Musings

This should serve as an easy link page to past musings shared on the blog. The category is a bit nebulous...could be devotionals...could be random thoughts without in-depth Scriptures....thus a musing page and not a devo or teaching page.  You will find more "musings" under the "stones" tab. You can also search the "musings" category for other thoughts you remember which I've not linked here.  All are considered MY writings, please ask before you copy. 



2016
Good, Good Father - Matthew 7:11 - 17 Feb 2016
Boo Yay Game (Choosing Joy training tool) 22 Feb 2016
Where Retirement Hits the Road 8 March 2016

2015
2015 Family Vision and Verse
2015 One Word - Resolve
Attributes of God - Priscilla Shirer - April 22, 2015
The Three R's - Resolve, Replace, Recognize - May 24, 2015
Diversions and Prayer Request - June 8, 2015 (Resolve)
More Than I Can Handle? You BETCHA - June 9, 2015
Plot Twist Take 3 - Parkinson's - Sept 3, 2015
Tear Down That Wall - Sept 21, 2015
Courageous Joy - Oct 8, 2015
Come and See - Oct 19, 2015
A Diagnosis - What De'Etta Thinks About Parkinson's - Oct 27, 2015
Learning to Look Beyond - Nov 18, 2015

2014
2014 Family Vision and Verse
Fear and Conception - Jan 3, 2014
Why do Wisemen seek Him? Worship - Jan 6, 2014
Response to Unexpected  Jesus - Jan 28, 2014
Wearing Jesus - Jan 29, 2014
Portrait of a Hypocrite - Jan 30, 2014
Endure to the End - Jan 31, 2014
Be Alert - Faithful Bridesmaid - Feb 1, 2014
What About the Sheep and Goats (hospitality) - Feb 3, 2014
Momentous Kisses (Based on Renee Beyea) - Feb 4, 2014
They Chose Barabbas - Feb 4, 2014
Mission Minded - Feb 5, 2014
In A Minute God - Feb 6, 2014
Bring Them to Jesus - Feb 7, 2014
Withered Hands - Feb 8, 2014
Withering Roots - Feb 9, 2014
From Striving to Thriving - Feb 10, 2014
Secrets - Feb 11, 2014
I Am This Woman - Feb 12, 2014
Storms - Feb 13, 2014
He Does All Things Well - Feb 14, 2014
Jesus' Math - Feb 15, 2014
You Are the Christ - Feb 16
Listen Up - Feb 17
Leave, Cleave, Become One - Feb 20
Forgiveness - Feb 21
Love Complete and Courageous - Feb 22
Role of Repentance - Feb 24
Picture of Jesus - Feb 25
Temptation - Feb 27
Following Requires Radical Commitment - Feb 28
One Thing - Wholehearted Following - March 1
Surrender - March 2
Following Naked - March 3
Discipleship Observed - March 4
Jesus Retreats - March 5
Following - Jesus Calls A Sinner - March 7
Fasting? Isn't that Legalistic?   March 9
ALL NIGHT - March 10
What About Enemies - March 11
Imitating the Teacher - March 12
Lord? - March 13
A Soldier's Faith - April 1
Offended at  God - March 18
How Do I Listen - March 19
Remember Lots Wife - March 21
They Believed and were Zealous - April 19
Obedience - Faith Defined - May 6
Reveling in the Rain - Sept 25

2013 
2013 Family Verse and Vision - Jan 5, 2013
Tarry...Watch...Pray - Mar 18, 2013
Gideon & Me - Tear Down Those Idols and Build an Altar - Mar 22, 2013
My Sugary Idol - April 1, 2013
Tea Cup Story - November 2013


2012
2012 Family Verse and Vision
Sowing to the Spirit - Jan 3rd
Secret Place - Jan 7th
Michael's Hospital Adventure - My perspective - March
Surrounded in the Secret Place - March 28th
To Do Idol - when the to do list becomes an idol!
Personality Induced Meltdown - thoughts on all the letters, tests, strengths, animals....
Walking Worthy - June 4th
Whole Lotta Walkin - June 5th
Service as Worship - June 18th
Refusing Offense - July 19th
Why Vegan - September 19th
What's In a Name - Dec 3, 2012
Secret Place in 2012 - Dec 26, 2012



