Thursday, April 29, 2010


Do you find yourself dragging through your life? It is important emotionally to commit to walking out your days not only in a spirit of love but with your whole heart. There is a tendency to give just enough to say you have done what is required. This might work with people for a while, but God knows the difference.
It is not enough to just go through the motions in life.
Commitment and action is required.

Every area of life shows forth the proof of what is truly important to you. From your personal relationships to your work ethic. Most people will give heed where the money hits their understanding, but many relationships are left to flounder because of a willful lack of effort.
Today I am encouraging you to prayerfully consider the different areas of your life.
To take a fine tooth comb to the knots in your relationships. To work through the areas from within and without that so easily entangle us and hinder our progress to walking in love with one another.

© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers

You can read more about the heart at The Love of Money my art parable painting.
The Love of Money Is The Root of All Evil
© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers

Mark 12:33
And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love [his] neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

*Update-added January 2016 : I have painted another Art Parable titled  1/2 Hearted Obedience, which you can view by clicking on the title of the painting.

© 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Life can have you running at a high rpm. So when life is coming at you hard and fast, do not forget that little gear called Neutral.
Shifting life's demands can require a steady hand, a close eye on the road, and regular fill-ups.
Neutral in my life is spending time with God through prayer and the reading of His word.
But even with regular maintenance, the issues of life still shift me into high gear at times. Sometimes the frenetic pace seems a bit exciting, but an all out run for your money, can also drain your last bit of energy for the road ahead.
Back to Neutral...literally.
This point was driven home recently by the need to drive someone else's car and my inability to shift from Park to Reverse. The car had a stick shift that refused to go into gear while the engine was running.
No amount of self-effort would move it.
So I sat there, becoming more aggravated by the moment.
All my effort still left me in Park. When I turned off the engine and applied the brake, I could easily move the gear into Reverse.
Alright, so the gears work!
Yet, as soon as I turned the engine on, the gears would lock.
Not moving.
I called for help.
My help, came from my husband, who said, " Put the car in Neutral with the brake engaged, turn on the engine and move the gear into reverse. "
Wow! it worked.
A simple gear change.
If you find yourself not going forward and not going backwards. A shift in gears in needed.

© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

There Is a Time

There is a time when your prayers seem unanswered.
A time where life is a wall of obstacles with no apparent foot holds.
Where dreams have shattered and only fragments remain.

There is a time when your prayers are answered without reason
or rhyme.
A time where hope springs anew and shadows depart from you.
Where with clasped hands in submission or hands lifted high with praise.

NOTHING stays the same.
This too will pass and only God and His word remains.
The same yesterday, and today, and forever.

There is a time...


From my poetry journal "Letting Go of Cockatoo Dreams"
© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Ecclesiastes 3:4
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance