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FIM Greatest Hits Continues

MY GOD IS BIG ENOUGH (from October 2011)

When some people find out I am a Christ-follower, they like to challenge me, paint me into a corner, spiritually speaking, to try and shake my faith. A little girl asked me why God took her brother. A rich man said he didn't need anything and an old man said his life was too dirty to clean up. I don't have all the answers, or even some of them. God does.

1. My God is big enough to overcome your god. Who you gonna serve? Money? Fame? Power? Nothing on earth is bigger than God. When all that other stuff goes away and it's just you, alone in your room at night, God is there...whispering to your heart. He loves you and wants you, even with no makeup!

2. My God is big enough to answer your unbelief. His specialty is answering the really tough questions, like "why am I here?" and "why do You let bad things happen?" Think God is something silly that weak people hang on to when they're in trouble? Try sittin…

Female in Motion Greatest Hits

The following post (from October 2012), has been a perennial favorite with readers and audiences when I speak. Hope you enjoy it, too!

Put on a Happy Face...and Heart
Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Lots of people have asked me how I'm feeling. You know, folks with cancer get that question often. I'm honest with my response. I feel great! Really, God is blessing and I feel really good. And then, they all say the same thing, "You have such a great attitude!"

Although I have had times of sadness and depression in my life, now is not one of them. All the "what ifs" have come to pass. I have cancer. My husband has cancer. All the monsters that were under the bed, are now sleeping peacefully beside us. There is nothing else to be afraid of. I quickly realized that I had no control. This was firmly God's department. So I turned it completely over to Him.

Crazy, right? Now, I just pu…

Hope You Don't Mind Reruns...

...but I'm having a bit of a meltdown, and I can't seem to find the energy to do everything I have to do. I'm overworked, stressed, tired, irritable, and more than a little blue. 

I am starting therapy again this week, with a new social worker I've found. Hope to be able to talk out some of what is bothering me. In the meantime, please enjoy a few "vintage selections" I have chosen from Female in Motion.

Even the encourager needs a little respite now and then.

God bless you all!

James 5:13-16 (KJV) Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of …

This is a Test

1 John 4:1-3 (KJV) Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God:

This may sound a bit strange, coming from me, but I have set a goal to read fewer devotion blogs this year. You see, I read at least six, every day. It takes up a lot of my time and it takes away from the time I would spend reading the Bible. So I've made a bold goal to read fewer daily devotions, in order to expand my study of Scripture.

I love to read books and blogs by Christian authors. They provide enlightening perspectives and new ideas to explore in God's Word. I learn to love God more by reading Spurgeon, Swindoll, Begg, Terkeurst and Gerth.

So many believers today read books by Christian authors, and that's a…