If you are looking for good news, you will find it here!

I have some good news for you today. If you have been going through some rough and troubled times, don’t worry. They won’t last forever.

I have a sign, in my office at work, that says:

Everything in life is temporary. So if things are going good, enjoy it because it won’t last forever. And if things are going bad, don’t worry. It can’t last forever either.

This is a wonderful reminder of God’s care for us. In Psalms 130, the psalmist seems to be in a dark place. It seems he filled with desperation & is searching for relief. It seems he is pleading to the Lord.

Psalms 130:1 Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications. (NKJV)

Have you ever been in such a state of mind that you just pray and beg the Lord for some sort of answer? I know I have. There have been times in my life that have seemed pretty bleak. Trusting in the Lord was the best thing I could ever do. Sometimes it’s hard to see how things are going to end up. But when you put your faith in God, things just tend to have a way of working themselves out. Even when things are in the Lord’s timing and not mine.

Psalms 130:5-6

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And in His word I do hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning—
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning. (NKJV)

So if you are waiting in the darkness of problems and struggles, just know daylight’s a coming! You can have the reassurance the Lord will take care of you. His love and mercy is with us always.

Psalms 118:29 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. (NKJV)

Y’all. My daughter fried chicken and made homemade French fries last night. I’m not sure how you are raising your kids, but if they can’t whoop out some from scratch buttermilk biscuits at the age of 13 or 14, you are doing it all wrong. Maybe we just got really lucky with this gifted little cook of ours. But Lord have mercy, it’s the devil on a waist line. This weekend, she made a double decker, from scratch, cookie cake for my oldest daughter’s birthday. It was chocolate chip with homemade chocolate cream cheese icing. Now let’s get this straight, I’m not telling you all of this to make you jealous or to get her married off. I am just wanting you to know there is hope in our future of youngun’s that’s coming up. Because you know what? She has the nerve of trying to go to high school in August. That’s a lot to put a mama’s heart through. Excuse me while I hush up my cryin’.

I hope you have had a good week so far. During the cold months, here in northeast Mississippi, I made statements such as, “You won’t hear me complain one time when it gets hotter than blue blazes outside. I’m not saying a word.” So that’s what I am doing right now. Not saying a word about it being humid as all get out & melting you down to a puddle, just by walking outside. And if I have checked my calendar correctly, it is May. So, Not. A. Word. Until next time I have to be going because I should be washing clothes.







Until God opens the next door for you….


Do you ever get discouraged & want to give up?  Does it just seem like nothing is going right?  No matter how hard you try, you just get in a rut & think,

“How much more can I take?” 

 You may pray about it & wonder where God is.  The devil will always try to make things seem hopeless.  As if there is no way out.  Well, good news!  I am here today to tell you, you don’t have to worry any longer.  God is working for us, even when we don’t realize it.

I want to take a minute to share with you some scripture about a man named David.  In reading Psalms 40, he must have had some problems.  He sure was bending God’s ear about them.  He poured his heart out to God & waited & cried & waited & pleaded & trusted & God heard him.  He said he had more troubles than hair on head!

Psalms 40:12

 For innumerable evils have surrounded me;
My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;
They are more than the hairs of my head;
Therefore my heart fails me.

Hold on, now, I think sometimes I get to sounding like David.  My faith may get a little lacking, as well.  Look at what David said God did for him in his trials.

Psalms 40:1

I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.

God is always working behind the scenes for us.  It’s in those moments of waiting, that we learn being faithful is essential.  When God comes through for us, it’s like a load is lifted.  It’s as if everything finally falls into place.  We know it just got real.  We look back and see that God was there all the time.  He was molding us into what He plans for us to be.  We are a work in progress.  Ever changing & developing into a faithful servant for the Lord.  Don’t let the devil try to tell you God doesn’t care.  He does.

Psalms 40:17

 But I am poor and needy;
Yet the Lord thinks upon me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.

Just like He took care of David, He takes care of us, too. That just makes me happy!  Like sweet tea with my cornbread happy! That’s the kind of God I want to serve.  The One that’s always thinking about me.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today.  I love it when you take time to come by.  Take a minute this week to make a phone call, visit, or send a card to someone to encourage them.  You never know if your kind word might make all the difference in their day.  I will see you next time, right now I have to be going because, I should be washing clothes.

photo credit: Kimberly Jones