Chariots or Horses

Psalm 20:7 (KJV) Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

I remember the day I decided to let go of my security blanket. Both times.

Blankie was very special. And green. It made my thumb taste delicious. I miss him sometimes.

The second time was different. The Hubster had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma a few months before, and we met with a counselor to help us deal with our future. He showed me that I had wrongly placed my security with my husband, and not with my Savior. That was a very hard day, but the more I released my husband, the more God showed up--in a big way.

We place our trust in money, homes, possessions, and people--each one is temporal. Only Christ remains. If we allow God to show us exactly how powerful He really is, I believe our lives would be totally transformed.

Let God be God.


Notable Quote:

"The Shepherd knows what pastures are best for His sheep, and they must not question or doubt, but trustin…

The Human Race

Hebrews 12:1-3 (KJV) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

I've done a lot of running in my life--as part of training for soccer and track teams in school, and to stay healthy as an adult. There has also been some running away from hard things and dashing toward the wrong stuff.

Notice that phrase in the Scripture above, "run with patience?" Being a Christ Follower is like running a marathon. I have to pace myself so that I have enough energy and stamina to run the race that will last my…

Deny, Deny, Deny

Luke 9:23 (KJV) And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

The apostle John said about Christ, "He must increase, but I must decrease." This is so contrary to what humans strive for today. We simply want to super-size everything.

From the time I was very young, I was ambitious. I wanted to travel the world, achieve multiple college degrees, make piles of money and move to the Bahamas. The common denominator there was me, me, me. Where did God fit into this equation?

When I stopped asking God why He was doing things to my life, and instead asked, "What can I learn from this, God?", my attitude improved and I found peace and contentment. My Heavenly Father has good plans for me if I will trust and follow Him.

The world travel, degrees, money, and Bahamian home have never materialized. What I do have, is more than I dreamt and so much more than I deserve. I want to resemble Christ more and…


Psalm 8:1, 3-4 (KJV) O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 

God is limitless. There is nothing He cannot do.

He is omnipresent.
--God has an unlimited presence.

He is omniscient.
--God has unlimited knowledge, awareness, and understanding.

He is omnipotent.
--God has unlimited power and authority.


Notable Quote:

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."--George Washington Carver

Let Him Handle It

Psalm 123:2 (KJV) Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

Recently, I pulled out a necklace to wear and noticed it was tangled and knotted. I knew exactly what to do. This has happened many times. I simply took it to The Hubster and dropped the jewelry into his capable hands.  Within minutes, the necklace was untangled and ready to wear. He is a man of many talents.

Because I have seen The Hubster fix my jewelry mishaps over and over, I have complete confidence that he can handle anything I give him. No longer do I worry and fret about trying to fix it myself, I just let him handle it. And he does. Every time.

Wouldn't my life be much more stress-free if I practiced the same strategy with all of my problems? Instead of laying them in The Hubster's hands, or fussing them myself, I should be laying my daily woes in my …

Wait For It

Psalm 37:34 (KJV) Wait on the LORD, and keep his way.

When The Hubster was finishing his education at Friends University, his classes were held on Saturday. Occasionally, my daughters and I would accompany him and we would spend the day shopping or go to a movie.

Near the westside mall was an intersection where the traffic light took so long to change, the girls labeled it, "the light of death." We tried to avoid it, if at all possible.

Waiting is such a difficult concept for humans to grasp. Children can't wait to get big, teens can't wait to get their license, workers can't wait for vacation and baby boomers can't wait to retire.

Some say waiting is the hardest work of all, but God asks us to wait until He reveals His will. Our Father gives us hard tasks to help us mature in our faith. He promises grace for the journey in exchange for our faithful patience.

Busyness and thrashing about are so easy in comparison to a calm, peaceful pause. As Christ Followers…

Follow the Directions

About a year ago, The Hubster and I watched an episode of ABC's 20/20, in which they told the story of a young woman who became stranded in the desert for five days near the Grand Canyon. She faithfully followed the instructions on her GPS, until her vehicle ran out of gas in a remote area of Arizona. 
The majority of young adults, and even some oldsters like me, have and use a geographical positioning system of some type. While trying to find the nearest gas station recently, I went on a wild goose chase in the outskirts of Haysville, Kansas, when a quick half block to the right would have easily had me filling my tank.
Whether I need turn-by-turn or long-range direction, I can use the best tools in the universe: my Bible and the Holy Spirit. A GPS may lead me astray in unfamiliar territory, but God is faithful and constant. 
Our Father's sense of direction is perfect...and He'll never steer you wrong.
Notable Quote:
"Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer."…