If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Today is Day 13 of the 31 Day Writing Challenge with a prompt from Five Minute Friday. The prompt for today is "Patience."

Patience is tough. I know it's something I have difficulty with. It took me awhile to learn, it may not be the best thing in the world to pray for. Because, the way to learn patience, is to use it. James 1:3 says "Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience." I remember when I was young and single, I'd pray for patience while I was waiting to find a man to love and marry. Well, let me tell you, God gave me patience by making me wait until I was 29 to meet my future hubby  and 30 until he asked me out for the first time. lol  It wasn't easy, but it was so worth the wait.

Patience is definitely needed in this life when dealing with other people. But when we're born again and have the Holy Spirit living in us, we develop the fruit of the spirit and one of these is patience. You can find the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22-23."But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!"

Each of these characteristics of the fruit can be hard to learn, but each one is so worth it.  So my plan is to pray and grow in the Spirit.

Monday, October 12, 2015


Today is Day 12 of the 31 Day Writing Challenge with a prompt from Five Minute Friday. The prompt for today is "Storm."

I am not a major fan of storms. While I do think a little bit of lightening and thunder can be neat, I'd really prefer that it didn't storm too often. I mean I think when lightening streaks across the sky it can be really beautiful and low rumbling thunder is pretty cool sounding. But I hate those really loud thunder-boomers. They scare me to death sometimes.

But, you know, there are other kinds of storms in our life. Sometimes my life is just downright stormy. For the past year we have gone through a lot of really hard times and I really don't like those kinds of storms either. But I've also learned in the past year, there are purposes for those storms in our life. They can help us grow closer to the Lord and they can help us determine what we really believe. Do we just say we trust our lives to the Lord or do we really do it? I can tell you, in the past year I've learned to really trust Him and believe His Word.

So while, I hate storms, I'm thankful for what I've learned and can now believe with certainty. And though I would prefer not to have to go through any more storms, I must say, those really loud thunder-boomers can grab my attention. And when He's got my attention, that's when He can really teach me the lessons I need to learn.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Today is Day 11 of the 31 Day Writing Challenge with a prompt from Five Minute Friday. The prompt for today is "Rest."

I personally believe that rest is very important. Working all week and then coming home to cook, clean the house, do laundry, etc can get very tiresome. Our bodies need a time to rest and relax. But not only do our bodies need to rest, so do our minds.

Sometimes I just can feel completely overwhelmed in my mind. It's flitting from here to there to everywhere, thinking about all kinds of things. Some thoughts are important and some are not. Some thoughts are worrisome and worry can flat just wear me out. I don't know about you, but sometimes I can get way more tired by my thoughts than I do by physical labor.

I guess that's why I am looking so forward to our vacation trip next month to the beach. There, I can unwind and I can rest my mind and know that there is nothing I need to worry about for a few weeks. The beach is one of the places that calm me most. I can't help but just think about God and His majesty when I watch the ocean. The beauty and the grandeur just amazes me. I find when I'm at the beach I spend a lot more time considering God and a lot less time worrying.  My plans are to rest in Him.

If all goes as planned this is the view I will be seeing

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Today is Day 10 of the 31 Day Writing Challenge with a prompt from Five Minute Friday. The prompt for today is "Ready."

Ready or not, here I come.  How many times did we say that when we were kids playing hide and seek?  I loved that game and we played it quite often.

Ready to heat and serve.  My favorite way to cook. lol  I do not have a great fondness for cooking, so quick and easy is my favorite way.  Hubby however, is an excellent cook.  So he does the vast majority of our cooking and I do the clean-up.  Makes us both happy.

Ready to serve.  I think it is very important to always be ready to serve when there is a need.  I think I am most of the time, but I also think that sometimes I'm oblivious to the need.  My prayer is that the Lord will open my eyes to truly see other people so I can help them when they need it.

I think we need to always be ready to give a witness for the Lord.  In 2 Timothy 4:2 (ESV) the Word says, "preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching."

That is my goal, always be ready to speak the words the Lord wants me to say.

Friday, October 9, 2015


Day 9 of the 31 Day Writing Challenge with a prompt from 5 Minute Friday. The prompt for today is "Trust."

Is it possible to have a good relationship with anyone without trust? I don't think so. Trust is so very important. If I can't believe that someone is going to be truthful and trustworthy, then I have no desire to be their friend. But I must be trustworthy too for others to want to befriend me. Trust could be one of the most important things needed for a good relationship.

I've learned I can trust my husband always. He has been so faithful and loving and kind. I thank God for him. And speaking of God, I know I can trust Him above all. He has never failed me and He has always taken care of me. I know He has my back and He always will. Philippians 1:6 says " being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

I trust that He will.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thankful Thursday

If you're looking for my 31 day writing challenge, it is in the post below this one.


Things I am thankful for today.

** Beautiful fall weather. I just love the fall. Temperatures are a little warmer again, but they'll be coming back down some this weekend.

** The wonderful discussions we are having in our women's Bible Study. I love the diversity of this group. We come from multiple denominations, we range from age 24 to 80 something. It is so awesome to see the older ladies just pouring their wisdom out to the younger ones. I love it.

** I'm thankful that the medical test I had last week, came back with a good report. Everything is healing nicely. God is so good!!

So let me know in the comments what you are thankful for.