It is getting easier to apologize, now that God is working with me on humility! I am still screwing up at times, but God is sending me test cases to mess up, so I can feel sorry for my action or words, and then apologize. I love this! It has been so hard for me […]
Where God Has Led Me
I grew up going to church and saying all the prayers of the church’s teachings. I went to Sunday school. I always believed that God was present in my life, I think from the moment I was born. I never doubted God. I always believed Jesus was the Son of God, who died for my […]
My hubbie, Dave, my hubbie, painted this and our sun catcher illuminated the cloud at the perfect moment! If you aren’t familiar with this image and poem, it is quite beautiful and comforting. Safely Home I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty […]
We were on a Maui vacation a few years ago and rented bikes. I hadn’t ridden in 20 years. The statement about never forgetting how to ride a bike, not true. I was relearning and doing ok in the empty tennis court area, until I got kicked off by the security guard. I started up […]
Happy Valentine’s Day Jesus
Dear Jesus, Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! I am so glad you are with me on this chilly winter morning. I love waking up and knowing you are there, even before opening my eyes. I can feel your loving presence enveloping me. I feel such peace knowing that you will be right beside me […]
Pay It Forward…Ya!
I got nabbed! At our local coffee/breakfast restaurant, I ordered a yummy egg croissant. Then the barista said foreign words to me, “Your sandwich has already been paid for.” I’ve only read about this, but never experienced it. What a wonderful feeling! It wasn’t my friend I was with. It wasn’t a person in […]
God and Mac & Cheese!
I see God working in most things, including Kraft Macaroni & Cheese! Before you think I am totally off my rocker, hear me out. I bought Kraft Mac at Costco yesterday and place the new box beneath the old box. It was hard not to notice that the new box was quite a bit smaller […]
Most Influential 2 Words to Make the World Better Are?
Think about this and share yours please. My 2 words are: Thank you! When I say “Thank you God,” my heart is full of gratitude for what He is giving me at that moment. Even if it is a trial, thanking Him makes me know that He is the one in charge of my life. […]
I think 2021 is going to be more chaotic than 2020! So my goal is…. Wake up each morning, ask God what His Will is for me and ACCEPT that. I trust that He loves me and knows best. What’s one of your goals? Do you think things will get better or worse?
Merry Christmas from France!
Merry Christmas everyone! Totally kidding about being in France. This is our new shower curtain. Haha. Jesus loves all of us! Thank you Jesus! Happy birthday Jesus! ❤❤❤ Psalm 95:6-7 “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock […]
Peace to You
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Happy Sunday everyone! ❤
😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅 Is it ok to love God with all your heart, mind and soul, yet goof off…in Bible study?! YES! I had the best time at my women’s Bible study this week. We were giggling like school girls at a slumber party. First, the word “loins,” hit our funny bones. The beautiful image of male […]
This woman represents a beautiful God story. I’m not sure of the rules for using a stranger’s name in a blog so I won’t share that but the pictures say a thousand words. This beautiful woman had a tumor removed. But during follow up scans, they showed new growth. She was told the medical team […]
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 🦃❤🐥 I am thankful for my teeth so I can chow down on our smoked Cornish game hens and potatoes tomorrow! God is so good! Thank you God for every gift you give us, all the abundant blessings! ❤❤❤ Numbers 6:24-26 NIV “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you […]
La La La La
Sing! Singing makes us happy (unless you’re singing a sad country song about losing your boy/girlfriend haha!) Did you know the word “sing” is recorded 121 times in the Bible? It is the most recorded of the commandments, to sing to the Lord! Ok I’m there! Lots of holy songs pop into my head, songs […]
What Ever Happened to ______?
People’s lives interest me. Being curious, I like to know what makes you tick and why were we thrown together? My past friends, acquaintances, employers, etc. randomly pop into my mind and Google/Facebook sure make it easy to see how life has treated them. What choices have they made throughout the years? Facebook has made […]
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Life’s issues creep up out of nowhere sometimes. You are sitting there minding your own business and suddenly you think to yourself “Wow, I didn’t see that one coming.” I had one of those creepers come up this week and thank God it came and went already. I’m not sharing because if revisited, it will […]
Do you ever look at a scene out of your window and think to yourself “There are 7 billion people in the world and I am the only one seeing this exact scene, out of the frame of this exact window?” God painted it, exclusively for you. Dear God, I am in awe of your […]
Flowers & Coins
Surprise #1 – Dave brought me home this lovely bouquet of flowers, which always brightens my day! Surprise #2 – A few minutes after Dave got home and gave me the flowers, he dug down into his newly purchased golf bag from a second hand store. He found a felt Crown Royal bag with lots […]
Joy & Birthdays
I hit a milestone birthday. After the impending anxiety for a week, the day was delightful, thanks to my husband and loads of caring friends! As one friend shared, the older you get, the more freedom you have, because you care less and less about worldly things. Excuse me for this blog being short, I […]
Joy & The Bartons
The Bartons shared a meal with us yesterday and it was so enjoyable, I have to blog about it. Mike has been Dave’s friend, and then our friend for decades. Mike’s parents, Ray and Judy, have treated Dave like family, and I just recently met them. This is a family you find in good old […]
Prayer. Dee. Tears.
