Thank You, Father, for the Cold

A look back to a cold winter several years ago. These words are just as true today.

Thank You, Father, for the winter.
Thank You, Father, for the cold.
The cold drives me to snuggle in bed, cradling the Word of Life in needy hands.
The cold drives me to stay warm inside with my family, bundled in blankets, drinking steaming cups of hot chocolate.
Without the cold, I wouldn’t appreciate the warmth of the spring.
Without the cold, I couldn’t enjoy the beauty of fresh, white snow.
Without the cold, the tulips wouldn’t bloom and the wheat wouldn’t grow.
Thank You, Father, for the winter.
Thank You, Father, for the cold.

Dear Lord, Your Word tells me to give thanks in all circumstances, but some circumstances are easier to give thanks in than others. It’s easier to give thanks for prancing through fields of blooming flowers, than slogging through snow-soaked soil. I’m beginning to see, Father, that I’d never have the spring flowers without the winter…

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The Good News of Faith in Jesus — in 3 minutes!

A throw back to September 2018

Do you want to know what the gospel is? Have you heard people talk about being “saved” and you don’t know what that means? Are you curious what Christianity is all about? Would you like to share your faith with others in a concise, accurate and compelling way? Tune in as a share the good news of saving faith in Jesus Christ — in just 3 minutes!

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You created my inmost being

Years ago, my kids and I memorized Psalm 139 together. It is still precious to my heart. It is the passage my heart turns to when I am in turmoil.

This month, October, in honor of infant loss awareness, and my own little one (Tommy) who was born still on September 15, 1998, and in recognition of the thousands of babies aborted every month in our country, please join me in prayer. Please join me in committing to pray for the moms at risk for abortion, as well as the other family members involved, and the staff of hospitals and abortion clinics.

This is a daily holocaust happening in our own country, our own cities.

Please, spread the word. This is not a right. This is the murder of a child not yet born.  Get involved. And pray.

Please, commit to pray daily for the sanctity of human lives yet to be born.

Unique and United Women’s Retreat Audio – Day 2 ‘UNITED’

unique and united with stained glass

Here is day 2 from the Women’s Retreat.  On the topic of being United as One Body in Jesus Christ.

May God be glorified!

Enjoy and share as you are led.



Unique and United Women’s Retreat Audio – Day 1 ‘UNIQUE’

unique and united with stained glass

Last month, I had the awesome privilege of sharing on two topics very near and dear to my heart.  We are each unique creations of God and we are one body, united in Christ.

Here is the audio from the first talk – “UNIQUE.”  It is right around 30 minutes.

Enjoy and share as you are led.



Four Four 2015. Exalt Jesus with Me.

Thank you for the crossDear Jesus,
Thank you! Thank You! Thank YOU!  You are my hope, my joy, my peace, my love. My first love.

Indeed, You loved me while I was yet a sinner, still a sinner. You created me, called me, chose me. You set me apart.  Not because of my works, NO!  In spite of my works!

You chose me because of Your own purpose and grace.  Thank you!  Thank you!  You are worthy.  I cast my crowns at Your feet – You alone are worthy.  To You be all the glory and honor and praise.

You plucked me out of the devil’s snare.  You set my feet on the rock.  You covered me under Your wings.  You covered me with Your blood.  You redeemed me.  You paid the price for my sins.

By Your death, I’ve been set free.

My due wages – what I had indeed EARNED, what I DESERVED – was death.  Death is what I deserved, and yet, in Your great love, in Your great love for me, a sinner, unclean, a filthy blasphemer, a rebel, a persecutor of Christians, an opponent of the gospel, You reached down to me and drew me out of that miry clay.

You saw my need and You didn’t turn away – NO – You saw my need and You drew near.

You humbled Yourself, taking on the form of a servant, taking on my shame, my pain, my sin.  Jesus, You paid it all.  You paid it all.

Dayenu. It would have been enough for us.  More than enough.

Not only did You rescued me from my due penalty of death, but You have given me new LIFE.  You have given me joy and purpose and freedom and peace.

Dayenu.  It would have been enough for us.  More than enough.

Not only in the life to come, but, Jesus, You gave it to me right now.  You have given me eternal life, a blessing not only for the future, but for my daily life right now.

Dayenu.  It would have been enough for us.  More than enough.

You, Jesus, are more than enough.

Lord, You went farther, higher, deeper, wider than I can even understand.  Jesus, please, help me, together with all the saints, to grasp how deep and wide and long and high is Your love, the LOVE of Christ!  Indeed, Jesus, it passes my comprehension.

Thank YOU!  Thank you!  Thank You!

Thank you for Your love for me, for the lost sinners, rebels, enemies, wretches like me, here on this earth.  Fill me, Lord, and fill all my brothers and sisters, with all humility and gentleness and patience and love.  These fruits are ours by Your Holy Spirit.  Praise You, Lord.

May I love others because You first loved me.  Me, a sinner, a wretch, unclean.  I indeed was blind and lost and dead.  But You have made me see.  You have found me and given me life.  All Praise the Power of Jesus’ Name.

Father, may Jesus be EXALTED, High and LIFTED UP today in Memphis, Tennessee.  May Your Spirit rain down on us and fill AutoZone park that any who are blind would SEE Your POWER, Your MAJESTY.  I pray for all who are lost and dead will be found and reborn today, Lord.  May they know us by our LOVE for one another, and our love for You.  We lift Your Name on High.

In the matchless, mighty Name of Jesus I pray.  Amen.

Psalm 9:10

“And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord , have not forsaken those who seek you.”
Psalm 9:10 ESV


You alone will I seek. I put my trust in You alone, Lord. You have not, nor will not, forsake those who seek You.

Encourage us when we are weary, Father. Give us the power and strength to press on and not to lose heart.

You are worthy. You alone are worthy. To You alone be the glory and praise. In the mighty, matchless name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

A Child of Promise


Dear friends,

I am so excited to share my good news with you. After many years in the works, the Bible study I’ve written especially for families while they are continuing their pregnancy after finding out their unborn baby has something wrong is finally available.

It is titled: A Child of Promise: A Bible Study for Parents Facing a Poor or Fatal Prognosis for their Unborn Child.  You can find it on Amazon at:

I would sincerely appreciate any help you can give in spreading the word – on Facebook or via email or your own blogs or so forth.

Also, the “A Child of Promise” website has been updated and is up-and-running. Yay for techy-hubbies! It is at:

Thank you for your prayers and service to the Lord, and the body, in this way.

To God be the glory,


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-6 ESV)