For Such a Time as This Our daughter, Sarah, my website partner, Jerry Bouey, and I wrote this song a few years ago. It was used for our church’s mission conference last fall. For Such A Time As This (To the tune of So Little Time by John R. Rice) 1. Esther was called to plead for her people. Fear gripped her heart; Mordecai reminded her: Twas her life too that now hung in the balance, And she was given the king’s ear for this cause. Despite her fears, boldly she went before the throne, To plead the cause of her people before the king.Read More →

He Is my All Sufficiency Sitting at my laptop with barely enough energy to type (from low blood sugar), I feel quite useless as the rest of the family buzzes around getting things done. Our youngest doll – Carolyn – piggy tails and all, was first doing a puzzle and chattering away, but now is helping Abigail and Melissa with the laundry, folding tea towels and such; Cynthia and Sarah took over from me making lunch; and Brianna is practicing guitar. It just seems the norm lately: doing a few hours work then having no energy for the rest of the day. It has beenRead More →

Discouragement: Satan’s Most Valuable Tool One of the hardest things in life to admit is “I have failed”, or “I will fail”, but it is essential if we are to be victorious! Just like the sinner cannot be saved if he/she does not admit their sin merits punishment in hell, the first step to victory as a Christian is admitting our failures, or rather, that we can fail. The “Sinless Life” (Lordship Salvation), the “Prosperity Gospel” and all the false doctrines that go with them are lies straight from the pit of hell. The Bible tells the Christian: If we say that we have noRead More →

Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang! Did you ever have that nagging feeling the Lord is trying to tell you you shouldn’t do something, or maybe it was a case of all doors being closed to a particular event happening. Sometimes we listen and sometimes we don’t, but praise the Lord we listened this time! For a week or so, we’d heard an odd “bang” in the back end of the 15 passenger van. We just figured it was something loose on the muffler, tail pipe, etc. or something loosed under a seat. However, the light “bang” turned into a full blown “Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang” onRead More →

Tools For Sale  It was advertised that the devil was going to put his tools up for sale. On the date of the sale, the tools were placed for public inspection; each tool being marked with its sale price. They were a treacherous lot of implements…..Hatred, Envy, Jealousy, Deceit, Lying, Pride, and so on. Laid apart from the rest was a harmless looking tool, well worn and priced very high. “What is the name of this tool?” asked one of the purchasers, pointing to it. “That is Discouragement”, replied the devil. “Why have you priced it so high?” “Because it is more useful to meRead More →

A Tale of Seven Braces – Part II We tried to fix up an older brace, but it just wouldn’t do the job, so he’s back to his boat anchor. Unfortunately, it is not holding his knee right, but hopefully he won’t have to use it for long. The fellow we deal with for Lowell’s braces, Andrew at Okaped, thinks there’s a lifetime warranty on the frame, so at least we can get that fixed while waiting for a new one. We are waiting to hear back from Lowell’s work, but getting a new one shouldn’t be an issue, it’s just getting the right one.Read More →

A Tale of Seven Braces At 6’4″, my husband, Lowell, is a pretty big man, and despite having a broken/fused spine, and a paralyzed leg with a brace, he is still very strong. Too strong for his own good sometimes, or should I say, too strong for his leg brace’s good? Lowell had a car accident in 1984, and after several operations, he was able to function as a “walking parapeligic. Despite being battered and bruised, his basic physiology did not change. He is an ox and grows muscle by just being alive. I’ve never seen anyone that could build muscle without really trying. IRead More →

“Fear Not” People, especially women (me included), tend to be fretful; as irritating as that can be to ourselves and others, it is part of our sinful nature. I am one of the first to say how easy it is to forget that God is in control of EVERYTHING, especially when things are not going the way I planned. (Hindsight is 20/20…) Like Thomas after Christ’s ressurection, it is easy to have a “show me” faith, however; the Lord does not want us to be so. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except IRead More →

Clearing Our Vision Here are some general points that I hope will help each one of us to keep our focus right and seeing what we should. 1. Keep your sin confessed– daily – more if you need to! If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Psalms 66:18 2. Keep on your Spiritual knees Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Keep studying and meditating on the Word of God – Simply reading it is not sufficient! We are commanded to study, memorized, hide inRead More →

Being a Friend This is based on what the Lord gave me in my personal devotion time on April 11th, 2007. If you are not familiar with this story, please read II Samuel 13-14 before proceeding. What kind of friend do I want to be? Let’s look at some examples in the Word of God: 1. The Wrong Kind of Friend: The story of Amnon, Absalom, their sister Tamar, Jonadab, and King David is a very sad one. Jonadab is not the kind of friend that will help anyone draw closer to the Lord. A. Let’s look at what Jonadab did: 1. He saw Amnon,Read More →