Monday, March 31, 2014

Our Souls are BETTER than our Bodies

Dear God,

I heard a true story the other day that is STILL bothering me.

It seems that this 60 plus year old woman died in her house and no one noticed she was even gone for two weeks. Someone finally took notice and went to her house to check on her and she was dead. The REALLY bad part that has been bothering me (as if the two week thing wasn't sad enough) is that her 15 dogs had been eating her. One of her arms was gone and both of her legs from the knees down were gone. (I am writing this and my sweet little "Maggie" is sleeping beside me. She would eat me if I died.....)

This story reminded me so much of II Kings 9:35-37 about Jezebel and how she was a king's daughter and yet she was thrown out of a window and the dogs ate everything but her skull, feet, and hands.

Is there a bottom line here? Our SOULS apparently make up who we are because after we die, our bodies can become dog food.

Pretty sobering thought.


(Daily Scripture Reading: II Kings 9:30-37}
But when they went out to bury her, they found nothing except her skull, her feet and her hands. 
They went back and told Jehu, who said, “This is the word of the Lord that he spoke through his
servant Elijah the Tishbite: On the plot of ground at Jezreel dogs will devour Jezebel’s flesh. 
Jezebel’s body will be like dung on the ground in the plot at Jezreel, so
 that no one will be able to say, ‘This is Jezebel.’
II Kings 9:35-37
{A bit GRUESOME today, but just like life, the bible has MANY
types of stories....Can't just include the FEEL GOOD stuff all the time. }

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cruelty IS a Part of Life, Especially When We Love the Lord

Dear God,

Just wanted to jot down this idea.

The closer that I become to You, the more cruelty I can tolerate from folks because of Love. (I'm NOT talking about physical abuse, although Jesus went through EXTREME physical abuse and then STILL asked You to forgive us.)

Does this make sense? If someone wronged me in the past, I had no problems saying "See Ya Later, Bub." and then I wouldn't give that person a second thought.

NOW, it is not that easy, especially if love is involved. It feels like a more Godly type of love now.....extremely unconditional. It is the kind of love that You give to us.

How strange and wonderfully peaceful it is....hmmmmm.....


{Daily Scripture Reading: Matthew 27:27-31, Luke 23:34, Isaiah 53:3-4}

He (Jesus) was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Isaiah 53:3

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Got Praise?

Dear God,

How do I give You the praise for stuff? I mean, in a public way. I want people to know that I love You and that I give You the glory for who I am and what I do (well, the good stuff anyway.) I don't want people to think that I am smug and better than they are because I don't think that at all. I am not like that and You know it.

How do I become authoritative about it? Convictions and beliefs play such a huge roll in everyone's lives. I believe in You and I love the words that You have given us. There is so much in Your word that tells us how to live. It is amazing how it can transform us......WORDS.

Got Words?

Help me Lord to give You the praise for all the good stuff that I have and that I am.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Psalms 113:1-9}

Let the name of the Lord be praised,
    both now and forevermore.

Psalms 113:2

Friday, March 28, 2014


Dear God,

Thank you for the AWESOME vacation. I released to You some old "junk" in my life and I am now refreshed. I must go back to my job today. I am thankful for the restful time, but I must now get back to work. As always, there are lots of things to do. Thank You for some wonderful ideas for my next two books. When I finish this one up, I am not sure which one to start on first.

"Many are the plans in a mans heart, but You direct our steps". So, please direct me as You know that I have many plans.

Help me today to do three things:
1) Love You
2) Love People
3)Love Myself

and: NOT try to be a success at things that don't matter (this came from a sermon that I heard the other day).

Happy Day.

Daily Scripture Reading: Mark 12:30-31

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all
your soul and with all your mind and with all
your strength. The second is this:
‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'
Mark 12:30-31

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Dear God,


This word "much" can mean quite a bit in describing my life. Actually, it can mean a lot in anyone's life.

People want MUCH.
People DON'T want much.

I want much joy and happiness and wisdom and intelligence and laughter in my life. I don't want much pain, sorrow, rejections, mistakes, and negativities in my life.

BUT, life is life and it is filled with all of these things to one degree or another. I love it all through YOU. Each phase that I go through in life, each sorrow and joy, is experienced with YOU and I am thankful for it all.

