Friday, January 27, 2023

We Have a Winner!

 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
John 3:16

Today is the day for our 

Homemade Soap & Mug Giveaway 

winner to be chosen!

Friday, January 13, 2023

Homemade Soap & Mug GIVEAWAY!

 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such, there is no law."
Galatians 5:22,23

I first "met" Valentine through her sweet comments on our Mountain Hope Band YouTube channel. She has encouraged my heart so many times and has been a constant supporter, and now I want to return that love by sharing with you about her family's new soap business, For His Name's Sake! These soaps are unique in that they are imprinted with the names of the nine fruits of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22,23.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Happy New Year, Overwhelmed with Gratitude, & My Word for 2023

 "Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."
Isaiah 43:19


I am so thankful to be alive and well to see another new year! This past year was difficult in many ways, but praise the Lord, He is ever faithful and brought us through. 

Over Christmas, I kept telling my dear husband and son how grateful I was to be alive. I just praise the Lord from the depths of my soul that we are all three still here, that all is as well with us as it is, and that God has bestowed such abundant mercy on us. My mind often goes to the lines of a song that says,

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Homespun Devotions: Volume Two Has Arrived!

" O LORD, Thou art my God; I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy name; for Thou hast done wonderful things; Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth." Isaiah 25:1

In the last part of my last blog post, I said, "Lord willing, I will be posting some exciting news within the next few weeks if all goes as planned." Praise His holy name, all did go as planned, and today I am sharing the exciting news—well, at least to my family and me, it is very exciting news! 😃

Sunday, December 11, 2022

We Have a Winner!

 "If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." John 15:7

A big congratulations to Trudy!

You won a free copy of Bettie's new book!!!!

Please email us at with your mailing address, and we will get your book in the mail to you right away!

Thank you to all who entered, and to those who didn't win, you can buy your own copy of Bettie's book here.

God bless each one of you, dear readers, and may He meet any need you have during this Christmas season. So many of you are facing such hard circumstances, and I want you to know that I am praying for you right at this moment. If you ever have special prayer needs or would like to email me, always know that you are free to do so at the email address above. 

Lord willing, I will be posting some exciting news within the next few weeks, if all goes as planned.

Stay tuned, and Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 2, 2022

Abiding in Him: A Life Together in Ministry ~ New Book by Barry and Bettie Gilbert & GIVEAWAY!

 On March 22, 2018, I published an "Inner Views" interview on this blog with the following words, 

"In this amazing and wonderful world of blogging, I often forget exactly how I came across another blogger and how God orchestrated the details to weave their presence into my life. I usually only remember how dear they have become to my heart over the past several years, and I praise God for allowing our paths to cross and for the encouragement they are to me. Such is the case with the precious woman of God I am interviewing today. Her beautiful blog is chock full of Godly wisdom, profound Biblical teaching, and deep spiritual insight. Her physical suffering continually produces the fruit of Godliness in her life, and the sweet-smelling fragrance of its effects pours out to bless every other life she touches. I am so honored and blessed to call her friend and to share her inner views with you here."

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

"Dear Old Days"

 "Thus saith the LORD, 'Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.'" Jeremiah 6:16

Does anyone else miss the good old days—back when life was simpler and people were kinder and more God-fearing? I think the older we get, the more we think about those carefree days of childhood when we were home under the umbrella of our parents' love. Nostalgia becomes more a part of us as conditions in our current world become more and more upside down, and we miss the normalcy and decency of days gone by.