived. Memorial Day weekend came and my husband did some outside jobs, but allowed for time with me and his relaxation.

There’s a lot to be said for “being still and acknowledging God.” (see Psalm 46: 10) Not only do you benefit from slowing down, taking time for God, doing something for God,….but, others who are observing your life benefit also…… Serve God, study His Word, have time with Him–with someone else?? Gain great benefits!!!!

Weary

My kingdom for someone to check in on me to see if I’m still alive or dead, thoughts, feelings, how was my day etc…about 8:30 pm nightly.

Now, I have a new development….upper back pain. (along with the newest diagnosis: thyroid trouble)

Hubby still works too much and is rarely home or “present”. Mixed blessing is that we just bought house number 3. Very mixed blessing……I’m weary and in pain so much…emotionally and physically…. I pray God takes me Home soon— before He takes my hubby. (even if He took my hubby first, I’ve always been so alone Alone…what difference would my husband’s demise make?)

Death

My ex-father-in-law just died. I have so many emotions. I have been praying. I was married in that family some odd 13 years. The man is the grandpa of my kids.

In my lazy, sideways communicating with people, I want to “friend” my ex and his family, on Facebook, and give condolences. This well educated man influenced his children and mine. He was active, ran marathons, and even wrote (and published) some books.

Coming from my Christ-centered thoughts, and there are many, I’m quoting Deuteronomy 30: 15-20. “See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to Him, and to keep His commands, decrees, and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day, that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the Lord is your life, and He will give you many years in the land He swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”

Choose life. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.Choose to follow Him and have life more abundantly. (John 10;10)

I care about you, my followers……..

Temptation A, Temptation B

Sometimes, I just can’t believe how we succumb to the same old temptations, repeatedly. Keep in mind, what tempts me, may not tempt you. What tempts you, may not tempt me.

I’m not necessarily talking about obvious temptations that lead to sin, but subtle temptations. Some may be tempted to rely more on their own efforts to provide for themselves. They claim God has given them abilities to work multiple jobs for income, at one time. That, in itself, isn’t a negative thing. If it takes quality time away from God or the spouse/family: it could help open some unwanted “doors”. I don’t mean literal doors, but that is a possibility also. What if we consider the spouse who is on the sidelines watching spouse become more and more tired, increasing in health issues? The watchful spouse sighs while “working -multiple- jobs- for -income” rises to leave again and again.

The Enemy of our souls knows the right temptations. He seems to know the right moments to bring them around too. Perhaps, this is merely my personal perception, but I have seen some of the Enemy’s tactics and am determined not to fall prey to temptations: even if they appear harmless.

Guard my heart, mind, and tongue-Father God. Help me to truly mean it when I say, “I have learned to be content whatever state (condition/circumstance) I am in” as Paul says in Philippians 4:11.

No Nikes

To those of you who are trying to sell or advertise shoes and hats, …. on my Christ-based blog site, please discontinue and refrain from doing this.

When I go to read sincere comments, I don’t need to see ads for shoes and more.

Thank you.

77 Days, Then he got a job….

As you know, we trusted God Almighty. We moved South again. We downsized. We had yet another life change.

My husband and I hung on while he applied for a good job where he can get medical benefits. He applied. He applied some more. He did some odd jobs. We waited. We waited some more. We went to church and heard we should claim authority over the spirit of delay. We did. My husband started his job today.

God is awesome! We are claiming Hagaii 2: 9 that says, “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.

I have even joined a small group at the church we attend….. Life is good. God is great.

People Who Need People

Barbara Streisand sang “People who need people, are the luckiest people in the world….”

Living in our “community”, I really see it better now. I appreciate the fact that we can go across the street and ask for electrical assist from a card carrying electrician. My husband just bartered some painting time with him. Great!

Bible verse that rings for this new year: John 17: 13. Jesus says: “And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have My joy fulfilled in themselves.” In themselves. In ourselves, folks!!! Let us continue to seek joy in our new year.