MUCH. It is a good thing because of YOU.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Mark 10:24-31}

"No one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother
or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 
will fail to receive a hundred times as MUCH in this present age..."
Mark 10:29-30

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Three Types of Love in the Second Half of Life

Dear God,

I feel that I have officially entered "the second half" of my life. To be honest with myself, I have probably been in the 2nd half for a few years now. Only You know the half way point.

I do not want to fill my life (the second half) with "nothingness". I only want "somethingness" from this day forward. I want to walk with You each day and I want You to fill this life of mine with joy......regardless of any circumstances that I encounter. I want each thing that I do, each breath that I take, to MATTER. The things that we do on this earth should not be for naught. They should be for purpose and meaning to You, to our loved ones, and to ourselves. Your word says to Love YOU, Love Others as we LOVE OURSELVES. Everything should revolve around those three types of love.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Luke 10:25-37}

Love the Lord your God with all your HEART and with all your SOUL
and with all your STRENGTH and with all your MIND and love
your neighbor as yourself.
 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied.
“Do this and you will live.”
Luke 10:27-28

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Play Hard and then REST

Dear God,

Thank you for being in my life today. I have had the awesome privilege this week to be around three little boys under the age of six. You have blessed me with two little girls and I haven't got to be around little boys very much. They are certainly full of energy. They play HARD and HATE to slow down. I know exactly how they feel. I often play hard and refuse to slow down and then, just like a dear little one, get cranky, fussy, and sometimes uncontrollable.

Help me to know and accept when I need to slow down and take time out to rest and rejuvenate. It is hard because there is SO MUCH that I want to do and You know our earthly bodies aren't made to be here forever. Gotta run, Gotta swing, Gotta play in the dirt..........before the sun goes down.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Genesis 2:2-3}

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been
doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.
Genesis 2:2

Monday, March 24, 2014


Dear God,

Today I saw a teenage boy sitting in the park on top of a picnic table. He was oblivious to all the children playing around him and all the mothers cackling in the background. To his left, leaning against the table, was his bicycle. To his right, he had an acoustic guitar. He had his headphones on and he was writing like CRAZY in a notebook. He was totally engrossed in what he was doing.

I love being in that mode too; the mode where nothing else in the world matters except what I am doing. It doesn't happen often as I multitask life to DEATH, but  when it does, I always find that the quality of what I am doing seems to be a lot better.

Lord, help me focus today on the tasks at hand. It is all we ever really have in front of us at any given moment of time anyway.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Proverbs 4:20-27}

Let your eyes look straight ahead;
    fix your gaze directly before you.

Proverbs 4:25

Sunday, March 23, 2014

...and Root Beer at the Top of Mountains

Dear God,

I love being on the mountain top!! I love the blue skies, the white fluffy clouds, the gentle cool breezes, the shimmering green leaves, the wonderful sweet rustling sound they make as the wind caresses them, the howling sound the wind makes. I LOVE every bump on every mountain. I love little chip monks that come up to me to beg for a bite of my corn dog. I love root beer when I get to the top of the mountain.

Lord, I am literally riding down a ski lift (I guess it is a ski "lower") from the top of a mountain.

This is Heaven on earth to me. I love how loud the silence is right now. Thank YOU for allowing me the privilege to experience today in this manner.

Wow Oh Wow!!


{Today's Daily Scripture: Psalms 7:17}

I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;
    I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

Psalms 7:17

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Take My Dear Friend Lord

Dear God,

Take my dear friend. I did the best that I could do and Your ways are a billion times better than my ways. Take my friend and make their life AMAZING! Make their life complete and whole. Let my friend know that I love them very much but there is nothing more that I can do for them. They have to let YOU in their life so that they can know what it means to LIVE life and not merely "exist".

My friend does not know You at this time. Maybe someday they will and then we can spend an eternity praising You and loving each other.

Dear Father, I give You my friend now to love and take care of until that day comes.

I Love You and my Friend.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Proverbs 17:17}

A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Proverbs 17:17

Friday, March 21, 2014

Heal Me Oh Lord

Dear God,

Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for You are the one I praise.

