Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Monday, November 14, 2016

With Us... Not Afraid



As Elisha’s servant searched the hills around the campsite, the morning light sparked glimmers of shiny chariots and armed soldiers mounted on horses. Everywhere he looked. Their armor glistened in the sun. Frozen at attention patiently waiting for the command to charge. (2 Kings 6:15-17)

“Master… Master! Come quickly. Come and see.” The fearful man ran inside to awaken Elisha.

Monday, November 7, 2016

If My people...

My heart is heavy this morning... my heart aches for America... my heart prays with groaning rather than words for the outcome of this election... because no matter who "wins" I feel like "we the people" lose... UNITED WE MUST STAND... healing... repentance... forgiveness... the perfect peace of Jesus, the peace which surpasses all understanding... UNITED WE MUST HUMBLY KNEEL BEFORE THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY

2 Chronicles 7:14 “Then if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, if they will pray and seek me and stop their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven. I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.”

Let’s break it down

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Courage to Stay the Course. Courage to Keep the Faith Focus.


A recent devotional from www.InTouch.org prompted me to examine how I handle the obstacles in my life. Referring to the story of 12 spies, Numbers 13:25-14:10, it basically asked to whom am I listening and trusting; the 10 pessimistic discouragers or the two optimistic encouragers.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

B – Bold Courage



Courageous Christian Living

It is not my intend in any way to offend anyone who is not a Christian, but rather to give all an understanding of who I am in Christ Jesus.

“…pray that in proclaiming God’s message
I may speak boldly and courageously,
as I ought to speak.”  Ephesians 6:20

Bold Courage is for the one who must speak and live?

Not being afraid. Not being intimidated.

For me, Livin’ Out Loud 4 Jesus is just that. It is not being ashamed to live—my actions and my words—as a Christian every day in every way—all without being abrasive. It’s about my relationship with other people, whether Christians or not, as well as before Jehovah God.

As a Christian, first and foremost, I am commanded to love the Lord God with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind… and my might. [Matthew 22:37-38; Deuteronomy 6:5]

Friday, April 1, 2016

A – Adventurous Courage



Courageous Christian Living

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity,
but of power and love and discipline.”
2 Timothy 1:7 nasb


Adventurous Courage is for the one who seeks exciting experiences; a curious risk-taker; sometimes, but not always involving danger


I slipped the straps over my shoulder, tightened the belt around my waist, and took my first ever steps onto the Appalachian Trail relying my husband’s experience and the map book in his pack. I trusted the trail markers, the blazes painted on trees, boulders, or attached to man-made posts to lead us. I depended upon the successful journeys of those who had traveled these hills before us. But inside, I was afraid…



…afraid of the unknown... the unfamiliar... 
the unpredictable… going outside of my comfort zone.