For God So Loved _______

Happy Thanksgiving!

In my prayer time this morning, I asked God to speak to me. I simply said, “What would you like to say to me today?”

He answered me quickly and clearly.

He spoke John 3:16-17 over me, but instead of saying, “For God so loved the ‘world’ – He said,

“For God so loved Meredith, He gave His one and only Son, so that Meredith will not perish, but she will have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn Meredith, but to save Meredith through Jesus.”

I was so overwhelmed with how personalized His love for me became in that moment. I just wanted y’all to have the same!!

“For God so loved me, He gave His one and only Son, so that I will not perish, but I will have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn me, but to save me through Jesus.”

“For God so loved __________, He gave His one and only Son, so that __________, will not perish, but __________, will have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn __________, but to save __________, through Jesus.”

What I heard when I just listened…

These words below are what I felt like God said to me this morning. I just put myself before Him, pen and paper in hand, and this is what I heard. If you choose to read on, read slowly, and allow yourself time to absorb whatever God may have for you. Continue reading

Old people rock.

Seriously.  Old people rock.  They’re awesome. (Well, most of them anyway.  We all know a curmudgeon or two.)

The wisdom from their collective experiences is pure gold.  Unfortunately it usually takes a bit of work to mine for that gold.  Lucky for you that I’ve got some fresh from the quarry, ready to share.

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“next week’s testimony”

I read this on another blog and just loved, loved, loved it!  I couldn’t wait to plagiarize it and send it out!

Here ya go…

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My story in poem

Here is my story in poem form.
It is broken down into four parts, all are included in this one post.

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Don’t bark back.

As a parent, I’m always trying to teach my kids some lesson or another.  We’re supposed to, right?  It says so right there on page 36 in the Parenting Manual (page 2 in the Cliff Notes version).

But it seems the more I talk, the less they listen.

Jesus has many names in the Bible.  Rabbi is one that I often forget.  It means teacher.

So after my kids had yet another conflict (which resulted in an episode of R.A.W. in our living room),  I decided to let God be the teacher for once. Continue reading

Can I get a witness?!?

Yesterday I met my neighbor’s dad for the first time, and before I even learned his name he was sharing miracles God did in his life. As a retired pastor, he is still bubbling over with joy in what God has done.

I loved, loved, loved how he couldn’t keep them to himself!  Once he made a list for all to read of 22 miracles – testimonies of God supernaturally moving mountains on behalf of his family. Continue reading