Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Eyes of Faith

Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him. – Luke 24:31 (NIV)

He was hanging there, dying now, for all the world to see—
A sinner caught, condemned to die, never again to be free;
When another man was nailed and raised beside his cross of shame—
With a crown a thorns, a robe of blood, and a crowd that mocked His name.

Wasn’t this that preacher man—he’d seen Him once before—
And eaten of the bread He’d made beside the Galilean shore;
And wasn’t it just the other day He rode into the town—
To a cheering crowd who laid their robes before Him on the ground.

Now they shouted, “Save yourself—and us if indeed You are who You claim to be—
We’ll believe if You come down off that accursed tree.”
Suddenly he understood and cried, “Can’t you see?
Lord Jesus, will You remember me?”

He was hanging there, dying now, for all the world to see—
A sinner caught, forgiven now, and finally set free.
Through the eyes of faith he saw the King of all eternity—
Who said, “Today you’ll be in Paradise with Me.”

Grant me, dear Lord, the eyes of faith that I may see You in every aspect of my life. Amen. 

Read Luke 23:32-43

Thursday, March 26, 2015

If you're in the area . . .

I'll have a book table at the Craft Fair at the Purchase Line United Methodist Church on Rte. 286 (Commodore, Pa.) on Saturday, March 28, from noon until 3 p.m.

If you've been wanting an autographed copy of any of my books and are in the area, please stop by. I'd love to connect with you!

Books available:

  • The Heart Remembers
  • Before I Die
  • God, Me & a Cup of Tea devotionals
  • Minute Meditations: Meeting God in Everyday Experiences
  • I Lift Up My Eyes: Minute Meditations Vol. 2

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wonderful surprise

Brent and me 

I received a wonderful surprise in last week's mail - an autographed copy of Jerry B. Jenkins's latest book, The Matheny Manifesto, written with Mike Matheny, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, autographed to my grandson Brent. I sent Jerry the link to last week's blog, "To Risk It All." The autographed book was Jerry's response. Thank you, Jerry, for your kindness and thoughtfulness. You made our day!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Need a speaker?

Are you looking for an inspirational speaker for your event?

I'm firming up my speaking schedule for 2015 and would love to talk to you.

I've spoken at retreats, revivals, ladies' events (teas, luncheons, mother-daughter dinners), banquets, conferences, and monthly meetings (such as DAR). Please check out my speaker page on my website for a list of suggested topics.

These are just a few of my speech topics. I’ll be happy to develop a speech or retreat around the theme for your event. All of the topics can be expanded for a retreat.
“I can’t thank you enough for all the time you put into teaching and preparing to minister to us. You are extremely talented and gifted, and your ministry to us was exactly what we needed. We love you.”– The Summit United Methodist Church Women (Erie, Pa.)
 Let me help you make your event meaningful, insightful, and fun.

…so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith. (Philippians 1:25 )

Use the contact form on the website or email me. I'd love to hear from you!