Sometimes nature seems to have more sense than a lot of people have. We have a bluebird box in our backyard, and we watch in fascination as the momma and daddy birds watch over those tiny little eggs until the babies are born. Then, they guard them better than some humans take care of their children. They remind me of a prison guard as they protect their little ones. Lets talk about the mockingbird. They WILL flog you if you get to close to their nest. If my husband or I even walk under the tree where their nest is, … Continue reading All Nature Sings
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthians 5:1 The following material was taken from writings of my Godly mother, Pauline Digh. She used this text when she spoke to a ladies group at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Monroe, NC. Momma was a pastor’s wife and ministered alongside my father for many years. She was as dedicated to the gospel ministry as my father was. I have woven into this piece some of my thoughts, as well. The great … Continue reading Tribute to my Momma
I tend to be very verbal about my Christian beliefs…always have been, even back to my high school days. I’ve decided and understand that I don’t fit in this world anymore. I’m out of step with the values of today’s society. To put it bluntly, I march to a different drummer and at 73 years old…I don’t intend to change. I know and believe that my Lord took on a body of humanity (yet he was still God) and died a shameful death for the sins of this world…and those sins are plainly laid out in scripture, both in the … Continue reading Out of Step with the World
It’s very important what we say and how we act. Our words, whether spoken or written, must reflect Jesus. This verse rang loud and clear in my heart this morning…“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalms 19:14 KJV. As a writer, I realize my written words are a reflection of my inner self. If one writes smut and sinful living with no confession of sin to Christ, he or she is not a Christian writer. Author may classify themselves as a Christian, faith-based novelist, but if … Continue reading What we say matters!!!
At the age of seven (1953), I caught varicella zoster virus or chickenpox and in 2005 I caught whooping cough (pertussis). Little did I realize these two childhood diseases could affect my life and intertwine…but they did. Not only did I have chickenpox, I developed a staph infection afterwards and was given massive doses of penicillin. The lesions from staph lasted about 2 months. My parents had to take me to have all the boils lanced, drained, and packed for several weeks. That was so traumatic for a seven-year old. When I came down with whooping cough at the age … Continue reading Carolyn’s Story
I’ve been confined for three weeks plus with a flu type virus and have had many opportunities to think about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We in North Carolina have been inundated with tons of rain over the last few weeks. As I looked out my window this morning, I asked myself, “Could these drops of water be God’s tears of sadness?” I know His heart must breaking as He watches His highest creation (mankind) behave in such an abominable way. During my lifetime, it has never ceased to amaze me just how low mankind has sunk. We are definitely sinking deeper and deeper in … Continue reading Trudging Through the Mud
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Continue reading “Warts, Carbuncles, Blemishes, and All”