This Day's Verse

Jeremiah 10:7Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My strange but true prayer request.

Most of you know of my personal (and maybe a little bit morbid) prayer request that I die as my Grandma Hattie did. This means I truly want to die working for Him. Grandma Hattie was 86 years old when she helped my grandpa for weeks with a new addition he built onto their church. When finished sheetrocking one day, they went up the steps and Grandma sat down and died. Four ministers preached her funeral. The house was packed and people stood out on the porch with the doors open to try to hear the service. The procession line's end could not be seen from the beginning nor beginning from end. How she died touched me to the core. Since that time, I've prayed my strange little prayer about this matter. If I died tonight, I would probably be ok, because when I think of ALL that Jesus has given me and all that I've been able to do in my life, places I've gone...children, grandchildren, careers, friends...I just really could die happy with what I've been given. But, I have a little feeling that there is STILL MORE and that I WILL be doing HIS WORK when HE takes me! Because He is able to give us exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think! I LOVE THE LORD JESUS and HE IS MY ALL IN ALL!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I admit it. I am not good at waiting.

When I know something good is coming up, I practically wish my life away until the event arrives. I'm truly in a learning process for waiting as I long for something God says will happen.

In the meantime, I am trying to occupy. I go to work, it crosses my mind.
I go home, I research and dream of all that will be.

It is a part of me. A vision. I don't want to do away with it. I just want it to BE here.

And soon, it will. Then I will tell you about it and how it all occurred.

His promises are true. I love the Lord with all my heart. This promise, this vision which will be a reality very soon, this thing that I anticipate coming around the corner is nothing compared to what I am waiting for in eternity.

One day, I will be with Him. Forever. No more occupying. No more waiting. Just receiving His love and being with Him and those who love Him.

Wanna come?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Jesus spoke to me today. He said, "You are my child. You are my daughter. I am the King. My Kingdom is at your disposal. Ask of Me whatever you need." Like Solomon in the Bible, I want my response to be selective. But, Jesus knows my answer before I speak it. He knows I don't want "stuff".
As I whispered, "What I truly seek to possess from the Kingdom is souls. I want to win souls, Lord," His Word instantly melded with my thoughts. I heard Him say, "Be wise as serpents, gentle as a dove."
Yes, like Solomon, I truly want WISDOM, but,I also want gentleness. Jesus answered my request, "You will have a double portion, and I will cloak you with wisdom and gentleness of spirit. I will put My Words in your mouth." I felt Him place it gently over me. I felt its fine, comforting material. Its fit is perfectly tailored. It was weightless and at the same time had much weight. I realize it is invisible, but, I believe others will see it and feel it in my spirit. I pray they will want to wear one, too.


"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."-

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I am excited to announce that I am now officially an Independent Escential Scentsy Consultant! I will probably buy as much as I sell. But, if you are a fan, you certainly know WHY I will outbuy most of my customers.

Please feel free to call me at 816.529.2389 or email me at
Or, visit my website.

Tell all your friends! I am offering a 10% discount as a way to get my first two week of sales to reach my goal of becoming a SHOOTING STAR!

Think of all your sisters, daughters, coworkers, friends, aunts, moms, mom in laws who will LOVE this as a Christmas gift and get some shopping done in advance! We also offer gift certificates.
Let me know if you would like to host a show.
Let me know if I can bring you some great samples to smell!
Thank you!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Do you have muscle pain?

I have a friend who literally suffered life changing and debilitating symptoms from an ailment called Fibromyalgia. Once a career woman at an architectural firm, she is now on disability. Until I met that friend, I never heard of it. I asked my chiropractor if he knew anything about fibromyalgia. He answered, "Fibromyalgia is something you never want to have."

Monday, July 25, 2011

Close enough to hear...

My Monday started out as a typical Monday in that I kept my morning routine. It was different in that I kept hearing an echo in my mind of the previous night's sermon. Bro. Mark Russell, an evangelist from Ohio was the preacher. His message took its text from Joshua 25. Today, it reverberated, "It's CHOOSE day! It's CHOOSE day, today!"

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Too painful not to mention...and how a golf ball took it all away.

Sometimes wisdom derives from pain. I've been in extreme pain. I've grown wiser. Maybe I can bless someone with some wisdom that I recently derived.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Armour

 I just got an email from world network of prayer.  This article is good and I decided to share it on my blog.

We continually should wear the Whole Armor of God every day. Before we enter into prayer, especially Spiritual Warfare, it is vital to put on the Whole Armor of God to be fully equipped as a victorious Christian. Pray that God's people put on His Whole Armor:

Monday, July 18, 2011

One sentence a prisoner loved

I was a young Christian when a friend of mine was arrested and sentenced to Leavenworth Women's Prison in Leavenworth, MO. She is the first person I knew who was sent to prison. My heart was aching when I went to see her with another mutual friend.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Her mother, Patsy, was dying as we sat at her bedside, my friend Jane on one side, me on the other. I watched as Jane held her mom's hand, brushed her hair, and told her she loved her. In our 32 years of friendship, I've seen Jane survive some hard and serious situations. This is the most difficult thing I've seen her endure.I was so proud of her strength.  How does she keep it together, I wondered?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's getting to me...

