Happy Thanksgiving!

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his faithful love endures forever.”  Psalm 107:1 

Whether truth is masked, manipulated, distorted, or tainted, it is still the truth. Truth is not relative. Truth in and of itself, at its essence, is fact. It does not depend on someone agreeing with it, or liking it. Truth does not depend on someone getting their way. Truth is truth. Truth does not depend on someone even liking it or not. Truth is truth!

The Word of God is Truth, with a capital “T.” We are celebrating this week a day set aside once a year in our country to give thanks to God.  Despite contradictions to the truth, this day was originally deemed a holiday by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864, to allow the American people to pause and reflect and give thanks for the blessings God has given. This year has been dubbed the year that needs a do-over. The year 2020 has been wrought with one struggle and frustration after another! Yet, the Truth remains. We have more to be thankful for than most, and less to complain about. At times like this, when to quote my granddaughter, “The struggle is real,” I find my mind reflecting on the simple truths taught to me by my grandma. When times are tough, and you feel discouraged, disappointed or beat up, remember to “count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your many blessings, see what God has done!” God’s word of Truth promises us that He is faithful. We give thanks to him because He is good, and His faithfulness remains forever!


God’s faithfulness is not dependent on our gratitude!

This Thanksgiving, as you sit down to gobble up your turkey, and chow down on that delicious pumpkin pie, instead of complaining about the year that needs a do-over, I hope you will, along with me, count your many blessings, and truly see what God has done! God is faithful, my friends. His word is Truth. We have more to be thankful for than to complain about!

Happy Day of Giving Thanks!

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Who do you trust when you don’t know who to trust?

In this world we’re living in right now it almost feels like we can’t trust anyone!

We are told that numbers are down and things are opening up. Then the next day were told numbers are up and everything is shutting back down! We are told the system is just and people are honest. Then we turn on one television station and hear one report. And yet we turn on another television station and hear an opposite report!

We make a new friend at school. She says we will be friends forever! She calls us her BFF! We exchange necklaces, 1/2 of the heart for her, 1/2 of the heart for us. And then, a cuter, more interesting, prettier and more popular girl moves into school. And our friend has changed sides and is no longer our friend.

We have a business partner who says he is committed, then pulls out of the deal and takes his clients with him. We have an employer who promises us the promotion, but gives it to someone else.

We have a parent who makes us feel like the queen of all the world! Who tells us we are beautiful, strong and can do anything we put our mind to. They tell us that nothing or no one can stop us from accomplishing our dreams! They tell us “Can’t died in the poor house. You CAN do anything you set your mind to! Nothing is impossible for you.”

You believe them! You put your trust in them! Then one day they walk out your front door and crush all your dreams and aspirations with the slamming of a door!

I was sixteen years old when I learned who I could trust when I did not know who to trust! The voice of God spoke clearly, softly and comfortingly to a shattered teenager lying in a pool of her own tears on her closet floor!

Hebrews 13:5

I Am Your Heavenly Father! I Will Never Leave You!

I learned that day who I could trust when I did not know who to trust!

My Heavenly Father!

I had a choice to make that day. I could trust Him even though so many others I had put my trust in failed me. I could pick myself up off that floor and trust in my Heavenly Father to keep His Word! 

Or, I could stay on that floor, crushed by those who had broken my trust over and over again. 

That day, I got up! I put my Trust in the only one who is Trustworthy!

My Heavenly Father has never left me, no matter what! Through the good times, the bad times, the doubtful times, and even the times when I have let Him down! 

My Heavenly Father  has stayed true to His Word!

When My Heavenly Father speaks to me it’s not in an audible voice. Although I am sure He speaks that way to some. When He speaks to me I hear it clearly, my soul is flooded with a peace that is unexplainable, I know it is Him! He never says anything contrary to His Word of Truth!

Hebrews 13:5

“…I will never leave you or forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is The Lord Your God who goes with you.” HE WILL NOT LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU.

Who do we trust when we don’t know who to trust? Our Heavenly Father, that’s who! He is Trustworthy! He will never leave us when someone better comes along! He will never walk away and slam the door! He will never promise one thing and do another! 



