Every day we have a reason to celebrate. I watched a video of a woman 101 years old who is doing marathons. She races against others who are at least 100 years old as well, and she’s a winner. Minded, their “running” is a fast walk, but how many of us could even do that much?! Applauding what we do well is one way to stretch ourselves out to be able to do more. Daniel 11:32 tells us: “The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.”


Accomplishment is part of our human makeup. My mom was recently in the hospital for a seizure. They didn’t find any specific cause, but they gave her a medication and now she’s home and back to normal, as if it never happened. I told her she’s doing great and she told me, “It’s wonderful to hear that you think I’m getting better. It gives me a reason to keep going.”  My mom is 88 years old, and sometimes forgets things, so to get confirmation on how well she’s doing, how smart she is and kudos on small accomplishments means a lot to her.


God tells us: “Every man should enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God” (Eccles. 3:13). How often have we not taken the time to do this? We don’t have to wait for others to tell us we’re doing well. God tells us we should rewarding by enjoying. Enjoying is a state of mind that can influence the well-being of our hearts. God wants us to have a good healthy self-image. And when we’re doing our best to do those good things from the Bible, then we have plenty to celebrate.


Let’s think of one thing we did well yesterday. Whatever it was, God says we need to take the time to CELEBRATE. It’s His gift to us. The Lord wants us to say: “Hey, I did pretty well at that. Great job! I did it!” The Lord wants us to be blessed and this is just one way He’s given us to put a little more joy in the day.


Proverbs 17:22: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”


Love, Carolyn


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Up at mom’s I have a lot of time to just sit at the window, observe and contemplate. We’re both fascinated by nature and like to study up on whatever bird, animal, or plant we’re looking at. To think that God created every type of living creature so long ago is amazing. The habits of the acorn woodpeckers are so different from the hummingbirds or the turkey vultures. They all came from the very first creation of their kind. And yes, the chicken did come before the egg. God created the first man, Adam, from the earth, and Eve from Adam. Then every person ever to exist came from the union of those two.


The makeup of a human being is so complex, intricate, detailed and still not totally understood. In Psalm 139: 14 David says: “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works.”


Then he goes on to say in verse 15-16a: “My body was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance.” I believe this is talking not only about being in the womb, but also that when God created man from the lowest parts of the earth, He already knew that each of us was going to be born and He loved us.


As important as we are, we are only one of God’s many amazing creations. We could never fully comprehend His magnificent creative genius. Scientists and nature lovers alike are continuing to learn more and more about the brilliant conceptions of our creative, imaginative, spectacular loving God.


David goes on to say in verse 17: “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:”


What is innate in the behavior of an acorn woodpecker? A turkey vulture? A patch of lichen or a poisonous hellebore? Spending time up at mom’s, where my television is the back yard, I am having the wonderful opportunity to observe, enjoy, and contemplate some of these other marvelous imaginations of our God’s creation.


Love, Carolyn




God chose David when he was but a shepherd boy and ignored by the rest of his family. His father and brothers didn’t think he had the makings of a warrior, much less a king. But God saw it differently. God chose David, who others discounted, and David never forgot it: “Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Ps. 136:23). If you’ve been snubbed, ridiculed or dishonored, don’t worry. God wants to take you from Lo-Debar to the king’s table. Look at 2 Samuel 9.


David and Saul’s son Jonathan became great friends, so when both Saul and Jonathan died, David wanted to bless their family. He asked, “Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” (2 Sam. 9:1).


“David called in Ziba, one of the servants of Saul’s family. David said, ‘So you are Ziba.’ ‘Yes, Your Majesty, I am.’ David asked, ‘Are any of Saul’s family still alive? If there are, I want to be kind to them.’


“Ziba answered, ‘One of Jonathan’s sons is still alive, but he can’t walk.’ ‘Where is he?’ David asked. Ziba replied, ‘He lives in Lo-Debar with Machir the son of Ammiel.’ David sent some servants to bring Jonathan’s son from Lo-Debar. His name was Mephibosheth, and he was the grandson of Saul. He came to David and knelt down. David asked, ‘Are you Mephibosheth?’ ‘Yes, I am, Your Majesty’” (2 Sam. 9:2-6).


