The stillness in the air is overwhelming as I sit on my deck with my Bible, my notebook and coffee. If I allow myself to focus on the magnificent quietness I hear crickets, and birds and frogs and ducks. There is absolutely no breeze and the rising sun’s rays on my skin is extremely healing to my… Read More Perfect Peace
I have had multiple opportunities to present a monologue of Gomer, the unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea…to a variety of women’s events and each time I come to the part where Hosea buys Gomer back as his wife, my heart is so moved and my tears are real… Here’s a bit from the end… Read More He Chose You…
Our home has a walking path practically in our little back yard. My husband and I put corn out for the deer and we have had as many as seven deer come and huddle around our feeder at a time.. This dear little one was only about 8 feet away from my patio as I… Read More It’s All About TRUST
I just finished reading the book, Hope In Her by Krysta Bouquet. It moved me beyond words, reminding me of God’s faithfulness in all areas of everyone’s lives. As I turned each page, immersed in every detail of her painful childhood, I felt an enormous amount of compassion for her and for so many who experience the… Read More HOPE IN HER
One Thursday night while in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was betrayed by Judas,(one of his disciples) arrested, tried, and endured trials throughout the night – he was found guilty of blasphemy by a court that was an absolute fraud! A crown of thorns was pushed into his head. He was beaten with a short… Read More Good Friday…
Through my conversations with friends, family and mere acquaintances lately there appears to be a common thread to our discussions. I believe it’s an evil presence of darkness, an oppression, a heaviness that permeates our very being. This darkness affects everything from our mental and emotional health to our fatigued bodies and weakened immune systems. There’s… Read More The War Against Darkness (Spoiler Alert – We Win)
Loneliness, illness, death, depression, suicide, fear, riots – it has become the normal today! So much brokenness, so many heavy hearts. I hear many saying, “How much more can we take?” The enemy of our souls, satan, loves to fill us with fear and lies. And when we see destruction and pain all around us… Read More Do You Need HOPE to Live in This World?
Have you ever re-read something you had written in the past and realized that God’s Spirit was the author of that quick note you had scribbled on something? Maybe you were in a study and a thought came to you from the reading of the scriptures, and you wrote it in your study book, or… Read More The Breath of God
“I can’t stop smiling!” God’s Spirit has used my recent near death illness (That may be a little over dramatic, you would have to check with my care-givers to get the real scoop.) Nevertheless, God changed my entire PERSPECTIVE to WOO me into SURRENDERING to Him, to filling me AGAIN with His INCREDIBLE and UNEXPLAINABLE… Read More Our Present Is His Presence – (Part 2)
Christmas time for some is so stressful that they are robbed of joy. Is that you? The busyness of the season revolves around cleaning, decorating, baking, and shopping! The shopping can be the most challenging because we want to find the PERFECT gift for our family and friends! I want to encourage you with these… Read More Our Present is His Presence – Part 1)
Many years ago….I wrote my answer to the first question in a Bible Study…titled A Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place, by Beth Moore. Remembering how impactful that study was in my life, I pulled it out this morning, looking for an inspirational tidbit to give to you. The question: “Where am I at the time… Read More Where Are You?
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Do you ever want to just hide? Hide from family? Hide from friends? Hide from EVERYONE? There have been times I just wanted to get away by myself. Maybe a hotel, or maybe a cabin somewhere peaceful and serene. What prompts us to feel this way? Is it just the constant busyness and noise… Read More Do You Want To Hide?
Evidence has shown that many who have chosen to abort a child may suffer long term consequences; mental physical and especially spiritual. Some of that suffering is because they are believing lies that satan is whispering to them. In John 8:44 (NIV) Jesus calls satan a murderer and the father of lies! But we have… Read More Choose Promises over Lies
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“An International Movement of Life and Love“ Please join me for an hour of hope and encouragement! You will be so glad you did! Hello friends, Welcome to Words To Inspire presenting Unborn. Untold.- Sharing Our Stories- Impacting Our Culture monthly Zoom call God is continuing to direct our steps as we highlight stories right from the book. July… Read More Unborn, Untold
As I have traveled to many locations and events to speak to women of all ages, in all walks of life and in all seasons of their journey, I have found this simple fact to be true ~ “All of our frustrations, poor choices, regrets, purposelessness, poor relationships, stressful living comes from NOT seeking God… Read More The Joy of Seeking God First
A Message To My Widow Friends (And anyone else who is hurting) Today I heard myself saying, “He is never coming back!” I just realized Dave is not coming back! It seems like such a silly statement! He went to Heaven 17 months ago and the stark reality that he is not coming back is… Read More He Is Never Coming Back!
I am in the middle of leading a Bible Study using Randy Alcorn’s Heaven material. I am learning so much! I never realized how much the Bible tells us about Heaven (The intermediate Heaven ~ where my dear husband is) and our future Eternal Heaven. The following is an excerpt from the book. I was… Read More God’s Map To Heaven
God called King David “a man after His own heart.” I have heard that phrase many times during my life. But it wasn’t until my time alone with Jesus this morning, that I found myself asking how a mere man (even though a king) would be honored to acquire such an intimate, loving description from… Read More A Man or Woman after God’s Own Heart
Years ago my husband Dave recognized my desire to share Jesus with other women and he encouraged me to follow that calling. So I did. His passion was to bring hope to hurting couples by sharing our marriage success story together. So we did. He was also the biggest supporter of my inconsistent blog writing.… Read More I Choose Joy in the Middle of My Sorrow
God spoke to me today. He broke through my childish doubts with words of comfort and assurance. “Hang in there; sit tight; stick to My course for your life.” He said, “I will not let you down”. He reminded me of how He cared for past saints, how He watched over them and kept them… Read More God Spoke To Me Today…
Oh Lord, how great and all-powerful You are! And how beautiful is the world You created for our habitation! Even before man was brought forth from the dust, You prepared for him a place in which to live and grow. And everything man saw about him reflected the beauty and power of the living… Read More Psalm 104
As is often the scenario, thirteen people of a variety of ages scrunched into a space better suited for eight, in a familiar restaurant for breakfast after church one Sunday morning, The busyness of the restaurant and the various conversations going on at the same time, competing to be heard above the others who were… Read More Give Me Some Solitude Please
Sunday morning “after church foyer talk” is sometimes brief because of family schedules and plans. But on a recent Sunday, a common and all too familiar emotion was conveyed by a sweet woman of God as I asked the usual question, “How are you?” Although this woman’s joyous countenance was reassuring, she offered a facial… Read More The Gift of Prayer
Information… If you take the Word of God into your head and spout it out to others, but you don’t take it any further, that’s called information. The Pharisees were truly remarkable when it came to information, intellectually amassing all kinds of biblical data. But they neglected to apply it. They refused to live it.… Read More I Want Bloody Toes
Every time we fight with weeds and thistles in our garden, we can think of our own disobedience. And every time we experience pain or attend a funeral and suffer heartache from the loss of a loved one – we remember our prideful, sinful nature, and our great need of a Savior. God tells us in Chapter… Read More Thorns, Thistles, Pain, Death and a Promised Gift!
The last train ride I had taken was when I was 16 years old, so although I was somewhat excited to ride a train again, years of only flying to destinations had spoiled me. Like a presumptive senior citizen, I announced to the man behind the train counter that I wanted the largest bag checked and… Read More A Train Ride To Remember
John 19:23, 24 – When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. “Let’s not tear it” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get… Read More How Much Would You Pay For God’s Clothing?