Monday, December 23, 2013

The Star and the Cross...the Same?

What symbolism! Have you ever looked at the ‘star’ we place on the tree or reflect above the manager scene? Is it a coincidence? Is it a prophetic symbol? 

Yes, I know that the star was the light that shone above, to guide the way. But let’s look closer at the star! Is the shape that of the cross? Does it not only point the way for the wise men and shepherds to follow, but also the life of the Christ Child, for us in the future to follow? 

Wow! How many times have we gazed upon the stars in the sky and all His creation? Are they telling us the story of old? 

The star in the sky, on that Holy Night, reflected the love of God. Not only did He love His Son, but He loved mankind. The light itself was reflecting that love from the heavens to earth, leading the way to the cross. 

The star was brighter than anything the heavens had ever seen. The cross would become,due to sin, the darkest they would ever see, turning the sky black for three hours.  Luke 23 says, "And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.  And the sun was darkened." Man has tried to explain the darkness that fell over the earth, but the time of Jesus crucifixion was at Passover, celebrated at the time of the full moon.  

This star and the cross, both shaped the same, both showing the love of God....through His Son, Jesus. The star gave hope to those who came. They saw the Christ Child, the Promised One, the Messiah. The star shone down from the heavens, leading mankind, showing the way to baby Jesus. 

Then, one fateful day on Calvary, that star became the cross. Yes, it still showed the love of God, through His Son, Jesus. The cross still gives hope to those who come, seeking Jesus. As Jesus hung on the cross, the light of the star took on our sin, turning to darkness. As the life of Jesus ebbed out of Him, so did the light, because of sin. 

The cross leads us back to the light. John 1:4 "In him was life, and the life was the light of men."

The star long ago, shining so brightly, was celebrating the birth, the beginning of salvation for you and me.  The cross, covered with darkness, was the ending of the payment of sin. This brings us back to the light and love of God, for in Him there is no darkness. 

Both symbols the same, yet so different. Did those who looked up in the night sky see a star, or a mere reflection of the cross to come? Either way, let us celebrate them both with the gladness and excitement for the hope that both of them give to us through Jesus! For it is in Him that the only true light can be found!! 

Come Lord Jesus!!

Wishing you all a Merry CHRISTmas!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Santa and Jesus, Both are coming!

Lights are twinkling in the neighborhoods, sweet aromas drifting through the houses. Yes, it is the time of year, where the laughter is heard throughout the house and the excitement of checking out the beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree! 

I remember one year when our daughter, Kara, came to me and in a quiet, low voice told me her two younger brothers had apparently opened all their gifts under the tree and rewrapped them. She could tell by the retaped paper. No, I did not ask her what she was doing, snooping under the tree herself!

Giving Kara a plastic bag, I sent her to the driveway to bring back rocks. She thought this a strange request, but followed the instructions. Then, telling her to help me get all the boys presents out from under the tree, we took them to my bedroom. We carefully opened each one, removed the toy or gift and replaced it with rocks.  24:30  "At that time the

As the day came to open Christmas gifts, the house filled with excitement. We passed out all the gifts and as our tradition, we took turns by opening one present at a time.  When the oldest of the young boys, Todd, got his gift, he grinned and shook it and said, "I sure hope I get a game!" (which was what he thought was in the box!) However, when he opened it and saw that there were only rocks in the box, he looked puzzled. I gasped and said, "What? You didn't open your presents before Christmas did you? When you open them before Christmas, they turn to rocks!" (a panic came across both Todd and B.J.'s faces!) We proceeded until the next 'gift of rocks' was opened. It was beginning to look like a very dismal Christmas for the boys! They had such a disheartened look on their faces, it broke my heart.  

Going into the bedroom, I pulled out a box that contained the original presents. The boys knew they had been caught, but had been forgiven. What started as a festive occasion, turned into fear and dismay, ended with peace and gladness....and love.

Christmas is a time for festivities, family and food.  I love the reuniting and the laughter of the little ones enjoying the new toys. I do not have a problem with Santa coming to the children and spreading joy. It is an innocent way of families showing their love in a silent way. Santa gives the gift with no expectations of receiving one in return. This is true love.