There are two hidden secrets in the above passage that will amaze and bless you. The first is the fact that this man lived in Lo-Debar. I looked up the meaning of this word. “Lo” means “no, or without.” The word “debar” comes from two words. One translates as a “pasture, or a flock or fold, as in a sheepfold.” The other is “dabar,” meaning “word, answer, speaking, teaching, and communicating.” Lo-Debar was a pastureless place, a place with no flocks, no answers, no teaching, no communication. Why is this important? You’ll see in a minute.


The second hidden secret in this passage is the meaning of the man’s name, Mephibosheth. This name translates as “exterminating the idol.” This poor man was a child of our God, stuck in a low place, Lo-Debar; a place where he couldn’t operate his God-given specialty. God gave him the distinct ability in his name: to exterminate idols, but he was spiritually imprisoned in a place where there was no one to listen. There was no pasture for the Word of God. It reminded me of when our Lord Jesus went back to his town of Nazareth and “he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief” (Matt. 13:58).


God didn’t want this man in a place of spiritual bondage, and He doesn’t want you in one either. God sent David to bring this man up out of Lo-Debar.


David said, ‘Don’t be afraid. I’ll be kind to you because Jonathan was your father. I’m going to give you back the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul. Besides that, you will always eat with me at my table.’ Mephibosheth knelt down again and said, ‘Why should you care about me? I’m worth no more than a dead dog’” (vv. 7-8).


We see from this passage that Mephibosheth’s self-image was terrible. He was dejected, miserable, downcast. People will always lean towards depression and despondency when they feel they can’t express who they really are.


Through David, God rescued Mephibosheth from bondage to freedom and delight.


“David called in Ziba, Saul’s chief servant, and told him, ‘Since Mephibosheth is Saul’s grandson, I’ve given him back everything that belonged to your master Saul and his family. You and your fifteen sons and twenty servants will work for Mephibosheth. You will farm his land and bring in his crops so that Saul’s family and servants will have food. But Mephibosheth will always eat with me at my table.’


“Ziba replied, ‘Your Majesty, I will do exactly what you tell me to do.’ So Ziba’s family and servants worked for Mephibosheth. Mephibosheth was lame, but he lived in Jerusalem and ate at David’s table, just like one of David’s own sons” (vv.9-13).


There are many other examples in the Bible of God delivering His loved ones from prisons of all kinds, bringing them from low places to high ones. See what the Lord shows you this week.


Love, Carolyn


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Rhoda and Peter

I was sitting in my living room early in the morning, and I heard flapping in my chimney. I knew a bird got caught and I prayed it would somehow get out. When I was praying, I listened as the Holy Spirit told me to put some bread in the fireplace so the bird would come down and be free.


My actions showed that I was in doubt because I went off to work, automatically leaving the door open so Snowy our cat could get into the living room. When I got home, sure enough, God had answered my prayer, and the pigeon was sitting on the mantel. It was bedraggled and shivering as Snowy prowled around below it. I picked Snowy up and put him in the bedroom. Then I gently clutched the frightened bird and took him outside where he flew away to freedom.


The next day I was at a garage sale and found a plaque of the same type of bird God saved for me. I hung it up on my bedroom wall to remind me that God always answers my prayers.


There’s a story in Acts 12 like mine, where people were praying but still doubting at the same time. Their actions showed they didn’t expect God to answer their prayers, BUT God knew their hearts, and He did answer. This is the story:


Peter got thrown into prison and Christians gathered at Mary’s house to pray. The Bible doesn’t tell us what they were praying about, but we can pretty much assume they were praying for Peter’s release. God answered their prayer miraculously by sending an angel to lead him out.


Peter showed up at Mary’s house where they were praying, and Rhoda answered the door. She saw him and was so excited she ran in to tell the others and forgot to let Peter in. She told them Peter was there in the flesh, but they said she was crazy and decided it must be an angel. They believed in angels, but they failed to really believe God was answering their prayer for Peter to get out of prison.


Peter kept pounding on the door and finally they came to the door. They were astonished and must have all been talking at once because Peter had to quiet them down to tell the story of his escape (Acts 12:1-17).


