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…

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…

Lord, Where do we go from here?

As thousands flee in Florida, and thousands more are devastated in Texas, the carribbean and Mexico (as a result of the recent earthquake); I am certain many are praying and asking the question, “Lord, where do we go from here.” Jesus had just performed two great miracles, the Feeding of the Five Thousand and Walking…

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…

Choices… we all have to make them

CHOICES – People may often misunderstand your goals, your vision, your mission ~ but keep going, keep striving and continue to push, having faith in the specific calling you have been given! (While at the same time being open for Godly accountability and constructive criticism) FB Post by Maverick Hoenig June 3, 2017. CHOICES When…

Summer is here… in Alaska

Summer is here… The past few weeks have been very exciting as the snow in the Matanatsu Valley has melted and you see campers, four wheelers and the landscape change from white to green! Or not quite yet… This week a fresh blanket of snow has draped the mountains like a polar bear coat. It…

Inflammation “I”s that will Incinerate You

I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. Jeremiah 33: 6b (NIV) The second phase of healing a wound (there are four) is inflammation. Inflammation means to ignite or set on fire. The process is part of our body’s defense system and actually helps to heal a wound or…

Indigestion – “I”s That Will Incinerate You

“For my groaning comes at the sight of my food, And my cries pour out like water.” Job 3:24 Which comes first, indigestion or groaning?  The truth is that your health can be ruined because of the way stress, crisis and trauma is handled in your life.  It is important that you recognize the early…

“I”s that will Incinerate You – Immobility

Immobility  – Fear will immobilize you as was in the case of Pastor Bobette Stubblefield, Soon after our marriage began, my husband began to isolate me by forbidding me to spend time at church and with my family and friends. Isolation then begins to break down a person’s worth; and little by little steals their…

Like a Signal in the Sky….The Power of the Cross Never Dies!

I’m looking back a few years ago, when I took this picture.  I had spent a year in Ohio working at a large ministry and the experience and friendships that I made while I was there are not measurable.  There was probably not anything in Ohio that I didn’t love!  I thought I was going…