Monday, September 29, 2014


Psalm 68:19 - 20a "Praise the Lord; praise God our savior!

For each day he carries us in his arms. Our God is a God who saves!"

I think my hubby has BIG arms, and I feel so special when he holds me in them and wraps them around me. He has held me several times in our 32 years of marriage, while listening to me laugh, cry, scream, be silent, or even argue. He has even carried me a few times with those BIG arms of his. I remember the day he carried me into a rat infested trailer house that was the beginning of Miracles Can Happen Boys Ranch and told me 'this is your new home!' I'm so thankful that God has blessed me with him. But even though he has BIG arms and he is my ROCK at times I still need God's BIGGER arms to hold me or carry me. When I look at the cross I think of HIM holding out his arms and waiting for me to run to him. This race of life can be tiring. discouraging. frustrating. humiliating. gut wrenching. heartbreaking. and just plain overwhelming. BUT GOD is running right beside me holding my hand, in front of me waiting for the baton and at the finish line with his arms open wide! I praise HIM and thank HIM for saving me so I can experience those BIGGER arms!

Aren't you glad that he carries you in his arms? I don't know that I could do this thing called life, if I didn't know that I had his arms to rest in!

As I go to sleep tonight, I'm going to think about him carrying me through another day tomorrow.

Resting in HIS arms while,

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Psalm 111:10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding.  To him belongs eternal praise."

Lord, help me to constantly search you for the wisdom I need to live a Godly life as a woman of God, wanting to serve you with my whole heart.  Forgive me when at times I don't listen to the wisdom you are trying to teach me, forgive me for not listening to others that have the wisdom from you.  Help me to fear you in everything I do and say.  I want head and heart wisdom.  I know that wisdom and foolishness want to control my life, I choose wisdom!  Help me to choose wisdom daily in my life.  In Jesus Name AMEN!

So thankful that I'm participating in "The Best Yes" Bible study over at Proverbs 31 ministries, so excited to grow in wisdom.  

If you need help choosing the best's probably not to late to sign up.

Fearing the Lord today,

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"BREATHE" I'm. Desperate. For. You GOD!

Have you ever struggled to breathe?  I can honestly say until about 3 years ago I took my breathing for granted.  I remember that day very vividly...I walked out of a pop can warehouse, drove to the next stop a couple blocks away and started struggling to get a deep breathe.  My first Asthma attack!  I have been told that I almost died when I was a little girl due to Bronchial Pneumonia, but I don't remember that feeling of not being able to breathe until the last three years.  

I'm so thankful for the asthma medicine to give me relief when having an asthma flare up, but I'm most thankful for my GOD, who has given me that breath in the first place, and my GOD who uses these flare up's to get me to slow down and really listen to him.  HE is my strength when mine is gone, HE tells me DO NOT BE AFRAID!  Peace, Be strong now, be strong!

Daniel 10:17 & 18 "How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe.” Again the one who looked like a man touched me and gave me strength. “Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.”
Maybe it's not asthma you are dealing with, but maybe something very stressful in your life and you just feel like your walls are closing in on you.  Guess what HE is there for you, just BREATHE and listen to HIM!  Are you Desperate for HIM? He wants your undivided attention so HE can HOLD you and tell you DO NOT BE AFRAID!  Peace, Be Strong Now, be Strong!  

Love this song by Michael W. Smith  Hope this touches you tonight!  Remember, He loves you, and HE will help you BREATHE if you only let him!

Sitting back, resting, and listening to what HE has to say to me while in this flare up but thankful for him cheering me on while I continue this RACE called life!

Monday, September 15, 2014


1 John 4:16 "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them."

I'm so thankful that I know that I can rely on the love God has for ME!  There are so many times that I mess up, but he still LOVES ME!  

I just want to be able to live in love so I can display HIS love to others through my actions.  

Lord help me to display your love even when I don't feel like loving someone.  I want to share your love everyday not just on the good days.  

God. Is. Love.
So. Thankful.
I. Choose. Love. 
He. Loves. Me.

What about you are you going to rely on the love that God has for you today?  He is there with HIS arms open wide just waiting to give you that HUG!

Choosing His love,

Climb that "thang!"

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