Encouragement???

Are you an encourager or a discourager? Often when we have a stroke or other situation that may change who we have been all our lives, we struggle with those changes. Trying to find ourselves again. We have lost who we were, often in the blink of an eye. Through no fault of our own,… Continue reading Encouragement???

The invisible people What happens when we aren’t in the public’s eye any longer? Have you ever noticed or been a recipient of the “ invisible person syndrome”? Did you retire, or are you in bad health suddenly? There are many reasons why we become invisible. But the facts remain we are. We can’t always make the meetings or church. But we are still here. Maybe we need some help with things we can’t do anymore. Maybe we just need encouraged occasionally. Especially as friends or family begin to die off. Our own vulnerabilities become obvious . Please don’t think that our children are taking care of us because they have lives too and don’t always realize we aren’t the same person anymore. Please don’t just think we are ok, check on us once in awhile. We did not always choose to become invisible.

Falling into the tree!

We were drinking again after the country band I managed had finished a Saturday night gig. It took time to wind down after the dancehall show. All the adrenaline needed somewhere to go before rest came. Usually that meant heavy drinking. Four of us were together, the band leader and myself along with our girls.… Continue reading Falling into the tree!

Now what’s going wrong next?

Too often I find myself thinking of what can go wrong with my health, I have to then remember God has my back! Does anyone else face this issue? We should keep each other in prayer.

Texas Church shootings

As the Pastor of a small Texas Church, I want say that too often we are vulnerable to these tragedies. We work with a lot of broken people, including abuses of spouses, drugs, emotionally unstableness. The difference in our small Churches and larger Churches is that we can’t afford to hire security and very often… Continue reading Texas Church shootings

Anxiety 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 Isaiah 41:13 tells us, “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’ What GREAT hope..as… Continue reading Anxiety