Day 36 - Tuesday through Day 40 Saturday
The last few days of Lent, 2019
I have finished my 40 journey, and during this time I learned a lot about Jesus and the miracles He performed. I also learned a lot about myself. I know that for the remaining part of the year, I won't to ...READ THIS
Day 24 - Tuesday through Day 35 Monday
We have finally reached the final week of Lent 2019. At this point in my journey I am in awesome wonder of all that Christ has done for me. I love my Savior, and I only wish I could convey how much I am thankful for all He did for ...READ THIS
Day 18 Tuesday - Day 23 - Monday
Jesus had His fair share of "critics." But He did not allow this to keep Him from doing the right thing. Some of His critics even sought to kill Him simply for His goodness. We have to be willing to take chances when we help others in the ...READ THIS
Day 13 - Wednesday through Day 17 - Monday
What Manner of Man Is This?
The Devils Feared Him!
"Who Touched Me?"
The People Laughed, But Only for a Moment!
They Believed, and so They Were Healed!
So for the past few days, I've been running, rushing, working, and blogging has been ...READ THIS
Day 12 - Tuesday
When a mom loses literally everything, Jesus decides to do what must have been unimaginable for her. He gave her back her son... her only son. We know she was a widow, and when her son died, she truly did feel as though she had lost it all. But ...READ THIS
Day 11 - Monday
Jesus was willing to heal a withered hand so a man could regain his ability to work even if it meant His enemies would do what they could to hold it against Him. I find it hard to understand how a group of people, who were supposed to be ...READ THIS
Sunday #2 of Lent
Today I tried to spend time with family. My sister was in from her hometown, and we had lunch. It was great to have time just to sit and talk with her. As I went through the day, I looked at several issues in life... and in each one, I truly ...READ THIS
Day 10 - Saturday
I love that Jesus had such crowds that the people had to take the roof from the home just to get to Him. That had to be an amazing sight. Yet Jesus was more concerned with the man's salvation than his physical healing. This troubled ...READ THIS
Day 9 - Friday
Two things really stuck out to me today in the scripture reading:
The faith of the Centurion.
How Jesus marveled at the Centurion's faith.
Because of a pattern I see as I read through all the miracles of Jesus, one thing begins to ...READ THIS
Day 8 - Thursday
I love how the leper approached Jesus with the words, "Lord if you will..." And I equally love how Jesus responded... "I will!" I find that amazing! I wonder how many times we could help make someone's life better if we would just say the ...READ THIS
Day 7 - Wednesday
I love this story. Peter is worn out... but he helps his friend, Jesus, have a platform to preach. Then Jesus (whom Peter knows as the teacher) finishes and says, "Hey, Peter... go out into the deep and cast your nets there." I think Peter may ...READ THIS
Day 6 - Tuesday
At the End of a Long Day - He Healed!
I know Jesus must have been extremely tired after teaching all day, yet there He was... healing as many as He touched... at the evening time. There are three things that stuck with me in these verses:
He ...READ THIS
Day 5 - Monday
Healed to Help
I love this little story. It's in 3 of the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, & Luke. There are only a couple of verses in each account. But the message is clear:
Peter's MIL had a fever and was very sick.
Jesus rebuked ...READ THIS
Sunday #1 of Lent
Sunday - Rest Day
I don't know about you, but I love rest days! So many days filled with anxiety, stress, and compiling problems... God knew we mortals could not handle all of that for extended days on end... So, He gave us a rest ...READ THIS
Day 4 - Saturday
What A Word Is This?
From the moment Jesus started in the synagogue, the people were amazed. When He delivered the poor man with an unclean spirit, their expressions became: "What A Word Is This?"
Two quick things to share:
The people ...READ THIS
Day 3 - Friday
Having Faith Without Miracles & Wonders
As I read the scriptures for this little walk in the wilderness, I realized that Jesus wanted more from those around Him - He wanted them to believe in Him without having miracles and wonders. OK... I ...READ THIS
Day 2 - Thursday
1st Recorded Miracle of Jesus' Earthly Ministry - WOW!
Do you know what I love most about this story - 2 things - Jesus did it for His earthly mom (Mary) & Jesus' mom had confidence in Him. Oh the things we do for family! But... one ...READ THIS
Day 1 - Ash Wednesday
And so the journey begins. I've taken my first few steps. I think I have my fasting in order; I've also gotten some inspiration as how I should pray. I'm asking God to show me daily what He would have me give.
