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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

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~

As I was preparing a speech for my Toastmasters club on negotiation, I realized that a win-win negotiation is fully grounded on one thing…attitude.  The old saying, “You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar” is so true!

The Golden RuleDo you remember the Golden Rule?  “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  It’s one of the first things we try to teach our children, but forget to apply to ourselves!  Sometimes our attitudes stink, and if we trace the smell, it usually leads back to selfishness.

So let’s say you’re negotiating to buy a car.  You want a fair deal but the seller wants a fair deal also.  Let’s apply the Golden Rule!  Check our attitude.  Is it one of fairness or greed?

Love Heart, the thing is that win-win strategy applies to all of life!  Don’t only do what’s good for you, but consider the other person involved.  Instead of a self-centric life, try one that’s God-centric.  Ask Him to check your attitude and how to proceed concerning everything you do! Gwen~





February 23, 2015 — Leave a comment

I love all kinds of music…don’t you?  It gives me joy, hope, strength and convicts me.  God speaks to me through song.

My love of music grew through my mother and her sisters.  Mom is the oldest of 5 girls.  Aunt Irene; plays the piano and sings tenor, Aunt Kathey sings Alto…she a mover and shaker, Aunt Barbara sings a powerful Alto,  Aunt Fran sings…..whatever she feels like at the moment and my mom, the lone soprano.

I remember those Saturday afternoon when we would all pack in my Nanny and Grandaddy’s 10×12 living room to sing.

Every Aunt, Uncle, cousin, sibling, spouse and neighbor would be there once they heard the “Floyd Sister’s” were singing.

As my mom and her sisters begin to sing and lift praises to the Lord; she would motion for me to stand beside her.  Little did they know that those wonderful afternoons they were being used of God to prepare me for this season of my life; with Love Heart Ministries.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:9, NIV)

These ladies are up in years but they are still serving.  Next month they are having a sister’s weekend and are scheduled to sing at local nursing homes.

I can’t imagine a time when these ladies won’t be willing to sing for the Lord.  We are called to be examples and to serve. God’s word doesn’t mention an age limit.

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.  We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20, NIV)

We are commanded to Tell the Story of Jesus. ~Debra