Seeing life's events in the light of God's Word.

It Will Be All About Him


Mark 13:26- “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.”















Not too long ago, several Hollywood movie stars were asked what it was about them that they thought caught the attention of audiences.

One said it was her outrageous costumes.

Another said it was her outspokenness.

A third said it was all about her entrances, referring to her most recent one—a drop from a helicopter onto a glittering stage. “Millions of fans watched it,” she gushed.

Jesus had a remarkable, but humble, entrance onto the earth—a baby born in a stable in Bethlehem.

He rode a lowly donkey into Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion.

No, our King didn’t choose accolades, glitter, or glitz.

But, He will come again…with the great Trumpet sound…with voices of a myriad angelic hosts…

It will be all about Him. All eyes will see. Every knee shall bow.

The King of King and Lord of Lords will have our attention—not because of his attire or public relations ploys, but because of who He is—our Savior.

He will abolish evil for all time and eternity and establish His reign of peace and righteousness.

As we celebrate His resurrection,  we also look forward to His coming, again.



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No Language Barrier



Acts 2:5-8 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?”


A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I went to a Valentine celebration—complete with wonderful Mexican food and Mariachis.

We had a great time visiting with English-speaking friends, but it was difficult to talk with the other guests that did not speak “our” language.

There was only a certain amount of smiling and gesturing we could do to communicate with our gracious hosts. The language barrier prevented us from letting them know just how much we appreciated the invitation and enjoyed the evening.

Driving home, I thought of the scripture above and how nice it would have been for us to have heard each other in our own language.

You know, God hears our prayers—and our praises—no matter what language we speak…and through His Word and His Holy Spirit, He communicates with us.

With God, there is no language barrier.

No matter what our nationality, each of us hears Him in our own language.

Utterly amazing.


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An Uncooperative Computer


4478655355_aec3bae1cbIsaiah 14:24- “The Lord Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.”

I really needed to hear these words from Isaiah yesterday morning.

Nothing had gone right.

It started innocently enough. My keyboard Trackpad needed new batteries.

After inserting them, I started back to work.

The WORD program I was writing in unexpectedly quit. Although my document was finally recovered—hours later—the changes that I had made were lost, forcing me to begin editing my book over again. Days of work down the drain. (Oh, yes, I have a backup system…but that’s another story).

I scrolled back to page one.

I took a break to check my email. Mail didn’t respond. Another irritation.

Back to my document. Completing two pages, I went to File>Save.

Major problem. The beach ball kept going around (you’ll understand if you have a MAC) for more than two hours.

I’d had it. Nothing to do but use FORCE/QUIT.

I took a break to eat dinner and then attend my Bible Study group with my husband. I dreaded going home to see if my work would be recovered once I restarted the computer.

I know the Lord has plans for me as a Christian author, so I prayed on the way home that He would take control of the situation. As I went back to the computer and put in my password, I experienced peace. All was well.

Maybe you have experienced times like these. Times when everything suddenly appears to threaten God’s very will for our lives.

We wonder what we can do.

Oftentimes, WE can’t do anything. But if we remember God’s promise and leave it in His hands to fulfill, He says It Will Happen.

God’s power can work in awesome ways when we leave it up to Him to bring about success.

No plans of His can be thwarted—even by uncooperative computers.


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I Corinthians 15:51, 52- “Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.”

We have been watching the Olympics. It is full of triumphs and heartaches.

Often times, the difference between winning a medal and losing it comes down to a hundredth of a second—less time than it takes to blink an eye!

The scripture in I Corinthians describes the Rapture of the Church.

Believers who have died before this event will be raised from their graves and will be forevermore with the Lord.

Their new bodies will be imperishable. They will never again know pain, sickness, or disease.

And it will all happen in the twinkling of an eye!

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A Little Lesson on LOVE


Matthew 5:44- “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”


I have a new logo—a heart, with the words, “Stories of Forgiveness” inside.

Each of my three Christian Suspense Fiction books has been about something different: abuse, unbelief/pride of self, and bullying. However, the central characters all experience healing because they learn to FORGIVE.

Forgiveness has the power to transform lives. No matter who we are or what our background may be, we can each find joy, power, and freedom in forgiveness.

But what about love (you know, the heart in the logo) how does that tie in?

Some people are not so lovable. People who hate, curse, and persecute you are especially hard to be nice to. However, God says we are to do more than that—we are told to love them.

Many years ago, my pastor told me that praying for someone that had “rubbed me the wrong way” would allow The Holy Spirit to work in my heart and make it possible for me to actually come to love that person.

