Step By. Step


For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NASB

7 years ago today, Father’s Day 2015 I had a double bleed stroke. I’d lived with migraines since childhood. In my 20’s the MRI technology could not reveal any issue. Decades later the cause, a congenital DVA (developmental vein abnormality in layman’s terms) ruptured. A trip to FL Hospital ER ended in an airflight to Tampa General. Ten days in NICU, 5 in Nuerology unit. God’s plan. So many Devine interventions and miracles. Seven years later I still live with the daily headache, about a 3 on the scale. Last year I successfully came off 3000mg of seizure meds. The fog has lifted. Except for right side numbness, the headache and some speech issues, people barely notice. It’s been a long road…

but, God.
Like my momma always said: “God is still on His throne, still in control. Nothing surprises Him. He loves me, He cares. He has a plan and I can trust Him.” Step by step.

Lesion size of pinky

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But, God


But, God. The giraffes never doubt. One step in front t if the other, God meets their needs.

Seven years ago…

06/014/2015 ~ God trusts you. He is all-knowing and because He is all-knowing, He knows what you can handle. So what you are going through is what He is allowing, His allowing it means He knows that you are going to have the victory and come out a stronger and better Christian on the other side. So, when you wish you knew what was going to happen next during your rough seas, you do. You don’t have to know what, when, where or why; you know Who. ~ blessings, Renee’

One week later I was airflighted and given a 15% chance.

But, GOD.
God is still on His throne! God is still in Control! Nothing surprises Him!
God cares!
God loves you!
God has a plan!
You can trust Him!

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Why Christians Shouldn’t Vote


“I can’t vote for any of them.” How many times have you heard that statement? Or, “I would be voting for the lesser of two evils.” Why should a Christian vote at all if the entire list for an office is worldly, ungodly or corrupt? So many choices for some offices. “I am only one vote. I cannot make a difference. My vote will be staying home. Buried.” If you feel that way you are the last man in the parable.

But he who received the one talent went away and dug a hole in the ground, and hid his master’s money. Matthew 25:18 NASB

United States of America, a Republic (not a democracy) governed BY the people, FOR the people. By His grace you were born here. God has given you something to be a steward of, YOUR VOTE. Are you going to sit on it, effectively burying it as the parable demonstrates?

ROMANS 13:1-3 NASB

1Every person is to be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive
condemnation upon themselves. 3For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;

So when you do not vote, you are in essence disobeying God. He put you in America where the government is by the people… so vote. No excuses. Research. If none or worthy, vote their policies. Vote God’s morality, not candidates.

Why shouldn’t a Christian vote? Only if they don’t want God to have the vote.

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In A Time Such as This


Every child is a soul, immortal. Is 18 yrs and you are done a chore, or a privilege and just the beginning?

If ever there was a time to fill His quiver…

Having your own children, fostering, adopting, and working with children at church… all fill His quiver. Women are needed physically and spiritually to trim the arrows God will use in the future. Fear not for these children. God is in control of life births and deaths. He has a plan for them and you can trust Him. Fill His quiver and do not take a second thought of the world they are brought into. At times such as these we need faithful women trimming arrows for Him.

3 Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5 NASB

Mother’s Day we celebrate our own mothers, physical and spiritual. Nurturing and teaching children as they grow is a stewardship beyond compare. Are you trimming arrows for His quiver?

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Happy

Mother’s

Day

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Just As I Am*


I am not enough; never have been, never will be. Even though a popular song says I am.

John 6:37 NASB

Everything that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I certainly will not cast out.

If I have no self esteem; then it cannot be low or high. There is no self in Christ. As He was self”less”, so should I be. Losing self is against the world’s viewpoint and against basic human nature. It is a daily battle. My identity is Christ and Christ alone. No adjectives nor pronouns. If there is no “I” or “me”, only Christ, then I am never a stumbling block.

He was ENOUGH. All that I am is Him. I walk, talk and think to glorify Him. I dress blessed, talk blessed and think blessed. The world will not look at me and think non-Christian, unloved, unwanted or undisciplined. I do not roll out of bed and drag myself to church for a blessing or feel-good experience. I go in reverence for worship.

Give Him your all, your real ALL. Your best, that is enough.

*JUST AS I AM - 
Charlotte Elliot 1789-1871 Public Domain.

1 Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bid’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

2 Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot;
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

3 Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt;
Fightings within, and fears without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

4 Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind;
Yes, all I need, in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

5 Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

6 Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Has broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!
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