Claressa graduated in June 2022 from the ReFire Program in Tallahassee & is looking for employment to support herself, a handicapped son, & teen daughter. Read her full testimony used with permission.
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 … Continue reading Left – on the run
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 … Continue reading Ode to Ginny
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. … Continue reading Fathers, We Need You! You are Soul Care Providers
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 … Continue reading Emergency Text Alert!
In 1985 the Lord came into my office and spoke audibly to me at the moment my one-year-old had stopped breathing and turned completely blue. He spoke three words to me, “Marlene, it is time,” then my knees buckled and I hit the ground in a repentance prayer. Deliverance came from many things I’m not proud nor ashamed to share with others.
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 … Continue reading God’s Treasures Will Last Forever!
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 … Continue reading I Now Can See The Colors in A Crystal
What makes, clay pottery, cow's milk buttery, butterflies fluttery? It's something in the process. What makes, bologna lunchmeat, a cane of sugar so sweet a loaf of bread from whole wheat? It's something in the process. What makes, dark clouds roll away, the rooster crow … Continue reading It’s In The Process
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) … Continue reading Choices… we all have to make them
36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; 37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which … Continue reading Seeing God’s Face
I've been studying to become a Crisis Counselor and also a trainer to teach TRE - Trauma Release Exercises. Little did I realize two years ago that I would be putting these skills to personal use. Over the past two and a half years I … Continue reading You Are Beautiful And Who You Are Is Quite Enough