The Scriptures are oh-so rich, deep, and always applicable to real life. However, sometimes we get distracted and miss their applications for our lives today. Hopefully, as I share numerous ways these tried and true scriptures continue to strengthen and guide me along my journey – they will enrich you as well.
I grew up learning the Bible from an early age. However, it was through personal study, questioning and gaining my own relationship with God that I began to see just how important the Scriptures are for my daily life. I’ve served in the ministry for over forty years and gained so much from the opportunities to learn from the Word and from so many peoples’ lives. I’m also a wife, mother to four adult children (three who are married) and Nana to eight grandchildren!
The writings on this site will stem from lessons I’ve learned through my own experiences; from others’ lives; lessons learned from observing things around me; from children and also time spent serving the poor in underdeveloped countries. The Scriptures speak to all of these things. Many of these lessons are contained in several books I’ve written that are linked in the menus above.
In the movie Chariots of Fire, there is a scene where Eric Liddell states, ” I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.” I feel this way about writing. I have a love-hate relationship with words. Sometimes they are like a poem I once read which goes something like this: Can’t think; brain dumb – inspiration won’t come. Poor ink, bum pen – best wishes, Amen.
At others times I stay awake through the night with all kinds of words and ideas drifting through my head. I wrote my first book when I was about 7 or 8 years old. When my mother passed away, this little black cardboard bound illustrated book of poetry made its way back to me. Among the little ditties was my first stab at poetry entitled, “The Throne.” It went like this:
As I was sitting upon the throne, in a fantasy world – all alone; My glee vanished like a vapor, when I saw there was no toilet paper.
Yikes! Today I hope my writings will be a bit more encouraging and will strengthen you on your journey. Please feel free to leave me comments or to send me something from your journey that I may use as a “guest blog.”