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…

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…

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 mountain…

What is that to you? Follow Me

Imagine yourself to be the Apostle Peter. You have cried, prayed, fasted, fished, all night, and caught nothing. And then suddenly a voice cries out from the shore and tells you to cast your net again, just one more time. The fish come from nowhere and are practically jumping into the net.  You look back…

What is next, Lord?

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.

God’s Treasures Will Last Forever!

  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 Patricia’s testimony Click Here. It is a message of HOPE…

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…

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…

It’s In The Process

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 at dawn each day, us doubt and turn to God…

Run Forest Run! – Proverbs 1: 10-19

My son(s) and daughter(s), if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: Our sinfulness causes us sometimes…

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…

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…

Seeing God’s Face

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 departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings…

Come Out of Death, Trauma and Darkness – Josh Miles Music

Removing the Grave Clothes June 30, 2010 in life with 7 Comments This is weighing heavily on my mind lately. When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.  Jesus said to…