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The Secret Place

One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple. 5For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.

And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.…

Proverbs 27:5-6

In the secret place of His tent He will hide me. 

I am so glad that:

1. I have found that secret place.

2. I know how to retreat there when I need Him.

3. I can retreat to Him, any time or any place- for this place is not a physical location.

4. I can hear Him clearly when I am there, if I only go there.





Discipline, LikeHim


Moving to a new city, this single lady has been struggling setting things up!!!

Man, I’m glad that I have my Dad, four brothers, and eight uncles! I sure do need ’em.

In my singleness, I have been slowly learning about tools.  This has not been a voluntary exercise, I have been required to do so … it has definitely not been easy.

It’s funny, I’ve got some tools that I have had stored away that I’ve never used! Lol. Others that I use, but use improperly.

Along these lines, the Lord has shown me that He as given us many tools that He wants us to use in our lives.  Unlike the tools encased in metal, plastic, and rubber,  when it comes to these types of tools, we dare not use the tools at all, determined to rely only on one’s body instead.  Doing this will result in many broken nails, Ouch!! We dare not use the tools inappropriately.

Here are some of the tools that we have been given that we must seek the Lord to use properly:


Social Media




Human Body


The Internet

… Details on using these tools properly will be added to a post yet to come!

Believing is

Believing is Seeing

I have often heard people say that they want to be a doctor, lawyer, policeman, or fireman.
When I was in Kindergarten, I wanted to be a fireman.

I remember taking a field trip to the fire station, seeing the firemen change clothes quickly and then jump down the hole on the pole and hop aboard the big red truck to save someone’s life from the threat of death by fire, steam, or smoke.

Many years later, I was afforded an opportunity to travel with some tiny tots as they took a field trip to a fire station also. During this visit, I saw things through a different set of lenses. I saw all of the hard work that it took to sacrifice your life to save some one else’s. I saw something in their eyes that I did not see in the eyes of doctors, attorneys, teachers, and CPA’s.

Unlike the other professionals, was purpose beaming as bright as a star. There is no possible way to lure a fireman in their work duties and responsibilities through salary and fringe benefits. There is some thing- not some thing tangible, but something they could no see or touch that left them returning to fight fire.

I must admit my desire to fight this type of fire quickly faded as I was exposed to other career types in general … I developed interests in other things. I saw myself fighting another type of fire.
I saw myself helping people, hundreds of people …
I saw myself saving people from fire, but not the type of fire that can ruin flesh, or homes or land.

Rather, the fire that can destroy the soul. I could almost literally see myself saving people.

So the question of the day is- if I see myself fighting fire for the lives of people, what am I doing about what I believe that is the purpose of my life?
If you see yourself doing this or that, what are you doing?

… to be continued.