Wednesday, October 27, 2010



Welcome! My friends are here!
I hear their familiar voices;
I watch them as they walk, laugh, cuddle or fight.
I so look forward to their visits. Then-


Now they are gone for another week:
7 days, 6 days, 5 days, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Get ready- finish dinner- watch the clock.
My friends are coming-
But I don’t need to dress for them,
Prepare snacks for them,
Tidy up the house for them;
They really won’t notice.

Welcome! My friends are here!

In times past I had friends who came for longer visits, even for the weekend. We would talk together, get our meals together, cry over sad movies together. Now they have all gone away.

Welcome! My friends are here!
I hear their familiar voices. .

Hebrews 10:24-25 portions

And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together…but encouraging one another.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It’s Supernatural, Silly! by Margi Everett

Lord, I don’t know how you do it!!!

My bank account does not run dry even though expenses exceed my

My kitchen always has nutritious food even when I don’t go to the

The drops for my eyes lasts and lasts, even beyond the expected \

The gas gauge in my car drops slowly, even though I am on
     Interstate 4 almost every day.

The clock slows time as I get ready to drive to church or the doctor.
     Even if I get up late, I arrive on time.

My finances are improving steadily even though I am tithing to the
     Lord’s work.

My use of the computer is more efficient even though I am using a
     new program.

My fear of loneliness has almost disappeared even though I have no
     regular contact with people.

My anxiety over health problems has diminished hugely even though
     I have some issues I deal with.

My trust in the Lord is being magnified daily as I recognize how He is 
     working in my life.

Jesus Christ is engaged with me in supplying all my needs.

To God be the Glory, Praise and Honor forever.

Matthew 6:32-33 portions

…"Indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Country Girl’s Day

Waking up to jays and mockingbirds singing the praises of the ripe, purple-black mulberries too profuse to hide under the verdant thicket of leaves as large as plates.

Gathering yellow and gold nasturtiums from Mother's garden to take inside and arrange in a cut glass dish on the polished wooden table.

Sitting by the goldfish pond in the afternoon heat to look for the golden fish hiding under the water lettuce, listening to the sound of the katydids.

Washing dishes in a sink full of warm suds, watching the green lizards crawl lazily across the screened window and happily daydreaming

Stretching out on the cushioned swing, shaded by enormous twin camphor trees, reading a book about far away places like Ireland.

Padding barefoot to the porch through open French doors on a moonlight night, just to see the moon and the jigsaw pattern of light and dark on the freshly cut lawn.

Lifting soft, quiet prayers for peace on earth, then going inside to bed.

Proverbs 23:26 - My child, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.

* Growing up in the late forties in the country was a blessing.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Photo by Curtis Hughes

Several years ago I thought of Indiana Jones standing on a narrow ledge looking across a chasm toward another granite mountainside. It was perhaps 20 feet across and no Tarzan rope in sight. As the movie continued, he threw a handful of pebbles into the abyss. Many fell far below, but some landed on an invisible bridge to the other side.

As I sat daydreaming, I felt the presence of my Lord. He extended his arms in an invitation to dance a waltz. I moved with him to music I did not hear. Then he stepped off the edge of the mountain into nothingness. I didn’t fall because he was holding me. Then I looked down. Imagine what I saw! Very large angels were holding large slabs of marble above their heads forming a large surface where I could feel secure. Of course, Jesus did not need anything. It was all for me!

It is incredible how Jesus leads us to safety in His arms. Otherwise, we would fall into the great abyss.

Psalm 25:5 - Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.