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I am in the process of moving my LOLO & Word Parables -writing to my name site which is found at My Art Parables can still be viewed at My new tweet hashtag, email, or text reply for 2016 and beyond.  #IGWN (In God's Word Now).  Use remind others of the importance of reading God's Word. My twitter feeds are @ArtParables @WordParables @DebbieTChavers Remember you are uniquely gifted by God to function in this world and give Him glory. ~Debbie Turner Chavers Luke 17:17,18  And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?  There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. ** If you click on the art parable painting title you will be redirected to its website for more information about the painting.  All writing, poetry, posts, art, and photography, copyright © 2015 Debbie Turner Chavers. Protected by US and International copyright laws


Power Struggle © 1999 Debbie Turner Chavers Have you ever noticed that we are given dominion over spirits and earthly things, but we are not to dominate one another? To enslave others by our choices or lifestyle. We are called to serve one another. Matthew 20:25 The Lord has given us dominion to manage our life here on the earth. We have been given dominion by the power of His name. Mark 16:17 and Psalm 8:1-9, 1 Peter 4:11 Consider the spirit of the gift we have been given (1 John 4:6) versus the spirit of this world. ( Ephesians 2:2). Luke 10:19-20  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you: but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. We are to be submitted  to  God first in all things .  We are not to manipulate one another by our own desires. We have been set free in Chr

Do Not Whisper

My oldest granddaughter and I were sitting at her small table having a snack, sharing a moment.  Sometimes during these moments of sweet fellowship with my granddaughter I tend to speak softly, almost conspiratorially. But this time as I spoke she said "Don't whisper" and I asked "Why?" To which she replied, "Don't whisper, because I love you!"  I smiled and said "Alright, I love you too. I won't whisper." She was so serious about her request that I  prayerfully considered our interaction during our meal together. As I thought about it, the Lord brought the scriptures in Matthew 10:27 and Matthew 5:14 to my mind. So...I am not whispering . We are a city set on a hill.. Let us shine. What God whispers in our ear, we preach from the housetops! Do not whisper, because He loves us. ~Debbie Matthew 21:15-16   And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children c

Memorial Poem: When You Think of Me

Mark Chavers 1961-2015 Even now, it is still difficult to write this, to say out loud that a dear brother and brother-in-law has left this life to be with Jesus forever more. We as his family are comforted knowing he is safely in heaven, yet miss his unique input in all our lives.  Mark's oldest daughter, Heather Chavers James has written a poem to share with our families as we had the first of many holidays without his ridiculous sense of humor.  We all lend a unique perspective of life during our lifetime.  Mark's ability to make my husband laugh was a gift. A gift of agreement between two brothers on the ridiculousness of life and living. I grieve the loss of this bond between my husband and his younger brother, but I thank God for the fellowship of fights wrestled through, arguments settled and laughter that rang sweet and true. ~Debbie                   When You Think of Me written by Heather Chavers James A Memorial Poem for her Daddy Each yea

Do You Have a Ready Mind?

Hear and Obey © 2011 Debbie Turner Chavers Matthew 11:15 Mark 7:16 Luke 9:35 Water-Man series Acts 17 Different people and groups and how they receive the Word.  When Paul spoke to the Jews in Thessalonica, he reasoned with them out of the scriptures for 3 sabbath days. My mind immediately grabs the word sabbath, which to me equals rest. Grace means rest to me also, a rest from my own effort to save myself. I can not. You can not. But we can facilitate the learning process of our relationship with God by having a ready mind. Acts 17 says some believed, some did not. In Thessalonica, the ones who did not believe had envy, gathered a group of lewd fellows of the baser sort and started trouble. They all heard the same reasoning's of Paul's preaching. Yet received different results due to mind set. Only you can change your mind.  In Berea, Acts 17:11-12 we see mind set again. If you have ears to hear, you can hear what the Spirit of God is saying. Verse 11-1

Paid in Full

Love is a gift. Not a debt. ~Debbie Turner Chavers Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law ** If you click on the art parable painting title you will be redirected to its website for more information about the painting. All writing, poetry, posts, art, and photography, copyright © 2015 Debbie Turner Chavers. Protected by US and International copyright laws. All Rights Reserved. Scripture references taken from the King James bible which can be accessed online Click on these links or