There are many times that we need healing. What a simple and point blank request in Jeremiah 17:14: Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed."

Lord, I ask You the same thing that Jeremiah did many years ago.

Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed. Lord, heal my body. Lord, heal my mind. Lord, heal my heart. Lord, heal my spirit. Lord, heal every single inch of every single fiber that makes up "ME". Heal me because YOU are the one that I praise.


Just like Jeremiah.......

{Daily Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 17:1-18}

Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed;
    save me and I will be saved,
    for you are the one I praise.

Jeremiah 17:14

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bear Tracks Sighted

Dear God,

I saw some bear tracks yesterday when I want walking. They were on the same path that I was taking on my walk. Many things ran through my mind, such as:

*Where was that bear now?
*When did he/she make these tracks?
*Was he/she hungry?
*Does he/she eat people?
*Is it a male or a female bear?
*Are there baby bears around?
*Do I continue on this particular trail or change my course?

You already know that I stayed on the course and I did NOT get eaten by a bear-----didn't even see one. But, oh how similar this is to my every day plain old livin'. Bear tracks are ALWAYS around. Actually, they are more like LION tracks.

Lord, help me stay on course when those nasty bear/lion tracks surround me on all sides.


{Daily Scripture Reading: I Peter 5:6-10}
(again...this was written when we were in the mountains last year)

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil
prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to
I Peter 5:8

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Blue Sky Days

Dear God,

I love blue sky days. Today is a BLUE SKY DAY! The colors are so sharp and clear and IN FOCUS today. It would be nice if every day could have gentle breezes blowing, tranquil nature sounds, fresh air to take in and absolutely nothing to do but BE ALIVE! (I just realized that the word BELEIVE and the words BE ALIVE are very similar....hmmm)

Today is a blue sky day. I will enjoy the gift You have given me today to merely BE in this world.

Thank you for this most blessed day. I am in the mountains and I am loving every moment.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Psalms 19:1-6}

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalms 19:1

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Thank You for Little Children

Dear God,

I love children's songs. I love goofy little songs about dogs, worms, pirates, pillows, cornbread....WHATEVER. Kids are so precious and wonderful to be around. They can make a heart of sadness turn into a heart of joy by their wonderful little giggles and their total unblemished and innocent beliefs.

Thank you Lord for all the little children. A world without little children would be like a world with no color at all.

Thank You for Sweet Little Ones.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Matthew 19:13-14}

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of
heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thank You for REAL Friends

Dear God,

Today, I want to bury a friend. That sounds horrible to write, but it is true. I don't mean that in a physical sense, but in an emotional, psychological, and soulful sense.

Sometimes, friends aren't really friends at all. They are only fantasies of what we want true friendship to be. I think that true, honest, rewarding, loving friendships can only come from You. The friendship that Jonathan and David had in the bible had to be a most intimate and abundant experience for them both. Abundant to the good AND to the bad. They really loved each other as friends, didn't they? Oh, to have such a connection with another human being.....some people can spend their entire lives searching for this type of relationship and never even come close to receiving it.

Lord, please bless me with wonderful and solid friendships. Please keep away the "fake" and supply me with only the "REAL" friends. Help me to have the discernment to tell the difference as well. I will be grateful.


p.s. Your timing is AMAZING Lord. Thank you! xo

{Daily Scripture Reading: I Samuel 18:1-4}

Jonathan became one in spirit with David,
and he loved him as himself.
I Samuel 18:1

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Help Me to Write More "Weller" Lord

Dear God,

Writing is not easy sometimes. I like to think of myself as a writer and I do write something every day. I bought a book the other day by a female author. I like to read a little bit about the author before I start reading their books. This particular woman has more than 75 novels that she has written. This is my second book that I have written. The first was a very rough draft children's book about some country squirrels. 75!! I guess this lady doesn't work a 40 hours a week job somewhere else. I also read online that to be a true writer, a person must write 10 pages a day. My question is: How many words can be on a page? Five words on each page, I can do. 1000 words on a one page is a little more difficult. I guess what I am trying to say is: Help me be a better writer. Writing is a passion of mine and I need to be better. I have made up my own quote about being a writer:

"I need to learn how to write more weller."