Jesus is joy.

Adjustments/Holiday Season

We are in the stages of painting, moving furniture around, and donating things we don’t care to keep. (or have no room for)

Yes, we truly know and have reminders that God is with us and is blessing us. He is awesome! We also know that the many details of trying to perfect our living quarters isn’t going to be accomplished overnight.

One possible problem with that? Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. I’d like my home really nice and orderly.

We did get the Christmas tree up, amidst the clutter……

Waiting! My husband is doing the handyman stuff himself. In the middle of doing his desired projects, he’s coming upon more and more. We realized the bathroom pipes needed work. (for example)

Ideal!! Right??

Community

Do you see the word “commune” in there? I never really thought about it till I started living in a community that’s a real ….Community.

It’s Christmas season again

It’s Christmas season and our community is in full swing.

Commune, by the way, is defined as “a group of people living together and sharing possessions and responsibilities.” We don’t actually live where we can see each other sleep. We do help each other and let each other know if there’s a free piece of furniture available. We eat together, sing together, worship together, play together and enjoy life. I really like it. I thank God for it.

Life with others

Genesis tells us God created the heavens and the earth, everything therein, Adam, … and thought it wasn’t good for the man to be alone.

At times, it’s good when we set ourselves apart to refresh, rest, and possibly enjoy time with God, but for the sake of this post, let’s focus on the being with others.

Thinking about Ecclesiastes 4: 11, “…. how can one be warm alone?” I like to be warm physically, and in my heart. You know, the feeling of having the warmth in your heart?

Of course there is a feeling of love associated with warmth in the heart, but there’s also the sense of belonging. No one wants to feel they are on this planet alone. Ecclesiastes 4: 12 says: “If one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” We are stronger together.

Hebrews 10: 25 states how we should not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another…….” I realize we can exhort each other from the privacy and solitude of our homes, (modern technology makes this all too easy) but there is something to be said for being with others.

Jesus, Himself, is the Word (John 1:1) but He went about being with people. He exhorted, healed, and taught. He shared love. He’s our example. He enjoyed and appreciated His creation of nature, but His focus was on humans. He desired for them to be with Him in heaven, one day. He still desires this. He wants that none should perish.

I trust that Jesus went to “prepare a place for” me. (John 14:3) I trust He is coming again for me. I thank Him.

Is He preparing a place for you????????????

Change

I keep reminding that God is good!

He blessed us with change and there are details involved in the change. God is gracious and He takes care of the details. Trust Him…..

Gnashing of Teeth…

as per the scripture, Matthew 24: 50 and 51: “The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at that hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Follow my train of thought, it’s gonna be quite a ride…..

As I prepared for some medical tests this past week, I had to drink some terrible tasting drink. I had to drink lots of it. I almost gagged. It was awful. I wanted to gnash my teeth and picture all sorts of images.(at the hospital with my husband)

After everything was all over with, I watched an entertaining show on TV. It was called “The Cool Kids”. If you are familiar with the actress/comedian Vicki Lawrence, she is one of the stars in this sitcom. It seems the character she is playing, is 65 years old and is frustrated or angry. She goes everywhere with a bottle of alcohol and has a “who cares” sort of attitude.

Well, in the flesh, I could picture 9 stages of a woman’s life. Since I was being forced to drink an awful colon prep drink in a certain amount of time, I decided the stages could be…

1.Childhood

2.Puberty

3.Boy Crazy

4.Marriage Mindedness

5.Kids

6.College/Career/Paying bills

7.Some Personal Accomplishments

8.A Bit of a Break

9.Anger/Frustration– (because now there are so many ailments, doctors, possibly widowhood)

See, lately there have been incidents in my life where I’ve kicked walls. I’ve wished I had a punching bag…. can anyone relate??

Let me know………Seasons of life………….

Please don’t “go there”………. Don’t be one who serves the wrong master. The end will have you in the place where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth for all eternity…

Serve God. Love and serve/follow Jesus. He is the only way to heaven.