Day 1 - The ...READ THIS
Preparation for Lent - in FPG Mode
Preparation for Lent - in FPG Mode
There are 3 Main Tenets of Lent: fasting, praying, and giving. When you take a look at these principles of faith, you find Jesus embodied all three during His earthly ministry. When you read of Jesus' ...READ THIS
My Love, My Life, My Forever Valentine!
My Love, My Life, My Forever Valentine
When I met this guy, I was only 15. He was stationed in South Korea, and his family had been a part of our community forever. I'll never forget my first memory of seeing him... In his dress greens... ...READ THIS
A Real Enemy Among Us
I don't know about you, but my heart breaks on a regular basis when I hear of how people whom I love dearly are falling into the trap of alcohol and drug consumption to the point they are putting their lives and the lives of those around them ...READ THIS
Today is my Daddy's Birthday. It's been 45 years since I've seen him. My memories of him are sketchy at best. When I look at the few pictures of him I have, I realize about the only physical feature I inherited from him is the ...READ THIS
Living in a Glass House
Recently I was reminded I do indeed live in a glass house. I'm a PW, which I think is worse than a PK. When you are in the ministry, all your walls are glass. Every word you say is dissected. You are supposed to be in check with your ...READ THIS
Need a Little Wilderness Experience?
These are troubling times for sure. It has become a huge distraction for me on a daily basis. I do my best to overlook... scroll past... have not reaction... but almost on a daily basis, I find myself upset over something I've seen or ...READ THIS
Hold the Fort
I have never seen a time when being a Christian has been met with more hate that today. It seems if we hold any truths self-evident we are misconstrued as hateful, biased, and non-tolerant. I read a quote today where someone likened us to ...READ THIS
Days When I Need Jesus & A Whole Lot of Duct Tape
I am a passionate person. When I believe in something, I believe it with my whole heart. Sometimes that gets me in trouble. To be truthful, this is the 3rd time I have restarted or rewritten this post. It pains me greatly to know that we have ...READ THIS
Warrior Princess of God - Book 1 - Women at War
This devotional contains Biblical training for women on how to become warrior princesses for God. In this present hour, more than ever, women must be ready to engage in spiritual warfare with the adversary. Each month a new Biblical warrior princess will be featured to provide numerous examples for women.
Warrior Princess of God - Book 2 - Women in Battle
This devotional is a continuation of the Warrior Princess Series. In this book, we will look at the lives of Rahab, Miriam, Ruth, and Hannah. From their lives, we will seek to understand how spiritual battles are won in our lives. Join us on this journey to discover spiritual warfare, how to be fit for the Kingdom, and most importantly, to discover ourselves.
Warrior Princess of God - Book 3 - Women of Victory
This is the final book in the series, Warrior Princess of God. We look closely at the lives for four New Testament women of faith: Mary (mother of Jesus), Priscilla, Lois, and Lydia. This is a personal journal of devotions with space for prayers, thoughts, and answers to questions posed by the author. It also contains a complete set of editor notes that complement the devotions written by the author.
Abundant Blessings - Abundant Love - Abundant Life
People need encouragement. There are days when we just need someone to give us a word... or two. Hopefully, this book will be that encouragement for you!
My Status - His Message
This book is a journal of social media status updates, tweets, and blog entries designed to promote the Kingdom of God and inspire others.
For His Purpose - 100 Musings
This book is designed to encourage every Christian woman to live her life according to His purpose. It is the desire of the author for women to realize their value to Christ and to live each day building the Kingdom. 100 musings for us to remember.
To Maddie With Love
This book is written from a mother-in-law to her daughter-in-law, giving her marriage advice. Dr. Odom has written several inspirational, devotional, and children's books. She promised her daughter-in-law (Maddie) this book, and she has finally completed it. It is a 5 chapter book with notes and questions for the bride to work through. It covers a myriad of marriage topics. It's a great book to use for a series of young married women workshops.
I Touched the Water! It Was So Clean!
This book is a story about the work that a missionary couple does in Kenya with bringing water to those who have unsafe drinking water. It is a story of love and sacrifice, and it should encourage us all to consider what we have and be thankful while giving to those in need. It is a colorful representation of life in Kenya among people who desperately need fresh water. It is written for children, but can be enjoyed by all ages.
Journey Into My Wilderness
This is a 40-day journey of self reflection designed to coincide with Lent. The author is a non-denominational, independent of affiliation Christian who feels the call to observe Lent. It is not a formality, but rather it is a personal time of self-reflection each year. If you feel the call into the wilderness, join us in this little study. Be renewed and learn more about who you really are and what you need to do to grow stronger in your Christian Faith.