Keeping Our Hearts Above The Clouds

May 22, 2019 at 7:07 pm | Posted in Christian Women | Leave a comment

Dear Friends,

Last weekend, my husband and I took a quick flight to Portland, Oregon for our cousin’s memorial service.  The weather for this time of year is so unusual for us West Coasters; especially in California since the rain and cloud cover have made many of our days so dreary.  We’re just not used to it.  Where’s the warm weather and sunshine? Keeping your heart above the clouds

As our jet climbed out of Portland, I was reminded that above the cloudy veil lies a much larger, open space; the one that God sees above all our sorrows and trials. In the beauty above the clouds is where I want my heart to be; joyful and in His presence. That’s where the Son is.

Consider these Bible verses that help us keep our hearts above the stormy clouds of life.

I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.  Leviticus 26:4 

 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet. Psalm 18:9

Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?  Job 37:15-16 

Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Matthew 26:24 

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  James 1:2 

God bless you with a beautiful Spring whatever the weather! 

In Christ always, 


2 Cor. 10:31 


Hosanna in the Highest!

April 12, 2019 at 12:27 pm | Posted in Christian Women | Leave a comment

Hosanna in the highest FB.

Dear Friends,

Have you considered that there are 226 names for Jesus in the scriptures? Those names are all important because through them, God gives us a window into the character of His Son.

Jesus can’t be completely defined in our finite understanding but as we learn more about Him through God’s word, our trust and faith will grow.

DOTK Women's Tea - The The King and I April 21, 2018

Some of my favorite names for Jesus are here.  Won’t you take a minute to consider who Jesus is to you and the difference He makes in your life?


I am certain that Jesus is who is says He is;  the King of kings, Lord of lords, and our very best Friend. What a joy to worship and praise His name forever!

God bless you as you praise His Name throughout this coming Holy Week!

In Christ always, 


  2 Cor. 10:31 



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March 25, 2019 at 10:37 am | Posted in Christian Women | Leave a comment

Hi Friends!

I’m so honored & blessed to share with you my latest video book review with Marnie Swedberg, Author and Founder of

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Revitalize book cover, front

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Spring is here! Easter is coming!

March 22, 2019 at 9:12 am | Posted in Christian Women | Leave a comment
Greetings Again in Our Lord!  

What a beautiful time of year to grow our relationship with Christ, our Lord! Take time now to reflect on the fundamentals for being a faithful follower of Jesus.

Lord, Your will in my life- daffodil

LORD, Your will in my life   

How easily we can make decisions without first asking our heavenly Father for guidance. Remember the Lord’s prayer: “your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10

Nothing more

The Apostle Paul explained to the believers in Corinth that Jesus supplies all our needs. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 

Nothing less

Expect God’s best!

“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life.”  Psalm 23:6 

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”  Ephesians 3:20

Nothing else  

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.”

2 Thessalonians 3:5 

God bless you as you walk each day with Him!

In Christ always,   




A Plan to March Forth

February 28, 2019 at 9:50 am | Posted in Christian Women | Leave a comment

Hi Friends!

This being that last day of February and the nearing of Spring, let’s consider that we have an opportunity for a fresh start in the Lord!

Here’s a 4-Day Plan to consider:


Let’s march first to our desks and write two lists.   The first will be an honest list of our current needs and short-comings (sins and frailties).   On the second list, write from scripture some of God’s names that describe His cabilities and love for us!

Here are some beautiful names of God to ponderNames of Jesus green pic:








On Day 2, set aside a special time to tarry in God’s presence.  Through prayer, surrender your list of needs and shortcomings to our precious King and Savior, Jesus.  Wait with confidence for His cleansing power as we empty ourselves of us and are re-filled with His Holy Spirit.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9

I love the Lord because he hears my prayers and answers them. Psalm 116:1 TLB


It’s Sunday, the Lord’s Day!  It’s the New Testament Sabbath honoring the Lord’s resurrection on the first day of the week!

Take time to rest, take a break, and bask in God’s presence.

He said to them, “This is what the Lord commanded: ‘Tomorrow is to be a day of sabbath rest, a holy sabbath to the Lord. So bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil. Save whatever is left and keep it until morning.” Exodus 16:23

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.  Exodus 20:8

“Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:30


It’s Monday; time to get up and march forth!   Let’s put feet to our faith and move ahead with excitement as we trust God for His guidance, wisdom, and power through His Holy Spirit!

He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.    Psalm 1:3 (NKJV)

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us   Ephesians 3:20

God bless you with a wonderful new month as you march forth in the name of Jesus!

In Christ always,



Think Creatively!

February 22, 2019 at 10:50 am | Posted in Christian Women | Leave a comment

Greetings Again in Our Lord!  

Spring is almost here!  What a beautiful time of year to witness new beginnings in nature and in our lives too!

I’ve been thinking about the speaking topic I presented last November for Church of the Highlands in San Bruno, CA.  What a blessed day that was as we considered new ways of “Creating a Legacy of Gratitude”. The thing is–giving thanks is not just seasonal but an every day opportunity!  Are you ready to refresh and renew the legacy of thanks you’re leaving for others?

