Oh No, Little Johnny

All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace. Isaiah 54:13 One of my greatest joys in life was raising my children while I was working for Johnny Blue and April Craig. They still own Craig Commercial Realty in Tallahassee, Florida and have raised three wonderful children, Johnny Blue…

Major League Courage

“So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the LORD told him. But because he was afraid of his family and the men of the town, he did it at night rather than the daytime.” Judges 6:27 Gideon was afraid but he did it anyway. It took courage. Lorraine is 98 years old…

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…

Good Seeds Rise!

So, my son, throw yourself into this work for Christ. Pass on what you heard from me—the whole congregation saying Amen!—to reliable leaders who are competent to teach others. When the going gets rough, take it on the chin with the rest of us, the way Jesus did. A soldier on duty doesn’t get caught…

Roman Roads & Returning Soldiers

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 enough toilet paper stockpiled. My good friend Dana Beth and I attended a wedding, and the following week…

We are in His hands…

I was speaking with mine and my children’s God mother Naomi Moore, and as usual she began to praise the Lord and remind me that we are in God’s hands… God has the whole world in His hands. To listen to message by Podcast, If My People Who Are Called By My Name… People living…

Prayer Partners in Times of Crisis

Dear beloved, I have spoken with many who are going through difficult times during this time of isolation and uncertainty. I am thankful most are relying on the presence and power of God’s love to see them through. I’ve spoken with some whose fear is causing them to become self-centered and fearful. For these we…

Hope Springs, The Hope Project

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 Hope SpringsLocation TBD Yasmin is a long time friend and minister with whom I am partnering with to open a home and community for…

Widows, Orphans, & Prodigals

roll on, Jordan, roll
Yeah, this sad world we live in, boys, it sure can get you down
When you can’t seem to get your head on straight and your feet back on the ground
But I think every little thing’s gonna be alright, yeah, it’s all gonna be okay
Isaac Watts

Left – on the run

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 the warmest and closest thing to them.” Has someone…

Work of My HE Art

Thanking God for YOU! But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13 NASB I don’t…

The Pig Stuck in the Mud

Recently I had a dream and it was terrible. In it there was a pig like the one pictured above that was buried and stuck in the mud. This pig looked so awful that I felt like she/he would die any second. It was buried up past it’s neck and stuck up under the porch…

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

About 58,000 People in Los Angeles County Experience HomelessnessEvery Night. How can you help this many people? Son: “How Do You Eat an Elephant?”Mom: “One Bite At a Time.”Son: “How Do We Help Those In Crisis?”Mom: “One person at a time, One prayer, Sharing the Good News of Jesus.” How Do People Become Homeless? 31% job loss 20%…

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…

Woman in the Mirror

“Who do you believe you are?” She was asked this question recently and the answers varied from last week. “I’m a mother, grandmother who is alone, sad, tired, fat, homeless and disillusioned.” “Why do you believe that?” “Why? Because that is what I think others see. Therefore, I believe that is who I am.” “Why…

Help! I’ve Been Arrested!

I was recently traveling and had just pulled into a McDonalds to take a bathroom break.  I had been praying and listening to the radio all morning. During this past season I’ve been alone a lot except for when I’m doing ministry or helping someone in crisis or trauma. I also love being a road…

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…

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 order…

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 through…

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…