Shelter

“It is in the shelter of each other that people live.”   Can I challenge you to write one sentence in response to this quote before you read my many sentences of response? Years ago at a Dry Gulch Women’s Retreat,  ( Dry Gulch is, of course,  what Heaven will be like);  a speaker spoke…

Psalm 86

     THINKIN’ On  these words of David  in Psalm 86.    It was written during one of David’s many tough times.    He begins by asking God to “hear”  him and “answer”    He repeats this request again in verse 6.  And this time,   David asks God to hear him and grant him,  not what he…

Examples

A recent morning devotion sitting under a Colorado sky with a cool breeze  ( not wind OKLA friends),  and a cup of coffee made me pause.  It talked about leading by example and asked who, in  (My) life had led me by example.  Example is different than teaching me something or impacting my life.  Example…

Ancient

Ancient, I like the word.  It rolls off my tongue with nostalgia.  I have a bit of linguistic knowledge through my hours of Language development in college.  I haven’t used it professionally for some time now, but you don’t lose what you knew.   “Ancient” according to dictionary.com means “of or in a long time past,…

Pride

     Thinkin’ on pride today,  not because I woke up wanting too.  I actually would choose not to think of pride.  I know some prideful/narcissistic people whose names I won’t mention but you do too.  My mama would say “Pride goes before a fall”  but I don’t see that happening a lot.  Most narcissistic people seem…

Truth, Whatever

   Truth.  A conversation with a friend the other day got me “thinkin on” it.  I said that I try to defeat worry by thinking about “whatsoever is true”  at this very moment.  She said truth doesn’t change.  It got me to “thinkin”.         At this very moment,  the truth is I am healthy,…

Giftings

“Our giftings change over the course of time due to spiritual maturity and life circumstances.”    About a year ago,  I read this quote in a church bulletin and was intrigued by it.  As a graduate of a small Midwestern Christian college,  a district leader,  public school teacher,  a girls ministries teacher and director,  a CASA…

Souvenirs

Thinkin’ today about Souvenirs.   As a kid in the LATE 50’s,  I had a charm bracelet and collected a charm everywhere we vacationed.  Later I collected little figurines and finally ticket stubs, brochures and all manner of memorabilia.  Recently, I have collected artwork from my travels,  usually bought from a street vendor.    My seven…