Showing posts from November, 2016


  #Happy Friendsgiving Good friends are simply the family that we choose!  If you stopped by because you read my devotion today over at  Encouragement Cafe ,  WELCOME!   So glad you are here!  Let's thank God today for the gift of friendship and ask Him to give us the wisdom to choose friends who love us, sharpen us, encourage us, and remind us that a good friend truly is a blessing from above!  Help carry one another's burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ. You think you are something when you really are nothing, you are only deceiving yourself. You should each judge your own conduct. If it is good, then you can be proud of what you yourself have done, without having to compare it with what someone else has done. For each of you have to carry your own load. -  Galatians 6:2-5 (GNT)  Getting married, moving to a city where you knew no one, buying a home, and starting a new job was an adventure. Except, all of my former friends were in

Desperate Times, Desperate Prayers

If you stopped by because you read my devotion today over at Encouragement Cafe , WELCOME!   So glad you are here!  In a season that requires us to focus our attention on giving thanks and giving to others today's devo is a reminder that sometimes it's the smallest actions that can make the biggest impact in someone else's life.  Be on the lookout this holiday season for ways to be thankful, share blessings with others, and above all else, leave enough margin in your schedule to simply be available. God can place the most unintentional situation into your life for the most intentional reasons, to simply pray with someone, share hope with someone, and above all LOVE someone like Christ.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 (NIV)  The text message came to me a few days before Christmas. Desperate, my sweet friend, a newly divorced mother of six, was in a panic. Her ex-husband was threatening to not deposit the monthly chil