Do you see others as walking trees?

20141010-083430.jpgOur little ones are growing quicker than we care to realize. Monday through Friday, I teach them about the three R’s, writing, reading, and arithmetic, but I know that is not the purpose of life.

I regretfully admit I have not conquered looking past my own chaos daily, to see others that are suffering. However, God has begun to clear my vision. In Mark it says, Jesus took a blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

At times this is how I view others, as walking trees and not as peers struggling with soul-searching battles. I have allowed the busyness of life to fill my surrounds with pollution, so much that others become like mummies just roaming around me. Instead of viewing them as a life with importance, my actions demonstrate as though they are already dead. My desire is for God to remove the toxic “my-life”, so that I will be an effective tool for God to use and example to my children.

I don’t want to just tell my kids what is right…I want to live it before them. I don’t want to just tell our children how to love…I want to demonstrate it.

God clear my vision I pray. Eliminate all distractions; open my eyes to the big picture, your picture. Help me to see past my own mess, remove self, so I can be full of grace, mercy, encouragement, and most of all LOVE. In Jesus Name, Amen.


Steward of God’s Word

Kids reading the wordI couldn’t believe what I heard, Robin Williams died…suicide!!! Robin Williams was amazing actor and brought so many smiles to my face as so many others. Only God knows what this man was dealing with inside himself, the battles, the demons. To us he seemed happy and joyful, but down deep he was searching, he was missing something very valuable…God! Money, popularity, fancy toys, and big houses can’t fill the void in your life. There is only one that can complete you, the one that formed you. He gives us life and life to the fullest.

Starting early, we have taught our children to read God’s word, to pray, and to seek his face in time of trouble. We have emphasized, he is there for you at any time…he loves you and wants a relationship with you. We know if they don’t have their own personal relationship with God the father, then they too will search all their life for something to fill that void! One of the ways we encourage Bible reading is JBQ. We have had days in the past, where one or two of the girls didn’t want to study, but after encouraging and not giving in, they can’t wait for this season to start!

Here are some Quotation Questions they will be working on this year:

-“Acts 3:6 …Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

-“Acts 16:31 …Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-you and your household.”

-“Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”

-John 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

-“Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

-Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

-“Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.”

-“Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

-“1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

-“1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

-Mark 16:15 …Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

*Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) was created and designed to help children develop a love for the Bible and an understanding that its truth can guide their lives daily. Junior Bible Quiz offers a fun, exciting way to motivate children to understand the all-important truths in God’s Word. Through cooperative learning, children work together on teams to learn and understand the questions and answers from the Bible Fact-Pak. Then using cooperative competition the children meet with other teams for a fun quizzing match. There are twenty questions in a match, with two teams of quizzers trying to beat each other to the buzzers to get the first shot at the answers. It has been said that JBQ is the fastest growing discipleship program in children’s ministry.


“as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12

When asked the question, “how far is the east from the west”, all have failed to answer. No one knows how far; it’s like asking how far dark is from light. Instead this verse, is an example of how far God will put the remembrance of our sins after we ask for forgiveness. The two will never meet.

When we humbly repent and ask God to forgive us, He removes our sin as though it never happen.

My friend YOU ARE FORGIVEN, walk in that freedom today and share your testimony.

*Be a light, share God’s love!