For those of you that had been following my story about going to Israel on a bus tour, you know I was in awe that I was finally fulfilling my dream. There were valid reasons I hesitated to go and prayed that the only way I won’t go, is if God cancels the trip. Then […]
Dear God, Please let me have a good attitude during this new health development of Coronavirus. Please have my friends around the world join me in listing what they find positive about Coronavirus. I am asking this question in my blog because I want to hear people’s thoughts around the world! Me…I am grateful we, […]
I am so joyful, God answered my prayer in a HUGE way! If you have been following my last two blogs, I was going on my dream vacation to Israel to see Jesus’ land (well, it is all His land but you know what I mean.) Booking the trip 18 months ago, I was watching […]
Hmmm, am I going to Israel? Yesterday I found out that a New Yorker visiting Jerusalem last month was tested positive for Coronavirus. They reported her whereabouts, hour by hour, during her visit and asked anyone that was in these particular places to self quarantine for 2 weeks. The article was directed at the Israelis. […]
Dear Jesus, I am going to be visiting you soon in Israel, your chosen land. My dreams shall be fulfilled. The trip is paid for, my bags are mostly packed, the “get to know my fellow travelers meeting” is over and I still cannot imagine the impact this trip is going to have on me. […]
If we were as preoccupied with God, listening for his alerts, as we are with our cell phones, wouldn’t it be a better world? I am turning off my cell today and tuning into God. Anyone care to join me? ❤ 📱 ✝️
Another amazing God story, a lesson about Him knowing what is best! I want to keep this as short as possible so I hope you can follow this. Century Link, our internet service provider, did some repairs in our area that we were unaware of. Next morning (Tuesday), we had no internet. Called and we […]
In church this morning, the pastor brought up this question, “what is the most important thing God ever said?” The pastor’s answer was “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as […]
Nutty and Buddy background…Dave and I go to church, during the sermon, some point rings a bell and then we blog about it. Last week, I had an urge to eat at Dennys after church (along with half of North Phoenix.) We started chatting and Dave spilled out the sermon, through Nutty and Buddy’s eyes […]
Buddy: Hey Nutty, I really like this Jesus guy. The things He told the crowds are mind blowing! I am weighing all the options to try and decide if I want to be a follower but He’s not telling me specific benefits of being a follower and there’s no guarantees of a better life. Nutty: […]
God sees the WHOLE parade from the tallest building. We are on the ground, seeing one float at a time. One of the wonderful things Pastor Sandy Mason said this morning. Love this! Makes ya think. God is God, we are not. ❤❤❤ Thank you for this beautiful Sunday, Jesus Christ, my living hope.
Dave is working on a project and the answer isn’t clear. The answer he received yesterday leads to more questions instead of clarifying. Muddle, muddle, muddle. Can you relate? The answer to life’s questions is simple! I prayed “Dear God, you know this current issue and know the answer because you know everything. We come […]
We had a great time sharing Nutty and Buddy during Christmas and those 2 may still pop into my blog occasionally. Thank you for supporting them! Today, I must share another God story. I am one of those people that didn’t think I had a creative bone in my body. Well, I discovered during the […]
Buddy (just stopped wagging his tail): Why the long face Nutty? Nutty: I don’t know, post-Advent blues I guess. Nutty: Well, now that Advent is over I have to start thinking more about real life. 2020 is here, taxes will be due soon and mine are sooo complicated. I haven’t been eating too well or […]
Dave and me…Not only are we spending the last day of the year together, we are spending the last day of a decade! That is super cool. What a blessing! Thank you God! What is your biggest blessing of this decade, my friends around the world?
Nutty: How did you like the Watoto concert at church today Buddy? Buddy: Wow, those kids rocked! Did you see me? I was dancing on my haunches! Nutty: Agreed! I couldn’t keep still either and I am usually stoic. Buddy: What does stoic mean? Nutty: Well, I consider myself stiff like a robot, not able […]
Nutty: It is here Buddy, Christmas eve and Christmas Day! Buddy: Yippee! Nutty: Before we rip open our presents, let me ask you a question. Buddy: (groan) Please hurry, I am not too good at waiting and a bit of tinkle just came out. Nutty: Okay, here is your question. “What do you think Jesus […]
Nutty: It is almost Christmas, Buddy. How are you? Buddy: I am feeling sad. You took me to the park with lots of other dogs and people. And to the ice skating rink with lots of skaters. And to the Christmas tree farm where I lapped apple cider (when you weren’t looking) and we all […]
Nutty: “Only 2 more weeks until Christmas Buddy.” Buddy: “Yippee!” Nutty: “Maybe for you it is a yippee. I am feeling overwhelmed, discouraged and distracted. Buddy: (looking totally puzzled) “I will be getting a new doggie bed, collar, bones, chewies, retractable leash, “ Nutty: “Oh my gosh, just shutty, I can’t take this. I have […]
Feeling frazzled? Spend time with God and quiet your heart.
