You Ask Me How I am Doing

4 Jul

My Take

DiVoran Lites

Dear Friends,

I’m certainly looking at scriptures and listening to the YouTube preachers. It seems that just a small scripture can bring me back to the joy of the Lord. A worker angel in my imagination sweeps the bad and anxious thoughts away. 

Nearly fifty years have gone by since some wonderful pastors became quite famous worldwide. One was Derek Prince, and one was Cory Ten Boom. We were privileged here in Central Florida to see each of them individually several times. Now that I am listening to Derek Prince on YouTube, I am so happy that I was in his presence back then, and I am re-learning marvelous and real things that I know God wants me to remember and grow with. 

My flowers are growing in the front and the back of the house. Soon we will have a lush landscape in front of the house. It’s fun to go outside and tend to whatever catches my eye. If I forget how hot it is, I have to quit and go back inside. Much thank you to God for air-conditioning. 

We had such a wild storm yesterday that when it was over and time for our kitty, Thea, to come out from under the bench in the closet, she slunk out with her belly almost touching the floor. She is one of my playmates. The black and white cat is so beautiful, and our special game for exercise for both of us makes us happy. I call it my walk; she calls it to crawl under the small blue rug and destroy it with her back claws, though it never falls apart. 

I read too. One day I reclined in my bed and read for about two hours on a Sandra Dallas book. She has been a favorite writer of mine for a long time. Today we went to the library, and I looked through the books on the free table before I went in. I find treasures there. I love Haiku and found a free book of poems I am eager to read. Also, I got one that Oprah recommended. I might like it; I might not. We have a Book Chat once a month at church. We all read a good Christian novel and discus it at the meeting. It’s so nice to be in the presence of about twelve ladies of a certain generation. They are beautiful and wonderful to talk to and pray with. 

Bill and I go out and about. We just got back from the grocery store. Yesterday we drove to Orlando to have lunch with Bill’s dear sister and her fine husband. We change off every other month. In other words, they will come here next month. 

I send a bloggette to a few people first thing in the morning. It is like this-

“The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

If you want to be a Christian, you’re a wise person. It’s not hard at all. Open your mind and heart to Jesus. Invite Him to take over your life; you will be so happy when you do this that you might even cry. It’s such a relief to put everything into the hands of the Lord. Listen then. He speaks in a still, small voice and will never leave or forsake you. Today is Independence Day, a wonderful day to leave a hard life you’ve had and claim your new one. 

Jesus says, “My lambs hear my voice and follow me.”

DiVoran has been writing for most of her life. Her first attempt at a story was when she was seven years old and her mother got a new typewriter. DiVoran got to use it and when her dad saw her writing he asked what she was writing about. DiVoran answered that she was writing the story of her life. Her dad’s only comment was, “Well, it’s going to be a very short story.” After most of a lifetime of writing and helping other writers, DiVoran finally launched her own dream which was to write a novel of her own. She now has her Florida Springs trilogy and her novel, a Christian Western Romance, Go West available on Amazon. When speaking about her road to publication, she gives thanks to the Lord for all the people who helped her grow and learn.  She says, “I could never have done it by myself, but when I got going everything fell beautifully into place, and I was glad I had started on my dream.”

2 Responses to “You Ask Me How I am Doing”

  1. