Showing posts from September, 2019

A Way Out

Escape Rooms have been a popular group activity for the past few years.  These rooms are where people work together to try and escape a room in less than an hour with minimal clues.   Personally, I’ve never done this.   The activity seems to hold potential for fun, but I'm still a bit skeptical about the whole process.  I believe for success in an event like this, all the player needs to be team players and allow each member to play to their strengths.   But, even if you are the best team player in the room, as the clock begins to tick down, at some point, the alfa male (or female) in the room will manifest to take on the responsibility of giving directions.  This isn't such a bad thing because having a leader is a necessary part of finding a  way out .   The alfa male in the "Exodus-escape room" was a reluctant Moses.  It was DL Moody who said this about him .  " Moses spent forty years thinking he was somebody, forty years learning he was nob

I believe!

Having been raised in the church and choosing to dedicate my life to serving the church, I have seen many things change.  Some for the good and some not so good.   In spite of these changes, there is one basic truth that remains unchanged-- I  believe in God.   I don't claim to be a general contractor, but I do know that a good foundation is paramount for the longevity of any structure.   What is the foundation of your relationship with God? In America, there is a large group of people who would admit they believe God exists.  But believing God exists is far different than believing in God.     Believing in God is another story. Abraham believed the promise of God that his descendants would be more numerous than the stars.  He believed God existed, and then he  believed in God .  When God revealed himself to Moses in the burning bush, Moses did not simply believe that God was real, he believed that God was going to deliver the Israelite people out of bon

My Victory

I like to give credit where credit is due.  And I especially like to get credit when it belongs to me.     I mean, if I did all the work and someone else stepped up to take the credit, I wouldn't appreciate that-- at all.   But Really?  Can anyone ever hear enough about how wonderful they are?  I think not! Yet, God has this awesome ability to do just that.  He'll do all the work and give us the credit.  I like this scenario even better than me doing all the work and getting all the credit.  There is a song that has been around a few years, but it's new to me called, Defender.  There's a phrase in this song that captured my heart. Here is my interpretation of what the song says, "You fight my battles, then call them  my victory !" Whaaat?   God does the work and then gives me the credit.  He gets down and dirty in the trenches with my enemies, then ( as the song states ) brings me the head of my enemy and calls it  my victory ! He

"Anything new?"

In two days, I'll be married for 44 years to my sweetheart.  We've had eyes for each other since I was 15 and he was 16.   The picture to the right is of us with our 10 grandchildren taken about two years ago.  It's a favorite. My husband is a saint for putting up with me all these years, and I love him dearly!   Those who know him well, also know he has to touch base with me multiple times a day.  ( Sometimes multiple times per hour. )   It's just his way, and most of the time I love him for it...except he has been known to call at the most inopportune time.   Like, when I'm checking out at the grocery store, and I'm fumbling around in my purse getting money to pay the cashier.   Or when I'm driving, and my phone is buried in my purse on the other side of the car.   Or when I'm up to my neck in the middle of a home improvement project with paint dripping from my just moistened paintbrush. Or when I'm carrying an armload of laundry