Tuesday, March 19, 2013


As I went to get dressed this morning, I flipped the switch for my closet light and immediately the bulb burnt out and I was faced with darkness - the only light was faint from my hallway. Now, I've been in this closet hundreds if not thousands of times, yet I had difficulty finding the rights clothes to wear because it was dark. I found a pair of pants through the faint light because they were bright. As I attempted to find a blouse, it was difficult in the shadows - what I thought was a black blouse another dark color.

This situation has brought to mind that living our lives without the LIGHT of Christ is much like being in a dark closet. We reach out blindly for the right thing to 'put on.' What we think is the right thing, turns out to be something else. That something else is disappointing because it was not what we had in mind.

Every now and then, we must take time to replace a light bulb so we have light in our environments. And, every now and then, we need to take a much needed break from a hectic life and recharge our spiritual lights. I pray that you take time to evaluate you place of darkness. Are you only seeing shadows and getting out of life something other than God's best? What is the source of your light?

Life can be filled with twists and turns. To navigate the roads of life, it is essential to have a powerful light source to guide the way.

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” ~John 8:12 (NKJV)

Monday, October 10, 2011

True Woman | 31 Days of Praying for Your Husband by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

This is a resource I've shared with many married women who haven't committed to consistent, regular prayer on behalf of their husbands (or who didn't know what/how to pray). It doesn't matter what you 'feel' he IS or ISN'T doing, you still have a responsibility to pray. Remember, the fervent, effectual prayer of the righteous man [woman] has power and great results (James 5:16). . .It doesn't even matter if you believe your husband is praying for you or not. God will honor YOUR prayer and selflessness. Look to the LORD for your strength. Not something I've heard/read about. . .something I've experienced and done! I continue to be amazed at how God is blessing me through my husband and strengthening my marriage, day-by-day.
True Woman | 31 Days of Praying for Your Husband by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

StepOut Walk to Stop Diabetes

On Saturday, October 15th, the American Diabetes Association will host a walk to stop diabetes at White Park in Riverside, CA.  I will participate as one of the Cross Word Christian Church walk team and part of my responsibility is to raise $100.

I am walking and seeking sponsors to reach my $200 personal goal. I want to thank you, in advance, for sponsoring me via my personal American Diabetes Association page at If you prefer making a check or cash donation, email me so we can make arrangements ( Again, thank you and God bless.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Back on the block

Although it's been a little bit since I've made a post, God has been speaking and dealing with me consistently. My commitment now it to post weekly, at a minimum. I seek your prayers as we continue the Heart of an Encourager journey together. You are an important part of this journey and I am grateful for you. Spread the word and feel free to begin a dialogue, ask questions or make prayer requests.

So, today I was perusing articles on the topic of HOPE and came across this saying. Hope it blesses you as it has me.
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."   ~Author Unknown
Keep at your dream. . .never give up, and always give it your best.  Until next week. . .remain hopeful, in His grip.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Empower 2 Purpose Conference

Women of God,

On August 18-20, 2011, I invite you to join me once again as the Empower 2 Purpose Conference reconvenes. This year's theme is "THRIVE: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances".  Pastor Tamala Kelly has created a team of speakers who are trusting God to equip them to minister to His daughters over the 2-1/2 days. As Pastor Tamala says each year, "this conference can't be explained, only experienced." Come out and truly be blessed. I encourage you to get a room and stay overnight for the full experience. 

Registration fee is $65 if we register in groups of 10 or more, so 'comment' to this blog to let me know of your commitment. Feel free to share with friends.  Individual registration is available online via; registration fee if $85.

Location: Ayers Suites, 1945 Holt Blvd, Ontario CA 91761. Mention Empower 2 Purpose when making reservation.  See you in August!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

August WoW Study

STUDY: TrueFaced, trust God and others with who you really are
Authors: Bill Thral, Bruce McNicol, and John Lynch

     Praise God from whom all blessings flow! I pray you’ve taken this past month to care for your temple, to connect with family and to fellowship with one another. By this time, you should be starting Chapter Four of the TrueFaced study, “The Supreme Gift of Grace: Love”.
     God has been speaking to you through this study and it would be great to hear how your spiritual life is changing for the good. What have you discovered about yourself and about God? Do you have a deeper understanding of how sin affects us regardless of whether you’re the one committing the sin or the object of attack in someone else’s sin?
     Our Abba Father desires that we pull down all masks, all strongholds – anything that would hinder our ability to enter His presence and to work on His behalf. He has a great destiny for each of you, a purpose for which He created you to accomplish in your time on this earth.  Do not be afraid, march on with courage and boldness, strengthened in who HE IS! If you could have done it on your own, it would be done. Obviously, you need GOD’s strong hand of intervention and direction. Yield totally to Him.
     Be blessed in the Lord and strengthened by His mighty power. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evenings starting September 7th.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It is The Lord Christ You Serve

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. ~Colossians 3:23-24 (NLT)

The economy and employment situation in America is at critical mass. People everywhere are looking for jobs – anything they can do to support their families. Many of the individuals have college degrees or previous very lucrative careers. So where do they go from here? That is the million-dollar question, which leads me to...

Why are so many people, who have jobs, complaining about what they do, who they work for, or the people they work with. As Christians we are called to a higher order in character display. So why do we look like the world when it comes to expressing our unhappiness with work?

If we take the biblical perspective, we would have no choice but to awake each morning with enthusiasm for the opportunity to work for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After all, scripture tells us that we are not working for ‘a man’, but THE MAN.

Let each born again believer commit to face each new day with enthusiasm and thanksgiving (for having a job for those who actually have one), joy (the joy of the Lord is our strength) and perseverance (the race is not given to the swift, but to those who endure). Remembering that we will reap a harvest of blessings if we don’t faint (i.e., give up). RIGHT NOW, will you pause and confess to God your past issue with offering genuine, unconditional service in your job? No grumbling and complaining about anything!

So tomorrow when you see that person who gets on your last nerve, remember you’re actually serving Jesus – put on a genuine smile, wish them a great day and keep moving.  Perhaps they need a listening ear, so be that ear. If you notice their spirit is low, say a kind word as that may be just what they need to get through the day or that moment. . .you are the eyes, ears, hands, feet and arms of the Almighty God. This means you are valuable and have power through the Holy Spirit. Walk straight and face your giants – God is just waiting to place you in the land He has prepared just for you.

Pray for those who despitefully use you and say vile things about you? Bless those who curse you. . .these are doable if you’ve released your psyche and will to God.
He truly is the boss of you. . .act like it and do it with joy.

Perform your spiritual act of worship: daily offering your body as a living sacrifice. When you begin to rejoice in your job daily and express gratitude and thankfulness toward a loving God, you will see doors open.

As you review the past few days, how has your attitude been toward your job?
How will you overcome a negative attitude?
What one positive thing can you discover and/or focus on this week concerning your job?