Category Archives: Optimism

ANGEL IN MY POCKET

For as long as I can remember, my husband has always carried a small rock in his pocket.  When asked why, he said it was to remind him that God is His rock and salvation.  What a great way to imbed … Continue reading

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THIS ISN’T WHERE I LIVE

This planet’s not my home. I am an alien here. This place is just a hardened shell encasing sin and fear. The shell is hard to crack. There’s only one who can. He is the Lord of heaven. The Son … Continue reading

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ROLLER COASTER

When you ride a roller coaster, you feel anticipation, The thrill of each wild moment, the freedom of inhibition. Your spirit soars as you reach each rising peak. Your stomach rushes into your throat. You can no longer speak. The … Continue reading

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LIFE CHANGER

When I was in sales I heard something that really stuck in my measly little mind. “The hardest door to open is your own.” So often we hide in the security of our own safety net and never venture beyond … Continue reading

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PUT ON A HAPPY FACE

It seems to me that the world has forgotten how to smile lately. It might be because of all the ugliness we’re exposed to on a daily basis. It could be that hatred, inhumanity, fear, poverty, loss and all the … Continue reading

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My Identity

I am but a speck – a dot – an insignificant piece of the puzzle. My presence on this planet is nothing in comparison to others I will be remembered for no great accomplishments in the world’s eyes – no … Continue reading

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COURAGE

1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. “ In ancient days, gladiators were men of great courage.  They risked their lives every week in the Colosseum as they  fought valiantly against raging lions … Continue reading

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

For the past eight months I’ve wakened early to write a new post for my blog.  I’m not getting any younger and feel an urgency to express my gratitude to God for what He’s done for me.  It took me … Continue reading

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HEAL OUR NATION!

I was only 21 years old – full of hope and promise – planning a wedding – ready to start a new life.  It was a wonderful time to be alive.  Americans were living in a self-proclaimed “Camelot” with a … Continue reading

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Ready

The time is drawing near. Our battle soon is done. Our world no longer here, but with God’s only Son. So let us now prepare for pastures green and calm. Lift up our hearts in cheer and hold us in … Continue reading

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

There are moments when my confidence wanes – when fear gets in the way of the things that need to be said or done – when trepidation steps on my backbone – when My tongue gets tied into knots and words … Continue reading

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GOD USES ORDINARY PEOPLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE EXTRAORDINARY

Last night I watched a program on the history channel which appeared to discredit our founding fathers by exposing all the secrets they could possibly dig up.  At first I thought I was watching an episode of TMZ, but this was … Continue reading

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There is Time

The shadows of time have crept slowly and insidiously into this old vessel. Sometimes in dreams I see mansions filled with treasures and beauty beyond belief – Streets lined with gold and abundance everywhere – no sorrow, no pain, no … Continue reading

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My Prayer

Out of the depths of darkest hours, I come to You in prayer. I put away my selfish thoughts and ask that you be there – My words cannot express my needs, but I know you understand. With groans that … Continue reading

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God Is Not Dead!

One nation under God,” is what our founders said, But something happened on the way. They now say God is dead. I know our God lives on. He stands at heaven’s gate. And He will bring our nation back from … Continue reading

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Death Has No Power Over Me

When death approaches our front door, it seems a dreadful thought, But just imagine what’s in store. With Angels we’ll be brought. The gates of heaven opened wide, the throne of God we’ll see. Our Savior at the Father’s side, … Continue reading

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DATELINE – OCTOBER 30, 1517

The man lay motionless in his bed, wondering if what he was about to do was even remotely logical.  His mind had been plagued for years on thoughts of obtaining a place in heaven.  He had pursued every possible way … Continue reading

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Alpha and Omega

You’re always there to pick me up when others pass me by. You always open up your arms and hear my mournful cry. You watch me as I sleep each night, you guard my very soul. You guard my steps, … Continue reading

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I’M SORRY!

We are all sinners. We have proven that in our daily walk.  Even when our intentions are good, our inmost being is being tempted by the father of lies.  The devil is eager to eat us up. Sounds pretty hopeless?  … Continue reading

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WHO KNOWS?

“Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come:  As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so people are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them. ” Ecclesiastes 9:12 Today, as the … Continue reading

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