Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

As you most well know, moving comes with the extra purchases of stuff forgotten, broken or lost in the shuffle. We all found replacements only to discover the old stuff as it comes to the surface. I bought a set of stoneware dishes only to realize we had more in a box in storage. We have also inherited even more dishes! Praise the Lord for abundance. With work in and out of the house, along with helping my husband with class assignments; there is not a lot of time-or energy-for much else.

What I am saying? Sometimes we as individuals allow ourselves and, also most importantly, our spiritual disciplines to be lost among obligations; . This is so important that we quickly find a time and place to spend moments with the Lord. I have to say that I am not quite back to the full Bible Studies I used to have or my music; playing or writing. Again, where do we find the time?

It's a budget, just as it is with finances. Set priorities (what is important to us?), and let go of those things that are trivial and time-wasting. Don't let go of what's valuable for the urgent. This is very easy to do.

So, as I decide what dishes and new discoveries (LOL) I make in my unpacking of stored items, I have to decide what stays with no compromise and then what all goes out. The same works for my life and the time I have in each day to spend. May we spend these moments wisely-we cannot get them back.

Remember, as we all go into this Thanksgiving time and anytime of the year; to ALWAYS be grateful for the good AND the bad; we are blessed by them both if we learn to see His hand working in it all.

God Bless and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Birmingham AL

Hey Guys and Gals,
It's been a great and taxing couple of months with changing jobs, finding a place to live and starting life in our new home city. We are excited to be here. My husband no longer has to make the 1 1/2 hour commute to and from the school (UAB). We are surrounded by great businesses, eateries, Dollar Generals (LOL) and two different Wal-Marts. We are still working to get all of our stuff down here, but it is a week by week process when the budget is tight. However, we are making the best of it all. It's a new chapter in our lives and great change of scenery. I love my job and the people with whom I work are all friendly. Chris is making great strides toward finishing his BA Degree to continue for his Law Degree.

Keep us in your prayers. I know the Lord has already worked to bless us, we ask him to continue provision as we work together to make this experience a fun God-filled adventure.
God Bless and thanks for visiting. It encourages me to see people drop in and browse.

Love in Him;

Monday, August 8, 2016


I know that I told you I would be posting more work. I have hit on a hump in my way; or rather, it has been revealed to me more clearly. I have a serious problem with procrastination. I have started working on numerous songs and have ironed out the melody and lyrics, but haven't had time to start on some new stuff.
I found a book about about this subject of procrastination; Taming the To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer. A lot of what she says about the reasons we put off doing the most important things is so true for me. Some of these reasons include: vague goals, fear of failure, fear of success; we are unable to start or stop a project because we are perfectionists.
We all get the picture. She brings it all right to your door step in a non-intrusive but objective manner; showing us that we can take steps and make small changes to our everyday lives that will clear the way for us to be more productive about those goals that go untouched.

Go check it out.
I hope this helps you as it is helping me.
Love and God Bless.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Back at You

Sorry for the sleep mode I have been in. I have not been on line very much in the last months due to schedule changes, redirection of priorities etc. Though I am a musician and writer; I have been rather lax and guilty of procrastination when it came to writing and practicing. I know I can give myself plenty of excuses as to why I am not so active with this blog, right now. They aren't valid. For that, I apologize. I hope you had a great July 4th and all is well, right now.
I aim to do better with the blogging than I have been.
I have left my comfort zone in music; I am now teaching one person privately. We will see what comes of that in the near future, hopefully.

That is all for today. I simply wanted to touch base and say that I will be bringing some new material your way as I continue to write. Forgive the lapse.

God Bless.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Living In Red

  Blood marked the doors
 of God’s chosen clan-
A small group of people-
sixty and ten
that grew to a number
 so immense-
From doom and death to be free again.Half a shekel to each soul of man.
A bloody ransom made silver stands. To support the tent where he met with them.
 Creditors knock, shadows encroach with incessant jeers of hateful reproach.
Darkness awaits 
to claim its spoil.
But His blood now covers 
the door of my soul.
Crimson blots pages
 of my sinful account.
Sin and death 
are forever denounced.
I’m bought and hidden; 
no longer in debt.
Only to Jesus am I living in Red.

Remember the Sacrifice

God Bless!

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Fiddle

He fought the occasional trembling of his hands as he carved the face of his final instrument. While etching the details in the front, his mind traveled back to the days of his youth, when he decided that his craft would be to construct and appreciate the violin instead of playing it. As his mind raced to memories of his family, who had become renowned musicians; tears welled up in his eyes and fell onto the wooden canvas. He hurriedly dabbed them with a kerchief from his old jacket pocket. He rested his aching fingers briefly before continuing with his final piece. This instrument would not go to family, but to a young girl, the daughter of a late captor as a token of good will-of forgiveness. 

Sometimes giving a sacrificial gift from the heart helps to put away bitterness.

Jesus said "Love your enemies; pray for them. Do good to them that spitefully use you."  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

One Wind Four Directions One Director J.W. Arnold

From which direction does the wind blow at this time? Are we listening, watching?
Is there a quiet, peaceful breeze where all feels calm and comfortable or is everything shaking and rattling?
How is our spirit? Are we complaining, gripping the chair with white knuckles or are we waiting on the Lord in confidence,while continuously walking in faith?

The ladies in our church are currently studying with this book as a guide. There are times where the Lord is telling us to wake up. He is allowing the nest to be torn apart by a vibrant north wind. It is high time to wake up and pray and watch, lest we fall when the time of temptation comes.
Even when the quiet times come we must not let our guards down and rest on our laurels, but be instant and on our toes. Let us not be dull of hearing and drunken by the cares of this present world. Jesus said "Be of good cheer. I have overcome the world." We need only to overcome ourselves and line ourselves with the Word.

No matter what the season or direction; the wind is blowing. We can be composed as long as our eyes are on the Lord. Where is our passion? Is it in the Lord or wrapped around our present day circumstances? Perhaps it lingers in the past? The Lord has forgiven our past if we are blood-bought and dying daily. The future is Christ's if we have indeed placed it in his hands. Where does the wind blow for us? Are we anchored and steady?

Get ready, Church the Wind Is Blowing. And it Makes a Sound (Acts 2). Are you listening? Are you watching, praying and preparing yourself? Don't be caught up with every wind that blows here and there.

If you want to get the book, here is the information. Enjoy the dig. I will continually let yo u in on what we study. Next week (Monday) we are sharing our personal findings on the East Wind. Feel Free to jump in and study all this week and leave your comments in this page.

Blessings to you.

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Hello there and Happy New Year. No, I know I did not get a chance to write through the holidays. That was probably a mistake on my part. Seeing family...but still should have written. Lots of new ideas brimming in the pipeline and stuff being worked on. It is about time to say "it is finished" to some of them. Got the chance to try out a couple of my originals for family. Would like to work on some favorite covers as well.
I look forward to this year to see what God's gonna do next.

I hope you all have a wonderful new year full of peace grace and joy.  Don't forget the love and mercy that made it possible.

How to Alleviate Loneliness

Hey. This is a live video on Facebook. It speaks for itself. I hope it helps.