Sunday, September 19, 2010

Building The Ark


It's been a while since I have posted anything at this sight,forgive me. Its been a busy year.

We had two more weddings this summer in our immidiate family and with my neice's wedding , who is like my own daughter , I'm counting three.

All that to say that I am back with something to say! Iam forming a new group that will be called " The Ark". It will most likely begin in the form of a blog and go from there ,God willing.


This sight will be a place where i will post all the new information that I am learning concerning our country and its leaders. Being a Christian there will be no compromise with the word of God! And For those of you who have any doubts or are still wondering , His Name is the "I AM'! BECAUSE He is the only one.

(Exodus 3:14)

The idea for this group came from picking up a book at my local bookstore at the beach last night. I read the first 44 pages and had to shut the book.

I was shocked at what I was reading about our President and the people he has surrounded himself with.

Now I have started listening to Fox news over the past few years, and Glenn Beck has opened alot of our eyes to what I call " the buggers ". Those things that are right under our noses and sometimes we are not aware of it. It takes a real friend to point those things out to us. Most would just sit back and hope we figure it out for ourselves.

Well I read about some real BUGGERS last night . Not only was I embaressed that they were there but that they had been around for sometime and I had not bothered to look. SHAME ON ME! So, the reason for this group is to get the attention of as many of my friends and followers on this blog sight to join me in this quest for truth.

Why Me? Because I am concerned at how many of you out there may be just like I was. Just going about my everyday life. Not paying attention to the details if you will.

Not looking deep enough at the people in our own government . Who are they? What is there background? Where did they come from? And why is our president surrounding himself with soooo many of them???

The goal of this new group is to seek out the truth, to the best of my ability. Post it; and discuss it with you. My hope is that more of you will join me in this search. That we will begin to look deeper and not rely on someone else to feed us all the info. Or keep it from us as the case may be! I will be the first to admitt that it will be pains taking for me. I feel so inept for this but God help me Im going to try!

I hope you will join me on this journey into the truth. Like Noah building the ARK, there will be some onlookers who will laugh at us, or tell us we are crazy, but one thing for SURE America .....THERES A STORM BREWING..... and we better be ready.

Stay tuned for more.....

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Point Of Grace

A cottage by the sea. Ahhh...It has been a life long dream of mine to own a home at the beach, with a view of the ocean. We have been visiting the Destin area beaches with it's white, sweeter than sugar, sand for years. One taste of it and you will crave it more than any sugar substance you've ever had a longing for. Or at least this has been my experience.

Though there are many things that we enjoy in this life, none will ever fully satisfy. We were created for a relationship with the Lord who created us. We were made to fellowship with Him.
And though I have been blessed to enjoy many things in this world, none touches me as when I am in His presence. Like the ocean that I long to return to time after time, once I met Jesus I long to be with HIM again and again.

Over the years I have come to give my life to the Lord, holding nothing back. I have made it my purpose to give Him my all. He gave His all to me. He is my delight, and yet He says that He delights to give me the desires of my heart.

The Lord knows my heart and He knows I have a desire for a place at the beach.
Not to mention that I have been praying for one for years. Always with the heart attitude of Jesus who said "not my will but yours Father."

My husband and I began to look seriously about a year ago when our last child went off to college. The fun of looking helped ease the pain of the empty nest syndrome. I miss my kids!

Well after a long search, we have finally found one. A week ago we made the offer. The owner didn't budge! My heart sank. I went away to pray, and to turn it over ,asking God if it was His will or simply my own. I had to surrender; sometimes its a struggle with the flesh. The Spirit won. I gave it over.

The next day my husband decided to make a counter offer. We gave the owner twenty four hours to respond.

The home sits a top a hill with ocean views off the frount porches. The side porches overlook the golfcourse. My husband and I enjoy golf, so our agent worked it our for a complimentary round of golf the next day while waiting for the response to our offer.

As it often happens in golf, you are paired up to play with people whom you have never met. Such was the case this particular day.

We were enjoying a fun round of golf, on a beautiful golf course. The others we were paired with were so pleasent. We told them how we had made an offer on a house next to the golf course and were waiting on the call from the agent .

Finally the call came in. The owner had accepted our offer...Praise the Lord. The others playing with us were rejoicing with us at our good news.

I had been praying about what name I would give the new beach house if we actually got this one. Everyone down here names their beach house, just for fun. I told the Lord I wanted the name to come from Him.

I had been asking the Lord for favor (Grace) the entire time we looked. God tells us every good gift comes from Him. I know that everything I have comes from Him. The most precious gift I ever received was through Gods Grace. He sent His Son to die for my sins...What a gift!

The name of the street is pointe street. I thought," what do you do with pointe?" But I had asked the Lord to come up with a name. And He did. For there on the golf course when we received the good news that we got the beach house, we discovered that we were playing golf with people from the Christian singing group "Point of Grace". I knew in an instant that would be the name we would give to our new home.

I look forward to many wonderful times in our new home at the beach. A point where I will put down roots and remember I am always rooted in Christ due to Gods Good Grace.

My Quiet Place

Silence the sounds that distract the soul
Shut out the world and all it holds
Find a spot; a quiet place
Where I can seek my Saviors face
I come to take some time to pray
Before I start my busy day
To honor Him who died for me
Who gave His life to set me free
To bring to mind the words He said
And keep them foremost in my head
That I may walk through out the day
With purpose to do as He did say
To show His love in everyway
To stand firm--come what may
Life has problems--life has trials
But we can face them all with smiles
If we but let HIM live through us
Even when the flood gates bust
Show the world we have no fear
All is well for HE IS NEAR!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Ever feel your life doesn't add up to much?

We often feel that we don't really make a difference in the lives of others.

I find myself thinking negative thoughts such as "I don't really have anything to give."

My children are grown and have left the home. And I often feel my real purpose in life left with them.

I know some where deep inside that thought is not true, but it still creeps into my mind from time to time, and I wrestle with it.

Lately I have been asking the Lord Where is it that He wants me? What is it that He wants me to do now that the Kids are grown?

I have a passion for talking to people about the Lord. It's my absolute favorite thing to do.

So pretty much every where I go, I manage to bring the conversation around to God.

Wanting to share the " latest greatest" thing God has done that I was blessed to witness.

But often is the time I ask myself if anyone else really cares.

Especially those times when I am sharing something that to me is very exciting and no one else really seems to share my excitement with me.

It can sometimes be a lonely place....yet I can not stop. I continue to share. Its like a fire shut up in my bones if I do not share.

There have been a number of times at family gatherings that I have sat in the middle of all of the kids and shared the stories of a powerful God that has changed my life.

The children can't get enough. Always asking questions . Asking for one more story.

I love that Christ tells us to come as a little child. With the faith of a little child. Because like these children who don't question when Aunt Pooh (my family nick name) tells a story whether its true or not they just ask for more.

Thats how I come to God....Oh God that was soooo good can I please have more. And He always gives more. He delights to give more.

He loves for us to gather at his feet, to be in His presence and hear whats on His heart.

Then when we take those words and share them with others we are doubly blessed.

Sometimes we don't realize the impact that we can have on others.

And when I am in one of those moments of feeling like my life doesn't add up to much. The Lord steps in and does something so wonderful that it spurs me on to the next adventure with God.

That is exactly what took place last week. When feeling a bit useless one evening the situation changed when I found myself in conversation with two boys and was sharing with them about the Lord.

At the end of the conversation one of the boys was expressing to me what happens when he is around me.

I will never forget his words, for they were precious to me.

He said " You make people rethink what they believe about God."

So in the middle of thinking that I did not have much to give. I gave what I did have and it fed someone else.

I'm reminded of the story of the little boy with the two fishes who gave all that he had and with it Jesus fed thousands.

If I give all that I have ,thought it may not seem like much, and if it changes one little life and later that one little life changes another life, theres no telling how many lives will be changed because I simply gave what I had.


