A Word of Encouragement · fmf

When we See as God Sees

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, [START] I get disturbed when I watch the news these days. Whether you look at the protesting crowds or the ones they are protesting against, you see so much that is not of God. But recently, I did a study about kindness and goodness. It… Continue reading When we See as God Sees

A Word of Encouragement

FMF: Loyal Friends

To my loyal friends, old and new; I am so excited to let you know that my website is in the midst of a huge renovation. Actually, more than a renovation. My friend Michele Bruxvoort, who has written here several times, and I have decided to join forces and create a brand new website. After… Continue reading FMF: Loyal Friends

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Loved or Unloved – That is the Question

Are you feeling loved today? Consider Roman’s 8:38 What can come between us and the love of God’s Anointed? Can troubles, hardships, persecution, hunger, poverty, danger, or even death?    The answer is, absolutely nothing.     In this mean and evil world, it’s hard to keep our hearts and souls from becoming singed by… Continue reading Loved or Unloved – That is the Question

Fibromyalgia

How I Managed Fibromyalgia and Survived my Daughter’s Wedding

Dear Friend; You asked me recently how I am doing after my daughter’s wedding. It took me until now (about 6 weeks) to recover but it was worth it! It was the most beautiful day and I was able to be right there and most importantly, not in pain! I shared about the wedding on… Continue reading How I Managed Fibromyalgia and Survived my Daughter’s Wedding

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A Dozen Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Having been in the ministry, I have conflicting feelings about Pastor Appreciation month. On the one hand,  it is a very good reminder to the people to take a moment and let their pastor know how much you love them. On the other hand, it can be a very depressing… Continue reading A Dozen Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

fmf · Hymns

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face And the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace   After a prompt from Five Minute Friday, my thoughts went directly to an old hymn favorite, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. I… Continue reading Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Book Reviews · Praying the Scriptures

Book Review: Praying Psalm 91

31 Days of Praying Psalm 91 Wow!  I just finished Susan Chamberlain Shipe’s new book 31 Days of Praying Psalm 91. She sent it to me to review so I began reading it but I wasn’t too far into it before I decided I should be praying the book over my family. And so I… Continue reading Book Review: Praying Psalm 91

A Word of Encouragement · Hymns

Have You Settled the Question?

I Have Settled the Question, Hallelujah! When I heard this week’s Five Minute Friday Prompt, I was reminded of an old hymn of the church, “I Have Settled the Question“.  I settled the question with the Lord in July of 1970 at Sebring, Ohio Holiness Family Campmeeting. My family had spent the week at family… Continue reading Have You Settled the Question?

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Behold! The Lamb of God

The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!  John 1:29 Take a good look at the Savior. Have you thought about the Lamb of God lately? We tend to glorify the cross and gloss over the suffering that we,… Continue reading Behold! The Lamb of God

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International Day of Happiness

So, today is the International Day of Happiness. What is happiness anyway? The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines happiness as: 1 obsolete : good fortune : prosperity all happiness bechance to thee —William Shakespeare 2a : a state of well-being and contentment : joy b : a pleasurable or satisfying experience  I wish you every happiness in life. The thing about happiness is that it depends on your circumstance. You are only… Continue reading International Day of Happiness