Author: Joanne

  • Reflections of 2023

    Reflections of 2023

    It started out to be a good year. I went to our women’s first retreat as a campus to Lake Geneva. I rode with a friend and a woman that I had not met yet. She turned out to be a great woman and a very reserved one. We all got along just fine and…

  • Inspiration

    Inspiration

    These last couple of months have been hectic with the setting up of this new website. I have to be honest though, I never thought that I could do it. I most certainly could not have done it alone. I had no idea that setting up a website was so involved and possibly complicated. Transferring…

  • Reflections of 2022

    Reflections of 2022

    The year was full of things that happened, some good and some bad. I got closer to some of my acquaintances at church, we got a new head Pastor, and a new campus Pastor. I serve on my women’s group for breakfast and I enjoy cooking for the worship team. For all of the percussions…

  • Reflections of 2021

    Reflections of 2021

    I know that I am late with this posting. The last 2 years have been a stressful time of being pressured to get vaccinated and for wearing masks. I have to say that doing what is best for my family is more important to me than anything else. Having seen my daughter and grand-daughters last…

  • Reflections for 2020

    Reflections for 2020

    I don’t know about you, but I know that this has been a year of uncertainty with shutdowns, and lifestyle changes. Having to wear masks to go shopping for groceries, and to enter other stores just to stay safe, as well as keeping your distance from others. Churches being shut down as well as restaurants…

  • Reflections of 2019

    Reflections of 2019

    Another year has come to an end. What happened this past year? Financially things have stayed pretty much the same. Started a business in June, that I am working to take off so that I can become more financially stable. Things are moving slowly, but that is alright for now. It’s been an alright year,…

  • Reflections of 2018

    Reflections of 2018

    As I reflect on the past year (2018), I find myself feeling good that it is over and a new one has started.  I received a car from my church a year ago and have been able to keep it running through out the year.  I’ve had some ups and downs, but I have kept…

  • Do I truly Believe?

    Do I truly Believe?

    What am I here for?  What am I wanting to get out of this?  What am I willing to put into it, to get what I want?  Have you ever asked yourself these questions or asked at least one of them to yourself?  If so, are your motives in the right place or are you…

  • Reflections for 2017

    Reflections for 2017

    Well, another year has come and gone, I have graduated twice this year with 2 Associates Degrees and I’m very proud of myself for that.  One in the Fine Arts and the other in the Arts.  It’s been a trying year, but with all of the ups and downs, I can say that it was…

  • God’s Holy Fire “How Foolish Can You Be?”

    God’s Holy Fire “How Foolish Can You Be?”

    “How Foolish Can You Be?” — God’s Holy Fire for 06/24/2017 How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? — Galatians 3:3 NLT Key Thought Try harder! Be better! Achieve more! Seek perfection! These are all messages…

  • Graduation!

    Graduation!

    Well, it has finally happened.  I graduated with an Associates Degree in Fine Arts.  It took a long time to get here, but persistence and determination has gotten me to this point.  What’s next, you may be asking?  Well, now I have to work on getting my business off the ground and into play.  To…

  • Much More

    Much More

    I attended an event at my church called “Much More.”  It was an awesome time of teaching, worship, and inspiration.  I had never been to anything like this before, but found myself looking deep within myself to see how I could become ‘much more’ than I am now.  Making myself better than I am now…

  • What is your Greatest Treasure?

    What is your Greatest Treasure?

    I have to say that this spoke to me today. It makes me think of where should my treasure be. This devotion by Phil Ware says it best! “The Greatest Treasure,” and brings at least to me a question: Who is my Greatest Treasure? As Christ followers He should be our greatest treasure, but are…

  • Reflections of 2016

    Reflections of 2016

    As I have been reflecting on the past year, I know that somethings did not happen that I wanted to happen.  I have gotten closer to God in my daily walk, but I had thought that there would be a more noticeable change.  However, I know that I must look deeper within myself because for…

  • Are you putting the Full Armor of God on?

    Are you putting the Full Armor of God on?

    In this mornings devotion reading, I find myself thinking and wondering if I and other Christian’s are putting on the full Armor of God on a daily basis as the Word says for us to be doing.  I know that it has convicted me of this as I know because of the busyness of the…

  • Faithful, Abundant, True bible study-thought reflections

    Faithful, Abundant, True bible study-thought reflections

    I started a new Bible study this week at my church.  Faithful Abundant True by Kay Arthur, Beth Moore, and Priscilla Shirer.  Going through this first week, I find myself checking my life to see if I am matching up with God’s will.  Am I doing what He wants me to be doing?  Am I…

  • Are we trying to buy the Spirit of God?

    Are we trying to buy the Spirit of God?

    It’s a good question, when you stop to think about ones actions and deeds.  are we looking to please man or God?  Do we want to secure ourselves a place in heaven or we just going a long with everyone else?  It’s something to think about and ponder.  We need to trust in God, that…

  • Who Controls Us?

    Who Controls Us?

    It’s a good question.  Who are we controlled by?  We hate it when others try to control our lives and we get defensive when they do control or try to control our lives and thoughts.  So the real question should be ‘who do we want to be controlled by,’ Satan or the Holy Spirit?  That…

  • What Idol’s are you harboring?

    What Idol’s are you harboring?

    In today’s devotional I am reminded about what we must give up to enter the kingdom of God.  This can be and is a tough subject for a lot of people.  I know that at times it is for me.  We cannot enter the kingdom on our own accord, but we have to have the…

  • Are you harboring any unforgiveness toward anyone?

    Are you harboring any unforgiveness toward anyone?

    Are you harboring any un-forgiveness?  I know that I do and have; today’s devotion talks about having un-forgiveness and how we hold onto that un-forgiveness and how we can have faith as small as a mustard seed to deal with that un-forgiveness.  The hardest thing that we can do to ourselves and others is to…