But, let us remember the truth of the celebrations. That one time there was a baby that was born, the beginning of salvation for you and me. The gifts He brings to us are eternal life, Himself, and the daily Presence of the Holy Spirit....all from God the Father.  

We know the things God the Father gives us will never turn to rocks, they are eternal. Let us all be as children this season! Excited about the Christmas holiday! Looking forward to the sighting of the love that is shone by giving of gifts. We as Christians know that we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child, but we also know that we need to look up. He is coming again. Let us anticipate, with the childlike excitement, His return.  Is that Santa breaking across the sky in a sleigh full of gifts or could it be the Son of God, coming, bearing His gift of eternal life?  

"So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him" Hebrews 9:28

Matthew 24:30  "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn.  they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Are you registered? Census, taxes, insurance?

Whenever we turn on the news, we hear the newest updates...good or bad...about the upcoming insurance plans. People having trouble registering or costs challenges. 

Some folks are already talking to their tax accountants, as the end of the year approaches, trying to take care of business before this year closes out. 

What if...just what if, we had to return to our family's hometown and register for the census? What if it was required, not just suggested? It would cause even more hardship on families, because we are such a migrating and moving people.

But remember this: Luke 2:
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
Every generation has to deal with governments and laws. Am I saying I agree with each one, absolutely not! But there have been decrees through the ages that have changed who we are, whether good or bad.  

As this Christmas season approaches, we hear about the birth of Jesus in the small town of Bethlehem.  We know the story. But it brings about the question "Do you know Jesus?" Is your name written (registered) in the Book of Life? This is the only registration that will make a difference for eternity.  

Revelation 20:15 declares, “If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” The Book of Life is the set of names of those who will live with God forever in heaven. It is the roll of those who are saved. This Book of Life is also mentioned in Revelation 3:5; 20:12; and Philippians 4:3. The same book is also called the Lamb’s Book of Life because it contains the names of those who have been redeemed by the blood of the Lord Jesus (Revelation 13:8; 21:27).

How can you be sure your name is written in the Book of Life? Be sure you’re saved. Repent of sin and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior (Philippians 4:3; Revelation 3:5). Once your name is written in the Book of Life, it is never erased (Revelation 3:5; Romans 8:37-39). No true believer should doubt his eternal security in Christ (John 10:28-30).

Think about the Christmas celebration throughout eternity! It  can happen! Praising Him who was born in a manger, in a little town called Bethlehem, forever. Make sure your name is registered! What a reason to celebrate!

Merry CHRISTmas,


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Decorations for the Home and Heart

While shopping before Thanksgiving, I noticed the gala of the holidays happening in the stores: Trees glistening, trains and baby dolls, candies for baking, etc. The excitement starts to build in not only the stores, but in our homes and hearts. The Christmas season seems to start earlier and earlier in the stores and the malls.

We see friends and families starting to put their own trees up, before one holiday is over, to begin the celebration of Christmas.

Our children have started their own traditions in their homes. 
One of our daughters in law places a tiny plastic pickle, hidden somewhere deep in the tree, for the children to find. The first one to spot the pickle gets to open the first present on Christmas morning. Our little granddaughter was literally lying under the tree, looking up, trying to find the green pickle!  

Another of our daughters in law has 'Candy Cane' and 'Snowflake', an elf for each child, appear each Dec 1 to "report to Santa". (They even brought tiny marshmallows when they showed up this year!)

We have laughed and joined in the fun of the holidays as we have seen the twinkle in the eyes of our grandchildren as they have discovered the joys of Christmas.  

