Category Archives: Inspirational

There Is No God Like Jehovah!

Why do  I say there is no God like Jehovah? Because that is what I believe with all my heart and soul. I am not a theologian by any means, but I do realize that no other god in the … Continue reading

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Badges of Victory

Hope – How can such a small word make such a big difference in a person’s life? I guess that depends on who or what you are putting your hope in! For so many years my hope depended on temporal … Continue reading

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Is There A Lily In Your Valley?

Have you ever had a day when you could not fight your way out of a wet paper bag? Somehow, life had deflated your energy and you were absolutely worn out? All you could do was sit there and wonder … Continue reading

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Did You Do What I Called You To Do?

  Matthew 16:24 “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me.” Sometimes I wonder in my heart of hearts if I truly did deny myself … Continue reading

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Heroes Come In All Shapes and Sizes

“Dad, I do not think I can do this! They are going to stare at me and think I am a freak! Please, take me home.” ‘Sandy, we have already discussed this. They might stare at you at first, but … Continue reading

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The Most Precious Things in Life Aren’t Things!

Time, where does it go? It is here one minute and gone the next. It truly is like the sand running through an hourglass. It is very subtle and then the last grain falls. Well, with an hourglass you can … Continue reading

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God is Watching Us!

Have you ever seen the sun light shine through a prism? As a young girl, I was watching “Pollyanna” and became mesmerized the first time I saw the facets of light dancing across the room. I wanted to catch the … Continue reading

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The Call to Higher Ground

As I sit in the quiet of the morning, I hear a whisper calling within. I start to become uneasy because I have heard this whisper before.  A whisper of my spirit calling me to higher ground. “Sandy, it’s time … Continue reading

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The Best Gift a Mother Can Give!

I can still here the voice of Mama Gizzi (a missionary in Japan) as she spoke these words to me, “Sandy, the best gift you can give your children is to not only pray for them, but pray with them. … Continue reading

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Giants in the Valley

There is one thing I know for sure! Life happens and circumstances soon follow. The question is, what am I going to do with those circumstances? Sometimes I can change them, sometimes I can’t. One thing I know for sure … Continue reading

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A Hole In My Soul

How is it that some days I have laughter in my heart, and the next I feel like I have a hole in my soul? What a difference a day makes! There are days I wake up feeling something is … Continue reading

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Give Them All To Jesus!

God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can And wisdom to know the difference. Have you ever had days when “your get up and go,” got up and went? … Continue reading

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Are You Doing Your Part?

Lamentations 3:22-23 “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Oh, what a blessing! Oh, what a God! He does not want us to … Continue reading

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The Road to the Cross

We have just celebrated the Resurrection of Our Lord! The grave could not hold Him! Praise God! But we must remember that before He had this victory, He had to carry the cross. Luke 23:26 “As the soldiers led Him … Continue reading

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Do You Absolutely Know That You Know?

Have you ever been in the wrong place, at the wrong time, doing the wrong thing? You are not quite sure how you got there, but the minute you did, you made the choice to turn around and get out … Continue reading

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Pages of My Heart

Psalm 139:16 “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” (NLT) Little did I know that God is quite the record keeper. He definitely … Continue reading

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Do You Hear His Footsteps?

My favorite time of day is early in the morning when I take my cup of coffee in one hand and my Bible in the other and sit before my Lord. It is so quiet I can hear the pages … Continue reading

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I Need Thee Every Hour

Have you ever heard the expression,  “People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care?” I do not know who said that, but they certainly had a lot of wisdom! That is where the … Continue reading

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What Really Matters?

What really matters? That is a hard question, isn’t it? I have to admit, I lived too many years before I figured it out. My soul focus was on me. After all, I was the one who had to be pleased or … Continue reading

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He Hung The Moon!

Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky displays His handiwork.” Do you ever wonder as you look at the stars and the galaxies, how they got there? Do you ever wonder if there is indeed a man … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty – He Reigns!

I have had the blessing of studying the Scriptures “Precept Upon Precept” for many years. I shutter to think where I would be today without Kay Arthur and  my friends at Precept Ministries. You see, Kay introduced me to my … Continue reading

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Feel Like Getting Your Feet Wet?

Faith is amazing! It can be as small as a mustard seed or it can fill the universe. The choice is ours. The reason I say this is because the size of our faith is determined by the size of … Continue reading

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Precious Fellowship, Precious Blessings!

Have you every gone to the garden alone, seeking the peace like a river and hoping it will make it well with your soul? I have; I go there often! I not only find peace but also the blessed assurance … Continue reading

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Does the Spirit of the Lord Dwell in Your Home?

Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” Oh, if only Hank and I had known that sooner! Now, please do not get me wrong, we were very happily married and we loved … Continue reading

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I Know Who I Need! Do You?

My mama used to say, “Sandy, if you would only listen, you would not always have to do things the hard way!  You definitely have a  mind of your own, but you are going to have to have a large … Continue reading

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Author and Finisher of Our Faith!

