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 whomContinue reading “The Man Who Won’t Go Away”

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 orderContinue reading “The Seating Chart Has Changed!”

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 throughContinue reading “Rotten Tomatoes or Not???”

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, helpedContinue reading “Mission Drift”

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 inContinue reading “The Moose Jumped Over the Fence”

What Are You Praying For?

  I am feeling the increase to prayer walk, intercede for others and to press into the Lord’s presence. Joy Recovery Prayer & Mission Home The Lord has been calling me to find a quiet place to pray, study, write and minister to others in need of healing. Please pray for me as I seekContinue reading “What Are You Praying For?”

Forgiveness – Key to Healing

FORGIVENESS – A KEY TO HEALING IN ANY CRISIS AND TRAUMA SITUATION – Hear Peter’s Message by Clicking HerePeter Neuberger, his wife Rebekah and children are missionaries from Tanzania. They are home on furlough visiting his wife’s parents who live in the Mat-Su Valley and will be leading a crusade in Kenya.  Rebekah is recoveringContinue reading “Forgiveness – Key to Healing”

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.)😊 HeContinue reading “Miracles, Healings – Dinner with Sarah”

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 theContinue reading “Spiritual Abortion An Appeal To Heaven”

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 withoutContinue reading “Pray, Plant, Feed & Water, Prune & Harvest”

Maters, Taters and Mama

Addie Odee Collier was born in Courtland, Alabama on November 22, 1926. She was a decendant of the Echota Cherokee Indian tribe. She quickly became “Dee” as a young woman when she landed a top level security clearance at Oakridge, Tennessee Atomic Plant. She would come home on the weekends to Alabama and waitressed makingContinue reading “Maters, Taters and Mama”

Preparing for Spiritual Storms

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 Preparation for the Battle When I was a little girl Hurricane Donna hit my hometown like a bulls eye in Sanford, Florida. This storm wasContinue reading “Preparing for Spiritual Storms”

Ode to Ginny

Ode to Ginny Teacakes, Flowers & Jesus Arthritic fingers kneading dough, melting chocolate, Southern drawl… calling softly, Laa..ry, Raa…bert Flowers outside the window pane… It’s Jesus, that makes them grow!” She would say, “It’s the little things that add up, pile up and rust, or wurst yet collect dust. It’s the little things that remindContinue reading “Ode to Ginny”

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 conversationContinue reading “Fathers, We Need You! You are Soul Care Providers”

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 wombContinue reading “Fatherhood begins in the 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 andContinue reading “Emergency Text Alert!”

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 andContinue reading “Face of God”

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!

Suddenly A Great and Mighty Wind!

At the beginning of the year the Lord gave me three separate words for 2018. He said, “Marlene, This is the year of Acceleration (suddenlies), Fruitfulness (inheritences and lost loved ones, and wealth being restored), and a Second Wind (miracles, signs, wonders and an empowerment of the Holy Spirit to do the things we can’tContinue reading “Suddenly A Great and Mighty Wind!”

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 mountainContinue reading “Ain’t No Rock Gonna Cry Out For Me!”