While reading last night about Bethlehem, the article told of the decorations and lights that are sent to the little town, from all over the world, this time of year. Even some Muslims like to put up a tree and join in the celebrations! (But they do not believe Jesus is the son of God)

It made me begin to think. Even those who do not believe like to celebrate Christmas. I do not think there is anything wrong with any of these things, from the pickle to the Muslims putting up a tree. It is all part of the season of joy and peace. But, there are two questions: 
  1. How would the birth been different, if people had known long ago? Would they have decorated the town of Bethlehem? Would Jesus have had a bed fit for a King?  
  2. Since we now know He was/is the coming King, should we celebrate all year long? Should we be as excited about Jesus in January as we are in December? 
The answer would be to keep Jesus in you heart all year, sharing His love with others. Let us, as Christians, not let the secular world beat us when it comes to celebrating Christ! When people come to your home, do they know Jesus lives there? The way we live our lives, do people know Jesus lives in your heart? The way we dress, talk and act, do we glorify Him?  

Let us begin today, not only to decorate our home for the Christmas season, but let us begin to decorate our 'hearts'. Let us begin to show others His love when we walk out our doors. Let us show in the decorations in our home, in our hearts and in our lives, that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord. Let us begin to let the joy of Jesus be shared all year long.  

May our life, actions, and works glorify our Father in heaven!
Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (ESV

Merry CHRISTmas,


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Can we be Thankful in the Midst of Hurt and Pain?

Often times we have traveled to disaster sites to where there has been a lot of hurt and pain, even during the holidays. Lost homes, lost belongings, and yes, even the loss of a loved one. It is a pain that is so deep for those going through it. 

People have asked, "How do you keep your faith strong in these times?" The only answer I can give, "It is only by leaning on Him, praying and staying in His Word. But it is also because of the prayers that have gone up for us."  

We hurt with the people, it is hard to stand with them at a funeral service or in front of the yard where their house once stood. But, when we are there during those times, is when we really feel the Presence of God. Why? Because of the prayers of the people that are going up from all over the world.  

Often times we arrive at a flood, tornado or hurricane only to find out there were storms already going on in a family, such as the recent loss of a loved one, a family member dealing with terminal illness. The physical storm may have brought us there, but God had us there for another reason. 

These prayers that are continually going up for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Chaplains, Samaritan's Purse, or even when we are serving with the local law enforcement agencies, this is how we get through and keep the faith. Because this is when we see the Hand of God working in people's lives.  

I wrote the book 'He Goes Before Us', because we have been so blessed to know that our God is alive and well and working in lives today, as He did in days of old. I wanted you to know of your answered prayers!

This Thanksgiving weekend, I am so thankful and blessed to know I have brothers and sisters in Christ that pray. I am thankful to a God that listens and answers your prayers. I am thankful to a God that shows Himself in the midst of the storms, whether it is natural or man-made. That He loves us everyday, enough to show us He cares. 

Philippians 1:3-4   I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all,…

Numbers 6:24-26
The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.'

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Spring Cleaning in November?

Well, I am not sure what got into me today! I did some spring-cleaning and it is November! But, when I opened the closet door this morning, I knew today had to be the day. The limp and lifeless clothes, hanging there unworn for at least a year, needed to go…anywhere…out of my life! The shoes were about to take over the floor, scattered aimlessly around, some without their mates!  

Then, just as I walked to the kitchen pantry to retrieve a big, black garbage bag, it really hit me. The pantry was a mess. It was time to do some serious housekeeping. 

First things first, get my husband out of the house for the day. He always thinks that shirt could be used one more time and what is wrong with those pants? He has only had them 6 years and they are barely thin at the knees!  

While I was loading up the bags and bags of stuff, God started working on my heart. He was telling me, “It is just stuff, do you really need it? You have Me.” 

I guess it was about that time scripture started floating through my head, especially Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

It made me start to look at the clothes and the shoes as the things in my life that I have been holding on to, not giving my all to Christ. I started to place each item in the bags with new meaning. It became a process, a spiritual cleansing. The bags started to become very heavy, but my soul was getting lighter. 

After three large leaf bags were filled from the closet, I headed to the pantry. The daily food that fed my body became the daily things I put in front of God.  I started to clean the pantry. Be gone old cans, be gone old mixes, be gone things that I do not need or will not use, get out of my life.  

I must admit, I held some of them in my hands and really pondered whether to toss or keep. Ultimately, if I had picked it up, it went out. 

