Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Many of you may have seen these already, but for those who haven't, I am sharing them today. Simply put, we can chose NOT to let these be the days of our weeks!.. SINDAY, MOURNDAY, TEARSDAY, WASTEDAY, THIRSTDAY, FIGHTDAY,  and SHATTERDAY.  As I typed these, I realized there's really nothing wrong with being THIRSTY as long as we know JESUS as our living water and admit how thirsty we are for the refreshment only HE can provide. Then, of course, as Christian soldiers we choose not to not accept Satan's attacks (FIGHTDAY!), but to proclaim the matchless name of JESUS to battle his efforts. (The wonderful truth I love to remember here, is that the ultimate battle has already been won by JESUS through his death and resurrection!.. We get to live accordingly when we 'remember' to!)
The other 2 days I see which could have 'alternate' meanings are MOURNDAY and TEARSDAY, since there is absolutely nothing wrong with mourning at times... We just don't need to be mired in a permanent state of disabling grief. Even Jesus wept at one point. (right before Lazarus was raised!)  One  more thought regarding sorrow, is to not resist God's tears regarding sin He's revealing to you.  In fact, welcome his attentive care for yours and his relationship...                                                                                
BUT, all of you 'out there in cyber-space' and those I cross paths with at times, beware of SINDAY, WASTEDAY, and SHATTERDAY.... and, of course, beware of those other days when their names are taken at 'face value' in the detrimental sense they were all intended..  EVERY DAY of our lives, the LORD has plans for our hope and future... plans to prosper, and not to harm us.. (Jeremiah 29:11). How do you intend to respond to his HOLY SPIRIT within you as He cares for you each day? Perhaps verses 12 and 13 of Jeremiah 29 provide some help... "Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." ('Heart' is often meant as 'soul,' which includes your mind, emotions, and will.)   May you know the peace, hope, and joy I KNOW HE intends for you as you look to Him, receiving his care.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Just this morning I heard an account of an 87 year old agnostic who met Jesus 8 weeks before his body expired. What a thrill his daughter was blessed with since he was fully aware of his new birth inside of that old, tired body. They shared 8 weeks of scriptures, prayer and, best of all..True PEACE, HOPE  and JOY! The interesting aspect of her testimony was how she was willing to admit that she'd  'finally stopped praying for her dad since she figured he was never going to accept Jesus.' How wrong she was, and how convicted also..            Last weekend we were treated to many true-life stories which illustrated the Biblical truths  the speaker at our family retreat was presenting. He's a great story teller so we enjoyed the way  he conveyed how the Lord had planted him in someone's life to lead that fellow to the Lord after 40 years of  his family members praying diligently for him..How DO you spell, 'WOW!'? Praise the Lord!
Today, we can ask ourselves if we feel a sense of despair about anything... If so, we can rest assured that the Lord knows our source of consternation and that HE is 'on the job.' The other question we can ask is, "Do we TRUST HIM as much as we say we LOVE HIM?"  Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds us to 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, leaning not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledging Him so He can direct your paths.'  (out of despair,etc.?)  In His Grace.. Blessings to all..

Friday, September 2, 2011


Recently I've found myself saying or thinking, "Oh, my goodness... Oh, my goodness!" somewhat frequently. This caused me to recall the scene in ANNIE when she is first in the home of Daddy Warbucks. In her total AMAZEMENT, all she can manage to say is that which I've been saying more often nowadays.. For, you see, I am thrilled by all our Lord continues to pour out upon me.. There never seems to be a period of more than maybe 3 hours when HE hasn't somehow delighted me by some sort of evidence of his merciful, gracious, humorous, or other endearing ways HE has.. I love to see HIM at work and HE loves to delight me. As I think back on the ultimately AMAZING events in the Bible like the parting of the Red Sea, and of course, the EMPTY TOMB, I am glad to know I experience the 'wonder' of my Lord in ways that are just as significant! My thought for each of you today is... Are you asking Him to make you aware of the many awe-inspiring ways He displays Himself to you? Ask Him to increase your sense of wonder every moment of each day.. One of the results can be your growing committment to delighting HIM! (pleasing Him by the choices you make and so many more ways..)  What scriptures can you think of regarding the wonder of HIM? Have fun as you notice more of his special ways of delighting and amazing you! HE LOVES US ALL SO MUCH!