Showing posts from November, 2012


Its Friday again! Time to write for five minutes the words that flow from heart to mind to fingertips. No stopping and rethinking, just write it down. So Fun! You should join us! Lisa-Jo Baker hosts this fun exercise over at tales from a Gypsy Mama. Everyone is welcome!

Today's word is:


Five minutes


Quiet. Oh How I long for, yearn for, quiet. Quiet is a beautiful sound. But I can only handle so much before it is deafeningly loud. Living in a home school house with nine children, quiet is something we have to purpose to do. It doesn't just happen. Except when we are all sleeping. At which time I am also sleeping.  On the rare occasion that I find myself alone, in a quiet moment, I  feel wonderful for the first few minutes, and then, the quiet gets louder and louder until I am anxiously awaiting the return of the sound of stampeding feet and squabbling little people. Yelling at the top of your lungs youngsters, playing, laughing and just living life so fully that it i…

We Are Not Alone

Stay alert!  Watch out for your great enemy the devil.  He prowls around like a roaring lion,  looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him,  and be strong in your faith.  Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters  all over the world  are going through the same kind of suffering you are. 1Peter 5:8-9

Let's be honest with each other.
Do you feel, or have you ever felt, alone?

Last week I had an eye opening experience with my dear sister. Together, sitting in the car, telling our stories, I realized, I am not alone. Her struggles are mine, and in the telling, in the sharing, we are strengthened, encouraged, and set free. Words pour out and somehow they wash the pain away. Life seems do-able again.
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16
Oh, my friend, my dear sweet sister friend. Lets not believe the lies of Satan. The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy. He is the father of lies.You ARE NOT alone, and we ar…

Growing Pains

I have been leaning hard on the redemptive work of Jesus this week.

What is going on?????

I ask myself that question this morning....... I ask God ........

I am not who I want to be.

For that which I am doing I do not understand;  for I am not practicing what I would like to do,  but I am doing the very thing I hate!  Romans 7:15 
For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh;  for the wishing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.  For the good that I wish, I do not do;  but I  practice the very evil that I do not wish. Romans 7:18-19 
For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man!  Romans 7:22  
Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, strength, and mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.  Matthew 22:37-39
To him who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.  James 4:17 
Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?  Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!  Romans 7:24-25a

I have been so thin…