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 … Continue reading Left – on the run
The first week, I was asked to re-do the phone greeting for the company. This was great the first time, but then about the tenth time on the first day….it got a little scary.
It seems like I’m speaking to more and more people who are feeling paralyzed or stuck and unable to get motivated or moving in a forward motion. For the majority of my life I’ve been involved either personally or with others, walking through difficult times … Continue reading Semi-Stuck vs. Semi-Safe
He will send help from heaven to rescue me, disgracing those who hound me. My God will send forth his unfailing love and faithfulness.Psalm 57:3 Have you ever been or are you currently in a time of crisis, trauma, grief or loss?Do you feel like: … Continue reading Expect a Rescue After your Crisis!
Over 30 years ago, on Palm Sunday, I was standing in praise and worship and the person standing beside me was getting very uncomfortable. At one point he raised their hands (something he never would have done in church). At one point, I almost thought he was making fun of the people who were raising their hands and singing out loudly. Because of his increased edginess he was unable to sit down or stand still. I had seen this edginess before, and usually he would just go out of the service. But this time, just before the close of the last song, he hurriedly pushed me aside and told me to let him out. I thought he was getting ill or leaving. Instead of heading for the back door, he walked fast nearly running to the front of the church. He grabbed one of the men in the front row and asked for prayer.
Jesus answered, "You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin."John 19:11 In my words, "God's plan supersedes any plan for evil but … Continue reading You have no power except…
After Jesus spoke to the dead man I imagine there was a silence and maybe even a few gasps. This mother’s day was turned from weeping to rejoicing.
This Selah moment then erupted into dancing, shouting and rejoicing. The one who was dead was now raised from the dead and now made alive. A crisis of death which had taken a mother’s heart captive, was suddenly set free in the midst of the pause.
Sunday School Teacher Dana Beth Tyler & Myself One day a wedding, three days later...a dearth. This has been more than an exciting month! I don’t know about you but my plans have been rearranged, turned upside down and am certain I still don’t have … Continue reading Roman Roads & Returning Soldiers
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 … Continue reading The Man Who Won’t Go Away
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 … Continue reading Mission Drift
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 … Continue reading The Moose Jumped Over the Fence
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 … Continue reading Spiritual Abortion An Appeal To Heaven
I was sitting in a coffee shop thinking about Father's Day and asking God what He wanted me to share. There have been many influential fathers in my lives. Pictured above and below are just a few of some of the ones I know personally. … Continue reading Fathers, We Need You! You are Soul Care Providers
I've known many mothers and fathers who have gone through trials and tribulations regarding their children. Whatever the case, God has the storm under control. He is walking through the storms to get to us just one young expectant father whose unborn son went from … Continue reading Fatherhood begins in the womb.
Suddenly Emergency Text Alert!! As I'm literally writing this blog, I get a text on my phone, "Did you say you are flying to Florida in two days? Have you seen the weather channel? Will Tropical Storm Alberto affect your travel? So I did what … Continue reading Emergency Text Alert!
When I was in Asia recently and looking into the faces of my two grandson's Jonah and Hudson, I encountered total unconditional love and unspeakable joy. I observed how they cling to their mother when they are tired and hungry, but aren’t afraid to explore … Continue reading Face of God
One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is the resiliency of the Alaskan people and their ability to live off the land. What they do to protect themselves from God's extreme weather in Alaska is truly amazing!
"Recently I felt the Lord say, Marlene, 2018 will be a year of acceleration, fruitfulness and you will catch a second wind if you don't give up!" This was confirmed recently by a prophetic word from Gale Sheehan : 2018 Open Doors in the Eye … Continue reading 2018 ~ Dave Wottle Kick & Year of Your Second Wind
Steve McQueen - 70's 'King of Cool' is spending time with Jesus! But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you … Continue reading Acceleration – It’s Time!
And My people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him. Hosea 11:7 My daddy had a saying, "I don't care which way the wind blows as long as I get a little … Continue reading Bent on Backsliding