Nutty: “How was the past week for you Buddy? Did you see any opportunities to prepare your heart for the coming of Jesus during this Advent season?” Buddy: (lazily laying on his cushy pillow) “No, everything was normal.” Nutty: “Hmm, I bet there were some opportunities and you may not have been aware? Buddy?” Buddy: […]
Have a great day!
Nothing jazzes me more than big God stories and this is a huge one! Dave is starting a new construction project. He needs some help with the physical labor. He has been trying different avenues of requesting help and there are some possibilities. God knows Dave needs help. When we, God’s children need help, all […]
Dave, my hubbie, was eating nuts the other night and started arranging them on our table. I love creativity! He made Nutty and Buddy, his dog. Now I have 2 little cuties to make stories with! Nutty: “Did you like the church service Buddy? Are you excited it is the start of the Advent season?” […]
Why is Thanksgiving so happy? Pick me, pick me, I know the answer! Haha For me, it is the simple obvious answer…I am focused on being grateful! I have the grand ability to focus on negativity because I am an analytical problem solver. Everything can be a problem for me to solve, so fun for […]
Everyone’s busy so keeping this short. Dave, my hubbie, went to church with me this morning. And HE LIKED IT! My reaction… A big arsed grin from ear to ear! I can’t thank you enough God for your continued blessings!
Bible study question: Write your own worship song or letter to the Lord praising Him for who He is and what He has done or is doing in your life. Ok sure! Dear God, You are my everything. I can ALWAYS count on you and you are ALWAYS there for me. You are my rock, […]
I am feeling sad for a couple of reasons. I went hiking and asked God “I need some extra love that only you can give. If you are listening and with me, please let me see one of your wonderful creations, a tarantula.” Moments into the hike, He gave me one. And a heart rock […]
My passenger car window has been sticking for 6 months, attempting to go up and down, not always successful. Then the drivers side started the same shenanigans. Good news was I managed to get them closed, then vowed to not open either one and just use the air conditioner. I was a little bummed about […]
We have wild bunnies on our property and a few have come around for years. How do I know they are the same bunnies? Because they are so tame, they take crackers out of our hands! They are so sweet that I can’t resist naming them. One in particular was not very tame but easily […]
Recently, I received little blessings so personal that only God would know these things tickled me. Ever feel that way? If you read my last blog, you know that I just had a rough month with a time intensive non-fun project. I desperately needed a small break and chose an estate sale. My hubbie and […]
I have been consumed with a disliked, but necessary project for 1 month. Days I was home, I worked 12 hours at a time. The project is mostly over now. So do I wake and think “Wow self, you accomplished a huge project and deserve a celebration day, week, month?!” No! My thoughts are “Today, […]
Lucy and I have been friends for many years. How we met was for my very first Ebay sale, she not only bought my mom’s old fashioned colander, but also explained what it was and what she used it for. After communicating via Ebay email a few times, we shared personal emails and our relationship […]
I am pet sitting this week and each time I go over to Gracie’s home, for some unknown reason, I reflect on my marriage. God points out all the good qualities of my husband, Dave. Things I miss when we are together. Why is that? Quietness creates insight? Thank you God for my very nice […]
God knows I love mysteries and gave me one to ponder. What are the odds that: This is my SECOND time ordering a book from a particular seller. The name of the seller happens to be SECONDSALE. And the name of the book is “Your SECOND Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One.” […]
I love living in our rural area because we have an array of wild animal creatures. Sometimes they are cute as the dickens like I have wild bunnies that take crackers out of my hand. Other times they are not as cute like when pack rats, common to this area, build nests under our vehicle […]
We were driving back to Phoenix in stormy weather and the clouds were just too glorious to not start snapping photos. They were totally posing! I snapped a picture of these lovely clouds. Then I looked at the image on my phone. I did a double take. I looked at the exact spot in the […]
During our travels this summer, I bought a cute personal journal at Georgia O’Keefe’s museum in New Mexico. I am determined to be fearless, writing and sharing my God stories!
I was hiking and clearing my mind from the muddle of how to start a blog. “God, you know the zillions of options available to start a blog. I want this to be your blog of stories so I need your clear guidance. Do I choose WordPress or Google Blogger?” Remember, I needed CLEAR guidance […]
Hi, my name is Marla. This is my personal journey with God. I have felt Him calling me for a long time to share where He takes me and what He does in my everyday life, ordinary and extraordinary. Why haven’t I written a blog before this? Fear? Time restraints? Lack of confidence? Pride? Didn’t […]
On Valentine’s day, Dave took me to a cool spot he discovered, that had wild burros. We hiked in quite aways and I wasn’t seeing any. I prayed to see them. All of a sudden, yes, we saw 2! I could only capture one by photo, sorry to say. They both were as mesmerized by […]