Friday, July 29, 2011

A word of encouragement

Fear can magnify trouble WAYYY out of proportion. What you've already imagined the outcome to be and what you've already allowed yourself to get sick over--doesn't even happen!

Why do we do this? .....Cause we're human. (2 Timothy 1:7) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

(Hebrews11:11) Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.....NOT SEEN! If you can "see" it...then that's not faith. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? (Romans 8:24)

When you come up against things that are going wrong and the devil  starts whispering to you. Just know he is a big, fat liar!  (John 8:44) When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

When he tells you that you are not valuable...You can best believe that your price is far above rubies!!

When he says nothing good is ever going to happen for you....It is & It will!

When he says no one loves you.....God loves you and you have a host of friends, family members and people that you don't even know watching you, because they admire you!

In the book of Isaiah God promises-- I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.  Trust and believe he will do what He has promised.

(Numbers 23:19) God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Spend time reading His Word and in prayer...and re-new your relationship with God. Feed on His Word until your spirit is saturated with it. Then when the ole lying devil comes running his mouth--telling lies. Use your sword (The Word of God) to fight back....but you can't fight if you don't know His Word which holds His promises. You'll also find when things do go awry that you're able to handle the situation better.

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1Peter 5:7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)

Just a word of encouragement....
Keep holding on Baby!!

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Monday, July 25, 2011

If I Had Wings, I'd Fly Away

Have you ever just wanted to chuck a few items in a bag and leave? I mean, sell off all your possessions,  go away to a deserted island, grab a hammock and the beverage of your choice and listen to the waves.

Take a moment and just think about it....Ahhhh.... Such loveliness

But Alas, we cannot. We must stay, work and persevere towards our goals. It is a time for everything. But what if you were handed 300 million dollars!  What would you do? Have fun thinking about it...not the obvious, give to people, help the ministry, feed the hungry, help the elderly.

What outrageous thing would you do? LOL!!

A) Would you quit your job but still show up everyday dressed in shorts, flip-flops and a tiki shirt and remind your coworkers that you no longer needed to work Neener, Neener!

B) Just disappear from civilization, change your name & acquire a new Jamaican accent? "No, Mon...I tain't nevah hear'd of no Beth, mon."

C) Go on a gnome shopping spree and fill every crevice of your front lawn with your bounty?

I would probably go on a world wide chocolate truffle tasting binge! Mmm chocolate...


Psalms 126:2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

Thursday, July 21, 2011


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"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

I'm working on my first science fiction manuscript and I gotta say it's going really well :) It's different from what I've written previously but I'm loving it so far. The imagination is a powerful thing and I'm thankful that God graciously gifted me with a doozy very unique one ...Yeah, that's sounds better LOL!!

Without imagination we'd never know about a place called Disney, take a journey to Middle earth (LOTR), That a place called Narnia was on the other side of the wardrobe, space being the final frontier and my favorite "You're traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: the Twilight Zone"  Love Rod Sterling!

I love worldbuilding, creating this imaginary world, people, creatures, personalities, governments, etc.  My favorites were this group that lived in Canyon Marais, ruled by King Bluche. They lived in this swamp like area. When they were first discovered they were thought to be ill because of their pale green skin. However, their appearance was caused by fine scales that covered their bodies, nostrils were flaps of skin, huge hazel pupils, long lush eyelashes and vibrant orange hair. Oh, did I mention they were dragonflies and are Biochemical Warfare Specialists. Not the type of people you'd want to tick off!  But they're my little created babies!!

Inventions start in the imagination...What have you imagined lately?

Proverbs 8:12 "I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions." 

Sunday, July 17, 2011


I'm not much of a movie person. I've always been a book person. Don't get me wrong I do watch movies but just not very often. When I am watching a movie it is most likely an old black & white one (Like Gaslight with Ingrid Bergman), science fiction. Yes, I could spend all day watching the SyFy channel and all those cheesy movies :)  My most favorite movie of all time is Enter The Dragon with Bruce Lee I've probably seen this 100 times and it never gets old.

But lately I've been thinking about movies with the release of the final Harry Potter and all the hub-bub around it. I watched a girl on the news in tears because it moved her so. Hmmm...That got me thinking about movies that moved me so that I couldn't shake it.  Two come to mind.

"The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"  Eight year-old Bruno is the sheltered son of a Nazi officer whose promotion takes the family from their comfortable home in Berlin to a desolate area where the lonely boy finds nothing to do and no-one to play with. Crushed by boredom and compelled by curiosity, Bruno ignores his mother's repeated instructions not to explore the back garden and heads for the "farm" he has seen in the near distance. There he meets Shmuel, a boy his own age who lives a parallel, alien existence on the other side of a barbed wire fence. Bruno's encounter with the boy in the striped pajamas leads him from innocence to a dawning awareness of the adult world around them as his meetings with Shmuel develop into a friendship with devastating consequences.

"The House of Sand and Fog" Massoud Amir Behrani is living a lie to fulfill a dream. Once a member of the Shah of Iran's elite inner circle, he has brought his family to America to build a new life. Despite a pretense of continued affluence, he is barely making ends meet until he sees his opportunity in the auction of a house being sold for back taxes. It is a terrible mistake. Through a bureaucratic snafu, the house had been improperly seized from its rightful owner, Kathy Nicolo, a self-destructive alcoholic. The loss of her home tears away Kathy's last hope of a stable life--a life that had been nearly destroyed by addiction--and Kathy decides to fight to recover her home at any cost. Her struggle is joined by deputy sheriff Lester Burdon, who tries to take the law into his own hands to help Kathy. Ultimately the tale, itself, explores what happens when the American Dream goes terribly awry.

Both of these movies left me with my mouth hanging open and a feeling of ....WHAT?!?!! I cried during both. Both had endings that I didn't see coming and after these films ended. I turned off the TV and just stared at it.

Have you ever watched something that moved you beyond words and caused you just to sit and contemplate life?


James 4:14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes..

Monday, July 11, 2011


Getting older.
Gah! Just the sound of it...Just sends shivers down your back. But the fact is, I'm getting OLDER. (Wow, that hurt) LOL!
I've never had a problem with my age. When I turned 30 I was okay with it. 40--well, it was cool, no biggie. But then all of a sudden I've realized that I'm deep into my 40's, past the halfway point. Not that it's a bad thing, but I have this feeling like. Am I really this old? When did it happen? I feel no where near my age. I look at the people I went to high school with and they look fabulous. So, again. Are we really this old?

My daughter is getting married in the fall. We went dress shopping this past weekend. I was just in awe seeing her in the wedding dress. Such a beautiful young woman. When the heck did she grow up?!?!?!  While looking at her I had flashbacks to when she was just a baby, then toddler, teenager.  I remember the feeling of sadness I had when she graduated high school. Our cross country road trip to take her to college. Then her college graduation.   I think the real kicker was after she graduated from college she moved back home for a few months before she was to begin her new job in the next state over.

The company she worked for came and moved her stuff. Watching the movers pack up her room and then place her car onto a truck I think I was numb. I remember walking into her empty room and honestly
at first....

((shhhh...don't tell her I said this... I was like WOOO HOOO!!! YIPPEE-KI-YAY!!!   I'm an empty nester!!!)))  But then...SADNESS.

Now, wedding dresses?  Oh Lordy I need strength! I've pulled out all her baby books and cried over the pictures. I kept 2 of her newborn baby dresses I pulled them out and held them. Wow--the emotions that run through you with the different stages of motherhood are amazing.

What's next....Grannyhood?  **fainting**


Ephesians 1:17-19 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power