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

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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 · 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

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When You Don’t Get What You Expect

  This week’s Five Minute Friday   prompt is: EXPECT Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.         Have you ever tried to say something nice and it came out different than you expect? I have lost count of the times I have done it. I call it, “Foot-in-Mouth” disease. Yep!… Continue reading When You Don’t Get What You Expect

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I Sing Because I’m Happy and Free

Today’s post is inspired by Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday prompt, “Sing”. So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These… Continue reading I Sing Because I’m Happy and Free

My Spiritual Walk · Random Thoughts


It’s Friday! It’s been a while since I’ve participated in Five-Minute Fridays, maybe it’s time to get focused. The premise for Five Minute Friday is that you are given one word and you write for five minutes solid. No stopping…no correcting grammar. You can learn more here at Kate Motaung’s blog.   I’m hosting a personal IF:Gathering… Continue reading FMF : FOCUS