So, I put Matthew 5:44 to the test. Over the period of a year (it is not a one-prayer process) I found that I actually came to understand and care for the other person.

And, yes, forgiveness followed.


You’re In Good Hands




My daughter and son-in-law own an insurance agency, so I find myself paying special attention to television advertising for various companies.

One I haven’t seen in a long time, is for a company with a logo about being in “Good Hands.”

There is no denying that being in “Good Hands” brings to mind images of safety.

We sang a song last week in our church which brought the same feelings—Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.

In this world of chaos and unrest, isn’t it comforting to know that we can experience safety? Secure in knowing we belong to the Almighty God…the creator…the sustainer?

He is in control.

Yes, he allows certain things. But He works out everything ultimately for His good purpose.


We can face life’s circumstances with His everlasting arms around us.


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A New Identity



2 Corinthians 5:17- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”


A couple of years ago, there was a great news story about a homeless man who had a voice with such a commanding quality that it made him a natural announcer.

Once discovered, job offers from around the country came pouring in. This new found fame—and significant increase in income—was short-lived. It wasn’t long until the man with the golden voice was back on alcohol and once again, living on the streets.

This phenomenon may be difficult for us to understand. How could a man who has met with this good fortune go back to his old ways?

However, Sam Adeyemi said something that stuck with me, “Real and sustainable change in a person’s life begins with a change in their sense of identity.”  

The homeless guy’s circumstances may have changed, but his sense of identity did not.

It is often difficult for new Christians to understand that when they accept Jesus as their Savior, they suddenly have a new identity—and it may take a long time for the impact of forgiveness, salvation, and a change of citizenship to heaven—to completely sink in.

If that has happened to you, don’t despair.

But DO begin to read scripture that assures you of your new identity in Christ. 

Know that God doesn’t see the “old you” any longer.

Know that he has made you ALIVE in Christ.



Comfort–Even in the Shadows




Psalm 23:4 – “ Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me…”


My local church sends out a daily email. In it, members receive prayer needs within the “body,” praises, and other pertinent information.

At times, I am astounded as to the number of people who are ill, recuperating from surgeries, or have concerns for family members.

Sometimes the news is heart-wrenching—the passing of someone dear to all of us.

Are you walking thru the valley of the shadow of death?

Even though the support of friends and family is encouraging—and we are told in scripture that we need to uphold our brothers and sisters in prayer—isn’t it incredible to know that our Creator, Healer, and Savior is there for us when the shadow of death crosses our path or the path of someone we love?

God is there, walking the road with us. He knows the depths of pain and sorrow we are going through. He wants us to cling to Him, as He is ready, able, and willing to bring us peace, even in the face of otherwise overwhelming circumstances.

King David, who wrote Psalm 23, paints a beautiful word picture of what Christians can experience when we lean on the God of all comfort.

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Message in the Stars

Psalm 19:1- “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”



As my husband drives, one of my favorite things to do is watch the moon and stars, thanking God for these beautiful points of light created so long ago for our pleasure.

But the Bible tells us that they have also been put in the skies to declare God’s presence and glory.

If you are “into” astrological signs, keep reading.

I am betting you aren’t aware that the entire story of creation through the events in the book of Revelation have been written in the stars so that we would know of God’s great love.

Here are some fascinating books that go into this amazing truth in great detail. Warning: you will not be able to put them down:

The Real Meaning of the Zodiac by Dr. James Kennedy (out of print, but you may find in church libraries or used bookstores. Originally printed in a special TBN edition).

The Heavens Declare by William D. Banks.

Witness of the Stars by E.W. Bullinger.

The Gospel in the Stars by Joseph A. Seiss.

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Are You Strong Enough?



2 Chronicles 16:9- “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”


I thought the small concrete bench in the middle of our backyard would look better in the far corner, next to my favorite bush.

It really is a small bench. It even can be moved in three separate pieces.

However, as much as I struggled to lift the top off, I just couldn’t do it. I had to ask my husband for help.

Do you often find that doing things in your own strength is futile? Is it hard to take care of an elderly parent…deal with a wayward child…make your money stretch to the end of the month?

Is your own strength just not enough to bring you to victory in the daily battle?

Had you ever thought about what is really going on there? Who is trying to steal your joy…your peace?

Look closely: While Satan is roaming the earth, “seeking whom he may devour,” our wonderful God is looking for those of us who are fully committed to him so He can strengthen us.

He is ready, willing, and more than able to give us strength—to see us through—to lead us on—to help us live

the victorious Christian life.


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