Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Blue Wednesday

      Today I'm feeling like I need God to show me His presence. Sometimes I just get too busy playing games on my laptop or watching TV and I just don't spend the time reading my Bible or spending time in prayer with God that I should. My conscience tells me I need this to start my day.  That conscience is the Holy Spirit prompting me to do what I know I should do. God is a loving and forgiving Father and He sees my struggles with my daily things. I do take time to do what I want and I need to do what I should.
     I went outside this morning to call in my kitty. No one has seen her for over two weeks now. God usually helps her find her way home when I truly need that answer to prayer, This is of my own doing and I know it. If I want to feel closer to God I need to spend the time it takes to get to know Him better and to refresh my spirit with His presence

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Faith is such a wonderful thing to have. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Without faith, it is impossible to recognize God’s many miracles because He performs miracles today just as He did in the Bible times.

Things happen for a reason and there are no accidents in the lives of Christians. I’m not saying everything “bad” that happens to Christians is God ordained. What I am saying, is that God takes the ugly and turns it to pretty. What starts out as very bad can turn into the best thing for us.

Last year, one of my sons lost his job of ten years. He had it made; a beautiful wife, two gorgeous daughters, a union job where he could take time off whenever he needed/wanted and get paid for it most of the time. He even got maternity leave when his wife had her babies. Three months paid maternity leave for him. Wow! And, drum roll here, all the time he wanted, to go hunting. An outdoorsman’s true kind of job. He was leader of various teams in his facility. The best at one of the things he did and was a very valuable employee. He sure loved his job.

Wait a minute, is something missing here? Where is God’s place in all this? Unfortunately, God was left out of it for the most part. Also, he was way up on his high horse and about ready to take a huge fall. You see, he lost sight of who gave him the job. He lost sight of where his blessings were coming from. He didn’t go to church because he worked on Sundays. He had everything money could buy. Over $100,000 a year and then some.

One day he fell off that high horse and fell very, very hard. He almost lost it all. Pride cometh before a fall! Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing sinful about loving the job you have. In fact, it is a little easier to get up and go to work each day when you enjoy your job. A lot of times God blesses with good jobs. But please don’t lose sight of who allowed you to get that job and gave you the ability to go to work each day and provide for your family.

One year later his savings is gone and stress is setting in. What now? Low and behold God has finally gotten his attention. My loving son told his dad and myself that if it were not for what happened, he wouldn’t be where he is today, which is walking and talking with God daily. Going to church with his family. His daughter is in a Christian school, which they paid for from their savings after he lost his job. His savings is now depleted; they are in debt up to their ears because they had to use their credit cards to keep them afloat so to speak.

He knows he is where he is supposed to be in his walk with God. He knows he put God last in his life and now he is finally reaping the rewards of turning his life back over to God.

Matt went back to a former employer and the day he was there, two different bosses told him they were just getting ready to call an ask him if he wanted a job. Two different men who did not know the other one had planned on calling him. Two offices, two files on Matt and two men getting ready to call. My son was hired on the spot. One guy said, “we told you when you left here ten years ago, you would have your job back anytime you needed it. You were one of our best workers ever.” I know that’s true because twelve years ago, my daughter went in and asked for a job. They asked her who she was, she told her name and was hired on the spot because she was Matt’s sister and they knew his work ethics and Matt’s dad drove truck for the same company.

Yes, my friends, God is in the miracle working business. He gave Matt a miracle. Hope when there was no hope. Oh, he won’t get the “benefits” he had with the state job, but He will know God is beside him all the way this time. In fact, God will be riding in the saddle with him so he won’t fall off that horse again.

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Today I thought about why my life is such a mess. I think it is because I am not consistent in what I start. I find it hard to get a project completed because I let crazy things stop me. Like, I will stop and take a break then start playing a game on the computer and not get back to my project until a later date if ever. 

I believe God is convicting me of this and I will try to set my alarm and rise early before the grand kids get up and spend quality time with God praying and reading His word. First things first. That way I will know I am where I need to be with the Lord and get my life right. 

For instance, I have a calico kitty that strays away from home for days on end. After several days, I ask God to bring her home and He usually does but not unless I need this for a faith builder. Believe me it is a faith builder too. You see, Honey doesn't come very often and not always when I call her but always when I need it for a reason or other. 

God is truly faithful and an awesome God.

Friday, May 13, 2016

A Trucker's Wife

What's it like to be a trucker's wife?
It makes for a different kind of life. 
Sometimes he's home, sometimes he's not. 
I have to make the best of what I've got.

Truckin down the road to a way out spot, 
speeding along, praying he doesn't get caught. 
The scenery is an awesome sight 
when he can make the run in the bright sunlight.

I'm sittin home watching the clock, 
wondering what my trucker might have thought 
when he checked into the motel alone, 
wondering if I'd be near a telephone.

He calls me as often as he can, 
He loves me for sure, my truck driving man. 
The hours go by, some go fast. 
I sleep away the first few but not the last.
I awake and start my day, 
praying for his safety while he is away. 
Nighttime is the hardest to take,
cause he isn't near me when I wake. 
A trucker's wife is what I am, that's no joke, he's my man!