A Day in February …

A Day in February

February launches a wonderful time and opportunity of reflection as well as a time of anticipation.  Long, cold winter days give way to hours of reading and meditating on those things that bring warm joy into our hearts and lives; rightfully being since February is also known as “heart” month.  So, as you read my blog today perhaps you’d like to have a good cup of coffee in hand with your own personal devotional book to reference as the Spirit leads you.

Let me ask you this question, “How is your heart doing today?  Is it a healthy, happy heart both physically and emotionally?”  Sometimes, our heart can hurt us from a physical perspective. We hear that our heart is beating too fast or perhaps too slow. In either regard there is reason for concern. Sometimes, we may even hear that our heart is struggling to do its job effectively.  Doctors may introduce us to new or different medicines and exercise as a way to help our physically hurting heart to be stronger.  Then, there is the emotional side of our heart…Let me ask you this question. ”Is your heart breaking into right now from circumstances and situations beyond your control?”  Oh, my friend, the precious heart of man…

At my age (age 59), I hear a lot about the heart of matters both physically and emotionally.  Women tend to hurt more than men from an emotional perspective.  Men don’t always understand the “heart of a woman.”  Yet, a woman may not always understand the “heart of a man.”  Men need to feel strong, vibrate, alert, in-charge, respected, and active both physically and mentally.  Even though a woman may need these things as well, she is never more of a vibrate, healthy woman than when she is giving and receiving love from those she loves; no matter her physical shape or condition.  It’s all about love in a woman’s eyes.

There’s nothing stronger on the planet than God’s love and a mother’s heart.  The two make quite a combination of strength and courage.  The two together can conquer most anything thrown towards it…But, when a woman’s heart is broken emotionally so is her spirit.  It’s as if she exists without being seen or heard…It’s like she simply disappears into a background of despair, apathy, and desolation.

Have you ever gone into a nursing home to see a woman sitting alone in her wheelchair rocking a baby doll back and forth?  Her arms long to hold life because she is the giver of life.  People need people and without people there is no reason to exist. And, no one knows this truth more than a mother.

But, where do we turn and what do we do when the world we once knew no longer exists?  Where do we go in times of trials when those we love have all gone on their own path of life forgetting and even forsaking the love we once nurtured, cherished, gave and received?

It’s difficult to hear a loved one tell you that you are not enjoyable to be around because your “joy” is gone when they are your “joy.”  At this point, life seems to become a catch-22; or better yet, like a dog chasing its own tail…nothing works, nothing matters, nothing changes as the circle of dilemma goes round and round…round and round…heading nowhere.

But, by Faith, we must remember that just like winter gives way to spring…and spring gives way to winter…life does change…Live will change; for in a blink of an eye it can actually cease to exist.  So, we must be grateful for the moment; no matter the status of the moment; good or bad.

Yes; these are thoughts that one might ponder on a cold, dreary February day.  But, then somewhere in the crevices of the spirit the thoughts of springtime and a new life emerging etch their way into the mind… and a smile comes on our face as we look forward to warmer days,  warmer nights, lots of sunshine and even planting new flowers just to watch them grow…Springtime…when life returns…And, all is at peace again.

The world is a good place and whatever it is that may have you down and dreary on this February day will soon dissipate and you will once again feel a bounce back in your step and a “joy” in your heart.

Sometimes, we have to get off the beaten path to find our way.  That is one reason I feel that God lead me to create my blog and to title my first book, Break Away.  We must “Break Away” to find God in all things…And, that “breaking away” may include breaking away from old habits, old paths, old ways of thinking…It’s OK to be “all over the radar screen,” as they say, for a short time until you get your sense of direction back.  Long, cold, and even lonely February nights can provide “off the radar” opportunities.  Sometimes, it’s alright to not fly safely under the radar but right into the face of the radar and shouting, “I’m alive. I’m alive. I’m alive.  Can you see me?” We all need to be seen at times as a way of feeling valued, appreciated, and loved.

When our youngest daughter was a little girl she would stand still and place one (just one!) finger up to her eye and say, “Can you see me?”  I thought that was the cutest thing ever that she could imagine that one tiny finger could hide her entire little body.  But, you know some people feel the same way about their life and existence…They feel as if something or someone has blinded and blocked the view of their existence.  No one sees them.  It can even be something very small but suddenly the small obstacle has completely erased a feeling of self-worth and value.  They need someone to say, as I would say to my daughter, “Yes, I can see you. And, I love you.”