Dear Kids:
I'm watching my childhood friend, Jane, watch her mama die. The hospice worker was there Thursday and told Jane that she was giving her mother a great gift. I hadn't thought of it as a gift to her mom...only as a duty. But, he is right. Jane is by her moms side and I can see that it is tremendously painful for her to experience letting go of her mama and watching her leave!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sorting it all out....

I've been learning a new craft where I use tons of beads. I try to buy multi-colored beads in high quantities because I do not want all my projects to be the same. It takes some time to sort all those beads into individual colors. But, I love it.
Because, I can do it. This bead goes here. This one goes there. The previously jumbled mass of beads is divided neatly into each individual bag of its own color. Easy!I think the reason I love that process so much is because, unlike in life, I can sort stuff out and put each thing in its place.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I spoke to a friend this morning about something that I know God is ABLE to do, but, I'm not sure HOW He is going to do it. She quoted a verse, but, she didn't give me the reference. I looked it up in the concordance and I found it in Matthew 19:26. But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Settling my estate...

Last weekend I went garage saling with my daughter, sister, mother, niece and four children. We had a lovely time. We got some great deals. We were about spent in more ways than one when we came across an estate sale and decided to stop. Normally, I don't go to estate sales because things tend to be pricier than at a garage sale. My sister said it is because of sentimental value. I can understand that. This estate sale was half price since it was the last day. We went in and at the front door, there was the owner of the home greeting us with a smile.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

All things work...or do they?

Thank you, Erica, at (the one who does all and makes it seem effortless), for inspiring me to make the giant bubblemaker for my grands! I had my happy bubble picture in my mind as I viewed the delightful images from your blog! In my vision, I would give my husband a glimpse of one of your images and he would understand immediately what I expected him to fashion so that I could have my grands over and we would bask together in the fun and delight of the handmade toy. 

Here's what really happened...

Friday, July 8, 2011

The grinch of July 4th...

Truthfully, I am sort of a July 4th grinch.  I really don't care for the fireworks, the noise, the extra injuries and sometimes,  deaths. This is not to mention the expense of buying the fireworks. I don't have enough money yet to want to light a match to it.
However many cases of M80's my neighbor got this year, they are still not finished letting them blow up.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sherii Parrett Digital Scrap: Bubbling bubbling bubbling in my soul

Sherii Parrett Digital Scrap: Bubbling bubbling bubbling in my soul:
"Most people have recipe boxes filled with Aunt Bessie's clam chowder or Grandma Lulu's apple crisp. I, on the other hand, do not own any foo..."

Bubbling bubbling bubbling in my soul

Most people have recipe boxes filled with Aunt Bessie's clam chowder or Grandma Lulu's apple crisp. I, on the other hand, do not own any food recipes. I  do have a recipe box filled with homemade kids entertainment.

Following one of my favorite blogs,, I rediscovered an old favorite of mine...the bubble recipe.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Natural Beauty

Here are some pics from a recent float trip to the Elk River in Noel, MO. It was very tame this time of year. Perfect for a family outing. But, be prepared to ROW quite a bit. :)

I love to surround myself with beautiful things. I like to fill my rooms with photos, paintings, mirrors, fabrics, pillows, sconces, sculptures, metal work art, glass, comfy furniture, soft pillows and a host of other baubles and delights.
Still none of that compares to being outdoors in nature.
Reflections on water cannot be hung neatly on a wall. Floating clouds cannot be nailed down. Ripples in a pond can be photographed but they cannot show movement or cause the relaxation that observing them in motion will. Nothing I have in my home compares to God's own handiwork in nature. I crave that natural beauty.
So, that is why every chance my husband and I get, we  float down a river in a canoe. Or, if we can't get away, we get out and walk on hiking trails in our area or whereever we vacation.  If you haven't been to Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs, or Watkins Mill in Kearney, those are two that I recommend. Float trips to enjoy are Niangua River   and  Current River, both in MO.
Be sure to take lots of water, healthy snacks and proper shoes. early morning and later in the evening are more comfortable as fr as temperatures. Or, wait til fall. I can't wait that long, though.
I pray your week finds you somewhere in the midst of His natural Beauty. :)

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Thankful for freedom and those who died that I might have it.

Dear Jesus,
I am mindful today of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom. Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that my freedom was purchased with a very high price. My freedom cost others their  lives.
Lord, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom. Meet their needs and watch over their families.
Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, Lord. Give me the strength to be a blessing in someone else's life today, and grant me the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing YOU, Jesus.