This God story brought me to a wash of tears in my car. Watch God in this sequence of events. 6am…My prayer: “Dear Jesus, you know my health issue that I’ve had concerns over, but the surgeon who took over my retired surgeon’s practice, doesn’t seem concerned? Like he hasn’t met me and has been […]
Winning Your Woman’s Heart (Love & the Fanny Pack)
Here is a quick great story of Dave, my husband’s love for me. He was leaving for golf day and asked if he could do anything for me before he left. Just leaving one’s spouse alone for the day is a big gift, as retired folks living together hour after hour, most likely agree! 🙂 […]
Joy and the Spouse
Do you want to feel joy with your spouse? Spend loads of time with God. Then you can honestly say “Thank you Jesus for Dave (insert your spouse’s name.)”
Joy in Kauai
JOY is when I was in Kauai, at dusk, sitting on the edge of a rock, legs dangling, waves crashing beneath me, singing a love song to Jesus.
Joy & Sreaming Light
Joy is God’s light streaming into the window during the beautiful fall season. Thank you God! ❤❤❤
Joy & God Repeating
JOY…This week, God has shown me scriptures in the Bible, several different books and now, the sermon today WAS ABOUT JOY! Joy is when God talks to me so personally! I already have been blogging this week about joy and am 100% sure, this is what God is wanting me to learn right now. And […]
Joy, Oh Boy!
Be joyful always! God asks us to do that. I accept this challenge and will be posting my joy. First joy…I am joyful that God reopened my hiking path. It was overgrown with stink weeds, aka globe chamomile, making my favorite secluded hiking spot, unhikable, since March. Thank you God, for giving me my hiking […]
Good Samaritan Husband
We were hiking up Sedona Bell Rock and met a man with his arm wrapped and his son trying to wheel 2 bicycles down the path to the parking lot. Dave asked the son if he needed help and he did. Dave wheeled one of the bikes to the parking lot as I continued hiking. […]
Come Lord Jesus, Come
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord […]
You See it too?
Hitting Phoenix high of 118, our wildlife have been clamoring for water. Here in emoticon form, is a fair representation of God’s visiting creatures, minus our roadrunners…🐇🐿🐀🐦🦉🦎🦅🦋🐜🦂🕷🦟. We have 6 big bowls of water and a baby bowl. Some bowls are plain colored, some with pictures on the bottom. This tidbit of info becomes pertinent […]
Have you felt all alone through these past months of 2020? I have. And then I receive a special gift such as the one above. A homemade card from a friend’s daughter, that was completely unexpected. I had a big health scare recently and asked many people to pray for me. I didn’t know this […]
Carefree Like These Guys?
I am so confused. If you ever watched the TV series “Monk,” I may be the female version, including the curly hair and detective skills. I like routine. I like structure. I like organization. I like planning. None of these have happened lately. What am I talking about…none of these have happened this whole year! […]
During my usual morning routine of filling up my animal water bowls, one of them had only 2 inches of water in the 8 inch deep bowl. There was lots of debris in the bowl. Or so I thought until I got closer. Turns out, the debris was actually 6 little baby quail! In a […]
Thank you God for your flowers! I love you!
WildFire Changes Even? Gimme a break!
I have always loved security. That means “planning” what is going to happen in my future. That means “change,” if it has to happen, rolls at me nice and SLOW. Recent Rockers of Security: Covid – that blasted out of nowhere Stay at Home order – ok I liked that but it was a change […]
My Philosophies, Take em or Leave em. Haha
Thank you God for giving me a brain to think with!
God and Rachel
Meet Rachel. We “fostered” our first cat for 2 months. I love animals and wanted to give it a go at fostering since it is such a good cause. A bit of an issue is I haven’t had a “cat” as my own pet for 50 years. I volunteered to foster Rachel because if no […]
Thank You God!
God provided a miracle for Dave this week! Last week, if you read my blog, we were protected from rattlers. This week, Dave was protected from a scorpion. He got stung on the bottom of his foot with this guy. That hurt. BUT after washing the area, there was no pain. Amazing! Thank you God […]
Two Visitors? Yikes!
