Saturday, November 12, 2011

In the Nick of Time

Playing with Cliché’s and Praising the Lord at the Same Time

The Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him He also will hear their cry and save them…Psalm 145:17 – 19   NKJV

By Susan Marlene Kinney

Pens of Praise Devotion 11/12/11

Believe it or not, Jesus our Lord and Savior came to earth to put His best foot forward on our behalf. His is a love, which makes my legs turn to Jell-O and my stomach clench. Though He died for all our sins years ago, His message is as new and true at this point in time. Godly truth speaks to me – not in one ear and out the other. Nor does it filter down from beyond the ozone layer.  His love and presence is as right as rain and my heart pounds when I sense His truth, which covers the bases of anyone’s need.  His love comes as easy as falling off a log. And when I sense Him near, a single tear trickles down my cheek. Though I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer and my brain doesn’t fire on all cylinders, He sticks like glue to my side. His love is not weak but it is tough as nails. I’m happy as a clam that He chose me to be a part of His family.

Sometimes I get a bee in my bonnet and I start licking my lips, biting my lips, and throwing my arms akimbo. But my Lord does not throw me away or reject me because I get an occasional bur in my saddle or I run around the bush too many times. He hits my repented sin over the rooftops so I don’t have to face the music alone.  Sometimes it’s a crying shame how I behave but His love is more than meets the eye.  I don’t have to feel like a fish out of water or as flat as a pancake or in a nut shell, the lesser of two evils.  Even though I put my foot in my mouth or even two feet in my mouth on more than one occasion I’ve never hear Him say, “I regret to inform you, as a matter of fact, you don’t belong anymore.” His patience is as fast as lightning and tickles me pink. I arch my eyebrows in amazement at His wondrous ways! If you don’t know Him, please invite Him in. I promise you such an invitation is not barking up the wrong tree. He will not get bent out of shape because of where you’ve been or who you thought you were. He will make things as new as lickety split. Remember Rome was not built in a day. Give yourself time to get to know Him, and like a dog with a bone you will hang on to His love. This is the one time I know that haste makes waste doesn’t apply.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hummmm Just a Note!

Greetings All,

I have not forgotten you. I have been accomplishing...more the perfect puppy- Porschea amoung a mirrad of things. I still have had difficulty posting comment although I didn't try today. I wish you all His peace and grace and purpose-filled days!   I'll be back after this week I do believe!!

Untill then....Mega blessings and joy!

Pens of Praise Meeting On Saturday

Pens of Praise

Christian Writers Group

Next meeting…
Saturday, November 12, 2011   10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Faith Church

2201  42nd Street, Manitowoc, WI  54220

§  Faith Church is located next to Festival Foods

§  Not far from the Manitowoc exit off Interstate 43

Are your fingers itching to write the great American novel or a devotion or poem?  Do you know where to begin? If you want to be His voice to many readers, or for just a few, step on over to Faith Church this coming Saturday. May powerfully pour from your pen to build others up and glorify our Lord!  What legacy do you want to leave? Come explore the plethora of writing opportunities and techniques. Share your talents and help others grow too as you learn from the various genres represented at Pens.

Our prompt this month is Clichés & More Clichés How to Write Without Them! If you want to write fresh and leave repetitive clichés behind come and work with us a while! Find a book you have around the house and bring it with you. See if you can find any tired clichés. We can all share our finds and see the value of improving our word choices.

Remember to visit one of our local shops and bring your coffee or cappuccino with you. Let us know if you’re attending so we can save a seat just for you.

If you have questions or concerns call Becky McLafferty at (920)758-9196 or       e-mail her at or call Susan Kinney at (920)242-3631 or   e-mail her at or  

We look forward to seeing you there!

May God bless you richly and always as you write for His glory!