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I was standing in the front yard talking with a neighbor when suddenly she began to choke!

I was very concerned and wondered what in the world.  After several minutes she was able to talk and explained a small bug had gone down her throat.

I asked if she was ok, then we hear someone laughing!  Hysterically in fact! 

That someone…her husband!  I was so surprised at his reaction I just stared, dumbfounded.  I looked back to her and saw her giving him the look of death!  Between squeals of laughter…he stated:  “‘I’ve told you a hundred times to keep your mouth shut!!”

Now her husband was teasing of course, but how many times have you wished you could take something back you’ve said? Some thing you really should have thought through.  The book of James talks about this very thing!

Like-wise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boast.  Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.  The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.  It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”(James 3:5-6, NIV)

“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who have been made in God’s likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.  My brothers, this should not be.” (James 3:9-10, NIV)

Love Heart,  I want to challenge you to meditate on James 3 and start holding your tongue!  Deb




February 7, 2015 — Leave a comment

imageTuesday morning, I got in my car and notice that my hubby had filled it with gas for me.  I decided to give him a call and thank him.

This is the sum of our conversation:  Me: Hey, babe!  Thanks for putting gas in my car!  Him: I DID PUT GAS IN YOUR CAR.  Me: I know and I was calling to thank you!  Him: Oh, I thought you were being sarcastic!”

What just happened here?  I called to thank him, why would he be so defensive and think I was being scarcastic?

Could it be that I take him for granted?  Could it be that I’ve been sarcastic way to many times?  Could it be that I treat others better than my own husband?

I believe it time for a change! ~Debraimage

“God, create a pure heart in me, and renew a right attitude within me.” (Psalm 51:10, NSV)

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. …” (Psalm19:45







Happy Anniversay, my love!


Taken for Granted

February 21, 2013 — Leave a comment

th (1) I have the most wonderful husband.  He fixes my breakfast every morning and it’s usually bacon and eggs, oatmeal or a fruit smoothie.  I just love it.

I hardly ever come home that he hasn’t done the dishes from the day and started

That leaves me free to take care of the dogs and start the laundry.  It’s a team effort.

Occasionally when I come home the sink will be full of dishes and dinner hasn’t been started and my first inclination is to say…G-R-E-A-T, now I’ve got to clean this mess up, plus cook dinner, plus do the laundry, plus take care of the dogs.  My pity party just goes on and on.images

Our relationship over the years has taught me this isn’t normal and I should be asking…Is he ok?   It’s very easy to take these wonderful things my husband does on a daily basis for granted.

th (5) Isn’t that they way we treat God? Oh, He’s there if I should need something.  That Bible will be on the same shelf it’s been on for years if I should need it.  Church…I’ll get around to it.

I believe we live in a culture where we take God for granted!  He’s always there and always will be but what about your relationship with Him?  Do you know Him and His character?

Greg and I have been married for 37 years and we’ve had many ups and downs but because we know each other, shared in those times and built a solid relationship with each other and with God, we’ve weathered those storms.

Remind me dear Lord; never to take my loved ones and especially…You, for granted! ~Debra th (6)

th (7)In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not over come it.

 There was a man sent from God whose name was John.  He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.  He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—  children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”(John1:1-14<NIV)







December 3, 2012 — Leave a comment

 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.  Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.   She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.  But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son.  And he gave him the name Jesus. (Matthew 1:18-25, NIV)

My husband and I are now enjoying our empty nest.  But it’s wasn’t always this way!!

I remember the day when I’d had a crazy day at work.  I would come home, cook dinner, do laundry, dishes, bathe and tend to our 3 children.      

Where is my husband?  In the lounge chair with the remote!


Did I angry?  Yes!!  Did I say anything to him?  No!  I just continued day after day with the same routine.  All the while…getting madder and madder!!



Finally, the dam broke and I flooded him with all my anger and frustration.  I let him know that “WE” had a problem.

He smiles sweetly and says:  “If you’re not happy, you’re the one with the problem!”

After he picked himself up off the floor…not really but I did have a moment of contemplation; we sat down and talked.  He said, “Honey, if you needed help ASK!”

Hummm!  Didn’t think of that!  He should know, right?!

“Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, It does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”  (1 Corinthians 13:4-7, NIV)

Ladies, they can’t read our minds. We don’t have to be all things to all people.  We don’t have to be Super Woman!   Start asking for help…you might be surprised, and it will do wonders for your blood pressure!  Deb~