Happily ever after ... the ending to many-a fairy tale, the hope of many-a young girl awaiting her Prince Charming. But unfortunately, "happily ever after" is elusive ...
"You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget. Those are your 'friends."Mark Twain. Fifty years ago this November, I met some folks who changed my life. I was a freshman at William Carey College (now University) in Hattiesburg, Miss. I was shy and … Continue reading The Gang’s All Here
A Facebook friend recently posted about worry. She wondered how it was possible not to worry at times. One of her FB friends responded that if you worry you are not saved. That, of course, is bunk. Most of the verses about worry reassure us that God is in control. (In the same way, the … Continue reading Worry Wart or Prayer Warrior?
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.Romans 3:23 (The Holy Bible, CSB) For about four years now, I have been writing my daily scriptures as part of my devotion. I have used the plan outlined in swtblessings.com, using different translations of the Bible. This week, starting August 8 and continuing … Continue reading The Law and Sin
I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad Have I told you I like to travel? Well, if not, I like to travel!! Just say "Go," and I'll say "Let me get my purse!!" … Continue reading The Mighty Mississippi
To live is Christ, to die is gain.The Apostle Paul Tomorrow I go to Jackson for my monthly appointment with my hematologist. Usually, I just get blood work, and she reports on my white count, and my red count, and my hemo/hemat. For this appointment I will receive the official results of an MRI and … Continue reading Why Me, Lord?
The LORD is my shepherd; I have what I need.He lets me lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside quiet waters.He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name's sake.Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me;Your rod and Your … Continue reading But I Really Need This, Lord!
A joyful heart makes a face cheerful....Proverbs 15:13a (The Holy Bible, CSB) G’day, mates. You are reading the ramblings of one tired, but content, old lady. Today, I made the first strenuous venture out of my house since being declared in remission – my tribe, seven of us, went to the Hattiesburg Zoo. Don’t know … Continue reading The Davises’ Zoo Adventure
I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."Psalm 122:1 (The Holy Bible, CSB) Happy Sunday, Y'all. I hope you have had a wonderful day of worship, thanksgiving, and encouragement. Photo by Sharefaith on Pexels.com It being the Memorial Day weekend, our service focused on the sacrifice … Continue reading Happy Sunday, Y’all
Her children arise and call her blessed.Proverbs 31:28a (The Holy Bible, NIV) May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!Proverbs 23:25 (The Holy Bible, NIV) I hope all you moms out there had a marvelous Mother's Day. It was a rather quiet one around here. My daughter and her … Continue reading Mother’s Day Miscellanea