A Part of Me


Yes, It could be me...or, could it be you?

Yes, It could be me…or, could it be you?

The trees are bare, the sky so still, Seems only yesterday leaves were gold,

Fall to winter, winter to spring, The season’s change can be so bold.

A certain sadness is felt in the air, And yet with renewal beings hope,

With each new bud and leaf of green, Lays optimism within our scope.

Seasons come and seasons go, As years go drifting by,

We must change as life must change, Until the time we die.

Mary 1988

Let my heart break once more, If it brings me still nearer

To the One who can heal me, And take away all my fear.

Oh, Jesus what you did on that old rugged cross

Makes my pain so little a loss.

Let my heart break once more, If it takes me back to Calvary

To the tree where your blood flowed, And slaves to sin became free.

Oh, Christ, the sacrifice is so not comprehended

Take your sheep you’ve so tenderly tended.

Let my heart break once more, It it brings honor to the Master

Showing praise to Him to linger, And remain towards others long after.

Oh, Savior, accept my most sincere adoration,

My joy, my song, my jubilant elation.

Mary 2000

Praise be to God!

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When a Woman finds her Voice, by Jo Ann Fore


When A Woman Finds Her Voice

When A Woman Finds Her Voice

About This Great New Book by Mary Young Robinson

It didn’t take long for most of us to learn to put the mask on, protecting ourselves from more shame and pain. And then there were those well-meaning non-victorious Christians who just encouraged that type of living filled with pride.

Well now we know! That’s definitely NOT what Christ wants for us. Jo Ann Fore is able to plainly articulate why that plan always fails. With grace and experience, Jo Ann seeks to point others to the real answer and how to apply it Biblically.

Using her own war battled wounds and scars, Jo Ann genuinely hugs each reader with her insight and encouragement. It is amazing how God is still raising up special people like Jo Ann to melt our hearts and strengthen our spirits through Jesus Christ.

I won my book through a give-away on Good Reads. (a great place to read reviews and leave reviews)  I would have bought it anyway…and now I want to get it into the vision of other wanderers…you will love her stories! You will love how God has helped her overcome!

Friends, don’t you agree that when you are depressed, ashamed, and nursing wounds, you wish you could talk to just one person who understood?  Jo Ann does, and she surrounds herself and ministry with other vital women who are learning the process that will make them free.  Read it, make notes, and treasure your outcome as you serve others.

YOU HAVE BEEN HIGHLY ESTEEMED AND THE JUDGE SAYS “NOT GUILTY”!


How do you see yourself today?  Do you depend on how you feel about yourself or do you take what people say about you and apply that to your mind and heart?  Who has the right to say anything about who you really are?  Who sees the inside and who tells you the truth?

Paul says that the mark of a true believer is that we put no confidence in the flesh; we put no hope in our selves.  He explains all the things he could have ‘esteem’ in about himself, his heritage, his passion for the Church, his knowledge of Scripture, or being a good person is not how  a Christian or God bases esteem.

You hear people talking about our journey with Christ must be a relationship.  That relationship involves a Holy God, His son, His Holy Spirit imparting knowledge into your heart.  Heart knowledge…heart esteem…heart relationship.  So, we allow these God personalities to block what the “Evil One” or flesh would say to us as individuals.

Those of us who are married or have been married, know that relationships involve open honesty and transparency.  The same applies to the ultimate relationship with God.  Listening to the Holy Spirit (thereby gaining insight and strength), telling Him the secrets of your heart (He will not condemn), He will encourage and speak truth, and responding in obedience.  (You can only be in relationship when you submit)

Healthy Esteem?  God provides that.  Will you accept it?