What we all need to be reminded is that just as my little daughter could still be seen while holding up her one little finger….our lives can still be seen when clouded with doubt, confusion, trials, and all kinds of intrusive, negative, and destructive feelings.  We can still be seen by those who love us.

We must be reminded that LOVE, even though it may be temporarily unseen, much like a seeding underground still exists waiting until it blossoms into full, splendor of sight…And that no matter what comes into our path to rob us of joy, LOVE  can never truly and actually die…For God is LOVE and as long as GOD is alive…There is LOVE.

May you feel God’s warm Love flowing through your spirit each and every day; no matter the season.

In God’s Care,

Lin T Rollins, M.Ed, Author

Break Away by WestBow Press

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Right In His Own Eyes…

“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but the LORD pondereth the hearts…”

(Proverbs 21:2 KJV).

Ever wondered why it is a challenge to deal with certain people? The answer can be found in the book of Proverbs. Unless a person walks daily with Christ as their personal Savior and is willing to submit to His Lordship, it is often quite difficult to show that person their wrong or error in any given situation or circumstance.

Unfortunately, the “pride of man” won’t allow us to see our own faults or errors, but be assured we are most willing to see others! For two or more people to truly find common ground to move forward in any matter they must both first remove the beam in their own eye before they can see clearly how to remove the speck from the other person’s eye. (Matthew 7:5) To self-reflect requires humility that comes only from the Hand and Heart of God. For one to be humble in any given situation it requires prayer asking God to “reveal” all deception, wrong motives, and self-will. As much as some folk would like, we cannot ALL be right! We can each share a piece of the pie which is made up of each person’s perspective, but to gain the whole pie we must put those pieces together!

Successful mediation takes great patience and hard work when the goal is to reach Peace and Understanding between two different perspectives or opinions. But, when it is finally reached the outcome is JOYFUL. Don’t be afraid to look at something from another person’s perspective as long as their perspective lines up with the Word of God; not their personal feelings, opinions, or thoughts. Opinions and feelings are likes noses; we all have one!

So, today remember that what you may feel is right may be right only in your own eyes. Take your feelings, thoughts, opinions, and motives to God in truthful and honest prayer seeking HIS guidance, understanding, and wisdom. God is the ONLY one who can ponder the hearts and intentions of ALL mankind; all stakeholders involved.

Remember, “Greater is He that is in us than he who is in the world!” (I John 4:4) Let’s take everything we do to God in prayer. Wishing you much Peace along the way. Amen.

Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, M.Ed Author

Are You a Thief?

Are You a Thief?

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy….(

John 10:10 a)

“Are you a thief?” Before you answer, “No” to that question, you might want to reconsider. First, let’s look at who a thief is and what a thief does…

The basic definition of a “thief” is one who steals or robs something that doesn’t belong to them. A thief is only interested in satisfying his or her own desire at any given expense. So, you might answer once again, “Well, that’s not me; I’m not a thief.” Wait a minute; let’s dig deeper.

A thief basically “takes” things away from others. A professional thief can break into a resident or business in a matter of minutes taking away many valuable assets. When the owner(s) return they are devastated over their losses. And, as good as our law enforcement officials may be many times stolen items are never recovered or returned.

Now, let’s look closer at other ways “things” can be taken away or stolen from us against our will. Have you ever been having a good day when you receive an unexpected phone call from a very negative person and suddenly your Joy is gone? Joy taken. Have you ever been excited about a situation or matter when those around you don’t share in your enthusiasm and suddenly you feel your intrinsic motivation draining from your soul? Enthusiasm taken. Have you ever thought you had a friend or relative whom you could confide until one day you discover that they have been talking badly about you behind your back and sharing all of your secrets? Confidence taken. Have you ever offered a smile, friendly gesture, or kind word to someone and they failed to reciprocate on any level? Warm heart taken.