I tied the bags tightly, knowing if my sweet, wonderful hubby came home, he would have had to peek inside and may have tempted me to change my mind. Now, for those of you that know him, you know that he is a kindhearted man, but he is thrifty as well.

Cleaning today gave me a new perspective of getting rid of the old and putting on the new. Life is like my closet and pantry.  It slowly gets cluttered with items that we think we need in our lives. Whether it is wasting time by watching too much television, talking too much, not listening to God when He speaks, and the big one in today’s world….playing on our electronics and phones too much.

Even getting rid of my best friend (hubby) today was something that I needed to do to cleanse my heart and closets! For you see, sometimes even our best friends will pull and tug at you to steal you away from things you know are right (like time spent in God’s Word). They are still your friend, but you need time with Him.

All of the above, I have had to deal with at one time or another in my life. God already knows, so don’t worry.  One of the things He convicted me of a couple of years ago was the time I spent playing games on the internet. Yes, they were innocent, harmless games; nevertheless, they used my time. I really felt God say to me (In my heart) one day, “You need to spend as much time reading my Word as you do on these games.” I never played Farmville again! My wheat and corn went to waste!

But, He was telling me that the devil was using the things that seemed innocent to me, to steal my time with Him. 

What about you? Do you need to do some spring-cleaning in your heart today? The big, black leaf bags weighed down heavy for me today, but my closet and my soul is brighter, cleaner and even smells better! I pray it is a sweet aroma to Him, for it sure is to me! 


Friday, November 15, 2013

Going Fishing

Many times we have left a disaster site heading home, exhausted and tired. We are ready to pull off the Billy Graham Chaplain shirt and be 'off duty' for awhile. As time has gone by, we have realized having on the chaplain shirt or driving the vehicles with the 'Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Ministry' written all over it may give us more opportunities to serve Him. But we don't have to have all that, because it is the Spirit, living inside us, still nudging us to visit, share and pray.  

One time we were traveling to visit our family in Kentucky and stopped in Tennessee for gas. There was nothing around this exit except the McDonald's attached to the gas station. As my husband was pumping the gas, I smelled the aroma of 'fried' food. We usually try to eat 'healthy' foods when traveling, because we know the good cooking of family and/or Samaritan's Purse will be waiting for us. But, this smell of grease was intimidating and tempting.  I said, "Mmmm, I am hungry." My husband looked around the area and replied, "Do you want to eat a 'healthy' fish sandwich?" We both smiled when I nodded yes!

We went inside ordered and sat down. While we were waiting on the food, my husband looked past me and said to me, "There is a lady behind you that needs prayer. You need to go pray with her." She was a elderly worker, emptying the garbage cans inside.  (Now mind you, we did not have on our chaplain shirts, it was just a nudging he had gotten from the Spirit) I know I looked at him puzzled, because his next words were, "Go ahead, I will pray for you." Honestly, I did not feel it, but have learned to trust my husband and the Spirit, so I got up and walked over to her. 

She looked up at me as I walked toward her. I told her, "I know this may sound strange, but we are chaplains and I would like to pray for you."

Let me stop right here and say this: There was a big, heavy set, truck driver sitting in the booth just past her and he looked up at this time.

When I had spoken to her, she turned to face me....big crocodile tears built up in her eyes and started to run down her cheek. She said, "I just found out about three hours ago, my nine year old granddaughter, is in Lexington hospital and has been diagnosed with throat cancer and I cannot go to her." I asked this hurting grandmother could I pray with her. She tearfully nodded that it would be ok. As I bowed my head, I looked at the truck driver and he was already closing his eyes and bowing his head...with tears running down his face.

Praying for the grandmother, the family and the medical team, the smell of the fried food somehow disappeared.  

The grandmother hugged me and said, "Thank you for being here for me this morning. God surely sent you my way." We both wiped away our tears. The truck driver smiled and wiped away his tears.  