2011
Riding an Emotional Rollercoaster - April 15th
Where is God in all THIS (Thoughts after tsunami) May 3
Restructuring My Life - 5% principle - May 27th
Blow the Lid Off the Box - June 2011
Hospitality - July 22, 2011
Plastic Charades or Kingdom Intimacy - August 2011
Intimate Delight - September 18th - on the Word
Lessons I've Learned as a Regional President  - November
Thoughts at the Start (new service) - November 20, 2011
Hidden Treasures/Rest - November 2011
Simplicity - Single Focused - December 6, 2011
Bridal Preparations - December 8, 2011
Dancing Through 2011


2010
Prayer: A Watchman's Duty - January 17, 2010
Forgiving Once Again - January 2010
Sanctification - Michael - April 2010
Discipline of the Lord - May 2010
Magnificent Collection - October 2010
Intimacy on the Run - October 2010


2009
CHILDREN are bad for the economy?  - January 2009
Satisfied with God's Presence
Thoughts Aroused by Discussion with a Jewish Chaplain 
Cherish or Cling?
Imparting the Gospel/Life
Christian Tourists at a Shinto Shrine - August 2009
Living Surrendered
Intimacy Revisited
Newest Birth Story - PWOC  Asia Region  - November 2009
Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing


2008
Death and Resurrection - March 2008
Old Fashioned Homeschooling 
Getting it "all" done - May 2008
Example of my devotional studies using Proverbs 28 - May 2008
Complete Security 
God's Medicine
Doulous: Approval and Servanthood
Choosing Joy in Seasons of Discontent
Joyful Mothering 
Boasting
Agape Love 
Surrender 
Meekness
Gentle Mourners
BE STILL and KNOW that I am GOD
Whine or Shine 
Living in Community 


2007
Surrounded by Joy - January 4, 2007
Anastacia Joy - April 7, 2007
Throne of Grace - April 9, 2007
Hang in There - May 7, 2007
Faith? - May 17, 2007
Midnight Hours - tough times - June 5, 2007
Psalm 23 - June 2007
I Want it ALL - August 3, 2007
Friendship, Bearing One Another's Burden - August 7, 2007
Friendship in Proverbs - August 21, 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 20 - August 22, 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 21 - August 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 20 revisited - August 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 22 - August 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 23 - August 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 24 - August 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 25 - August 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 26 - August 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 27 - August 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 28 - August 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 2 - August 2007
Friendship in Proverbs 4 and 6 - August 2007
When You Can't See - Climb a Tree (Luke 19:1-10) - September 25, 2007
Giving and Receiving -December 13, 2007



2006
Eager Expectations; A New Year Reflection - January 2006
Racing, Crawling, Power-Walking; My Adventure with the Word - January 2006
Goodbye - January 2006
Waves of Loneliness - January 2006
Have You Ever Been Alone with God - January 16, 2006
Motives - February 13, 2006
Fasting; Why Fast? - February 24, 2006
Fasting in Scripture - February 24, 2006
Fasting - Isaiah 58 - February 26, 2006
Our Father Which Art in Heaven - May 8, 2006
Elijah - May 9, 2006
Jumping Jehoshaphat - May 10, 2006
Disputable Matters - July 2006
Do Not Fret - July 2006
Choosing Joy - Sept 2006
Why Do I post the Bad Stuff - December 2006
Home? Where's Home  - December 25, 2006



2005
A Mom's Tribute to her Grown Daughters - October 2005
Extreme Love - December 2005


The PCS of a Career 
"I Don't Want to Go Bye Bye" - June 2, 2009
The Clock is Ticking - July 5, 2009
We're NOT in Japan/ Living in a Peretti Novel - July 6, 2009
Doors of Hope in a Valley of Trouble - July 9,2009
I am NOT homeless - July 25, 2009
Well Executed Plan - July 28, 2009 - in light of my current ministry the line about "world traveler for Jesus" leaps out. LOL
I want to go HOME - this IS my home - July 28, 2009
We're Not in TX any longer - Aug 6,2009

Holiday Musings 
Advent Devotions
First Sunday in Advent - Prophecy Candle
Second Sunday in Advent - Bethlehem Candle
Third Sunday in Advent
Fourth Sunday in Advent

Giving and Receiving
Happy Birthday, Jesus - Dec 25, 2009
A Transitional Christmas - Dec 27, 2009
Christmas "Shopping" - Dec 12, 2010

See All Things Advent for an index of our family traditions, links, devotionals etc. 

 
Halloween 
Our Jesus Pumpkin - Pumpkin Patch Parable search "Jesus Pumpkin" to view other years' pumpkin adventures