• Spiritual Seeds Planners

    How To Make Plans For 2021 (After Our 2020 Unexplainable Year!)

    That’s a current questions, isn’t it?  After most all of our plans for 2020 were debunked, what’s the use of making plans for 2021?  Should we even buy a planner?  I wondered about that, too. As you know, I’ve had little to plan for these last three years – other than doctor visits.  Cancer requires living in three-month increments.  From scan to scan.  Just when you settle into a routine, the next scan can totally change the schedule of things.  I’ve kept a calendar, of course.  A day planner, or rather, a weekly planner type.  Nothing long-term. When illness came, I stopped using planners for making intentional life plans.  You…

  • Moving boxes

    We Should Never Say Never. Ever.

    I sit here in my chair this morning, writing  . . .  surrounded by boxes.  All but TV, laptop, furniture, and me. . . . Packed. Stacked and labeled, boxes inundate my space.  An odd feeling, really.  A starkly different view from before yesterday.  In this room.  In this house.  With God’s help and inspiration, I (truly, He) created this home we loved to live in all of these 14 years. Every few minutes I mindlessly look up from my laptop to the clock’s spot on the built-in shelving beside my chair.  The clock I relied upon more than I realized (until now) is no longer there.  Boxed and labeled…

  • community

    What Now, Lord?

    In my last blog post (Lost My Mo-Jo?), I sort of left you hanging on the edge, lacking a grand “the end”.  As I get my writing mo-jo back from taking the extended summer off, let me warn you.  This may take more than one or two posts to catch you up on things. I won’t burden you with the chronological moment-by-moment play-by-play.  Instead, I’d like to highlight the Ureka(!) times that God suddenly showed Himself to hubs and me.  First, a little preliminary groundwork. We know God is always working, even when we don’t see evidence of it.  Quite frankly, signs were slim to none in my circumstances until…

  • Losing my mojo?

    Lost My Mo-Jo?

    Happy October first! I’m thrilled to be back with you after a loooong summer off.  Here in the south, summer season lasts until Halloween or after.  Ask anyone who tried wearing a furry costume on Halloween and swealted (sweated and melted) completely while cruising the neighborhood for tricks or treats. How are you doing?  Did you enjoy your summer, even when in partial quarantine?  I hope so!  For those of you who have been around a while, I didn’t mean to cause alarm that maybe my health took a bad turn.  Praise the Lord!  He is managing my health wonderfully through various avenues. When the thought first came to me…

  • The Name God Gives You

    God Names Us As The Thing Before He Equips Us For And Transforms Us Into That Thing

    Does God tickle you in the way He works sometimes?  I swanee (clearly a southern term, y’all), how I enjoy His sense of humor!  When God places a certain verse in front of you time and time again, all in different settings, from separate sources, within the time frame of only a couple of days, whether in a tough season or a triumphant one, sometimes I want to say, OK, God. I got it!  🙂 I’ve been reviewing Annie Downs’ book, 100 Days to Brave, a second time and read this verse again recently regarding Gideon. The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, ‘The Lord…

  • Time for Jesus

    Making Time for Time With Jesus

    What sort of season are you in right now?  I know winter and possibly snow season, but in your life.  Is it snowy in your life . . . cold . . . lonely . . . a hard time right now?  If so, I picture you staying inside, huddling by the fire, drinking warm cups of tea.  Are you taking time to be with the Lord?  Our tendency is to turn to God when we are in a season of suffering. If you happen to be in a good season right now, I picture you in a season of joyful sledding . . . laughter . . . friends…

  • What Would You Do?

    What Would You Do If Faced With ISIS?

    Have you ever wondered how you would react if an enemy held a gun to your face and demanded that you renounce Jesus Christ or die? Early in my faith, I questioned my ability to stand strong.  My faith in the Lord had not fully developed yet.  It isn’t always easy to predict what we’d do in that moment when faced with possible torture and probable death.  Do or die.  What would it be? It’s quite possible that you know without doubt what you would do.  I now know and thank our Lord for many tough seasons of preparation!  Trials are the refining seasons some of us (me!) need for…