In Christ, Christ in Me © 2012 Debbie Turner Chavers Recently, I was asked to share my testimony and so I am posting a part of it.  As with any person we all have a history of life lived, before Christ. The entire world does, on a timeline of history, they call it BC. But for me, Jesus birth, death and resurrection impacted me personally, not just historically. The facts of who I was and what I did before Christ are inconsequential. Suffice to say..I was a sinner. A past life of living without the true WAY. But now in God's eyes, my past is dead, buried, and my sins are gone. Deleted, erased. I was what is referred to as a good person, a well meaning person. A sinner. A better than you a and worse than you, sinner. A Sinner- a rebellious one who refused to acknowledge the Creator in thought or deed. One who conceptualized my ability to live and die in my own way. To walk out my life in my own way. John 14:6   Jesus saith unto him,  I am the way, the truth, and t

Opened Eyes Still See Him

Close-up of Eyes-Art parable Isaiah 42:7 © 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers Matthew 20:29-34   And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said,  What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. Their persistence was rewarded as they ignored the crowd and sought the Lord. Our persistence is rewarded also. I once was spiritually blind and the Lord had compassion on me as well. There are many types of blindness.  Do not give up. Keep persisting. I not

You Can Make a Difference

The two paragraph excerpts below caught my attention.  Thus my blog today. You may never know the eternal and daily difference that your witness of Jesus Christ does in our world. The average life basically goes unnoticed by men, yet can be bill board size in heaven.   One decision can truly effect a life .   This mothers decision could have devastated a life.  Bill's decision to follow Christ changed the effect of his mothers decision. We all make choices everyday.   Today...choose life.   A better life.  One person reached out and helped someone and now the one who was now helping thousands! You can make a positive difference. -Debbie  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ An excerpt from... Metro World Child site.   The introduction for Pastor Bill Wilson. Abandoned on a street corner by his mother at the age of 12, Pastor Bill sat and waited for her at that corner for 3 days. She never came back. A Christian layman who was on his way to see his son in the

Resting In Faith

God Sees Us Naked © 1999 Debbie Turner Chavers Hebrews 4:13 Isaiah 61:10 I studied Hebrews 4 this morning, here are my journal notes from my study. The key scripture that popped off the page and started me pondering and writing was... Hebrews 4:2  For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. Hebrews 4:3  For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, Hebrews 4:6   Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief. Hebrews 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Hebrews 4 spoke to my heart of Rest, that we are commanded to rest in him. Faith in God and his Son was the root of resting. The Israelites could not rest because they did not have faith. We fall out of resting when we give ourselves over to u

Shout Out to Encouragers

So daily I seek encouragement to live and walk in peace and with a good attitude. My go to is ALWAYS the word of God contained in scripture.  There are so many resources available and so many gifted individuals that share encouragement with others.  So I am bringing your attention to a few that encouraged me today. Holy Scripture - my favorite version is KJV.  Love to read Proverbs daily. I try to note which verse for that day..speaks to my heart-grabs my attention..and pay attention to it! My favorite Proverb verse this morning: Proverbs 23:12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Joyce Meyer ..Hearing From God Each Morning-365 Daily Devotions-  favorite encouragement from October 23 We need to work with the Holy Spirit to discover what our unique, customized destiny is, and then do everything we can to fulfill it. When God has gifted or enabled you to do something, you will be good at it, so find something yo

Follow Me

The Love of Money  Is The Root of All Evil © 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers I love the heart of John the apostle, but I relate to Peter the apostle on a gut/personality level. Peter appears to have been a sincere, dedicated, boisterous man. On most days I am exuberant with a love of life and people. There are times when I can easily imagine myself, like John leaning on Jesus' breast, so assured, that I am the "Beloved" one. I am amazed at my own "feelings" as I think along these lines of thought. Yet, I am aware that without a close eye toward my Shepherd and His instructions, I can easily be overcome with my feelings, not the scripture facts. I can relate in areas of my life with each disciple described in God's Word. Yet I never want to relate to Judas Iscariot in action or thought! Judas Iscariot reminds me of my Art Parable, The Love of Money Is The Root of All Evil, © 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers. Each disciple related to Jesus Christ in a uniq

Always A Place For You

The Prodigal and Family ©  2010 Debbie Turner Chavers Luke 15:11-32 This morning as I was thinking about Gods great love for you and I, this is what came to my heart.  We all at times have been or are currently a prodigal. God is the Father and God has provided all that His children need. God longs for you with an everlasting love. Luke 13:31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. Jeremiah 31:3  The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying,Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee. Isaiah 44:22   I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me, for I have redeemed thee. Isaiah 45:6  That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me.  I am the LORD, and there is none else. Always A Place For You There is and always will be a place for you. In my arms In my heart In my

Gospel Post at FEBC

I have a post published on the FEBC gospel blog.  It is from my Journeys- July 15, 2015 entry here at LOLO. If you would like to see it and read several other great devotionals, then click here to be taken to the site.  You can read more about FEBC and their work to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ on my July 17, 2015 blog post here  and also you can donate and read more at their website by clicking here . Remember what you do today makes an eternal difference.  Don't waste your time, your talent or the gift that is your life. ~Debbie All writing, poetry, posts, art, and photography, copyright © 2015 Debbie Turner Chavers. Protected by US and International copyright laws. All Rights Reserved. Scripture references taken from the King James bible. Would you like to see what I am currently painting? Click on these links or

The Gospel of Jesus Christ--Good News!

Everyone the gospel of Jesus Christ and His atoning blood shed for our sins is Good News!  Pastor Joseph Prince posted this encouragement on September 20, 2015.  I am reposting his message. ~Debbie ---------------------------------------------------------- Philippians 3:13-14  Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Are you living a life of regrets thinking, “If only…”? “If only I had that college education…If only I had married the right girl…If only I had taken up the other job…If only I had not made that stupid mistake…” Is your past robbing you of the joy of today? Then forget your past! You might say, “But Pastor Prince, you do not know what I have done in the past!” Consider Paul. If the devil had anything to bring against Paul, it would be reminders of how

New Album by Lauren Daigle

Hi! I just got back from an amazing time in Alaska while on vacation with some of my family.  I purchased a new album on iTunes on my phone to listen too for my trip and was so blessed by the worship songs.  The artist is Lauren Daigle. The album is HOW CAN IT BE. My favorite song was "Come Alive(Dry Bones)" click here to listen. Lauren's website link is here . Twitter feed is Lauren Daigle (@Lauren Daigle) I love to sing praise music! Soft and low or loud and gratitude proud, let's PRAISE the LORD! ~Debbie Psalm 98:4   Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Psalm 7:17   I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high. Psalm 104:33,34  I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD. All writing, poetry,

Let Us Praise The LORD, Let us Hope Again

Dance of Trust © 2012 Debbie Turner Chavers This morning I want to encourage you to praise God with all that is within you.  My morning study is in consideration and adoration of the One who keeps me.  Think of that.  Keeps me. Keeps you. Never to leave or forsake us.  He who created and established the world and orders our footsteps, Keeps us. As I looked through the pages of my Bible I noted the notes I have left written as God's Word quickened my understanding and revealed His love and hope to me. The word hope is revealed 130 times in 121 verses in scripture. I want to encourage you to begin to hope again.  Begin by reading God's word. Not sure where to start? Click on the word hope  and start reading. May Father God fill you with His Hope in Jesus name. Amen. Romans 4:17 ( As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Rom

Christmas Shoe Project

Can Two Walk Together,Except They Be Agreed? Amos 3:3 ©2004 Debbie Turner Chavers Hi! Everyone, I am writing about a wonderful way to share the love of God with others, specifically children.  My husband and I have supported this outreach before and are doing it again this year. Life Today has many outreaches to help others and at Christmas they have a " Life's Christmas Shoe Project" .   The shoe project gives precious children covering for their feet.  I am cutting and pasting an excerpt from their website below.   Click here to be taken directly to Life Today's website to give toward this outreach.  Remember even if you can only give one pair of shoes, it will be such a treasure for the child receiving the gift. Mark 12:41-44  And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he