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When I lived in Florida, I would go to the beach and stand at the edge. I loved watching and feeling the water coming and going over my feet. I liked that feeling you get when all of the surrounding sand around each foot is pulled away and the “pad” you are standing on gets smaller and smaller. Finally, there is too little to stand on and you change positions. That is where I am with life right now. Things and people are changing around me and some are being pulled away by the ebb and flow of life. And THAT’S OKAY.…

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There are some things in my life that don’t make sense right now. It’s like someone gave me the wrong puzzle pieces. Maybe God is putting together a different picture than the one I had in mind. The verse I keep hearing in my spirit is: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.Prov. 3:5 The desire to take things into my own hands becomes strong at times. I want to help God out. News flash: God doesn’t need help figuring it out. He knows the beginning to the end. I know from the Word…

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This morning as I was getting ready for co-op, I was very grateful that we get to give. For a nominal fee, we receive groceries and more, but we are a small family now so out of the abundance we get to give to others. I was thinking about the verse, “He gives seed to the sower.” I had always thought about that in conjunction with co-op, but I went digging and saw a commentary from Chuck Smith. I want to share some of the points from it. It pricked my heart to give a more precious seed. For as the rain…

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In Ecclesiastes 3 Solomon wrote: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a…

Read More It’s Not Forever, Just a Season

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Everyone gets the same 24 hours but we get so caught up in the business in busyness of life. Our plates are full and overflowing and we fail to make time to get real. There is a new acronym for an anxiety disorder: FOMO. It is the Fear of Missing Out. We stay connected by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and more. We can get several updates a minute and think we are connected. But are we? Social media isn’t really all that social. While I love seeing my grandchildren and great-grandchildren on Facebook, I miss the hugs and giggles and freshly…

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Have you ever found yourself in a desert or at very least a desert-like season? A season where you thirst for the sweetness you used to have with the Lord, but now everything seems dry. There can be more than one reason for this. First, this could be your Moses season where you are being tried and purified. However, in my case, I have often open the door for this drought by doing good things, but things God has not called me to do. This means I am doing good things in the name of the Lord, but out of…

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Fear of failure can cripple you. It keeps you from going forward because you might accidentally slip into reverse. Fear of tomorrow opens the door to high blood pressure and heart problems. Over the past two and a half years, I have lost 70 pounds but I was so afraid to get rid of my “big” clothes because who knows? I might gain some of it back. Finally I bit the bullet and sent about 40 items to the thrift store, a dozen to the trash and a few passed on. All of that comes out of fear of poverty. It opens…

Read More Who Holds Your Tomorrow?

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One of the most frustrating things for me is to see someone I love live a life contrary to the fullness of God’s love. However, God has not called me to fix them. I am not their fixer nor creator. I am simply called to love them right where they are and only speak when invited. Yesterday at a Specialty Conference, Pastor Henry recounted how he left the church because of bitterness and abuse for 20 years. He said during that time, his mother did not “Bible thump” him. She just loved him. He said I wish she had said…

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I have lost some weight this year and my “drawers” were comfy but getting worn and frankly a bit droopy. No one knew but me. So I bought new ones and they felt soooo god. I was reminded of the scriptures of Jesus telling the Pharisees that they clean up on the outside but inside they are corrupt. There are a lot of people doing the right things in the wrong ways. What they are doing may be right, but the the spirit behind it is completely wrong. I would rather do the wrong thing and have a right attitude,…

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Most of my life I pretended to be who you needed me to be. When I couldn’t do it any longer, I would shutdown. Then weeks or months later, try again. When I moved to Thomaston 15 years ago, I learned that was a fabricated personality. If I was going to be who God called me to be, I had to who He said I was. I was clueless. I went to Google and googled Who Am I in Christ Jesus? I took those scriptures and began to write them in out in longhand on brightly colored cards. Then when…

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