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The Farmer’s Market


Autumn Haiku #2




Green leaf browns and curls

surely summer is now gone

dry wind rustles trees.


I’ve been busy putting together a series of posts on discernment because I’ve been made very aware lately of Satan’s full-on assault and how he’s attempting to sway Christians without their knowing.  It’s my desire to keep the Body of Christ intact.

In the meantime … thanks for allowing me to sneak a haiku in now and again.


ScripturePicture ~ John 8:12



As this election season gets crazier and crazier, look to the One who is eternal.  The Beginning and the End.  In Christ alone we have the light of life.  No matter who wins in November, no darkness will overcome us.

But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t vote!!

Exercise your right!   🙂



A Light Week

A Light Week

Hi all!

A personal note today.  Well, usually all my posts are personal, but this is to you, my faithful reader.

I know I’m a little light on content this week.  See, last weekend I started writing a piece on the enemy.  Then I received a verse from scripture which took a slightly different twist on what I was writing so I thought I’d put it aside and do a little research and a lot of praying about it.

Next, a book by Michael Youssef (senior pastor of the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA and Leading the Way Ministries) fell into my lap called “Conquer” which is about the same subject.  Sometimes, only sometimes, do I get hints pretty quickly.  God was going to use anything and everything to teach me a little more about the devil.  I’ve written my fair share of posts about him because he’s real and he wants to thwart us from doing the will of God.  The next post probably won’t be different, it’ll just have more, and perhaps juicier, information in it.

So this post is to say that I’m still digesting that information and in the meantime working feverishly on my first book.  I say first because I’ve got about a zillion ideas leaking out of my fingertips but I’ve got to write this one first because I need to pour glory out to God.  It’s a Christian memoir about how I spent most of my life running away from God and His persistent pursuit.  Hind sight is more than 20/20!

Only two very long chapters to go and then a re-write (which is already in progress) and then I’ll probably ask for a few volunteers to be beta-readers … so be thinking about that if you’re so inclined!  I spent so long in either pain or apathy during my 17-month health crisis (cardiac issues, surgery, and cancer) that it seems that I’m behind the eight-ball.  But, it’s all good.  The end is in sight and it’s glorious.  That’s the name of the last chapter, by the way … Glorious!

Thanks for hanging in there during my light week!  I appreciate you all very much – far more than you’ll ever know!

Have a wonderful weekend!



ScripturePicture: Deuteronomy 32:2



De 32-2

I’m thirsty.

Are there days when you get up and get moving and don’t stop to read His word?

Me too.

And on those days do you find yourself, perhaps mid-day, craving Him?  Oh you know immediately what the “problem” is … you know what’s wrong.

You didn’t allow Him to talk to you that morning and now you feel empty.

It’s not enough to pray – I pray all the time.  Devotionals are not enough – I read a few of those most mornings.  But I need HIM in my life – daily.  As surely as some people need their hit of caffeine in the morning – I need my full measure of God.

I’m writing this Tuesday (yesterday) afternoon after running around all day from about the moment I fell out of bed.  If I don’t go talk to Him right now and let His love and His teaching wash over me, I’m going to go cray cray … I think literally.

If you haven’t yet today, go pour yourself a tall cool glass of Him and quench your thirst.

I’ll see you by the water cooler,



Bones of My Soul


Every once in a while I like to try my hand at poetry …

Bones of My Soul BS

Let your past memories slip unnoticed through your soul.  Don’t allow them to anchor, to irritate, or to kidnap your thoughts.  God uses your past but forgets it as soon as it’s over.  It’s an example we should follow … to treat our history in the same manner.  Valuable because it made you what you are today, but already forgotten because you are so much more.

So. Much. More.


ScripturePicture: Mark 3:9


Mk 3-9

On Monday we discussed events that happened in Mark 4.  But here in Mark 3:9, Jesus had asked his disciples to keep a small boat ready for Him should the crowds become too much.  The crowds were full of believers and non-believing lookyloos and were growing day by day.  Because of the multitude, you can be sure that the Pharisees were thick in attendance to keep an eye on Jesus and His disciples.  Jesus knew this and if the mob got unruly He needed to be ready.

I enjoy the thought that Jesus sought to prepare a way out of a confrontation.  Ready to retreat to safe environs – not because He was afraid but because He still had work to do and conflict with the Pharisees would probably hasten the timeline.

We all should have a way out if conditions attempt to derail our plans working for the Kingdom of God.  As Jesus said, “Have a small boat ready.”

Photo is from a Chihuly installation in the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, AZ.

ScripturePicture ~ Psalm 8: 3-4



It’s one of the questions I wondered aloud to My Guardian (aka: The Lord).

Ps 8-3 LG

Its something I don’t think I’ll ever understand this side of Heaven.

I remember a time when I was mentioning to an unsaved friend that Satan had been pestering me in my dreams.  I told her that I was going to have to remember to ask God to keep me safe from him while I slept.

She said, “You really think God cares about your dreams?”

“Yes.” I stated.  “He loves us so much He cares about every little thing that affects us.”

Something to remember when you think you have no one to turn to.

Turn to Him and speak.

He’s listening.