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A Collection of Articles, Devotions, and Thoughts.


Winter can be so dark and bleak that we always try to have some blooming plants around for the New Year.  I found this very ugly bulb recently and brought it home for my husband to tend.  When our dreams go underground, they are like that ugly Amaryllis bulb:  they appear dead and show no […]

By |January 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|4 Comments

S T R E T C H!!!

Have any of you visited museums displaying ancient methods of torture?  No.  Well, I am sure you’ve seen some of them in old movies or on TV.  One of them was a type of “stretch” contraption called “The Rack.”  It was designed to stretch you until your bones popped out of their sockets.

While “godly” stretching is not designed to be […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make You or Break You

How do “you” go through a trial?  Do YOU consider it all joy when temptations and trials knock on your door?

How many of us go kicking and screaming through trials and tribulations?  I can tell you this:  I’ve won some, but I’ve lost a lot more!

That’s what I like so much about the story of Joseph.  […]

By |January 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Year – New Beginnings

Our twenty-six year prison ministry was called New Beginnings.  For willing inmates, we offered a fresh start to their lives and the wonderful gift of salvation.

Even though time to God is not like what it is to us, nevertheless, 2015 offers us exciting new beginnings and along with that, hurdles to overcome.  It is a […]

By |December 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

For such a time as this……

How could a book be relevant today – right now – when the dream for the book came many years before?    Isn’t it too late?  Truth is, a book idea given years ago can be relevant, but only because of it being a “God thing….a God dream.”

God already knew when He planted the dream in my […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dream Fulfillment – Interpreting the Signposts Along the Way

If any scripture related more than others to the men at the prison I ministered in for 26 years, it was Jeremiah 29:11.  “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|12 Comments

How do we achieve dream fulfillment?

Many of us have heard it said, “Where God leads, He provides.”  I agree wholeheartedly with that statement.  I’ll go further to state that when God plants a dream, desire, or purpose in your heart, the provision to make it a reality is already in place.

We sometimes rely on past experience instead of faith when […]

By |December 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Does God Speak to Us?

The most common way that God speaks to us is through the “still small voice.”  Most of us will probably never hear the audible voice of God, but it is still a great possibility.  Many of us receive dreams, words, or a vision.  When I speak of dreams, I don’t always mean that we fall […]

By |November 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This one is all about ME!

I’ve been teaching God’s Word off and on since I was a teenager. When I was very young, one of ways I occupied myself was to sit in our living room by the desk and pretend that I was the Sunday School Superintendent. I never asked about it, but the center drawer in that desk […]

By |November 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What was my inspiration for writing Constitution of Iron

Why did I write Constitution of Iron……
Why during a time of great economic world-wide struggle would a virtually unknown person self-publish a book about seeing God-given dreams fulfilled?  It just doesn’t make good sense.  But God……

The desire to fulfill my God-given dream and to please the Lord by my obedience by writing Constitution of Iron […]

By |November 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments