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…

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…

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…

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…

Fathers, We Need You! You are Soul Care Providers

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. While I was writing I was privy to a conversation…

Fatherhood begins in the womb.

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 kicking and lots of active movement in the mother’s womb…

Emergency Text Alert!

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 most of us do, I googled the weather channel and…

Face of God

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 and be themselves in the presence of their mom and…

Rain & Seal Guts

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!

Ain’t No Rock Gonna Cry Out For Me!

All we want and all we need Is found in Jesus All we ask is more of you Nothing else can satisfy our hearts desire All we want is more of you For the Lord is good And His love endures Yes the Lord is good forever And I’ll shout it out From the mountain…

2018 ~ Dave Wottle Kick & Year of Your Second Wind

“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 of the Storm, Just like the “eyewall” represents the strongest…

Acceleration – It’s Time!

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 may not fall under judgment. James 5:12 This year the…

Bent on Backsliding

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 breeze.” This sounds great until you wake up one day…

Survivors Guilt

I wonder if the Apostle John when he was imprisioned on the island of Patmos, ever considered himself a survivor, battled compassion fatigue or dealt with survivors guilt? Noah Webster describes “surviver” as one who outlives the other and “survivor” in the real estate terms as a joint tenant; and “In law, the longer liver…

God Will Never Change His Mind About You!

God’s word is true and it is certain. It divides between the soul and spirit, that which is temporary or eternal. God separates the darkness and the light, and upholds what is truth and what is right. Chorus God is true and He is certain. He never tells us a lie, He created the world…

Do I have a Pharisee’s Heart? A Word about Yom Kippur

Do I have a Pharisee’s Heart? “Yes, sometimes!” You may never have heard of Horace Pitkin. He was a missionary to China in the early 1900’s. He wrote to his freinds and basically said, “It definately won’t be long until we (he and his family) find out whether we can serve Him better above or…

God’s Treasures Will Last Forever!

  I recently included a testimony in my newsletter from Patricia Winchester who shared with me, “I don’t ask God Why, I say Why Not Me?” She recently shared her personal trial and testimony at her church! My Enews included the entire sermon…but, for just Patricia’s testimony Click Here. It is a message of HOPE…

Soul Care Providers – We need fathers!

I was sitting in a coffee shop in Alaska and overheard a young man talking about the soon coming birth of his son and how he described it like being in the midst of a hurricane that is approaching. He described his newfound fatherhood as a flurry of preparing for an uncontrollable event that would…

Peace Be Still

When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose [a]a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” He *said to them, “Why…