See, a thief can be responsible for taking away more things from us than just physical belongings. In the New Testament book of John, Jesus calls Satan a thief who comes to steal, kill and destroy. It is a professional thief, Satan, who steals our Joy, kills our Enthusiasms, and destroys our Confidence in others and within ourselves. Thieves can even steal, kill, and destroy a person’s self-esteem, positive outlook on life, and many times a person’s love and enjoyment of life. Thieves love to destroy by taking…

Without realizing it, you could actually be a thief robbing and stealing positive energies and positive emotions away from those around you or even people you pass on the street. Your negative attitudes and/or self-centeredness could be stealing away and destroying someone else’s life, joy, self-value, peace-of-mind, and self-esteem. That’s right…A thief will even attempt to steal away a person’s self-esteem leaving them feeling worthless, hopeless, and wondering what’s the use. Remember, nothing good comes from a thief!

There’s only one way to stop a thief…Put a “guard” on your heart and over your life. The next time that devilish old thief comes prowling around your door take the Word of God out and put it right into his or her face and shoot away! Let the thief know that your JOY is grounded in God’s Word and God’s strength. Let that old thief know that your enthusiasm comes directly from God’s throne on high. And, let that old thief know that you are going to trust God with your inner feelings, emotions, and secrets instead of that person you just met a few days ago or weeks ago; no matter how friendly or safe they seem to be…Let God be your best friend in everything; then ALL of your secrets will be forever safe…

And lastly, don’t let a thief cheat you out of another second of blessings. You are a child of the King…Lift up your head; give the world a smile…If your smile is sincere and your unselfish gestures are filled with gladness of heart then it doesn’t matter how the person or persons respond, because GOD sees and hears all…Your rewards are great in heaven! The rewards and recognitions we receive here on earth will one day fade away, but our Heavenly rewards will be forever! Let your treasures be in Heaven and let your heart be where your treasures are!

Now, let me ask the question again, “Are you a thief?” I hope not. I hope that you are living your life in such a way that you don’t go around attempting to steal, rob, kill, or destroy another person’s life, their dreams, hopes, faith, or reputation…I also hope you don’t try to steal people’s joy, happiness, or peace of mind…After all, God himself “hates” sin and taking away from someone what doesn’t belong to you is a sin…

Trying to take away, steal, kill, or destroy a person’s Joy, Love, Peace, Hope, Faith, and Trust are all works of a thief; the master thief…So, be real careful the next time you put someone down or try to harm them with any type of verbal communications. Because, any way you put it the works of a thief are the direct works of the enemy; God’s enemy; Satan. Don’t be a thief!!!

Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, M.Ed. Author

Earth’s Losses…Heaven’s Gain

Earth’s losses…Heaven’s Gains

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward. (Romans 8:18 KJV)

I love when the Lord puts a thought into my heart to ponder. As I was driving home today from visiting my mother-in-law in the nursing home, God seemed to say to my heart, “Earth’s losses are only temporary but Heaven’s gains are permanent.” This set my mind into action. Wow! All of our losses here on Earth are only temporary…The loss of loved ones, family members, relationships, friendships, careers, positions, titles and roles in life, financial means, materialistic items, health, and even life itself are all temporary losses to the Christian Believer…

But, everything that we will one day “gain” in Heaven will be permanent! No more dying, no more tears, no more grief, no more sadness, no more loneliness, no more disappointments, no more overwhelming challenges, no more issues to resolve, no more doctor appointments, no more physical therapies, no more sicknesses, pain or diseases, and no more death! What we suffer down here on earth is temporary compared to the Heavenly JOYS we will one day receive that will never, never go away.

Pondering this fact is helping me to process and deal with a loss in fellowship that I have with someone who means very much to me. In many ways, I have grieved over this loss for some time now. But, God reminded me today that my loss is only “temporary,” and that one day I will not only have restored fellowship in the grandest style possible, but it will be for all eternity. We may not have peace and fellowship between us right now, but one day we will stroll beside the River of Life hand in hand.

Sometimes, we need to remind ourselves that sixty or seventy years cannot be compared to infinity…Time here on earth, with all of its ups and downs, will one day cease while infinity or eternity is just that; eternal! So, today, you may be dealing with a loss or losses in your own life. And, it goes without saying that such things are challenging, hurtful, and painful at times. But, let your hearts and mind ponder on the glorious news God has in store for his children when HE shall descend from Heaven with a shout and call His children home to everlasting Bliss, Contentment, Joy, and Happiness!

Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author

The Marriage Garden

The Marriage Garden

The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. (Genesis 2:8)

Recently, while preparing to teach a Bible study in October entitled, “Going Deeper in God,” I felt the Lord lead me to a very interesting place in life; the Garden of Eden. For it was in the Garden where God first formed man, then woman. Not only does the “Garden” represent the very Genesis (Beginning) of life but the first union of two human beings; male and female.

Can you imagine what it must have been like for Adam and Eve to live in a Garden that Creator God perfectly created and designed? It had to be absolutely breath-taking in every possible aspect. Foliage as green as green can be. Flowers as lovely as flowers can be. Trees as beautiful as trees can be. River water as crystal as crystal can be. Temperature as perfect as perfect can be. Animals as peaceful as peaceful can be. The absolute pinnacle of Perfection in every manner. Yet; we all know the story. Something went wrong. Something went terribly array. Peace and Perfection were taken over by thorns and weeds which could also be interpreted as Pride and Fear…Pride to “know more” and “Fear” to “hide from God;: their loving Heavenly Creator. How sad for this once sinless, thriving, and loving first couple on planet Earth. Yet; we also know the rest of the story. God, in his infinite Love reached down from Heaven’s portal and offered both of them Grace and Mercy.

Today, I feel that each time a man and a woman marry, they are given their very own Garden to design, toil, work, and develop. Together, they both sow seeds that can bring forth either a bumper crop of goodness, kindness, love, mercy, generosity, and Joy, or they can sow seeds of selfishness, self-centeredness, discord, distrust, dishonesty, failure, and even doom. The choice is ours to make. I realized as I continued to ponder upon this concept that in thirty-nine years of marriage, my husband and I have actually sown both types of seeds…Good and Bad…Just like all the other married couples living on planet Earth, past and present, have done. But, it also made me realize that I want to make even better choices to sow more kinder, more giving, more loving seeds, because I want my Marriage Garden to be strong, healthy, thriving, flourishing, and welcoming for as long as we both shall live…Ahh…what a sweet and loving thought; and a healthy perspective.

Today, you and I can choose to build a more healthy, loving Marriage Garden by surrendering our selfishness, self-centeredness, “it’s all about me” attitudes, and an unwillingness to compromise, love, and forgive…These types of seeds only bring about thorns and unwanted weeds that can take days, months, or perhaps even years to pull out, dig up, and do away with. So, I encourage you to walk in kindness, talk in kindness, show and demonstrate acts of kindness that will help your Marriage Garden to thrive on Love, Mercy, Joy, Happiness, and Godliness…Then, we, too, can say that we know something of what it feels like to live in a blissful Garden created by Creator God, the Marriage Garden! Amen…

Remember, God Loves You
Lin T Rollins, Author

There Should Be a Cost

There Should Be a Cost

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (Matthew 16:24 KJV)

I had an amazing revelation tonight while studying about being a “follower of Jesus Christ.” Being a true follower of Christ will “cost” you something in your life, and usually the “cost” will be ongoing; not just a one-time ordeal…Truly “following” Jesus can cost you personal time, finances, certain freedoms, friendships, family ties, set-backs, judgments, and even Peace with others who do not value or understand your commitments. I know…I can truly testify that “following Jesus” has cost me certain things in this life…

1. Personal Time: Following Jesus costs a person “personal time.” No longer are you the CEO of your daily schedule. Your time belongs to God to be used as He directs. This is NOT popular since most people feel that after working all day or night, depending upon your work schedule, driving in traffic both to and from work, taking care of practical daily eating needs, personal hygiene, and countless numbers of household chores and errands, what “time” is left for God? This is why the Bible talks about “slotfullness.” A truly “slothful” (unorganized, undisciplined, even lazy) person cannot be a true “follower of Jesus.” Why not? Because they simply don’t know how to “discipline” themselves to SURRENDER and ALLOW God to organize their daily schedule of events. Believe me, having raised three daughters while working a fulltime job, attending college, and carrying out the duties and responsibilities of being a Pastor’s wife, pianist, and Sunday school teacher, my life would have run amuck had GOD not been my “time-keeper.” Yet, God did not send down “angels” to do all the work load, I had to be “willing” to surrender a lot of things that my “flesh” would have lavished in; if given opportunity…Many times, I had to also be the “bad guy” in the family not allowing my children to lavish in their fun and more pleasurable times…I’m pretty sure they’ll tell you that my role as a mother resembled a Marine drill Sargent at times, but I can truly say that as adults they know how to work!! So, “following Jesus” costs you Personal Time…

2. Finances: Following Jesus costs personal “finances.” Laying aside for a moment the teachings of the Bible regarding tithes and offerings, let’s just talk about money for gasoline to drive back and forth to church and other church-related functions. Added clothing for special events. The purchase of Bibles and other religious books and materials. Paper, tablets, or notebooks for prayer journals. Cards and postage to mail a variety of cards to those in need…All contributing to the “cost” of truly “following Jesus” in addition to tithes and offerings.

