Cicada? It’s Just a Shell

A friend who grew up in the north posted this picture and asked what this horrible creature is and how could she kill it! Many answered that it is a cicada. Or its exoskeleton. They shed like snakes.  I commented, “You don’t need to kill it. It’s already dead.” Another gal commented, “Well, not dead.…

Long Time Waiting

If you have been praying for someone… If you have loved ones you wish would turn from their sin… If it seems to have been so long… I want to encourage you.  Don’t give up!  Trust God.  Pray without ceasing.  You are not alone. God hears your prayers.  My mom was a bitter, abusive drunk.…

New

Your past does not determine your future.  We as humans have the ability to make new choices, to change our behaviors, to set a new course for our lives.  Today. This day. Right now. You can choose to start over.  But we need help changing our ways. We need help from a “higher power” to…

Our Standing Before God

A sweet friend reminded me tonight… Our loved ones who died…No matter the cause of their death. Whether natural, accident, murder, or suicide. No matter their age. Whether young or old…They have the same standing before God – they are in His presence living eternally – if they believed.  “For it is by grace you…

Xed 

Xed verb (used with object), x-ed or x’d [ekst], x-ing or x’ing [ek-sing]  1. to cross out or mark with or as if with an x (often followed by out): to x out an error. I have been thinking about forgiveness a lot lately. God’s forgiveness. My need for forgiveness. My need of forgiveness from…

Twelve Things I Am Grateful for in November Day 20/30

God’s grace God’s power God’s redemption God’s love God’s healing God’s forgiveness God’s justice God’s truth God’s kindness God’s compassion God’s mercy God’s Son who died that I may live eternally Father, Thank you for loving me enough to send Your Son that I might be grafted into the vine and become Your daughter. In…