Why Doesn’t God Just….?

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5). This verse had me step back and look at where and who I came from. All the crap from the past started eeking in until I got “the nudge.” God is seriously confronting me about my justification of negative feelings based on...

Elusive Yesterday’s

2 Corinthians 4:10 "We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body." I am learning yesterdays can be filled with woulda, shoulda, or, coulda’s, aka self-condemnation or regrets. I thought I would share what I have learned thus far on this journey: 5 years after my life fell apart in a mere 11 minutes. The people that...

I’m “A People!”

Romans 10:12 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” “Love one another,” is so easy to say, but sometimes so hard to do. Last week was an eventful week. Not only did Eric reach his 90 days at Miller Brothers but yesterday was Valentine’s Day. Eric was sharing with me that when he first started his job and was getting used to where everything...

Reset

Happy Monday! Happy February! Happy good morning! Happy to be alive and breathing! How many Happys can you come up with? Is this just another day for you or do you have something spectacular planned? I LOVE Mondays as they are my day of reset. I purposefully choose to not do certain things so that I can focus on other things I feel are more important. I also try to go without sugar and various...

The Diary

As I’m hanging out with Heavenly Dad, I’m growing to understand Him just a bit more as I’m reading through His diary. What I used to call His “instruction book,” and still do at times, has become so much more. I came upon the diary of a strong spiritual leader that had passed away. In it contained stories of their life, their stresses, and their dreams and aspirations for others....

My Identity Verses Me

Who are you? If you could hand a business card to someone that would sum you up in five words or less, what would it say? Perhaps no words would be seen but the outline of a bandaid. At a glance, you could be known as broken or wounded. Not sure? Let’s dig a little deeper. Are you a Facebook junkie? Am I? Looking back over my posts for the last 30 to 90 days, what is my subject matter? Is...

Eve of New Year’s Eve 2021–Letting God be God

Galatians 2:17-21 The Message 17-18 "Have some of you noticed that we are not yet perfect? (No great surprise, right?) And are you ready to make the accusation that since people like me, who go through Christ in order to get things right with God, aren’t perfectly virtuous, Christ must therefore be an accessory to sin? The accusation is frivolous. If I was “trying to be good,” I would...

Hills and Valleys

Proverbs 19:22a “What is desired in a man is steadfast love,” With Thanksgiving over and Christmas on the horizon, I sit quietly and reflect on the empty house of Thanksgiving. Thank you Covid-19 for canceling the once a year get together with extended family and the many family we will not see for the upcoming Christmas holiday. What this reminded me of was Pastor Dave from NMC and Rick...

The Trent Effect

Mark 10:25 “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” This was just another day and another opportunity to make the right choice. I started my day with Heavenly Dad. Sometimes He speaks to me about what I’m going through now. Sometimes He reminds me of how far I’ve come. Today He reminded me of someone in my past. This...

“Love…as yourself.”

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:26 Beep, beep, beep... I’m sitting in the office listening to the beeping sound coming out of the tech closet. What does it mean? I have no idea, but I did let my boss know that the closet is speaking to me. Happy Friday one...