Even though I prayed, I didn’t fully believe God would save the pigeon, and these people didn’t fully believe God would save Peter. My experience with the pigeon was a turning point for me. It showed me that if my heart is right when I ask something in prayer, God will ALWAYS answer. It’s not always in the way I would expect, or even in the time frame I would like, but He does always answer.


We can trust that He will do it every time. Jesus always tells the truth: “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24). Notice He said “when” you pray. So at the very time of praying, we need to also truly believe we’re going to receive God’s answer. But, because God loves us so much and He is a merciful God, He even answers when we retain some doubt. Thank God He always sees our hearts and doesn’t just react to our unbelieving actions!


Love, Carolyn


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david praying

Many are familiar with Psalm 30:5 “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” But what about when joy doesn’t come in the morning? Did God lie? No. We just didn’t read the next verse. It says: “And in my prosperity I said, ‘I shall never be moved.’” What was the prosperity David declared would never leave him? It was the Word of God that he knew and loved. Why would David receive joy in the morning? Because he claimed the goodness of God and said it out loud. His action is confirmed in Psalm 5:3 where David tells God: “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” It’s so important to start our day like David did, looking up to God, and claiming His goodness. When we don’t have joy in the morning, we’ve got to make ourselves say what the Word says, to get that joy. We know in our hearts it doesn’t come automatically.


I live in Las Vegas, a 24-hour city, so everyone’s morning can be different. But no matter what time it is, whether 4 a.m. or 11 p.m. when we start our day, it’s time to pray. We can get the very best preparation for our waking hours by praying first thing.


Even when David had complaints, he started his day with prayer. Psalm 88:13 is one of those morning prayers: “But unto thee have I cried, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent [go before] thee.” In this passage, David goes on in the next five verses complaining to God of the terrible things that have happened to him. We all need to do that: let our complaints out to the only one who can truly help us. David protested: “Lord, why castest thou off my soul? Why hidest thou thy face from me?” (v.14).


But then when he’s finished with his honest griping, he begins to praise God, saying: “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. For I have said, ‘Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens’” (Ps. 89:1-2). And David continues through the next 27 and more verses to speak what God says about His relationship with David. And David is built up and confident once again.


These are a few of the truths from God’s Word that I pray every morning:


“Bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me” (1 Chron. 4:10).


“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Matt. 11:15).


“Be anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7).


“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7).


Find your truth from God’s Word and let’s start our mornings like the great King David, who God called “a man after mine own heart” (Acts 13:22).


Love, Carolyn




WINGS: A Journey in Faith from the Earthly to the Heavenly is a compilation of stories—thoughts, musing, insights, revelations, and guidance gathered from my experiences living as a Christian in Las Vegas.
This section is PART 1 and contains chapters 1-9:



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“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” (Ps. 116:15). One of the definitions for “precious” is “costly.” It cost God something when one of his children dies, not only when someone dies too early, but also because God sees the pain and sorrow of those who have lost a loved one. God knows how sorrow feels. Most Christians believe in heaven, but how many of us are totally convinced we’re going, and have confidence in how wonderful it will be? My Dream of Heaven, written by Rebecca Springer is the most beautiful, heart-warming testimony to what is on the other side of death. Even the first few pages will bring tears of joy and hope from deep within you, and it will change you forever.


Reading this small and humble book, written so many years ago, is an experience no serious Christian should miss. I can’t tell you how many times the images I recall from this book have helped me in times of grief. Here’s just a little bit from the first few pages:


Note: This was written in 1898, so you need to get used to the old English, but I think you’ll see that the meaning is clear.


“Let me in the beginning reassert what I have heretofore stated: that I have never claimed that this strange experience is either a revelation or an inspiration. It came to me during a period of great physical suffering and prostration, and I have always considered it as sent in compensation for that suffering. Be this as it may, it has been a great comfort and help . . . .  Thus I can but think, if any meaning can be attached to this strange vision, that it is simply a lesson in a general way of what we may expect and hope for when we reach the thither shore.”