Help me to write more weller, Lord.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 12:12}

Of making many books there is no end....
Ecclesiastes 12:12

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Shower Leaks and Full Grown Bushes

Dear God,

Our shower has a major leak in it somewhere. There is water leaking into our closet and water leading into our other bathroom form the walls that separate our two bathrooms. This is BAD! If we don't fix it soon, there will only be more damage as this thing won't fix itself.

The little problem is starting to become a Bigger problem.

Is this a lot like life or what? Why does it seem to be difficult to "nip things in the bud" as opposed to dealing with a full grown "bush" after it has taken root and blossomed?

Lord, is it better to do something about problems while they are small or is it better to wait until they are HUGE and painful and costly? If the answer seems so simple, why don't we do it?

Oh, the agony of it all. Please Help me!


{Daily Scripture Reading: Proverbs 14:1}

The wise woman builds her house,
    but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

Proverbs 14:1

Friday, March 14, 2014

God's Quiet is Wonderfully LOUD to Me

Dear God,

I love quiet. Although, this world isn't really THAT quiet when I stop to listen to it. Maybe I am in the wrong place. Maybe the right one?

Today, I heard:
*Hummingbirds chirping
*Dog barking
*River water flowing over rocks
*Aspen leaves blowing in the wind
*Falling Rain
*Horses snorting

These sounds were heard early in the morning before anyone was awake to start the day. These sounds were the foundation for other sounds to be added to as people start emerging from their slumbers and dreams.

Your kind of quiet is WONDERFULLY LOUD!


{Daily Scripture Reading: Psalms 39:7-9}
I was silent; I would not open my mouth,
    for you are the one who has done this.

Psalms 39:9

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Mountains, Coffee, and God...Nothin' More to Say

Dear God,

Thank you for coffee.

Coffee with whipping cream is the best. I am sitting in the mountains of New Mexico waiting for the sun to come up a bit so that I can walk down the river and hear the sounds of running water and smell the awesome smell of morning mountain air.

I am READY to go.

Please let me feel Your presence there this morning. My heart will jump for joy knowing that You will be there in my favorite place in the whole wide world.

I love you.


(written on our last trip to the mountains.....still loving the mts....AND COFFEE.....mmmmm!)

{Daily Scripture Reading: Isaiah 42:10-13}

....shout from the mountaintops.
Isaiah 42:11

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

People that Love God are Hated..It's Just Gonna Happen.

Dear God,

It seems that the people mentioned in the bible that had zeal and power in You were not too popular with the worldly bunch of folks. In fact, one might say that people actually hated them. The cruelty that Jesus suffered is excruciating to read about.

Hatred can be a dark evil thing. It destroys and obliterates everything in its path. Hatred is a very strong and passionate emotion. I do not think it is totally from the devil though because your word uses it many times. Love what is good, hate what is evil. Is this like in math when a double negative equals a positive (the right side of my brain never could understand THAT concept, I just accepted it and went on because it IS correct.)

What is my point here? The people in the bible that loved You the most seemed to be the ones that worldly hatred rained upon the most through ungodly people. It is gonna get really bad for us Christians down here, isn't it? God, help me to love You and be bold and strong in You so that WHEN that does happen, it won't hurt so bad.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Mark 13:5-37}

Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who
stands firm to the end will be saved.
Mark 13:13

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Mega Dose of YOU Today

Dear God,

I need you TODAY! I need You every day, but today, I need you really bad. I have 24 hours that must be used to accomplish much at home and much at work before we head off to the mountains tomorrow. I am such a last minute person and it is times like this when I really hate that fact about myself. I then have to plead for your help because of my lack of work and planning. I have been like this for a long time. I watch people who ARE planners and although they get things done, they seem to stress out the entire time that they are doing it. I just take a 24 hour period of time and have  a mega dose of stress. Is the job at task as good as it could be if I had spent some time planning and doing instead of wasting time on things not so important? Honestly, the answer will have to be "NO". I don't know Lord. I DO know that I need a mega dose of YOU today.