Well, another New Year is upon us. A whole new chapter!  As I turn the blank pages I ponder to think what each new day will bring. I have lived long enough to know that there will be ups and … Continue reading

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Oh, What a Savior!

  Oh, what a Savior, Oh, what a Friend, To save a wretch like me. He entered the world as a baby even though He could have come as a King. He worked as a carpenter and made things out … Continue reading

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Someone Is Watching!

Have you ever worn yourself out trying to please everyone so they would become your friend? It can flat dab wear you out! Why do we do that? Why can’t we just be ourselves? As a teenager, my mother told … Continue reading

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Created In Love

Have you ever wondered why you were born? I have! How can one person make a difference in this life or in the lives of others? There are so many of us. It seems like we would just get in … Continue reading

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Miracle of Blessings!

My favorite time of year is here! The scent of Turkey cooking and the sound of christmas carols are in the air. Thanksgiving and Christmas is upon us!  Even though there is more hustle and bustle than usual, there seems … Continue reading

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A Sinner Saved By Grace

Today, I am getting out my Book of Memories and turning the pages of my life back in time. There are memories in my life I do not wish to dwell on, but there are some that I need to hold … Continue reading

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May the Lord Go With You!

Well, today is a new day. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is on the horizon. As I wake up, I have taught myself to say, “Lord are you ready?” (I do not know why I ask Him that, because I … Continue reading

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The One That Holds the Key!

Have you looked around you lately?  Have you seen the hurt and desperation on the faces of so many? The footsteps of time have taken on the shackles of defeat. Each step they take gets heavier and heavier. They are … Continue reading

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Is Someone Knocking at Your Door?

Good Morning!  Today we are going to listen in on a conversation between a seeker, the Holy Spirit and the Lord. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will … Continue reading

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Darkness of the Soul

Storm clouds are gathering on the horizon and there you sit in a little dingy of a boat. You are not prepared for a rain shower, much less a storm that is growing more fierce by the moment. Before you … Continue reading

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One of Those Days!

Have you ever had a “I don’t know, I don’t-care-anyway kind of day?” You should of, would of and could of, but the day got so bad you didn’t?  Well, guess who is having one of those days?  Me! I … Continue reading

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He Touched Me!

“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jer. 29:13 Even though I had read that verse many times, I was too busy to seek Him. I had places to go, people to … Continue reading

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The King is Coming!

I once had someone ask me,  “how are you?”  I replied, “I am blessed.”  He then asked, “how do you know you are blessed?”  I replied, “because I know what a blessing is and I know the One who gives … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Mama

Has the Lord ever gotten a hold of you and turned you every which way but loose?  Your world was turned upside down and you were holding on for dear life. You pray and pray and pray that this is … Continue reading

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Friends Forever!

What a beautiful garden the Lord has given me!   I call it my Friendship Garden. As I look at it, I stand amazed.  Not only is it beautiful, but I realize it was one of the biggest blessings God … Continue reading

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Down On My Knees I Learned to Stand

Has God ever given you a mountain that was too high to climb or a valley too deep to cross? Did you think, as I did, that you could climb that mountain with the best of them and all you … Continue reading

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Sinking Sand

Once again, before the craziness of life takes over, Hank I are walking on the beach in Florida.  As I hold his hand and feel the sand under my feet, I realize this is the same sand that has run … Continue reading

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Remember the Memories!

This past month, Hank and I had the joy of having our seven grandchildren together at the same time.  Three of them live near us, three live in Arizona and our oldest granddaughter is attending LSU.   We also had … Continue reading

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I Know He Watches Over Me!

This morning as I was sipping my coffee,  taking in the sounds of nature, I saw a small little bird perched on my neighbor’s rooftop.  I guess he was sitting there taking in the sounds also.  As I watched him … Continue reading

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Here I Am, Send Me!

Good Morning Lord, Here I am again asking You to do something for me,  I know I am forever calling on You, but You are the only one that can help me do what it is You are sending me … Continue reading

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Seaside Reflection

This week, I escaped to a little corner of the world; Destin, Florida. It was a time with family, friends, a time to relax and just sit by the beach. I sat there mesmerized as I watched the roaring waves … Continue reading

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We Know Not What We Do!

Oh God, Our nation is in such a mess.   We are hanging on your last thread of mercy.  I am asking that you hear our cry.  I know you are tired of listening to our excuses, but there is … Continue reading

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Go Light Your World!

Someone very wise once told me, “united you stand, divided you fall.”  That simple phrase, if heeded, can make so much difference in our marriages, in our country, and in our world.  I look around at the brokenness, heartbreak, and … Continue reading

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Just To Say Thank You!

This blog is dedicated to everyone who has traveled with me on my Journey to Faith.  I want to say thank you for giving to the Lord.  Because of you my life was changed. My mama use to say that … Continue reading

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Let the Glory Roll

Instead of taking a stroll down memory lane, let’s take a glimpse into our future. I have often heard that earth is not our real home; we are just passing through.  So where are we headed?  When the roll of … Continue reading

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