So we live in the Arizona desert next to state land and love to hike. The weather here hit 100 but has dropped back to high 80s, low 90s. We are loving it. And apparently, so are the snakes. We started seeing one each time we went hiking. Then today, I mentioned we hadn’t seen […]
God and Hair Conditioner
Here is our shower. Please note the first 4 bottles on the top shelf. The first 3 bottles are 3/4’s full. The 4th pink bottle is full and weighs 32 ounces. Total weight around 64 ounces. When I got a shower last night, these bottles were not lined up like I have them in the […]
My mom, my blessing. I love you and hope you are having a great day in Heaven. ❤🌺❤🌅 Proverbs 31 10 A wife of noble character who can find?She is worth far more than rubies.11 Her husband has full confidence in herand lacks nothing of value.12 She brings him good, not harm,all the days of […]
Good morning world! How is everyone? Are you liking or disliking the “stay at home” order for the Coronavirus pandemic? Me…I love it and God led me to a scripture that I relate to. In the Bible, God is talking to Job and is letting Job know that God can and does whatever He wants, […]
Please pray with me the above prayer.
Happy Easter to everyone around the world! He has risen! Thank you Jesus! ✝️❤🙂
I see Jesus in you
Good Friday blog. Jesus is selfless. I just saw Jesus in a close relative and feel the need to share. We have a close relative that within 1.5 months, found out she has cancer, got many tests (bloodwork and scans), had such pain that a trip to ER was necessary, is currently suffering through both […]
A Beautiful Holy Week
I wish for you a beautiful Holy week, starting today with Palm Sunday. Meditate on what Jesus went through to save us all. I am not worthy. Thank you Jesus. I love you with all my heart. Love Always, Marla
My Continued Praise about my Israel Trip
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 […]
Good morning! This was in my draft folder and lighthearted. I’ve been working hard on taxes and need some fun so here’s Waldo! (Disclaimer: I’ll be referring to different pictures so hopefully, WordPress leaves my order of pictures intact.) I woke feeling a bit grumpy. Only God knows why because I sure didn’t. I prayed […]
Please read Matthew 24. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2024&version=NIV For some, this is ultimately very very good news. For others, this is very very very very bad news. Please choose Jesus. HE allows us to make this choice.
Good morning everyone! I am mind blowingly busy from Jan 1 to April 15, because of tax season and other large projects, and my creativity takes a hit. I was feeling like a slug with too much left brained activity so I took a well needed break and art journaled most of the day. Yey! […]
Artifical Womb Facility
Normally, I like to focus on good but I cannot ignore this news I just saw. Ectolife: The First Artificial womb facility The baby develops in a pod, not the mother’s womb. This facility has 400 growth pods. And the parents can choose all the babies genes. The mother can sing to the baby, who […]
I have a lot going on inside me that is between God and myself. I’ll see you next week. My hope for you is that you have a nice Sunday. ❤
I only want you Jesus. Anything or anyone you give me extra, is a gift. I only want you.
Just the Brush
This song came from a movie “In His Steps.” It’s called “Just the Brush.” Simply beautiful. “But we’re just tools within His hands, used to carry out His plans.” “Just The Brush” When you see a great Picasso, D’Vinci, or Rembrandt Do you ever sing the praises of their brush It’s the master of the […]
How many of you wear aprons? Since last week’s post was very heavy, this is a fun post about aprons. My dear friend and second mama, Louise, has seen a lot in her 8 decades and captures her stories in writing, thank God. She is a regular historian, except she doesn’t go to the library […]
How Do You Process Someone Else’s Sin?
Have you experienced this scenario or something similar? Person “XX” commits sin 1 and it offends and hurts you greatly. Your head and heart are reeling from their sin that’s causing pain. You try to explain how wrong it is. XX tries to somewhat understand but they don’t think it’s a sin so they don’t […]
This video below is very moving. Please watch it. It’s only 2 minutes. I am praying for my readers.
Fill in the Blank
Please participate and make this fun! I was conversing with blogger, DavidsDailyDose and it inspired a fun game. Fill in these blanks with your thoughts. Dump the ___________. Substitute with _________________. Ok, I’ll get the ball rolling. Dump the long list of medical concerns when I have my annual January doctor visit. Substitute with super […]
Gift of Time
I asked the people I normally exchange Christmas gifts with, if we could do a phone call or in person visit instead. My suggestion was well received. I am not a phone talker but the two friends I talked to long distance were so happy to have a listening ear that one conversation lasted 3 […]