Be The Change 2021

Be The Change 2021

The rear view mirror of 2020 changed us all–how we live our day to day lives, our empathy, our compassion, our business arenas and structure.  As we progress into 2021, I lean on words of wisdom from very wise people noted below.  Join us in 2021 and Be The Change.

John Maxwell

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”

C.S. Lewis

“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

 

Running Away from Home

Ever just wanted to run away? I remember as a kiddo I always wanted to go with my Dad–he was serving as pastor of a small church; visited hospitals and shut ins during the day + preached every funeral + ran revivals during the week all over SC / NC / TN / KY —… Read more »

God Was Working

Some parting Thoughts this Tuesday night. OK. I don’t have all this figured out. All I know is He does. Luke 12:25-26 says, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very thing, why do you worry about the rest?” The beloved Corrie Ten Boom… Read more »

Burdens Lifted

‘Troubled soul, the Savior can see Every heartache and tear. Burdens are lifted at Calvary Jesus is very near. Burdens are lifted at Calvary Calvary, Calvary. Burdens are lifted at Calvary Jesus is very near.’ /John Moore (1952) He sees us this morning–every heartache, every tear. Praying for many carrying some very heavy burdens today…. Read more »

Thoughts for Today

THANKFUL FOR TODAY – LIFE IS A GIFT. Today before you say an unkind word -Think of someone who cant speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone who has nothing to eat. Today before you complain about life – Think of the loss of someone who went too… Read more »

The Prayer

‘I pray You’ll be our eyes And watch us where we go And help us to be wise In times when we don’t know Let this be our prayer When we lose our way Lead us to a place Guide us with Your grace To a place where we’ll be safe.’ Wrapping up a Saturday… Read more »

He Cares for Me

A rainy Friday afternoon work break here @ West Court @ the piano. One of my favorite classics–I can’t imagine in my lifetime the number of soloists I accompanied in my Dad’s churches in my early years. Not having to read music playing always with my ear–I could follow soloists and groups by mouth movement(s)…… Read more »

Hopes of the Helpless

“Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them. You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so mere people can no longer terrify them.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭10:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

True Friendships

A Twice Thankful Thursday for loyal, true and faithful friendships. God has blessed me beyond measure with each of you. Sometimes there are stormy moments when friends more than just walk with you, they become angels that carry you and protect you with their wings. Love you all. “There is nothing on this earth more… Read more »

Sometimes It Takes a Mountain

‘..Your love is so much stronger Than whatever troubles me. Sometimes it takes a mountain To trust You and believe.’ – Gaither

70 Years

Before wrapping up for night here @ West Court, I wanted to take an opportunity to honor what will be Mom & Dad’s 70th Anniversary early next week. You all know the story–the $10 budget that covered Mom’s corsage, the Preacher who married them and the celebratory dinner @ The Clock–I am sure they could… Read more »

A Simple Prayer

A simple prayer for all of us this Friday for Strength for Today. May you always have the courage to face your obstacles and mountains in front of you and discover your strength through them. The Master hears us. Unwavering Faith in our God. Following your heart. Listening to your soul. Trusting in yourself. Hope… Read more »

A Thankful Thursday

A Thankful Thursday. One of my favorite Squire Parsons lyrics – best known for his timeless Sweet Beulah Land–The Greatest of All Miracles.. Today, so very humbly and eternally grateful because I KNOW WHAT JESUS DID FOR ME. I’ve walked the road of the Prodigal more than a few times the early decades of my… Read more »

Day by Day

Yesterday on a rainy, quiet Sunday afternoon, I found myself in a familiar place of comfort and solace–just my piano and I and a Church Hymnal–page to page enveloping myself in the old Hymns. Admittedly, those days that my ‘tank’ nears empty–I know you have had those as well–when you feel emotionally and spiritually you… Read more »

Blessed on Both Sides

To love and be loved is being blessed on both sides. ‘The greatest of these is love. ‘ I Cor 13:13 Happy Valentine’s Day 2021 Friends – Love you all.

Pray Big

He loves you and He is listening. “Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!” Psalm 116:2 Praying specifically today for Friends who are grieving, hurting, and feeling alone. Remember, no matter what battle you’re facing right now you are not alone. Claim with me today… “For God… Read more »

Prayer For Today

Comfort on difficult days. Smiles when sadness intrudes. Rainbows to follow the clouds. Sunsets to warm your heart. Beauty for your eyes to see. Friendships to brighten your soul. Faith so that you can believe.

Today is a Gift

Today is a gift. Life is a gift. Today and everyday, I am thankful. #lifeisagift

All We Need

‘All that I need is All that You are. Help me believe that it’s true. All that I need is All that You are.. Help me to trust in You.’ Remind me (us) today that EVERYTHING we need is found in You. #LovingJesus #AllThatINeed

Master of the Wind

Closing out a Monday here at West Court; classic Hemphills vinyl on the victrola and one of my favorites. ‘My boat of life sails upon the stormy sea Ever the wind’s in my sails. But I have a Friend who watches over me When the breeze turns into a gale. I know the Master of… Read more »

Chains are Falling

‘O to grace, how great a debtor Jesus saves, Jesus saves. All the saints who shout together Jesus saves, Jesus saves. Rising up so vast and strong Lifting up salvation’s song; The redeemed will sing forever Jesus saves.   Freedom’s calling, chains are falling Hope is dawning bright and true Day is breaking, night is… Read more »

New Every Morning

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases His tender mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning And great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord; Great is Thy faithfulness.

Through

‘When I saw what lay before me “Lord,” I cried, “What will You do?” I though He would just remove it But He gently led me through; ‘Cause without fire there’s no refining Without pain no relief Without flood there’s no rescue Without testing no belief. Through the fire, through the blood Through the water,… Read more »