We have learned we are the same people with or without the Billy Graham logos, we are still His children. Being more sensitive to Him was not learned overnight, it is an ongoing process. We are not special either, we are like everyone else. We have to stay in a close relationship with Jesus. How do you do that? By staying in His Word and prayer. Are we always obedient? I wish I could say yes, but probably not. Do we miss that opportunity and blessing? Yes!  

Is your relationship close with Jesus? Does He whisper to you, leading you toward a blessing? Stop, look and listen to the Spirit today.  He just may have someone out there that needs you.  Be aware of His presence and His nudging. You may have your own story today and I would love to hear about it! 

We serve a mighty God. He wants to use you, so He can be glorified! Do you 'smell a fish sandwich?


"If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal. Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others."
Philippians 2:1-4 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Why ‘He Goes Before Us’?

Looking back over our lives, we can see how God weaved out His plan for us.  Did we realize it at the time? No way!  But thank goodness He was there for us in times we did not even realize it! 

Several have asked the question “What inspired you to write the book, ‘He Goes Before Us’.”  The only answer that I can give, that I know without a doubt is true, God put the stories in my heart and life to share. 

While I was growing up, I have always loved to read and sometimes have been known to have two or three books going at one time.  I have been inspired myself by the stories and encouraged in my personal walk with Christ through them. 

While serving with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, going on several mission trips and literally seeing God work in the lives of people, I started to burst with excitement every time a story unfolded!  I started to see lives being changed and things happen that only God could orchestrate.  Just as anyone with good news, I wanted to share the stories of what we had seen.  Many people would listen as stories were told, with the greatest of details! (to my husband’s dismay, I added every tidbit!) I loved telling the ‘God’ stories!

I started feeling ‘these stories should be in a book so people can know God is alive and well and still works in the lives of His people!’  I started searching for someone to write the stories for me.  I spoke with several people at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, their media team, one of their writers, our director…they all agreed the stories should be shared and thought the book would be a great idea.  They encouraged me to start this blog and go from there.  They did not want to write the book, but they encouraged me to write it. 

Well, honestly, I did not know where to begin, so I searched some more for a writer.  I spoke to my daughter-in-law and she said she would love to type it up for me if I told her the stories.  Time passed, she changed jobs and her life just got too busy.  However, she continued to pray for the project.

One week, we went on a cruise with a group of Christian friends and neighbors.  While sitting chatting with the ladies one day, I discovered one of the dear, sweet ladies had been the ghostwriter for a well know evangelist!  I immediately told her, “I know why we are on this cruise together!! God wants you to write my book!”  She immediately replied, “No, God wants you to write the book, my husband and I are heading to the mission field and I will not have the time!”  My heart fell. 

I began to earnestly pray and pray.  Feeling the roads of hope had all led to a dead end, I knew what I had to do.  I gathered all my notes and journal together to begin to select the stories, out of many, to be shared.  Praying over every word, I began the task of putting them onto paper.  God was there.  I relived each story and was given encouragement as I wrote them. 

You see, God was showing me, in the writing of the book ‘He Goes Before Us’ that He truly had a plan for me, it was to write the book.  I had tried every way possible to get out of the task at hand.  I had not intended to write the book myself, but God did not intend it that way.  When I emailed a publisher one night, just to ask what I needed to do to send my book to them for preview, I was not expecting a phone call from them the next morning.  Things started to move so quickly, only God could have been in it. 

The stories became more of a devotional time for me, so that is the way the book was written…thirty-one faith-building stories of when we have seen God.  One thing I have learned through the years, it is not about me, but about Him.   

These stories are written to give hope and encouragement to anyone, to show that God loves being involved in our daily walk.  Even when we don’t see Him, He is there.  Now having the book completed, this is even more relevant to me today, that without a doubt, ‘He Goes Before Us.’

God has a plan for every one of us.  If you look back in your life, He has prepared you or is preparing you for your task.  Some of you already know in your heart what that task is going to be…others may still be searching.  For those of you that know, give it to Him and start to prepare…for those of you that are not sure yet, seek His face…He will open your heart and you will know.  Some of you know and are like I had been, searching for a way out!  He will be with you every step of the way, don’t let go!

