Left – on the run

10 Then David got up and ran that day from Saul. I Samuel 21: 8-10a People are broken and even those we love can say and do evil things to us. My older brother Doug once said to me, “People are like rattlesnakes, they strike out at the warmest and closest thing to them.” Has someone…

You Can Be Certain In 2020

You can be certain in 2020 dictators & government leaders will rise and fall. You can be certain there is always going to be poverty, sickness, diseases, discord, differences of viewpoints, opinions and human diversity. Thankfully one of the miraculous things that will stand the test of time and you can be certain of in…

Sleigh Bells Ringing

Are you listening?  Christmas carols, and shoppers tell us Christmas is just around the corner. Preparations, presents and children are excited (especially in the U.S.) about what is or will be under the tree on Christmas morning. Some families may not even know or understand the Christmas story. Other families like my son and his…

Work of My HE Art

Thanking God for YOU! But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13 NASB I don’t…

Thankful for Laundry Tables

Recently I was at the laundromat and began talking with a young man named S. When he asked me what I did, I shared with him that I was a missionary and also someone who tries to help people when they are in crisis, trouble or in a disastrous place in their life. I was…

He Wipes Away Tears

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 I often get asked the question, What is a disaster chaplain/pastor? Simply put, they respond to the needs of others when…

The Chickens Are Crying…Eat More Beef!

Dear Friend, “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now…” Philippians 1:3-5 Because I am supported totally by your gifts & kindness; I thank God for you daily,…

The Pig Stuck in the Mud

Recently I had a dream and it was terrible. In it there was a pig like the one pictured above that was buried and stuck in the mud. This pig looked so awful that I felt like she/he would die any second. It was buried up past it’s neck and stuck up under the porch…

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

About 58,000 People in Los Angeles County Experience HomelessnessEvery Night. How can you help this many people? Son: “How Do You Eat an Elephant?”Mom: “One Bite At a Time.”Son: “How Do We Help Those In Crisis?”Mom: “One person at a time, One prayer, Sharing the Good News of Jesus.” How Do People Become Homeless? 31% job loss 20%…

That 70’s Sofa – Falling in the Father’s Arms

Falling in the Father’s arms: In February 1991 there was a storm that touched my life. The weather was very cold and my heart was very broken. My two youngest sons and I had just moved from a very large home in Altamonte Springs into a very tiny one bedroom apartment in Tallahassee, Florida. My…

Semi-Safe

SEMI-SAFE! I was traveling along a winding country rode and came across a semi-truck that had missed a curve and run head on into a farmer’s field.  The wheels of the cab of the truck was buried in soft sand and he was stuck. I stopped and asked the driver who was sitting on the…

Woman in the Mirror

“Who do you believe you are?” She was asked this question recently and the answers varied from last week. “I’m a mother, grandmother who is alone, sad, tired, fat, homeless and disillusioned.” “Why do you believe that?” “Why? Because that is what I think others see. Therefore, I believe that is who I am.” “Why…

Help! I’ve Been Arrested!

I was recently traveling and had just pulled into a McDonalds to take a bathroom break.  I had been praying and listening to the radio all morning. During this past season I’ve been alone a lot except for when I’m doing ministry or helping someone in crisis or trauma. I also love being a road…

The Man Who Won’t Go Away

Jesus is on my mind today. He is the man who won’t go away. I’ve just started reading the book by John Ortberg, Who Is This Man (Published 2012) and I haven’t even got past the first page when the reality of life and death and the impact our lives make on the individuals whom…

The Seating Chart Has Changed!

Over two thousand years ago a man named Jesus changed the seating charts forever! It doesn’t matter where you were born, if you have royal blood, work on a plantation, or own many towers. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order…

Rotten Tomatoes or Not???

What is wrong with this picture? The photo above is a tomato that has been sitting out on the counter for at minimum 3+ weeks.. I don’t know how long it was in the store… Fresh Produce?? Nutritious?? Rotten Tomato or Not?? Just saying??? When I was growing up my folks made me pick through…

Mission Drift

The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy from a Roman prison and encourages him to; 1) Hold on to sound teaching. 2) Guard the good deposit that is in us. The Roman Empire was changing rapidly and Nero, was the presiding Emperor. After the death of his uncle Claudius in 54 A.D. Nero was nominated, helped…

The Moose Jumped Over the Fence

Joy Recovery Sometimes the Lord uses strange circumstances to get our attention! While I was in Alaska I opened the door to let out my friend’s English Setter Samantha and to my surprise there was a moose who had jumped over the fence! I wish I could say that I jumped for joy, while in…

Miracles, Healings – Dinner with Sarah

Testimony Time! Meet my dinner date Geo. He asked me, “Could you put me on your social media?” You bet I will!!😀 When I first moved to my apartment complex mid February Geo saw me sitting in the lobby and noticed my smile and the cross on my shirt (he tells me every time.)😊 He…

Spiritual Abortion An Appeal To Heaven

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the…