Archive for November 2013

Websites, applications, questions, costs, and coverage — and more to be thankful for   Leave a comment

As a self-employed person I’ve had to go through the rigors of what the future of health insurance will look like, cost wise, and coverage wise.

After much research and conversations with our health insurance agent about the extreme hikes in insurance costs and for far less coverage, we finally select a plan that seems like it will fit our needs. I receive an email stating that the application is approved.

Thinking I could now move on and navigate the next obstacle or thing to do – I receive a voicemail from the new insurance company asking me to call them back because they have some questions.

My first thoughts, race to – “Why … Is there a problem?”… And immediately, I steal back the questions that start running, that I myself cannot answer, which are only seeds for fear and worry.

I pick up the phone to dial and respond to the voice that answers.

“I’m returning a call about my health care application.”

I can’t quite understand what the other person is saying…so I have to ask again.

“Excuse me …?” I ask.

“This is a church ministry,” he says politely.

“A church ministry? — That’s exactly what I need.”

He laughs with a genuine tone of merriment.

“I’m so grateful for what you do and I don’t think I’ve gotten a wrong number.” 

We bless each other in our good-byes and I re-listen to my voicemail to get the phone number of the insurance company I’m trying to reach.

The area code I originally dialed was 800  – The insurance company’s area code was 888 – the following seven digits were both the same.


It then occurs to me that the numbers 888 are the spiritual numbers that represent Christ Jesus the Messiah –



– Insurance that I really need is the one that insures for peace –




Gratitude is our Hallmark   Leave a comment

Thank you God for those days when winds do not prevail

And life does not deliver unexpected blows 

Moments in between premeditated moments where Peace regains Her throne


Standing at the water’s edge surrendered to the lazy rhythmic tide

Waves slowly lapping as if water could be napping

Exhausted by her storms









Lead Me   Leave a comment

Thank You for a starting point

That leads me to I know not where

Something born inside assures me You are there

To give me strength to follow






More to be Grateful for   Leave a comment

Today our housekeeper, Jennie asked if I could pick up a driver’s manual for her. I was on my way to Dennis, MA anyway which was about ten miles from the motor vehicle department. Although, it did add another unplanned item on my list for the day.

As I was processing my inner annoyance to this and trying to realign my thinking, as to doing something good for someone else, a deer ran in front of my vehicle. The song on the radio was playing, “Don’t Try So Hard.” Gratefully, the deer seemed well enough to recover and ran off into the woods. Pieces of his hair are still under my hood but my car and I are okay.

After I picked up the driver’s manual and held it in my hands I suddenly realized how much there is for me to learn and to be grateful for.



Making it Count   Leave a comment

Today at the gym I only wanted to hurry up and get my work out done — until I remembered what I was there for — To become healthier and better fit.

If I was to cut a corner – who would lose out?

Suddenly I became aware, that as always, I was not alone.

Pretending to be in a contest, I fixed my form, imagining that God was watching me, (and of course this was true).   With earnest intention, balanced in a yoga pose as though I were a mighty tree standing in a forest, I said humbly from within, “Oh God, pick me.”

 ~~Today I had a very good workout and an even better work-in 😉 ~~








Full Moon   Leave a comment

Deceiving mortal eyes will say

That night has overcome the day

Fears aside I peer 

Deeper into darkest night

No choice want I but to depend

Upon Your guiding light









God quell my fears by Your presence here   1 comment

Every day I choose a scripture from a little wooden box.
What are the odds of selecting these two scriptures chosen from a box of over 300 after praying to know God’s presence –

Trust is believing the evidence of God’s presence





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