Good morning Holy Spirit
Good morning Father - Son
I've come to visit with you
Before my days begun

Before the hustle-bustle
Before the days demands
I'll stop to take a moment
And ask you to take my hand

O Lord how I do need Thee
To walk with me this day
To be The One to lead me
The One to show the way

This world seems so uncertain
Which way do we turn?
If we will only ask you
The answer we will learn

You tell us that you love us
Your word is very clear
But no one seems to listen
No one seems to hear

You ask us to believe you
To trust you to the end
Your voice I hear it calling
It's riding on the wind

"Tell them to turn back to me"
My love on them I'll pour
If they will only let Me
I can do much more"

I'll bind the brokenhearted
I'll set the captives free
I'll give you beauty for ashes
If you'll only come to me

I know the plans I have for you
For welfare, not for harm
Nothing is too hard for me
Just crawl up in my arms

I created you for fellowship
Nothing else will satisfy
Not until you come to me
and we sit eye to eye

Stop running and stop searching
My heart with you I plead
I have all the answers
I AM all you need!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Have you ever been hurt by the words of someone you love? I dare say we all have at some point in time.

There is a line from a popular song that reads something like this..."Shot through the heart and your to give love a bad name."

Christ calls us to love one another as He loved us. Ephesians 5 tells us to be imitators of God and walk in love as Christ loved us.

John 13:34 states "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you love one another."

Was Christ love conditional??? Not at all.

Colossians 2:13 says "He has forgiven you ALL your trespasses."

Jeremiah 33:8 says " I will pardon all their iniquities."

Isaiah 43:25 states " I even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake;And I will NOT REMEMBER them.

Are you holding a grudge with someone? Has someone let you down? Have you decided to cut that person off. No longer consider them to be a friend.

Ephesians 5 states " And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God..." He gave of your attitude such that says I'm cutting that person off because there not GIVING TO ME WHAT I NEED?

Reverse that, Christ says we are to give ourselves to them not the other way around.

Like the lyrics from the song are you giving LOVE a bad name? If you call yourself a Christian are you showing forth the Love of Christ; the love that He says will forgive seventy times seven? At what number do you decide to no longer BE A FRIEND?

John 15:12-14- "Greater love has no one than this,to lay down ones life for his friends."

Matt.6:14-15 states " But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your father forgive your trespasses."

Those here on this earth that we love can indeed hurt us but praise God His word tells us
in Isaiah 54:10" For the mountains shall depart
And the hills be removed,
But my kindness shall not depart from you,
Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,"
Says the Lord, who has MERCY ON YOU.

Has a friend turned their back on you? Take heart the Lord says in Psalms 27:10
"When my father and mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me."

Has someone you love left you...Hebrews 13:5 Says
"I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Proverbs 17:17 states...
"A friend LOVES at
all times." (not some times)

Be a true friend...Love them as Christ LOVES you!!!

Lord, help me to be that friend.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Stranger at the coffee shop

It was Friday evening and my husband Gene and I decided to visit our local coffee shop just down the street from our house.

Thinking that this would be like countless other nights we had stopped in to visit with friends or simply read a good book and sip on a favorite cup of coffee.

But this night would be different by far from any other night at the local bookstore, this night would forever be a night to remember, a night in which my life would be forever changed once again by the love of the Father.

The night began like any other night as we sat around a table with six other friends just chatting and passing the time.

I didn't see him come in; I don't know where he came from; but suddenly he was there,calling me by my name, calling me out and I stood to my feet and walked over to where he was standing.

"Do I know you?" I asked.

"No." was his reply. He indicated that he need to talk with me.

The area was a bit noisy so I sugessted that we move to some chairs at the back of the store.

We sat face to face and I leaned in close to hear what it was that he had to say.

He began to speak to me about things that had been on my heart for some time, things that I had been asking the Lord about in my life, things that I had spoken to no one about.
He addressed specific issues that I had with the Lord. I told him nothing of myself , I simply listened to him , it was as if the Lord was speaking directly to me through this man.

I could not help but remember what I had said to the Lord just the night before this meeting.

I had been in my bedroom reading my bible and talking with the Lord. I wanted to hear directly from the Lord. I had been wrestling a bit and finally said out loud to the Lord. "Either come and visit me face to face or send an angle or send a stranger but please just speak to me."

And here was a total stranger who knew me by name and spoke to the issues of my heart that I had asked of the Lord.

I knew the Lord had heard me that He had actually answered me and that I would never be the same.

I sense His presence closer then ever before. There is such an awareness of Him. Such a desire to surrender my all to Him. To keep pressing in to Him , closer and closer till I touch Him.

He has touched me and it has both satisfied me and left me hungry for more.

Psalms 34:4 - I sought the LORD , and He answered me.....
34:1 - I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth!