A Word of Encouragement

You CAN Depend on God

  The Lord is good to those who DEPEND on him,     to those who search for him.  So it is good to wait quietly     for salvation from the Lord.  And it is good for people to submit at an early age     to the yoke of his discipline: Have you ever noticed that we tend to grab onto a… Continue reading You CAN Depend on God

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

Twenty Things We Would Tell Our 20-Something Selves

What would I tell my 20-something self?  Go out and grab it because life will all too soon get full and busy and the next thing you know your 20’s will be twenty years ago. I waited till I was 28 to start planning great vacations and fulfilling dreams. No sooner did I plan a… Continue reading Twenty Things We Would Tell Our 20-Something Selves

A Word of Encouragement

Rend Your Hearts and Not Your Clothes

Scripture Joel 2:12-14 Eternal One: Even now, turn back your heart and rededicate yourselves to Me; show Me your repentance by fasting, weeping, and mourning.  Rip the wickedness out of your hearts; don’t just tear your clothing. Now return to the Eternal, your True God.     You already know He is gracious and compassionate. He does not anger easily and maintains faithful love.     He is… Continue reading Rend Your Hearts and Not Your Clothes

A Word of Encouragement · fmf

The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

Giving Support When I heard the prompt, “support” my mind went in many directions. So many ideas came to mind. Support the hurricane victims Support your ball team Support your local church Support Your Local Sheriff (a Western Comedy) Support me in the whelming flood But my mind kept going to a phrase from a… Continue reading The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

A Word of Encouragement · Random Thoughts

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Total Eclipse of the Sun Not long ago, we experienced a total eclipse of the sun in the U.S. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had an eclipse, so there was a lot of excitement. Here in Savannah, we were to have a 97% total eclipse. It turned out to be an overcast day;… Continue reading Total Eclipse of the Sun

A Word of Encouragement · For Those in Ministry

Coming Alongside: Blessed to be a Blessing

I just finished reading Table Mentoring: A Simple Guide for Coming Alongside by Sue Moore Donaldson. I’ve had a desire to come alongside others for years now. (And have actually been doing it) But I really didn’t feel like I knew what I was doing. This little book gave me assurance that I was doing… Continue reading Coming Alongside: Blessed to be a Blessing

A Word of Encouragement · Quotes & Poems

Do It Anyway

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you… Continue reading Do It Anyway

fmf · Hymns

We All Need Some Guidance

HAVE YOU READ THE NEWS? It’s pretty obvious that most of us need a guide. There is a disaster every way you turn. Right now, there are wildfires in Montana, a hurricane is poised to hit Texas, a friend lost their house to a fire yesterday, another friend tragically lost a family member. We need some… Continue reading We All Need Some Guidance

A Word of Encouragement · For Those in Ministry

Speaking ~ Our Greatest Fear

They say the greatest fear most of us have is the fear of speaking in public. I believe it’s probably true. Most people I know hate to speak in front of people. I have a friend at church that is the church board secretary, she has been for many years. She gets up and speaks quite… Continue reading Speaking ~ Our Greatest Fear

Fibromyalgia

Have Questions About Fibromyalgia?

Do You Have Questions About Fibromyalgia? Do you wonder if it is real or just something made up? What are they talking about when they say, “I don’t have enough spoons”? Why can’t you come out to the parties anymore?   I know that I had a lot of questions until recently… I had friends… Continue reading Have Questions About Fibromyalgia?