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…

Pray, Plant, Feed & Water, Prune & Harvest

Let your [a]character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] [b]Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor [c]give you up nor leave you without…

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…

DADDY, JESUS AND COFFEE

Daddy, Jesus and Coffee – Happy Birthday Daddy! Today May 5th – 2018 My dad would have been 96 today.  It seems like an eternity since I moved to help my younger brother Keith take care of him in 2006. Baggs Fruit and Produce Market was his life. He and my mom established it July…

Claressa ~ A very fruitful woman!

    Story and Testimony written with Clarissa’s permission I first met Claressa while I was working as the manager of a shelter for homeless women. She came seeking a place to live and to get back on her feet.  She had two little children but they were with her sister. In our interview she…

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…

Christmas DIY Projects You Can Do With Your Kids!

  Article from MillionsofMiles.com *Have your kids pick out a couple of outgrown outfits and then take them to their school’s resource center.  Often, they use extra outfits when kids have an emergency or can send home with kids in crisis. *Stock up on hats, gloves and socks the next time you see them on sale…

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…

I Now Can See The Colors in A Crystal

I recently met for brunch with a highschool friend.  A couple of times during the past ten years she has felt compelled to reach out to me and we were finally able to connect. Once you read her story you will understand like I do now, that she is a product of our God who…

Angel in the Dryer – Warning!

! Warning** Do Not Do the following or allow your children to do this! Frazzled, shaken, unstable, wobbly and obviously fluffed!  This is what my poodle Angel looked like after coming out of the dryer. Not the blow dryer either! When I was a young girl I had two brothers Doug and Keith. Keith decided…

Ice Road Trucker Missionary

Ice Road  Trucker Missionary As I pulled down the storage shed door, “I wondered if I would ever see any of  my belongings which held so many precious memories – again?”  This is what it must have felt like for the early missionaries who packed their belongings in their coffins and said Goodbye to family…

What Makes a Healthy Team? – Tips on getting along with one another.

When I was in Kenya last year and ministering with Pastor Laban and Pastor Mary Johnson from Voice for Jesus Ministries, I observed one thing about several of the pastors and ministers there.  They all encouraged one another and came out to support a visiting pastor or minister.  The “team spirit” was very strong.  Whether…