Monthly Archives: October 2011

Refuse to Participate

Failure requires my participation—life is all about choices.  Throughout the Old Testament, God took events and circumstances that would seem to be destructive, and worked them to serve His own purpose (Genesis 50:20).  If I choose to let Him, God will … Continue reading

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That’s MINE!

One year, my daughter had gotten a spooky candy bowl for Halloween.  It has a big monster hand that looked quite real–as real as a green hand with black fingernails can look, anyway.  It had an electronic eye and when … Continue reading

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Why We Don’t Hear God’s Voice.

One night, in Kid’s Church the theme was, “What Time is It? It’s Time to Get Serious About Serving God!” As my lesson illustration, I brushed my teeth.   I started brushing, then told them it didn’t feel right, wait—and I put on … Continue reading

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“Nothing” Is A Choice Too

My Mom’s favorite TV show, when I was growing up, was “Let’s Make a Deal”. A contestant was given the opportunity to choose between three doors. Behind two doors were undesirable prizes. Behind one door was a very expensive, wonderful … Continue reading

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Are You Dressed For Battle?

  Max, my grandson, (age 4) loves to collect pairs of gloves; he calls them “glubs”.  The other day, while shopping, I found a pair of Halloween gloves for him to add to his ‘glub’ collection.   They had a strange … Continue reading

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Is It Personal?

While enrolling my 3 year old grandson for VBS, the secretary asked him what his mama’s name was. Zac assuredly said, “Mom”.    Amused and needing more information than the obvious, she continued, “What’s your mama’s first name?”   After a moment … Continue reading

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Be a Witness

  Years ago, I was doing a promo skit for an evangelism class at our church.  I dressed up as a wild woman, big hat, crazy dress, red tennis shoes, bright red lipstick—carrying a big cardboard sign. The plan was … Continue reading

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When Abnormal Becomes Normal

    When my grandson, Max, was only a few weeks old, he had colic that was just endless!  His three year old brother became so upset by the new baby’s constant crying that his Mommy and Daddy finally told … Continue reading

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina

  In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in August, 2005, survivors were at the top of all our prayer lists.  Sometimes, we, as adults, miss the observations kids make about disasters and world problems.  Kids can show a depth of understanding that is … Continue reading

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Come and Dance With Me!

One day, I heard my granddaughter, Allyson, singing and laughing. Curious as to what was bringing her such joyful abandon, I peeked around the corner to find her dancing!  Singing, she spun round and round so that her skirt flowed … Continue reading

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