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…

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…

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.)😊 He…

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 remind…

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…

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!

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Power of the Cross Never Fails

Promise – Life Lesson # 2 The Promise of an Eternal Covenant:  “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah — not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I…

A Life Lesson from A Single Mom!

from ashes to beauty ~ Cinderella Released Lessons in Life from the World’s Wealthiest Single Mom! “The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22 God has a purpose when it comes to the resources He provides in my life. Wealth is viewed very differently in…