Tuesday, September 6, 2022

It's the Speck of Dust that Can Crash Your Life

Yesterday, I spent all day still catching up on the recent past. With that, I cleaned out one of my desk drawers. It was amazing the amount of camouflaged dirt and debris that had somehow gotten under notepads, tape, trays, scissors, stapler, etc...That debris in the corners was especially difficult to clean. Reminds me of our lives. Sometimes a huge amount of crud slips in unawares. Being productive, the useful things are still there and usable but underneath, we are not clean and not all that we should be. Maybe we are easily irritated, disgruntled, complaining, frustrated, and more. So let's clean the crud out today and be content, encouraging, happy, and loving to others. Let's be all we can be for the Lord and be ready to meet Him! ...Be really beautiful inside and not just outside! After all, it is "the little foxes that spoil the vine."

Friday, September 2, 2022

Record-Breaking Month at Church Food Pantry!

Oh my! This has been the largest volunteer month at our church food pantry (South China Grove Church of God). They serviced 2071 folks with 727 being children. We almost ran out of food so please pray for an increase in our resources so that we may serve even more. May God bless our church, volunteers, and, indeed, those that need the food. May special blessings of jobs and other provisions come to their doors today from our mighty Provider, Jesus Christ! (Praise the Lord for 13,025 pounds of food.)

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Why Wait Any Longer?

You that are aging, don't wait too late to fully use the gifts that God has given you. Why wait any longer? Even Abraham and Sarah became the parents of many nations in their twilight years. So "Nothing is impossible with God" but we must use what we have and not hide it under a bushel. Just see what the Lord will do when you put forth the effort! Try it...use it...just bloom.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Don't Let Someone's Lust Take Advantage of Your Love

Girls: Please don't let someone's lust take advantage of your love. Don't get fooled by your own innocence and his flattery and fall into a trap.....the scars may never heal. Matter of fact, he will lose respect for you, make it seem your fault, make false assumptions about you and your intentions and call you a "Jezabel" even when your heart is pure. Then he will be on his merry way shining like the stars. Girls.....just focus on doing the Lord's will and then God will open the right doors in due time. Then, you will shine like the Sun because you will be a reflection of the SON. But, don't glory in the open doors or yourself.....ONLY glory in the Lord! Seek God first! Stay humble before God and He will use you mightily!

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Closest Thing to an Idol as a Teen

Never had any idols as a teen or an adult but singers that impressed my life as a 16-year-old girl singing "The Lighthouse"...were The Hinsons...I would lay awake at night while praying for the Holy Spirit and listening to the Black Mountain Gospel radio station! Thank you, Ronny Hinson, for the selfie and even MORE for touching my life as a teen!

Monday, July 25, 2022

Come Into the Prayer Room

Honored to once again be asked to help coordinate the Prayer Room at the 78th International Church of God General Assembly in San Antonio, TX. 

Monday, July 4, 2022

Independence Day!

Gloria Retirement

Independence Day for me means RETIRED from nursing, not the church! Yes! I made it and am so thankful for freedom on so many levels...Nationally, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually! Ready to sail into the "wild blue yonder" of life now...wherever that takes me! Lots of adventures are planned but I will enjoy being around home for a while with a few close friends and the church too! At any rate, here's to the future!