— Rebecca Ruter Springer


And another passage from the author’s preface:


“The pages of this little volume contain no fancy sketch, written to while away an idle hour; but are the true, though greatly condensed, record of an experience during days when life hung in the balance between Time and Eternity, with the scales dipping decidedly toward the Eternity side.


I am painfully aware of the fact that I can never paint for others the scenes as they appeared to me during those wonderful days. If I can only dimly show the close linking of the two lives—the mortal with the divine—as they then appeared to me, I may be able to partly tear the veil from the death we so dread and show it to be only an open door into a new and beautiful phase of the life we now live.”


The Bible tells us that when we believe God raised Jesus from the dead and we accept Him as Lord, we get born again of spiritual seed, and it is incorruptible. “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” (1 Peter 1:23).


And 1 Peter 1:3-4 tells us: God has “begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.”


I urge you to please read My Dream of Heaven. I feel strongly about this because I don’t want anyone to ever worry about dying.


Love, Carolyn


jesus with child1

Janice was the perfect candidate for leadership. She met the basic requirements, participated in all the meetings and added real insight and help to the other members. Several of the leaders recommended her, and it looked like a lock. But when the final job interview came, she was denied. Why God? Why? There are just some things we’re not going to be able to figure out or understand. God is all-knowing. But we are not, and we can’t figure it out with reasoning or logic. We’ve heard the phrase, “There’s a reason for everything.” But the second half of that should be, “But we don’t get to know all the reasons.” The Lord is always going to know more than we do. He sees the bigger picture beyond what we can see.


Job 9:10 says He “doeth great things past finding out.”


That’s where trust comes in. With trust and obedience, there’s always going to be some unanswered questions: “Why, God?” “How?” “When?” We trust and obey from our hearts, not our minds. Our minds are too small to handle all the data it takes to answer every question all at once.


We have problems at times waiting on God and trusting Him. But we’re not the only ones. Take a look at Gideon.


The Midianites were destroying the land. The Israelites were hiding in caves, and they were in poverty. Gideon was threshing some wheat to hide it from the Midianites when an angel came to him and said: “The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour” (Judges 6:12).


Then Gideon questioned: “But if the Lord is helping us, then why have all of these awful things happened? And where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of?” (v. 13). But the angel didn’t bother to explain why it was happening. He just told Gideon what to do next, and said: “Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites” (v. 14).


One vitally important thing we need to tell ourselves over and over is that we are important to the Lord. He doesn’t want to lose us. Just because the Lord doesn’t explain things to us all the time, doesn’t mean we’ve done something wrong, or that we are not worthy. Most Christians are way too quick to feel guilty for something and get fearful. But we are the Lord’s mighty ones, wherever we go, whatever we do. It took an angel to come to Gideon and set him straight, reminding him of who he was in God’s eyes. But we can also do this for ourselves, and we probably need to do it more often.


Daniel 4:35 says: “He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’” We need to let God be God. He doesn’t have to tell us everything. He tells us He has a good plan for us and sometimes that’s all we need to know and then just keep trusting and doing the next thing.


Janice did the next thing God opened for her. She later found out that the company she had applied for was corrupt. Because of her integrity, she wouldn’t have lasted there even if she’d gotten the job.


So many things are like that; we don’t find out until later why our prayers weren’t answered in the way we had expected or in the time frame we were wanting. However, we see in the instruction book (the Bible) that everyone who trusted God and just obeyed, got great results, whether or not they understood the why and wherefore.


A word of caution: Many have listened to and obeyed their preachers and pastors without really verifying their actions or beliefs with the Word of God. We want to make sure we are trusting God, not just what some TV evangelist says. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). You don’t need a pastor to tell you what to do. Those of us who minister in the capacity of gift ministries are there to help, but God says: “The Spirit himself speaks to our spirits and makes us sure” (Rom. 8:16). We’ve sometimes trusted more in our teachers than in God and His Word.


Even though we may not know why things happen sometimes, the good thing is we have eternity to catch up on everything we couldn’t figure out. Meanwhile, we trust the Lord; and we bravely confess that we are His mighty ones; and we obey what we believe He is telling us is the next step. We let God be God and then we see the greatness of what He wants to do in our lives.


Love, Carolyn






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