Author Archives: Lights In The Storm

About Lights In The Storm

Renee’ is a mother and grandmother from the Tampa Bay area. She has worked with children nursery age to college age in the public and private sectors including schools, churches and camps, in several states. She has been a Christian women’s’ speaker and youth counselor. She writes a Christ centered inspirational blog, as well as several social media pages on Christian parenting, devotions cooking and crafts. With more than five decades of life’s journeys endeavoring to walk step by step with her Lord, she shares her experiences and journeys to help you on your path.

Smooth Your Day

My mom always prayed for The Lord to smooth our days using this scripture with us in devotions: Isaiah 45:2 “I will go before you and make the rough places smooth.”                   … Continue reading

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A smile a mile wide.

Gwen loved to recite little ‘diddies’ as she called them.  One of her favorites she attributed to Aline Manget (as quoted in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution). “Someone gave me a smile today.  I tried my best to give it … Continue reading

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Our Response

In going through my mom’s writings I came upon a complete surprise … something my father wrote. I never knew he wrote out any of his thoughts.   Dad would have been 91 on August 5th.  He wrote this in May, … Continue reading

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Today’s Thoughts

Attitude can make or break you.  We either get bitter or better. God teaches us in every situation. We can always afford LOVE. Money can buy a mighty fine dog, but it takes LOVE to make it wag it’s tail.

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Who Am I?

Who am I at this point in time? I’m ____________________ (insert name) God’s word says I’m fearfully and wonderfully made Royal blood flows through my veins I’m a child of the King I will be eternally with Him As long … Continue reading

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We’re Just Practicing for Heaven

Valentine’s Day, 1996 We all love hospitality.  It is so pleasant to enter a home and feel welcomed.  You know these people have an open and giving heart.  Hospitality is an important Christian trait. 1 Timothy 3:2 tells us that … Continue reading

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Favorite Sayings and Thoughts

A man with a heart for God is a wonder; a man with 2 hearts is a monster. I believe in saving money no matter how much it costs. Sometimes it rains on my parade and spoils the plans I … Continue reading

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Prayer

Prayer moves the Hand that rules the world Most prayers deal in the natural – However, the Holy Spirit’s highest desire is to give you what belongs to you – 1 Corinthians 3:21b -23, “…all things are yours, 22whether Paul … Continue reading

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Be Satisfied

March 31, 1987 Oh God when I start to criticize and other folks faults, I itemize; may I look at what is really me, and try to be what You want me to be. Walk uprightly, as best I can … Continue reading

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A Fantastic Coat

I’d like very much, to have a coat with sleeves stretched open wide. That I could wrap around all the world and draw everyone to Jesus’ side A coat woven, with special love and care, the finest anyone can find. … Continue reading

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