Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Wanting more hours in a day? Unavailable time.

The tyranny of urgency.

Everything in my world today seemed urgent.

My attitude is "Get it done." Now I mean.
My grandson said to me "Lets get these Christmas decorations done."

I stopped. Paused. Got quiet. I was reminded.
Isn't it just like us to take on the pressures, loose our focus and the result...loose peace, joy.

Of course at this time we get caught up and boy oh boy we struggle to turn off the urgent.
If you don't slow down, sit down and quiet down it happens...

I love this "Be still and know that I am."
Remember Moses asked "Who should I say you are?" God replied say "I am". He is I am.

Try this:
Eliminate words from your vocabulary like...
hurry, rush, we should,

Monday, December 5, 2016


Meandering through a store this past weekend I saw it and had to buy it.
You know that feeling?
Mine was a silly purchase.
A kitchen towel with the words "All I need is a little bit of coffee and whole lotta of Jesus."

A rather loud message to display in my kitchen.

I need a lotta of Jesus He is my source of
perfect love and forgiveness. He gets me, He accepts me just as I am, I am enough.

Open the good book and discover one of the Christmas names "Immanuel" -God with us.
Say "Surely God is with me. Show me your presence."
I delight in waiting for this answer.

SURELY GOD IS WITH US. We need a lotta of Jesus.

Friday, December 2, 2016


Red Wine could actually help you lose weight.
This is what the headline news reported today. Are you wondering like I am, how could that statement be true?

I have every good intention to spend time with my friend Jesus but I got

Have you been there? Enough with the headline
I have only sixty seconds of your time. I read an article and it suggested to repeat regularly:

"Our hope is in you alone"

It comes from Psalm 30:22
The article continues on explaining the names of God and gives me references for further reading. That helps me to define really who my hope is in...healer, provider, lover, protector, soul keeper...
Something to think about this new day.

Repeat with me:

My Hope is in you alone. (I plan on repeating this through out the day).

This will help me to be free from distractions...gotta go...feeling full...feeling like I had a cup of joe with a friend!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


I woke up with the I gotta syndrome...
the list was racing in my mind...the has to be NOW!  I gotta do this and that now...

then I finally focused on the Pandora song playing, it is well.

Is it well?

Then I sat and read...what does Jesus have to say about time management...

Jesus is never harried.  He is steady. He is connected; strong; disciplined.
Jesus was getting His much needed sleep and was interrupted by the disciplines with their worry of the storm. He stopped and found time to help.
When Jairus was grieving with his daughters fatal illness. Jesus went. On the way Jesus stopped and helped the women with the issue of blood. He makes time.
He manages time with excellence. No worries.

As I follow my laine i will pray and remember Jesus makes time for me; He teaches me to make time. I will take time to use my time wisely.
Let's go laine...gotta go...