He is now and forever will be our TRUSTWORTHY Heavenly Father!

When you do not know who to trust or which way to go, trust in your Heavenly Father, the Lord your God!

Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

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Last week I posed the question, “How are you going to wake up the day after the election?”

Little did I know THAT DAY would go on and on and on and on… It feels like that day may never come to an end! I have seen, like I know you have, posts, comments and commentary on both sides positive and negative. So, I ask you a new question, one I have been asking myself for the last seven days…


Friends, I know this question is easy to answer on some days and very difficult to answer on others! We have ailments, aches and pains that cause physical suffering and can make it hard to get out of bed. We have heart aches that hurt worse than physical pain. We have worries, fears and anxieties that debilitate. But greater, Oh so much greater than all we go through, is the strength, power and grace of Jesus Christ!

He calls us to get up each day and consider it a gift! To realize that as long as we have breath in our lungs we have the ability to display love instead of hate, joy instead of despair, and hope instead of discouragement!

We are called to not take a stand for a cause or become a platform for anything other than the cause of JESUS CHRIST! And that cause and that cause alone should determine the way we wake up each and every morning!

“This is the day The Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24



The answer to the question we all must ask ourselves is this…The way I wake up every morning is determined by who I put my trust in!

I chose to put my trust in Jesus Christ alone!  He is the hope of the world and He is the answer to every problem the world faces.

I chose to display His Love and not to hate those in opposition to me!

I chose to wake up each morning and say, “This is the day the Lord has made. I WILL rejoice and be glad in it!”

Jesus is the answer friends! He always has been and He always will be!

I am praying for the faith and strength to choose Him each and every day. I am praying for His power to love like He loves, for He loves those who agree with Him and those who do not!

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Today I wake up thankful and hopeful because I have freedom! I have freedom to listen and to learn. I have freedom to research and study. I have freedom to take any book I select off of a shelf or pull it up online and read it. I have freedom to turn to any channel of my choosing and watch or listen to any pod cast of my choice. I have freedom today, Election Day 2020, to vote for anyone or any policy that I deem best!

I live in America, land of the FREE and home of the brave.

If you live in the United States of America, then like me, you are free to vote!

I hope that you will exercise your freedom and vote. It is a privilege that many others around the world do not freely possess.

Because the Truth about FREEDOM is…

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! Someone paid the price to gain that freedom. Many brave men and women have fought and continue to fight, for our freedom in the USA! Because of their sacrifice, I live in a country where I can vote. For that freedom and privilege I am so thankful!

My challenge for myself and you today, is not weather or not you will exercise this freedom and vote, but instead, it is the question of, how will we wake up on the morning after the votes are counted and the results decided?

This to me is the biggest challenge we face! This to me, is when my true character is revealed.

I have a FREEDOM that is greater than my national freedom!

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:32

I am a Christian. I am a Christ follower! My life is eternally FREE, regardless of the number of days I have on this earth or in this nation! My freedom was bought with the highest price of all. My Savior, Jesus Christ, paid the price for sins, with His very own life. I am free, because Jesus Christ sacrificed His perfect life for my sinful one!

I am not a Christian because I live in the United States of America. I am FREE because Jesus Christ has set me FREE!

If that is true, then the way I wake up after Election Day is EVERYTHING! 

If I have prayed, and God’s Word tells me to…


Then I am to trust…


The way I wake up the morning after the election is not based on my national freedom, but on my freedom in Jesus Christ!

GOD IS IN CONTROL. He is on the throne the day before the election, the day of the election, and the day after the election! 

How will you and I demonstrate the True Freedom we have the morning after? Regardless of our candidate winning or losing. Regardless of our policies passing of failing. Regardless of our national freedom, we are FREE IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD!

Will we wake up on the morning after trusting in the very One who paid the price for our freedom?

The choice is up to us! 

I believe we have an amazing opportunity to show others love, kindness and forgiveness and demonstrate Trust and confidence in the only FREEDOM that will last forever eternity.


The morning after gives us the opportunity to show others love and kindness, and trust in God!

We are Christians first and foremost friends. We have a Nation watching and waiting to see how we will wake up the morning after!

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