3. Certain Freedoms: Face it; when you are a true “follower of Jesus” you simply can’t behave like or “do” what everyone else is doing! You are called to a “higher” standard. A higher sense of value and moral character…Your life is no longer your own. It’s been purchased by the “Shed Blood of Jesus Christ.” You represent His kingdom and HIS values and standards…That will “cost” you something, indeed! People will “watch” your life more closely and inspect your outgoing and incomings…Everything you say or do will reflect upon your personal relationship with Christ…from the way you present yourself in dress to the way you clean out or don’t clean out your garage! People notice…And, in reality they are supposed to notice!” That is your “purpose in Christ” to live differently than the world; or why else have two different types of people; lost or saved?!

4. Friendships: We ALL want to be liked and have friends. Friends enrich our lives. We enjoy being liked and being a part of a group of friends…Until, our friends decide that our “dedication” and “commitment” to Christ infringes upon “their” lives and freedoms! They, perhaps, don’t want “what we’ve got!” So, either one or two things will happen…Your friendship and association will eventually decline or one of you will eventually follow the other…either towards Christ; or away from Christ…Compromise is never a pretty thing in the lives of those who “follow Christ.” It will “cost” you something.

5. Family Ties: This one is tough. I remember having to explain to my grandmother that I simply could NOT attend family gatherings anymore on Sundays after my husband started in the ministry. Since Sundays were the only time the majority of the family could gather in one place at the same time, I had to miss out on those family gatherings. At first, my family didn’t fully understand it. And, I’m sure that my name was brought up a time or two at those gatherings for not being able to attend, but after years of seeing my family in “service” on Sundays, they accepted and “valued” our commitment. Now, thirty-five years later, I would say that my grandmother’s family and I are as close, if not closer, than ever…Even though my grandmother has gone on to be with the Lord…Following Christ will “cost” you something.

6. Set-backs: Whew! I could be on this topic all night. I have seen my share of “set-backs.” As a young pastor’s wife, before I entered into the teaching profession, I worked as a secretary for one of the doctors in our town. I truly enjoyed my duties and time spent there, but I was eventually “asked” to resign my position because I simply did not “fit in” with the other staff. Why? Because I guarded my testimony and relationship with the Lord and did not wish to compromise on certain invitations to “party” with the girls after hours. I was heart-broken when I was asked to voluntarily “leave.” I thought my world had ended in many ways and I wasn’t sure what we were going to do financially. But, GOD came on the scene and opened doors that only HE could have opened. I was offered a job with the school system that would eventually lead to my returning to college for my teaching degree in middle school education…Thank God for that “set back” in life that was a catalyst in disguise! Following Jesus will “cost” you something!

7. Judgements and Peace: Following Christ will cause you to be “judged” and at “odds” with many of the people and family members that you share your life with. You say, “But, I thought “Christians” were peaceable people.” Yes, we are to live our lives at “peace” as much as possible, but not to the tune of “compromising” “Thus saith the Lord.” It’s scary to “put it all on the line” for Christ…I mean you are not guaranteed a pleasant earthly outcome…Chances are you will “suffer” from your sacrifices. But, it’s your choice to truly “follow” Christ or follow him from a distance…

Sadly, too many people who say they are Christians choose to “follow Christ at a distance.” Which is actually NOT following HIM at all…The price for our Salvation cost Christ everything…And, HE was willing and obedient to pay the price…If you are “following” Christ and NOT paying a price, then you may be following Him from a distance; which is, like I stated earlier, NOT following HIM at all…Like my husband used to say, “Being a Christian is NOT a walk in the park, it’s a journey on the battlefield.” But, let us not forget that our reward for any and all costs that we pay here on Earth cannot compare to what Christ Jesus has in store for his “followers” when we gather on the other side! Oh, the JOY of Following Christ…There Should be a Cost…Amen.