Legacy of Gratitude Session Two - Creating My Legacy

First, re-embrace the truth of God’s word.  Our Father God’s unfathomable love for us has been demonstrated through the sacrifice of His only Son, Jesus Christ.  John 3:16  

Now, think creatively of new ways to leave your legacy of God’s truth and love for others. Why? With so much opposition to the Gospel in our society today, we desperately need guidance from the Holy Spirit as we strive to demonstrate God’s love to our pre-Christian family, neighbors, community, and beyond.

With the coming of Spring, we have a chance to renew our purpose for being–to bring honor and glory to God. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate new beginnings!

God bless your days ahead as you refresh and grow your legacy of gratitude and love; all for His glory!

 In Christ always,   


Whatever you do – do it all to honor and glorify God  –   1 Corinthians 10:31

Together, let’s plan a life-changing event!

January 24, 2019 at 9:34 am | Posted in Christian Women | Leave a comment

Dear Event Planners,

Blessings to you this new year!  You and I are both praying and looking ahead to what the Lord would have us do in 2019.  As we plan for events that will bring women into God’s presence and point them to a closer relationship with Jesus, please consider the keynotes and retreats that I offer!

carole's ship pic 5 june 2017

Be blessed by my newest videos and updated ministry info!

Listen as Babbie Mason interviews me about my new Revitalize devotional and women’s retreats!

Let me know what you’re planning. I would love to talk with you!  My email is:

Your time, interest, and friendship mean so much to me!  God bless you as you serve our precious Lord in 2019.

In Christ always,


Whatever you do – do it all to honor and glorify God  1 Corinthians 10:31


December 21, 2018 at 8:28 pm | Posted in Christian Women | Leave a comment

Hi Friends and a Joyous Christmas to you!

Yesterday, a surprise beacon of light came from a distant window to shine on the antique Nativity scene under our tree. For authenticity, I created the cave setting to replace the traditional barn….this after visiting the limestone cavern below the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

Grandma's Nativity Scene

You’re only seeing a few of my Grandmother’s antique figurines. With all the tiny statues circling the base of the tree, the natural sunlight specifically illuminated the scene for about 5 minutes. How beautiful!

Light bends, you know.  It wraps around corners and reaches into obscure and unexpected places. It wakes us up and shows us the way.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 NIV

I love how Jesus, the Light of the world, bends to meet us where we are; around the corners of our hurting hearts. He shows up in unexpected places and illuminates our minds to the Truth of His word. When we need direction, He shows us that He is the Way. What a joy to follow Him!

Thank you Father God for sending your precious Son to us.  If not, how would we know of Your great love for us? 

May your Christmas be greatly blessed!

In Christ always,


‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’  Acts 17:28









Clothed in God’s Love

November 15, 2018 at 12:57 pm | Posted in Christian Women | Leave a comment


Hi Friends!

I had the great blessing of speaking last weekend for a group of ladies in the Lodi,
CA area. The topic they requested was “Clothed in God’s Love”.

Aren’t you grateful that our God gives us actual spiritual garments that we can
dress ourselves in? His divine accessories are not only for praise but for battle!

If you’re personally not in some sort of spiritual battle right now, prepare because
sooner or later you will be. When we belong to the Lord and are sharing the Good
News with others, the enemy will do what he can to disrupt our lives and our joy.

Here are some of the wardrobe staples from Ephesians Six that really do make us
look much better when we put them on!

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For certain, we need to be “fat” in the word. If we aren’t, the belt of truth will end up around our ankles!

More than ever, let’s READ, CONSIDER, AND LIVE IT OUT!
Jesus is our living hope!

God bless you with a wonderful Thanksgiving!

In Christ always,

I delight - Isaiah 61

Having Joy in an Eccentric World

October 9, 2018 at 4:58 pm | Posted in Christian Women | Leave a comment

Hi Friends!

Have you recently considered 2 Timothy 1:7? The apostle Paul tells us, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

A sound mind means well-adjusted; an explanation for why we can be full of joy when there is so much turmoil in our world.

When we reflect joy in the midst of a trial, we are considered by many to be eccentric or just weird.  Ha!

Eccentric is a mechanical term meaning off-center, out of balance, catty-wampus.  What a false description for believers!

Jesus is the center of the universe. He is the reason that physics, molecules,  and our physiology are held together so well.  When He is in the center of our lives, we are in harmony with the universe and Him!

People who choose to reject God’s truth are the off-balance, eccentric ones. The evidence is in our daily news.

My prayer for all of us is that we who are Christ-centered will have no spirit of fear and will keep shining the love of Jesus in a dark world.

Many blessings to you as you rejoice in His goodness!

In Christ always,


PS: Below is a photo I took last month at Zephyr Point, Lake Tahoe during the Revitalize women’s retreat. Be blessed by the beauty of God’s creation and His word!

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