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At midnight, I was wide awake.  As I scanned the TV for something to put me to sleep, I noticed the variety of things that a person can get to help shape up their body parts.  If you need to be perkier or flatter or tighter there’s something you can buy to help you along.  But the underlying message is, “If yours isn’t, it should be.”

I have a saying that’s all my own.  It’s, “No matter where you go, there you are.”  Sounds pretty simple, but take a deeper look.  It means that regardless of where you go, what you look like, or who you’re with, the you that only you and God know is still there.  The you that suffers from temper issues.  The you that can’t be satisfied because you think you’re ugly or unworthy.  In other words, you can’t make a fresh start anywhere with the old you still in tow – no matter what you do!

Some years ago, Robert S. McGee wrote a fantastic book called The Search for Significance.  Here’s the blurb: WE CAN BUILD OUR SELF-WORTH ON OUR ABILITY TO PLEASE OTHERS, OR ON THE LOVE AND FORGIVENESS OF JESUS CHRIST.  He hits the nail squarely on the head.  The book/workbook is available at and is definitely worth reading.  Check it out.

Love Heart, let God do your extreme makeover from the inside out.  Flabby and saggy are only temporary.  One day you will lay your “tent” down and the real you will either be joined with the Father or eternally separated from Him forever depending on what you’ve decided about Jesus.  But while you’re earth bound, be all He created you to be.  Base your significance on who you are in Christ, not how flat your abs are!  Gwen~

Has your world ever been turned so upside down that all you could do was cry out to God?  Mine has-many times. Honestly, I just don’t know what I would have done if I couldn’t have called on Him.  I’ve been so upset that I couldn’t even put words to my prayer…all I could do was call out His Holy Name!  And, I knew He was the only one Who could help.

                  Love Heart, if you don’t have an intimate relationship with Jesus, today might be the day for you to start one.  He’s waiting!  He’s not somewhere way out in the universe and untouchable.  He’s got His full attention turned toward you, always…and He’s waiting!  In John 14:6 Jesus Himself says, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  He is faithful.  You will not be disappointed! Gwen~

lantanaI can’t pass yellow and pink lantana without thinking about Vacation Bible School when I was a kid.  Our church had it growing all around.

Most of the scripture I learned as a child was from attending VBS or GA’s (Girls Auxiliary as it was known at the time).  One of the scriptures I remember from Bible School was Psalm 56:3.  “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”  Having that word etched on my heart has been very comforting to me over the years.vbs

I heard of a young boy, named Adam, from an unbelieving household who asked, “Who is God, and where did He come from?”

Having cut my teeth on a crib in the church nursery, I find it incredible that this young one had never heard of God. I ask you, where will he find his comfort?

vbs kidsSchool is almost out and summer is on its way!  The kids soon will be liberated from their daily routine and will be looking for things to do.  Point them in the direction of Vacation Bible School.  I’m sure there will be one near you! We’re already gearing up at Southwest Park Baptist Church in Abilene, TX.  Help them to acquire the tools they will need to live. Gwen~

His Way~

April 28, 2017 — Leave a comment

arguingHave you noticed that some folks just like to argue?  Trouble seems to be their strong suit.  They’d rather stir up discontent than breathe.

Now I’m not saying to turn a blind eye to things that don’t please God, but if it’s just petty stuff (and stuff that may not please you), stay away!

In 2 Timothy 2:23, the Apostle Paul was writing his dear friend, pastor Timothy.  Knowing how entrapping and deadly dissention can be, he said,  “Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.”

If you read a verse 24, there are more instructions to go with that.  “And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.”  That might be stinging a little bit.  (While you have your bible out, just read all of 2 Timothy!)

All too often we just go through life trying to do it our way.  But God was both very gracious and very specific in His written word so we could do things His way.  LoveGod's way Heart, He knows how you’re going to do things, and He knows what a mess you’re going to make, but He loves you anyway!

Take these words to heart – God knows best…every time.  Read His Word.  Learn His Ways.  Gwen~

Who Is Your God?

April 24, 2017 — Leave a comment

Many of you may already know the Savior, Jesus Christ, while others of you may be seeking Him. For some of you, these may be the first words you are hearing about the One True God.  Hear this. Wherever you are in your quest to know God, Debra and I are praying for you.

Recently I heard a testimony about a woman who talked about “her idol.” It brought this scripture to mind.

Habakkuk 2:18-20 (NIV) 18 “Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman? Or an image that teaches lies? For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak. 19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’ Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’ Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it.” 20 The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.

Love Heart, these are not my words.  They are taken from the Holy Bible.  Today, if you are counting on something made by man to give you guidance, whether it’s made of stone or wood or gold, please reconsider.  Seek God and find faith in Him and Him alone.  Gwen~