{Daily Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 10:23-26}

The earth and all that is in it belong to the Lord.
I Corinthians 10:26

Monday, March 10, 2014

Trash Out the Useless Stuff

Dear God,


All day long I am bombarded with information; online, on the television, at my job, through my family. How much information can a brain take in at one time? And, OH MY WORD, the processing of all that information is where I seem to get all clogged up. Should I keep that trivia, should I store away that email for future use, should I throw that in my "brainial" trash bucket and hit "delete" forever?

Storing the info is yet ANOTHER issue. How much gig space do our brains posses? I am thinking that depends on the make, model, and year of the brain I guess.

Anyway, I thank you for "brains". Everyone alive today has one (and I won't insert a snide remark after that sentence even though You know that I want to.....)

Help me to keep the GOOD info and trash out all the useless stuff.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Romans 12:1-3}
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed
by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test
and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2

Sunday, March 9, 2014

March 7, 8, and 9 {Caught Up Now}

Again, I run behind as I have been sick for three days. Get up, Get going, Time to feel better now. Life sure is full of good and bad stuff sometimes. I enter March 7, 8, and 9th's letters in a lump sum. This is a jumbled mess of pictures, words, scriptures, fonts, and %%@&*& BUT, I am caught up and the words are here and GOD KNOWS WHAT I'm TRYING TO SAY HERE!!

March 9, 2012
Dear God,

I am getting ready to head off to the mountains. I can't wait to get there. I want to spend some time with you on a literal mountain top. I love the silence on the top of a mountain. It is beautiful. I love the smell too. The pine trees and the fresh air revive my inner being. I can't wait!

If standing on top of a mountain gets me closer to You, build me a house on top of it and cut up the road to get to it. I'll hang out there forever!


{Daily Scripture Reading: Psalms 65:5-8}
Like a thornbush in a drunkard’s hand
    is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

Proverbs 26:9

March 8, 2014
Dear God,
Who is a fool? Your word speaks a great deal about fools, especially in the book of Proverbs. Proverbs 23:9 says, "Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words."

One of my favorite verses about fools is Proverbs 26:9: "Like a thorn bush in a drunkards hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool." Another verse says "Like a lame man's leg that hangs limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool." These sound like Mark Twain or Ben Franklin quotes to me. They must have copied Your stuff at times. These words are so comical to me as I get a visual from the first part of each proverb....Well, the drunkard one anyway. The lame legs isn't comical, but comparing the fools words to it, is.

I remember these two verses whenever I have someone speak to me and I know they are, how shall I put this kindly, not quite right in the thinking department. Their words of "wisdom" come out, and all I  can think of is a drunk guy swinging around a big old thorn bush and everyone getting out of the way till the cops come and subdue him. "Thorn bush Wisdom" is comical to me. I have a goofy sense of humor. Thank you for letting me be able to discern this type of wisdom and TRUE wisdom....well, most of the time anyway.

I love you Lord.


I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13

You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior,
 the hope of all the ends of the earth
    and of the farthest seas, who formed the mountains

by your power,
    having armed yourself with strength.

Psalms 65:5-6
March 9, 2014

March 7, 2014
Dear God,

I need You to help me right now.

*Work is a load.
*House work is merely a list of things that I can't get to because I am too tired at the end of the day to do it or to care about doing it.
*The stress to FINISH TASKS is weighing on me very heavily today.

I want a maid. I can't have one, but I want one. I want to run from here today. I can't do that either. I have to stay put and complete some tasks or some people are going to be very upset. Would it be possible to spill a little energy and enthusiasm into my soul today because I quite frankly don't know how I am going to complete what I need to do in the next three days.

You word says "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me."

Dear Lord and Savior, I need your strength so I can do ALL things that need doing. Please give me Your strength right now.




Thursday, March 6, 2014

Death and Comfort

Dear God,

I am surrounded by people lately who have lost their fathers to death. I am sure that You are award of Facebook and how this has invaded our lives. It can be a good or a bad thing depending on how it is used. I think the most precious moments for me on Facebook are when people pour out their hearts about a loved one that has died. These precious words they share and the pictures that they post absolutely touch my heart and cause me to be closer to You as I pray for their strength, comfort, and peace to be supplied by You.

Death is the worst part about life. It is a cold fact and everyone will experience it. Death is something that we ALL have in common too (or will have in common with each other someday). Your word says "Blessed are they who mourn because they will be comforted."

