Monday, September 26, 2011

Reunion Of Hearts

Not rain, not humidity, not even pesky mosquitoes thwarted the plans of Doug's classmates. Memories and love spilled forth as they shared their hearts with one another. Beautiful smiles and warm hearts radiated as laughter sprinkled with tears fell upon many. God's presence spoke loudly!

Time well spent, valued, and cherished. One never knows if tomorrow shall come. With reality held in hand, Doug approached these events with purpose, grace, and serenity. He purposed to listen carefully and hear the hearts of his classmates.

Privileged I am to have viewed this weekend through the heart of my best friend and husband, Doug. I praise God for his presence in my life and I pray he and I will share many other reunion of hearts with others along the way.

"Friends come and go. They seldom know, but they do change you."  Laurence Craig-Green

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,


Friday, September 23, 2011

Even The Chimps Bow In Prayer

Tuesday, Doug and I spent the day touring the Metro Richmond Zoo with our grandbabies, Savannah and Elijah. We took our time and watched the animals. My favorite animal in the zoo was the chimps.

I told Doug and the kids, "It looks like they are praying!" Even the Chimps bow in prayer before their LORD! Every moment with Savannah and Eli is a teaching moment. Don't forget the impact you have each and every moment of your life to reveal GOD's presence and share about HIM!

" Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6 NLT

Blessings and prayers,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Interview

Today, you can read my interview with Kat at Art's Chili Pepper.

When Kat asked me to write for her, I almost instantly knew I was suppose to answer her questions. I pray GOD will use those answers about a very difficult time in my life for HIS good will and purpose.

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Monday, September 19, 2011

Humbled and Tested

"He fed you with manna in the wilderness, a food unknown to your ancestors. He did this to humble you and test you for your own good." Deuteronomy 8:15

Many seasons in life take us to places we may or may not want to be. GOD has a reason and a purpose. Help us, Lord to see our way through each season with humble hearts. Help us to be found faithful, obedient servants. Help us not to fail You, Lord!

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What It Means To Storm The Heavens In Prayer!

Storming The Heavens In Prayer

I cry
I scream
I beg
I plead
Sometimes, I even stomp around!

Sometimes physically..
Sometimes emotionally..

I have lived out my life speaking my mind and heart....the good, the bad, and the ugly to GOD.

You might say:

"That doesn't sound very respectful!"

My answer to you would be:

GOD already knows my heart. He wants me to give all those hurts, pains and even questions to HIM. HE is GOD and HE can handle anything and everything I throw at HIM! HE loves me deeply, this I know for sure! In my deepest time of need, hurt, or pain, HE has never abandoned me. HE has held me in HIS arms and soothed my broken heart when "no" human could.

"The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.He is my shield, the power that saves me,and my place of safety." Psalm 18:2
My life lesson:

Never be afraid to share "all" of what's on your heart with GOD!

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,


~This week I received an email asking me if there was a biblical reference for "storming the heavens in prayer." I used this term privately for many years. A couple of years ago, I began using it publicly, because it represents my actions in prayer. I realized my actions deserved an explanation. So, now you all know what "storming the heavens in prayer" means to me.

Monday, September 12, 2011


As you stand in the meadow of your life, look toward the heavens. His beauty and presence pierces even the thickest cloud cover. Do not allow what is happening in your meadow to blindfold or shadow your focus on your Heavenly Father!

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Walk or Crawl?

Sometimes we walk. Sometimes we crawl. On those days when you can not walk, what is your attitude? Are you happy to move forward slowly on hands and knees?

Many times we want to run ahead. We are not patient. We find ourselves learning and re-learning how to crawl. Remember: GOD's timing is always perfect!

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Falling Into HIS Arms

For some time, I have been reviewing my life. With pen in hand, I continue giving voice to emotions and reality. Reliving and processing reality is not easy. However, GOD continues to reveal HIMSELF to me in ways beyond my comprehension. I would love to say, I'm done or almost done. The truth is, I have only begun tapping a deep well!

With each new revelation comes an opportunity to learn and grow. There are days of forging ahead wide open and there are days I can not move. Today, I am resting with my feet in this beautiful pool of water at the base of the water fall. No, I am not there literally. However, I am there in spirit with my LORD.

As the waters of reality and emotion rush over the falls they find rest at the bottom in a calm pool. So, as I forge ahead, I am assured of GOD's rest a long the way. Isaiah 43 reminds me, "He will not let the waters overtake me."

Continuing to fall into HIS arms,

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lessons from "Irene"

~No matter how strong we think we are or how deep our roots go there is only ONE who can save us and HIS name is JESUS!

~Work together and the cleanup is less stressful!

~Be thankful for health and happiness, no matter what lies around your feet!

~Rest in HIS arms as you face the storms of this life!

~Keep positive and focused on your HEAVENLY FATHER! There is always someone suffering far more loss than you/me!

Thank you to all who have prayed for us during the storm. We had minimal damage and were without power for only 5 days. We continue the clean up and repair process with thankful and grateful hearts.

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,