Once you know, be on with it! Do not delay!  He wants to be a part of your life to bless you, are you wasting the days and blessings He has in store for you?  We only have a limited number of days on this earth, let every day be blessed.  He is waiting on you to get started, He is there, because I know, without a doubt, ‘He Goes Before You.’

Praying for each reader today that God will touch you so you KNOW what to do. 


Sunday, November 3, 2013

.....The Call........

People have asked me in the past, how did you get started working as a Billy Graham Rapid Response Chaplain.  Well, here is our story:

My husband had just retired from 32 years of law enforcement and I had just retired from 37 years of banking.  During the 37 years of banking, I also taught classes for the Dept of Criminal Justice at the police academy on financial fraud. 

During our careers, we both had taught bible classes and traveled on mission trips.  His job moved us to a different state several times. However, we were involved with our local church, no matter where we lived…they became our family. 

 After feeling the nudge to retire, even though we both loved our jobs, we put a ‘for sale’ sign in front of our KY farm.  We knew that we must sell it to have the funds to retire early.  You may say we put out ‘the fleece’ to see if this was really what we were to do.  Within three days the farm was sold and then....we were moving into a small apartment within 60 days! We had not even finished our notices for our jobs, which we had planned on working until the end of that year! God was definitely on the move!

Shortly after, I was online one day, doing a devotion on the Billy Graham website.  When I opened the site, across the top of the page read “Billy Graham Rapid Response Chaplains needed with law enforcement or first responder experience." Thinking this would be only a week or two a year, we talked about it and filled out the application online. The next morning we received a phone call from their office.

We attended classes at The Cove, the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC.  God blessed us with another ‘family’…our brothers and sisters that work there and are deployed with us in the field. 

We know the urgency of prayer and all of us are prayer warriors for each other when a disaster call goes out, whether it be a tornado, flood, hurricane, or shooting.  When we receive a call, sometimes it is “How quickly can you leave?” other times it is “Can you be prepared to leave in two days or so?”  We really never know when this call may come, we just know that we all must stay in a close relationship with the Lord.  This call may not come directly to us, it could be to another Chaplain Coordinator and they will need our prayers. 

This is the way life is…as the commercial says, “Life can come at you hard.” We need to stay in a close relationship with the Lord, be prayed up.  Not be a stranger to Him.  We also have our church family and our children to put the call out for prayer.  We know when we go out our door, that prayers are already going up. 

We have seen God’s hand working before we have even gotten to the disaster site. One of those times was when we were in Tom’s River, NJ and received the call “We need you to head to Sandy Hook, there has been a mass shooting at the elementary school.” We put out a call to our prayer warriors as we were leaving. 

We were in NJ, where toll roads are abundant. We were in the Billy Graham van and costs would average $10-13 dollars to pay.  Most of the tollbooths were unmanned and exact change only.  We were not prepared for this. We prayed as we drove, for the people we were going to…not thinking of the tolls. 

The first sign ‘Toll Booth ahead, exact change only’ leered at us.  We knew we did not have the exact change.  We pulled up to the tollbooth, the automatic sign in front of it said, “Out of order, Proceed.” What?  We just looked at each other!  The next one we came to had a cashier in it.  As we pulled up, he said to us, “Sorry, but I am counting my cash drawer down, just go ahead.”  It was then we knew, God was already working. 

Some of you may think this is just coincidence, but we know our God and He knows our needs and hears our prayers.  Prayers and needs are not always met as quickly and boldly as these tollbooths, but it is in His time…not ours.

God has a plan for everyone. It may not be to serve with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, write a book, share a story, but He does have a plan for you.  He has called us from the time of our salvation to serve Him, to honor Him, someway in our lives.  That service may change during the course of our lives, but it will not change Whom we serve. 

What is God calling you to do?  What is tugging on your heart? Let go of yourself and let God lead and guide your life.  Life is much easier lived if you live it for Him and not yourself. 

As the scripture say in Psalm 100:2  (KJV)

Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing”  .
Let Him put a song in your heart……