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Wednesday, May 18, 2016


This is my cat, Slipper. Can you imagine putting God in here?

Sunday, February 28, 2016


I had prayed the Lord would publish my devotional on my son's 23rd birthday and it was!! I also want to thank God for excellent doctors and nurses for which this devotional is written!

Hospitality by Mary Toll
"But prove yourselves doers of the word [actively and continually obeying God's precepts], and not merely listeners [who hear the word but fail to internalize its meaning], deluding yourselves [by unsound reasoning contrary to the truth]." (James 1:22 Amp. an emphasis in brackets added)

After wheeling my moaning husband into his hospital room after his hip replacement surgery, the nurse said, "I don't know why, but you heal faster when you get up and walk after surgery." Although some might think it cruel to subject him to more pain, I couldn't help but grin. The only thing he had been looking forward to was lying still, having others serve him, and resting comfortably during his stay.

The medical field operates on a faith principle for healing, which God had first ordained in His Word. When facing health and life challenges, it is indeed a loving gesture and hospitable practice on God's part for us to 'walk' out our faith towards the desired results because faith without works is dead (James 2:20). We can't afford to sit idle, crave pity, or expect others to do all of the praying on our behalf. We must be personally accountable to get up and exercise bold faith in God's power in order for those unfavorable mountains to move (Matthew 17:20). My husband didn't just hear the nurse's instruction but was an obedient, willing, and active participant in order to help the healing process begin.

PRAYER: Father, thank you for creating gifted doctors and nurses with skillful hands to assist in healing. Jesus, the Great Physician, prescribes meditation on Scripture for wholeness, which is sharper than any scalpel, penetrating and healing both body and soul (Luke 4:23Hebrews 4:12).

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


FaithWriters Great Multitude Christian Daily Devotional
Pregnant Faith- Mary Toll
"But without faith, it is impossible to {walk with God} and please Him..." (Hebrews 11:6 AMP)

I sat down on the sofa to rest my aching back and swollen feet, and my pregnant stomach stuck out like a table beneath my chest. My cat jumped up on top of my belly unexpectedly and jumped down like something was wrong. Oddly enough, that day, I gave birth to boy and girl twins weighing a total of thirteen and a half pounds and forty-one inches long. Seeing their red wrinkled faces and who they resembled was worth it all.
I had faith for a healthy delivery because I had received prenatal care. Faith in God's Word is like nurturing a fetus in the womb. In the beginning, when conceived in my heart, my faith was weak. As I studied the Bible wholeheartedly, godly wisdom and knowledge increased, while intimacy blossomed between me, and the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. My faith in God's promises abounded joyfully, and it proved weightier than silver and gold {Psalms 119:72}. Faith didn't grow by neglect nor was it aborted because of unbelief.
Prenatal care for faith: Meditation {daily vitamin}...we do not live on bread alone... {Romans 10:1}. Protection...guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you...{2 Timothy 1:14}. Regular faith check-ups to monitor growth. When someone needs prayer, faith rises up with power to get the job is the substance hoped for... {Hebrews 11:1}. Rest...come to Me all who are weary…{Matthew 11:28}.
Father, as I'm raising my faith, I don't labor in vain or without Your help. The expected outcome will bless further generations and shine like Your face.
His Word blesses my life; let my words bless His kingdom.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016


The boxing gloves are off and so are my limits in God. I will no longer resist or fight against God or myself about what I am thinking and asking for in prayer. I will only 'dare' ask or think for the impossible and not limit my thoughts or prayer life to my natural mind any longer. He is the Super Man of my prayers!

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—Epeshians 3:20 AMPC

Friday, December 18, 2015


For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, a strong tower against the adversary."  Psalms 61:3 NASB    

Fear comes in all kinds of forms and sizes. The ill rewards of fear can affect our mind, will, and emotions. One day, the Lord led me to see how my cat Jewels became traumatized and ill because of the bullying tactics from our adopted cat Slipper. Be encouraged as you step into the animal kingdom and read 'Animal Behavior.'

Saturday, November 14, 2015


"For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, a strong tower against the adversary." Psalms 61:3 NASB 

Our emaciated cat, Jewels, came out from her hiding place in my bedroom. Fearing another surprise attack from our adopted cat Slipper, Jewels finally settled near her bowl in the kitchen corner to eat. Slipper jumped down from the table chair where she'd been napping and overpowered Jewels with her sixteen-pound frame. Chomping down on Jewels' neck like a piranha, Slipper ripped out her Calico fur...Meow! Jewels escaped down the hallway into my bedroom, where I clutched her shaking form close to my heart. Crunch, I could hear Slipper scarfing down Jewels' food in the kitchen. 

Crippling fear may be expected behavior in the animal kingdom with no refuge, but not with the children of God, for we are created after His image (Genesis 1:27). King David, a great warrior, felt fear, but he ran to God for help before any battle (Psalm 119:114), and so must we. We don't live by bread alone but by every word of God (Matthew 4:4). Being malnourished in His Word, makes us feeble, helpless, and shy---a scaredy cat! Faith in Scripture carries weight, defeating all circumstances in our lives (1 John 5:4). 

I feared that if I gave Slipper away, no family would love her like I did, but Jewels needed help. God's delivering plan... I secured Jewels with her food in my bedroom overnight so she could load up on calories in peace. Slipper's dinnertime was confined to the basement so she would exercise better health and be nice. Pets behave 'human' too. 

I decree: Fears are like having a catfight with Slipper, but God promises me victory in Him---scratch-free! 

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Skillful and godly Wisdom is more precious than rubies; and nothing you can wish for is to be compared to her. Proverbs 3:16 AMP

Outside the sanctuary in our church parking lot, our Texas congregation and pastor cheered while copies of our church debt burned inside a pan. The billowy smoke was like the substance of our rising faith to be debt-free and absolved of its daily pressure.

“Debt covers life. Not just finances,” the Lord told me. "People, who ignore My word for guidance and exalt their own plans and desires are indebted to a worldly system.” Debt is like a runaway marriage with an unfaithful and quarrelsome bride; it nags, dominates emotions, destroys relationships, runs off with interest, and ruins good health. It would be beneficial to heed what King Solomon had said, “You’re blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom, when you make friends with Madame Insight. Her value exceeds all the trappings of wealth; nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her.” Proverbs 3:13, 15 {MSG}

My marriage experienced emotional debt after ignoring our differences discovered from a premarital study. We failed to recognize, acquire, and master the skillful tools needed to understand our mate beyond uttering the words “I do.” Leaning primarily on our youthful passion, it wasn’t long before those differences loomed and created offenses, causing our new love to erode. We were then grateful for God’s loving grace and attained wise marriage counsel in time.

Whether it’s relationships, a job, raising children, or health concerns, avoid hooking up with the enemy called debt without the Father’s blessing and Lady Wisdom at your side—“She is the very Tree of Life to those who embrace her. Hold her tight and be blessed!” Proverbs 3:18 {MSG} and rather be indebted to Jesus Who paid for your salvation---in blood.