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Magician

March 7, 2017 — Leave a comment

A little girl whom I love very much had some question concerning God as we drove home one afternoon.

She was asking questions about how the earth was made; where everything came from.  I shared with her from Genesis:

Then she says…God uses magic!

I almost had a stroke…I very calmly explained to her that God does NOT use magic.

Magic is a trick that is played on us to make us believe that the magician has done something fabulous!  Understand that I’m trying to explain this to a 5 year old. 

Love Heart, God actually has the power to do the miraculous!

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1, NIV)

Check out the book of Genesis for the rest of the story and know that our God is not a magician …He is the creator! ~Debra

God’s Plan B

February 28, 2017 — 1 Comment

My husband and I tried unsuccessfully for 6 years to have a baby.  After lots of discussion, we decided to adopt.  What an ordeal!  We were with an agency for 2 years and still no baby.  In the meantime, we were searching the private adoption opportunities.  Two of those had fallen through, breaking our hearts each time.

Then someone from our church knew someone at another church whose daughter needed to make a plan for her baby.  We met with her and her mother.  About a month later, our son, Charlie, was born.  Now, do you think that was God’s Plan B for our lives?  Absolutely not!

You see, before the foundations of the world, God knew Charlie would need us to be his parents, and we needed Charlie to be our son. God says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

But, don’t forget what comes right after that in the first part of verse 13.  “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I will be found by you.”

Remember Psalms 139:13, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

Every life is precious beyond measure to God.  We’re His handiwork, His special project. You can’t know the plans if you don’t talk to the Planner.  If things in your life are not going like you think they should be, or seemingly like everybody else’s life, talk to the Planner.  He’s got a plan custom designed just for YOU. Gwen~  Oh, yeah, Charlie was 25 in December.  What a blessing he has been!

Negative Nan

August 17, 2016 — Leave a comment

Some of my happiest times are family dinners!  Providing food for our large family isn’t an easy task, but my mom seems to always come through.

This particular time the feast was waiting for the vultures to dig in, but the rolls weren’t quite ready.

We continue to talk, laugh and have a good time while waiting.  Then next thing you know my mother was screaming…they’re burnt!  Just look the bottoms of these rolls. They’re ruined.  My son replies…Oh Gram, we’ll just cut off the burnt part! 

Supper was wonderful and we enjoyed the rolls, but you know that to this day my mother still talks about those burnt rolls.  With all that fabulous food, all she can remember was the one item that didn’t come out perfect.

 

 

 

Do you tend to dwell on the negative of a situation?

Dwelling on a negative situation only gives it power, it feeds off of you.   Hopefully you can learn something from it and press forward!

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14, NIV)

 

“And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  (Isaiah 9:6, NIV)

Prayer is a powerful tool!  Ask your Counselor, he will give you the guidance, strength, direction and motivation to press on! ~Deb

 

The Love of God

May 29, 2016 — Leave a comment

We sang a song in church Sunday that I learned as a child; “The Love of God.”  Gods love was taught and instilled in me as a child by my mother and her four sisters.  We sang together on many wonderful days at my grandparents.   It brought back such wonderful memories.

“For God so love the world He gave his one and only son, the whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16,NIV)

The words to this song say it all! ~Debra

A Good Word

February 12, 2016 — Leave a comment

Back in 2011 I read an article on a news website about a woman who had delivered six babies on Father’s Day.  This is a portion of what the article said.

“Dr. Bill McKenzie, Carroll’s obstetrician, said she is resting and doing well.  ‘Heather and Mitchell Carroll were committed to this journey, their family and community were supportive and God was faithful,’ McKenzie said.”  I couldn’t believe my eyes.

One of Heather and Mitchell Carroll’s sextuplets, born on Sunday, June 19.

                Dr. McKenzie, wherever you are, thank you for speaking of God’s faithfulness!  It was like a breath of fresh air in the spring!

If God brings this young family to your mind, please pray for them. Gwen~