You are so good Lord. Thank you for Holy comfort during the loss of a dear loved one. You have been there for me in times of loss.


{Daily Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-12}

Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

NO Ending to Numbers and Eternity

Dear God,

There is no such things as


because a person can keep on adding numbers to numbers

and they will go on forever.

There is:


That is easy to understand.

Why is it hard to understand ETERNITY?

It is the same thing.



{Daily Scripture Reading: I John 5:10-12}

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.
I John 5:11

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Letters of February 23rd thru March 4rd, 2014

This will be a HUGE post, but I was on vacation and I have to post all the ones I missed in one it goes (all unedited):

March 4, 2014
Dear God,

The other day I was driving to the Square to play music with my dad and friends and I almost started crying because of all the things that I passed by along the way.

1. An elderly man and woman were walking side by side by the road. They were holding hands. I wondered if they were married and for how long if they were. It was sweet.

2. A young woman was pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair down the sidewalk. They were talking and laughing together. I hope that if I ever have to be in a wheelchair, someone will be there to take me out for a stroll and carry on a conversation; complete with laughter and musings.

3. I saw an elderly couple riding bicycles together. The woman was in the lead a little bit. (Had to add that bit!)

I verbally said, "No more. I can't take the sweetness." It seems that life is a lot sweeter with You in the mix.

Thank you for showing me these things today.


March 3, 2014
Dear God,

Do animals have souls? Will our wonderful "unconditional love" pets be waiting for us when we get to Heaven?

Our two little weiny dogs, Maggie and Hoss, sure bring smiles and laughter to my heart. When I was growing up, mom would not allow dogs and cats in our house. My dad is an animal lover. When he was growing up, he had a pet rooster that he could make crow. The squirrels come up to him where he lives and beg for pecans. Dogs adore my dad. He is an animal whisperer and has such a gentle soul. I have never ever heard him cuss.....once. You know if he has or not. ;)

Anyway, will all the animals he has been around in his life time be waiting for him too? I know that in the book of Revelations it mentions horses so I am taking it upon myself to extend that to all animals, except snakes...ugh....and insects.....especially flies.

Just a goofy thought today.

I love you (say Hello to mom today from me).


March 2, 2014
Dear God,

How big can life get? How much can a person take on? How much good and how much bad can we as humans handle before it destroys us; and I mean in both directions on life's road map.

Saying that too much bad stuff can kill us kind of goes without saying. Is there too much good though? Is it ever possible to receive so much good that we can't handle it? Just wondering.

People say they want to "win the lottery" and then they think that all of their financial woes will just was away and life will be better. I have seen stories of how some people have won the lottery, received their millions of dollars, and after all the money is spent, they are worse off than before they won.

I guess true "good" isn't in the money we have or the things that we own. I think it is in the way we treat others and the intensity of how we love You. Could there ever be too much good in those two things?


March 1, 2014
Dear God,

I was walking the other morning and I saw a rainbow in the sky. I am not sure if anyone else saw it, but I did.

Thank you for Your promise in the sky that says that You will never destroy the earth by flood. It must have been BAD here on earth to almost eradicate the entire human race except for Noah and his family. I know how things are down here NOW. There is a lot of bad stuff and wicked evil people in this world.

I thank you for your Spirit that is alive and well in this world right now too. You said that Your Spirit would not always strive with man, so I would NOT want to be here when that day comes and the spirit is removed and gone. Just as Your rainbow promise is true, Your words about your Spirit are also true.

Thank you God for your promises.


February 28, 2014
Dear God,

Is it OK to say "Hallelujah" if we are talking about something other than Heaven stuff or God stuff?

The other day at work, I asked my boss at work about something and his response to my question immediately prompted  me to say out loud "Hallelujah!". I really meant it too because I was so happy at for the answer that I received. I think that it was so cool that without thinking at all, my response came out like that. I think that my writing to You these letters and reading Your letters to me is changing me a bit. It has been six months and I am starting to see, feel, and react differently to situations and people.

I say different, I mean better. It is weird, but I'm liking it.

These people that You are sending into my life are amazing. Wow......all I can think of is that You said that we would have "Life Abundant" and at my age, I am really starting to see that happen.