Remember, God Loves You!

Time to Smell the Roses…

Time to Smell the Roses

Question: Which do you spend most of your time smelling? Roses? Or, the disgusting odors of life?”

Face it…Life happens, and when it does it can bring about some of the most disgusting odors a person can imagine. I have come to the conclusion that many people have been sadly “conditioned” to spend most of their days and nights smelling the disgusting odors of life rather than the nicer, more pleasant aromas of life. There’s a really good point I want to make in this blog but it might get a little stinky along the way! Hold your nose if you must, but I believe it will be worth the effort!

God designed man and beast alike to digest and eliminate those things that enter into the body; both liquids and solids. However, the discarded waste can carry with it intolerable, lingering and disgusting odors. No one actually prefers to stay around disgusting, lingering, stinking odors, but unfortunately they tend to occur or happen each and every day of our lives…either of our own makings, or of someone else’s. I think you get the picture.

Life as we know it can become a metaphor to such occurrences…Sometimes, life just stinks…we can’t help it…it just happens…The sad thing is that life, at times, can stink so much, and what seems like for so long, that we become accustomed to the odor and we just start living in it…Other people can smell it, but we have become so immune to its disgusting smell that it becomes a part of who we are. The odor settles on our clothes and into our garments…Everywhere we go the intolerable odor goes with us…People begin to notice it…They back off…They shy away…They eventually stop coming around…We are eventually left alone and really don’t understand why. Because, we simply do not notice or recognize the odor any longer that surrounds us. It has become a part of our life; who we are…How truly sad when this happens.

Life’s odors come in a variety of shapes and sizes…Misery; defeat; anger; depression; bitterness; unforgiveness; hate; malice; resentment; jealousies, unreal expectations, perfection, disappointments; set-backs; sickness and diseases; losses; financial disasters; divorce; miscarriages; wayward children; estranged relationships; unexpected change of directions within our lives; or days when it simply rains on our planned picnics or parades…Life, as we know it, can stink…Life happens.

But, don’t forget…God designed mankind to get “rid” of those things that enter “into” our lives; even those things that can and often do bring harm into our lives. Face it, if we don’t get rid of the digested liquids and solid foods that we ingest into our mouths, we will eventually, and very quickly at times, die…The same is true when “life’s odors” linger in our lives…they can make us very sick, toxic, and eventually die…Depression, and all of its ugly “cousins,” is one of life’s odors that can poison our minds and bodies to the point of death. Oh, the awful and terrible odor of depression, anxiety, fears, concerns, and worries…

What are we to do? The answer is quite simple, but it does take “effort” on our part…We learn to use God’s AIR FRESHENERS to rid our lives of the lingering odors that have occurred; some from our own makings and some from others. Just like the many fragrances we can purchase at the store to spruce up our homes, God has provided different fragrances as well to spruce up our lives…The fragrances of “Gratefulness,” “Forgiveness,” “Understanding,” “Kindness,” “Respect and Honor,” “Love,” “Joy,” and “Peace that Passes All Understanding” (One of my favorite aromas!) are available to us…God’s Word is filled with fragrances that can and will eliminate those old nasty odors of life that spoil our days and nights and keep us from “smelling the roses” of life!

It’s your choice…You can continue living in the lingering odors of “life” as it happens or grab a can of God’s Air Freshener and Spray, Spray, Spray until the odors are all gone…Just remember one very important point…As long as we live in this life we will encounter odors of all sorts and natures, but it’s our choice if we wish to hang around those toxic odors too long or spray them away with God’s unique and patented design Holy Air Fresheners manufactured and shipped to us straight from Heaven’s Door!!!

There’s a huge market today that uses “aroma therapy” to reduce all kinds of stresses and promote relaxation…As the Bible teaches, “There’s nothing new under the sun.” (Ecc. 3)…God has known from the beginning of time that toxic odors can and will foul up our lives and turn them into sewage drains…No one wants to live next to a sewage drain! The Old Testament is filled with examples of God’s people offering sacrifices of, “Sweet smelling Savors,” unto God…I don’t know about you, but I have some de-odorizing to do in my own life…It’s time to get rid of the toxic odors and fill my life with God’s Holy Air Fresheners…Yes; It’s Time to Smell the Roses!

Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author