The Gift of Weakness

Have you ever prayed for something and seemed to be ignored? We’ve heard many times that the Bible is its own best commentary. When our prayers seem unanswered we need go no farther than the Word for understanding (James 4:3; Psalm 66:18; Proverbs 1:22-33; 1 John 5:16; Hebrews 12:8 plus all of the verses instructing […]

Church Hospitality

Some time ago a sweet friend and pastor’s wife asked me if I had any ideas for church hospitality. I’ve thought about it. What is it? Is it wanted? Is it effective? The best church hospitality I ever experienced was about 30 plus years ago. My husband and infant son and I were looking for […]

I Asked But Didn’t Receive

In Matthew 7:7,8 we read, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.” But what about those prayers you prayed and didn’t receive what […]

Heroes Part Two–Are There Any?

Do you believe in heroes? Are there any anymore? Yes, there are. Uh, I mean, no there are not. Well, maybe. It depends. It depends on what you are looking for in a hero. There ARE people who do heroic deeds, save people from imminent danger or death. There are people who give their own […]

Some of the Ladies To Whom Scripture Tips Its Hat

The following was presented at a Mother/Daughter banquet for which the theme was given to the speaker, and a gospel presentation requested. It is given here at the request of a friend. May 2015, Calvary Bible Church, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia Part 1 The Gospel and What Follows Give honor to whom honor is due, […]

What Must I Do To Be Saved?

In Acts 16 Paul answers this question for the Philippian jailer, “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy house.” If the Philippian jailer and his household believe on the Lord Jesus Christ they will be saved. Our next question could be, “what does it mean to believe on the […]


I’m loving this time in my life. Reality has sunk in. Cynical? Nah. Seeing more clearly? Yeah. During my first fifty years my heroes were fictitious characters with real names; created by biographers, themselves or my rose colored eye sight. Today my heroes are real people who live, struggle, fall down, and get back up. […]

Visiting Family in Maryland

So far since arriving back in the US, or “the land of plenty” as Becky Ebanks, a friend on the island calls it, we’ve been visiting with family. It’s been nice to reconnect with our children and grandchildren. We’re still looking for the vehicle God has chosen for us. We’re looking for one that seats […]

Posts Removed

You may notice that my blog posts have been taken down.  At this time in my life I hope to concentrate on removing the “beam” from my own eye.  Thank you to those friends who have encouraged me in my blogging for the past several years.  May the Lord bless and keep you. Lisa