Many years ago I worked in a bank as a teller. The very first thing we learned was how to spot a counterfeit bill or check. I felt pretty confident in the spotting of a bill, but the checks were worrisome. Whenever I wasn’t sure, I went to my manager and asked her to look … More IDENTIFY THE COUNTERFEIT
You cannot live here in Arizona and not notice the continuous thread of GOD’S glory. It is there in the early morning, evenings and on any walk, hike or trip nearby. We have an area here called Saguaro Lake and it is called the jewel of Arizona. I found it by taking a drive one … More THE THREAD OF HIS GLORY!
One of my dearest friends almost died this past week. There I have said it and it hurts my heart just looking at that statement! Nothing in life can bring you to your knees more than a life and death situation. My friend experienced loss of breath, heart racing and 911 was called. Emergency room … More BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS!
They say our internet and social media have given us the world at our fingertips with endless possibilities, but in reality all it has done is isolate us from one another. People sit alone for hours on end in front of a computer screen looking for a like on their page from cyber friends that … More CRAVE COMMUNION
Since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, it got me thinking of all the matters of the heart. Matters of the “heart” are equated with matters of the soul, the will and the mind in scripture……. PROVERBS 4:23 “ABOVE ALL ELSE, GUARD YOUR HEART, FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO FLOWS FROM IT.” NIV And the ESV version says … More A GUARDED HEART, QUIET HEART
Just recently I read this quote by Ignatius……. “There are very few men who realize what GOD would make of them if they abandoned themselves into HIS hands and let themselves be formed by HIS grace.” My word for 2018 is: abundance. I have been trying to understand how GOD gives us the abundant life we so … More ABANDON YOURSELF
Isn’t it just like our GOD to give us something to…….behold. HE sends us sunrises and sunsets every day. How often we take them for granted! But truly there is only ONE to whom we should behold and that is our JESUS, our GOD, our protector and our redeemer. WHAT YOU BEHOLD IS WHAT YOU … More BEHOLD
Are you one of those people that have to have everything “just perfect”? I used to be one who ran in those circles. You know what I mean, the girl with perfect hair, makeup and dress. I tried so hard at it daily to the point of wearing myself out with comparison to other women … More BEING PURPOSEFUL NOT PERFECT
One fact that so impresses me about living in Arizona is the fact that there is water, water, everywhere. Because the desert is so dry and hot, just looking at water tends to have a cooling, refreshing impact. Quenching your thirst here is important too…….every restaurant you go to will give you a “to go” … More HOW THIRSTY ARE YOU?
The LORD has a way of impressing upon our hearts those things that we sometimes are unaware of. CHRIST was and is always there, always available to us if you think about it. I for one don’t want to be “too busy”. Don’t you know people who are like this? You ask how they are … More BLESSED ARE THE AVAILABLE