Words I Live By.

Every day I have an arsenal of verses that I draw strength from. I thought I would share a few with you.  

These are just a handfull of my favorites!!  I will never get tired of hearing these words.

If anything, I grow stronger and bolder the more I hear them.

I remember I was driving home through one of the worst thunderstorms I’ve ever been in.  Lightning was flashing on both sides of the road…all around me.  I watched as electrical sparks danced across the road in front of me as a giant power box was taken out.  I was so scared.  My knuckles were white and I was driving a soft top Jeep at the time.  I just kept thinking about how I would die if a tree came down on me.

Then, in the  midst of this incredible storm, I hear this quiet, strong voice whisper in my spirit…Be still and know that I am God!!

My entire being instantly calmed.  My knuckles returned to their normal color.  My breathing became steady and what I thought was a death ride turned into an awesome front seat view of God’s power and Glory.  I was blessed the entire way home!!

Something not many people know about me is that I fight depression on a daily basis.  Some days are better than others.  But, it is always there nagging me…wanting to take my joy and laughter.  Making the sad stories and tragedies of this world seem larger than life.  I know that this earthly body is full of weakness and it stumbles easily.  However, my spirit is kept hopeful and full of joy because I strive to die daily.  In those moments when it seems too heavy I always remember this particular verse.

Another favorite verse that I think of often!!

Now, that is not the complete verse but it certainly gets the point across.  I want God to search out my soul and my thoughts and then I want him to take out all those things that are offensive to Him and fill me with His love and compassion and willingness to forgive.

Like I said, these are just a few of my favorites!  They are always floating close to the top and are easily accessible.  What are some verses that you turn to?


Love and Prayers~



Thank you Mamaw!

“Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in my name , saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”  Matthew 24:4-5

When I was young girl I spent a lot of time with my grandma who I lovingly called Mamaw.  I remember every New Year’s eve we would stand out on her porch and bang pots and pans and yell out “Happy New Year”.  What a wonderful memory.

I’ll never forget going to church with her.  She always gave me a dollar to put in the collection plate as it passed us.  Sometimes, she would stand and sing.  Now, mamaw didn’t have the best singing voice.  However, when it comes to praising Jesus there really are no bad voices!  I’ll always remember what she would sing.

                                 “We are living surely living in the days he speaks about

                                   All of these we now are having every day

                                Let’s be ready for his coming let us meet him with a shout

                                For he tells us in his word to watch and pray”

The song is called Matthew 24.  I would beg her to sing this song, and being the kind and patient mamaw that she was, she would obliged my every request.  If you have never heard this song I suggested you go download it and take a listen.  It’s an older song.  However, the words have never rang truer than they do today.

Mamaw was a great inspiration to me and our entire family.  She is missed beyond words, but I know that one day we will all meet again.  Until that day, her voice and her song remind me to keep fighting the good fight.  She was truly a Christian woman and taught me a lot about Jesus.

I hope and pray that everyone has a mamaw that loves them the way my mamaw loved her family.  You talk about a blessing…she was a blessing!!

     Who can find a virtuous woman?  For her price is far above rubies?  Proverbs 31:10

     Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the 

     law of kindness.  Proverbs 31: 25-26