A Lesson on Faith Learned in the Mountains

Romans 12:3b, “…as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” This week my family and I are on vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains. What a beautiful place! I am the vacation planner of the family, and I enjoy doing tons of research beforehand to ensure that we get exactly what we [...]

By | 2016-11-01T18:12:33+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Faith, Victorious Christian Living|2 Comments

Seeing the Gold in Difficult People

My daughter-in-law Rachelle, her mother, and her grandmother all have a passion for finding discarded furniture and homes that look like they are unsalvageable junk and then uncovering some of the most beautiful craftsmanship you can imagine. After removing a coat of paint or, in some cases, eradicating years of neglect and abuse, a lovely [...]

By | 2016-11-01T18:12:33+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Faith|1 Comment

Bear Hugs

Isaiah 55:8,“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD." There he goes, like a streak of lightning, running through the house at full speed.  ZOOM.  He is dressed like a soldier and has at least five (plastic) weapons in his hands or on his belt.  Following close at [...]

By | 2016-11-01T18:12:33+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Faith, Victorious Christian Living|2 Comments

Reality Check: An “I Love Lucy” Moment in My Life

Romans 12:3a, “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think.” Last weekend I spoke out of town at a Mother-Daughter Banquet. It was beautifully decorated. The pastor’s wife and ladies of the church had done [...]

By | 2016-11-01T18:12:33+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Faith|3 Comments

I’ll Never Be Enough

II Cor. 12:9, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” Today we’ll finish our series on being wise to the Devil’s lies. Satan knows [...]

By | 2016-04-26T18:44:42+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Faith, Joy, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment

Who Tells You That You Are Not Loved?

II Cor. 2:11, “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” Matthew 10:16, “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” I believe that love is the most important eternal quality we must [...]

By | 2016-11-01T18:12:33+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Faith, Joy, Victorious Christian Living|2 Comments


Psalm 142 "I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily [...]

By | 2016-11-01T18:12:34+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Faith|2 Comments