John 14:27-Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

GIFT (God Inspired Faith Transformation)

A friend reached out the other day and asked if I would be willing to become her prayer and accountability partner on a regular basis. I prayed about it and God gave me an idea of how to proceed in both of us achieving victory in Jesus and FREEDOM from fear. God is so good!!!!


Monday- F- FAITH-Step out in faith and pray about your challenge

Tuesday-R- REJOICE-Listen to praise music

Wednesday-E- ENCOURAGEMENT-Everyday read God’s word BUT today write down a Bible verse related to your challenge and post it to be read often

Thursday- E- ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE-Consciously live your life for God everyday BUT today- deliberately deny self through the power of the Holy Spirit

Friday-D- DEVOTION TO GOD-Read a devotional…..Write down “God is (one of his character traits)” Tell God you love Him.

Saturday-O- OMNI’S-internalize what this means and say it out loud…..




Sunday- M-MINISTER TO OTHERS-At church is a great place to share/testify as to God working in your heart and life.

-I think this would help many people experience FREEDOM from whatever sin, trial, challenge they are struggling with or even just focusing on growing in their walk with Christ in a brand new way. It doesn’t have to be designed around a specific day of the week. All 7 activities are an important every day part of serving God. I am excited to begin this journey with my friend:)

ETC. (Extra Thoughts and Contemplations)

When my husband and I travel, we enjoy visiting the local public library. My son is studying to get his master’s degree in library science and works at a library. I usually end up taking a picture of a special display at the library and texting it to him. Last week we visited the libraries in Crossville and Cookeville, TN. Check out the links below…..

Art Circle Public Library (Crossville)

Putnam County Library System (Cookeville)


A Golden Chain by Helen Steiner Rice

Friendship is a Golden Chain,
The links are friends so dear,
And like a rare and precious jewel
It’s treasured more each year…

It’s clasped together firmly
With a love that’s deep and true,
And it’s rich with happy memories
and fond recollections, too…

Time can’t destroy its beauty
For, as long as memory lives,
Years can’t erase the pleasure
That the joy of friendship gives…

For friendship is a priceless gift
That can’t be bought or sold,
But to have an understanding friend
Is worth far more than gold…

And the Golden Chain of Friendship
Is a strong and blessed tie
Binding kindred hearts together
As the years go passing by.

Back from vacation…..

Top 10 vacation memories….(not in order of greatness)

  1. Picnic lunch at Cumberland Mountain State Park-Crossville,TN
  2. Golf at Bear Trace course at Cumberland Mountain
  3. Shopped 5th Street Market Place Crossville,TN… where I accidently left my credit card and remembered a couple of hours later and went back to get it and YAY!!!!! …it was safe in my wallet once again. NEVER have left my card anywhere and I am 54 years old. Felt so foolish.
  4. Shopped Dollar Tree and had much success with craft supply finds.
  5. Shopped Rocking horse Antique Gallery Cookeville,TN and scored big on “red” colored gifts for ladies.
  6. Iced dark chocolate,toffee latte from Grinder House Coffee Shop
  7. Iced cinnamon caramel latte from Lovely Brew in Monterey,TN…and drank it while strolling with my husband on a trail.
  8. Shopped Hobby Lobby….yes I know I have one here in north Alabama but I love Hobby Lobby!!!!
  9. Shopped used and new book stores BUT my favorite was in Crossville….Book Cellar….bought 3 hardcover Max Lucado books for only $4 total.
  10. Local restaurant good eats-best was Gondola Pizza and Steakhouse