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On your deathbed {what will matter?}

What is REALLY important? Some words to bless and enlighten…

DeathbedWe live in a world of “here and now” and sometimes we forget that there is a bigger picture.

A greater purpose.

A specific reason for every single beat of our heart.

We focus so much on the external, temporary things of life and get caught up in worldly pursuits that we forget the reason why.

Why we woke up this morning.

Why we do the things we do every day.

Why we chase certain dreams and desires.

And sometimes all it takes is stepping back for a mere moment to remind yourself of what this life is really about.

We are always on the go, rushing forward into our future and sometimes we need to remember to take a minute to stop and pause.

To reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going.

To think about the priorities and pursuits of our life.

And decide whether they are…

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~Selfless, Not Selfish~

What an eye opening reminder!

Peace of My Heart

I have a confession to make, the last couple of weeks I have been incredibly selfish.  I had completely shut my eyes to the needs of those around me and solely focused on that which affected me and my family.  I am ashamed to admit that I had the attitude of “what about me (us)?”

What about our financial needs?

What about my physical aches and pains?

What about my kids struggles?

And the worst of all, what about what I want?

The sad thing is that I didn’t even realize I had become so consumed with self until our Pastor prayed a prayer yesterday.  Now, I knew I wasn’t myself.  I had been feeling grumpy and agitated, impatient and just mean and I couldn’t figure out why.  Now I know, my focus was on my circumstances instead of on God.  I was behaving like a child with my hands…

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Your Place or Mine?

Do you live in bondage and fear, or are you free in Christ? The choice is yours…

Just Ask Tina

A while back, I’d heard about a comment made by a person who was feeling extremely discouraged about some pretty heavy duty things that were going on in his life. His comment was this –

“I don’t even feel like praying anymore because it seems like when I do, things just get worse.”

Having been through (and still going through) some pretty tough and challenging situations myself, I felt really badly for this guy.

As I sat pondering his words and, to tell you truth, identifying with them myself, I suddenly got a vision.

Yes, a vision. Hold on, now, go with me…

In my vision, I was in a house – my house – where I was busily going about my normal, daily routine of cleaning, tidying up, etc.

Nestled high up in a corner of the living room ceiling was a big hornet’s nest which had been there…

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How the Poor Live

What does it mean to be richly blessed? Don’t miss this post…it will fill your heart.

Morning Story and Dilbert

One day, a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”

“It was great, Dad.”

“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.

“Oh yeah,” said the son.

“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.

The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden, and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to…

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Rituals and Reminders

What an awesome way to stay close to God all day! Simple reminders all through a “normal” day.


“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” – Psalm 19:14


Have you ever had a great idea, then never acted on it?  Well today I found an old Evernote I had typed up in 2011, and never put it to use.  I had been Considering Romans 12:2, which says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  I decided that one possible way to help me direct my thoughts would be to use simple, daily activities and frequently used objects as a means to direct my focus toward God.  I wrote up the following, then never looked at it again until today, when I wrote up some little notes and started posting them around the house.  Here are those reminders:

Shower:  Thank God for cleaning you…

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Get A Grip!

Tina has a way of touching my heart with true wisdom disguised as shared life stories. Thanks Tina…for your willingness to be God’s vessel!

Just Ask Tina

When I was a little girl, my dad lived on a lake. And while I admit that I don’t make it a habit of swimming in lakes these days – particularly because of the prevalence of alligators in Florida – it’s something I very much looked forward to on my weekends at my dad’s house.

One Sunday, Daddy said my sister, Jerri, and I could go swimming after church. As soon as we got home, we scampered into the house to change into our bathing suits while Daddy moseyed out to the bank and sat down, taking off his church shoes (a/k/a cowboy boots) and socks as he waited for us to come out.

We darted out of the house and raced through the yard and down toward the water, jumping in with a splash. Daddy looked on with a smile as we giggled and frolicked in the cool water…

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Saturate Me ~ Wanting More of God

Just wanted to share a beautiful prayer with you!

Heavenly Raindrops

I submit
To Your cleansing.
My life,
I surrender.
Forgive Me,
  Make my heart brand new.

I listen
  For Your voice.
My spirit,
I yield.
Fill me,
Help me follow You.

I discover
Your presence.
My desires,
I relinquish.
That I resemble You.

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.
John 3:30

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Sue Nash/2013

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