I Love You Lord,

February 27, 2014
Dear God,

I read an article this morning that was written by a man that says that he once was a non christian, then he became a christian, and now he is not a christian again. He says that he doesnt' like the term "atheist" but prefers to be called an apostate. Well, I had to look that up as I have heard the term apostate, I just haven't used it much in my day to to day goings about.

Do you know what was interesting to me? His passion and my passion were extremely similar in that he fervently believes in nothing (You know who he is and you have seen what he has written) and I fervently believe in YOU. He is extremely passionate that "NOTHING" exists beyond what we are and what we do. He knows bible terminologies and all the christian so  called "catch phrases" and could probably far exceed in debates about the bible with most so called Christian folks.

How does that happen God?

One day, it will be clear. Until then, I'll keep reading Your word and doing the best that I can to follow it because it really does.


February 26, 2014
Dear God,

Do you ever look at the way some churches are being run and just shake your head? People can behave like little chldren when it comes to issues of the church. For that matter, people can behave like children at work too, and at home, and at the gorocery storess too. There are levels of everything EVERYWHERE.

For people, there are levels of maturities and experiences that make up who we are and help us determine how we will react in all circumstances that we come across while living, eating, and breathing here on earth.

Why am I saying this to you God? You know this so much MORE than I do. I am such an ant crawling around in my own little world. Ants can't see the entirety of where they are. They can't see the big mountain cliff ahead or the huge mountain lake that they will have to crawl around. Me neither. I like to think that I can, but I really don't . I can't even see the true levels of living too clearly. I really only see the moment that I am in right now. The rest is perception until I get there, or is it?

God, I sure don't have your mind, do I?


February 25, 2014
Dear God,

I deal with Dr. Jekylls, Mr. Hydes, and Master Deceptors sometimes. I feel like traps are set up to see how I will react and how I might sacrifice everything good in my life for a big pile of lies and dirt.

The bible says that broad is the way that leads to destruction and MANY go that direction. Narrow is the way to life, and FEW find it. That narrow road often comes with walls for me and sometimes I have to turn sideways and baby step it through those narrow passageways.

BUT, I have always emerged from the narrowness to find that there is a big, bright,  beautiful cavern to rest in and take on the beauty for a while until my journey takes me to another narrow path with walls so close together that often times I feel that I can't breath.

Keep on pressing forward I say because the results are going to be SPECTACULAR!


February 24, 2014
Dear God,

I have an acquaintance that I have known for years that recently lost his father to cancer. I HATE cancer. What a thief!

Anyway, (that's another tangent), his father loved You very much. When a Godly man or woman dies on this earth, and people know that they loved You, it takes a little bit of the sting out of the mourning process. We still grieve and are sad, but there is comfort in knowing that they are in Heaven with You, the angels, and all the other people that have lived and died on this earth that accepted Your dear Son as their Savior. The reassurance is like having a warm blanket hug around us while we cry and heal from the loss of a loved one.

Lord, thank you for comfort while we mourn (Matt 5:4). Please be with the folks who have lost loved ones and comfort them today.


February 23, 2014
Dear God,

Why do people get so wrapped up in "things"? Owning things, having things, wanting things, working for things, things..things..things! Your word says to lay up treasures in Heaven where moth or rust don't destroy and thieves won't steel. (matt 6:19-21)

I have read several books on simplifying life. I love the idea of "less is more". Did King David have a simple life? It doesn't sound like it to me when I read about all the things that he went through. Did Jesus have a simple life when He was on this earth? He didn't own a home, a car, probably not very many clothes either. He dealt with people and to me, that is not a simple life. Maybe the less "things" we have, the more we CAN deal with folks around us. Hmmmm.......Maybe "the simple life" doesn't mean having less stuff. Maybe the "simple life" won't really come to us until we get to Heaven. I think the only people that I know how to have a simple life are my dogs and they aren't people.

Whoever said to crave "a simple life" might be CrAzY!!! Maybe life is not SUPPOSED to be simple. Has anyone ever thought about that?

Just another pondering thought from this speck down here.


Thank you for the blessing of vacations and the
wonderful peace that comes with getting
away from the throngs of life.
Love, Me:)