Dear Friends, Not long ago we celebrated one of our sister’s, mother’s birthday. When we arrived at the venue we were greeted and told there was only a reservation for four. Our party consisted of nine beautiful women. Our friend who made the reservation was adamant that we be seated first, and that she would figure the rest out. Even, if it meant not sitting at the table with us. Her mother persistently asked the waiter who was serving our table, could he bring more chair
Dear Friend, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
God loved us so much, that He gave us His son as a living example for how to live life. By sending Jesus, He (God) took much of the guess work out of it. To observe the way in which Jesus lived life is to acquire a fairly accurate blueprint of life. From this blueprint one might notice a reoccurring theme. Jesus lived his life in, through, and wi
Just imagine you walk into your favorite restaurant, and you’re escorted to your seat. Now you absolutely love this place not just because of the food, but also the customer service. The waiter is attentive your needs. He has your bread on the table and then proceeds to take your drink order. After a few minutes, he returns and asks,”What are we having this evening?” And you confidently respond, “I will have the _________!” You close the menu and wait expectant
Dear Friend, When I was a little girl I was so impatient, I wanted everything I wanted so quickly. If my mom or grandmother was baking a cake, I would stand in the kitchen and dance around or jump up and down until the cake was ready. Waiting seemed relentless (harsh). I was often like the commercial, “It’s my money and I want it now!” When I started learning to bake, I began to understand the importance of waiting. You don’t ever want to rush anything that you are baking, as
Today's devotional is by my friend D. Andrews... Good Morning Ladies (and few gents), Today’s devotion included below “It’s Time For a Good Cleaning” is a reminder from GiG Gwen that, “Even if we confess our sins daily, I think we can still encounter residual buildup of un-holiness. While it’s true that the Lord forgives and forgets our confessed sins completely, we need to be careful…God wants you and me to cast aside everything that keeps us from Him.” GiG, I can so relate
It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m driving from church. When I left for church this morning, I knew I had enough gas to get me to Pine Bluff (one hour away). This morning had already been a little hectic the boys were moving slow, they couldn’t find their shoes, it seemed like we hadn’t even prepared for anything the night before. To be honest I was fighting being frustrated.
After church, and on the way home, I became preoccupied with all different thoughts in my
Dear Friend, How do you capture a moment? For decades we have tried to capture moments. A blade of grass blowing through the wind. The morning fog that sits on the horizon. The twinkle in a mother’s eye as she meets her child for the very first time. Even the twirl of Aunt Susie’s Sunday dress as she dances to a tune. Moments. Moments that are much larger and bigger than ourselves. They move the innermost parts of us and awaken our senses, giving us experiences that lead to t
Dear Friend, I’m task oriented. I like checking things off my list. So much so, that when my list is almost complete I add to it, simply so I can continue to cross things off. (No judgment zone right?) It gives me a sense of accomplishment and allows me to tangibly see progress. And if I’m being honest, I simply like to be rewarded for completing a task. Currently, I am in a season of transformation and waiting in my marriage. A place, as a perfectionist and type A person, I
Siri, the virtual Apple assistant, has revolutionized the way we use technology. This voice activated feature listens and waits patiently to execute any task given. And she is easy to use. You simply say, “Hey Siri!” And your phone lights up and she assists you in a making a task easier to accomplish.
Well the grace of God isn’t much different! It’s better than any voice activated virtual assistant!!! In Zechariah 4:7 God instructed to prophet shout Grace, g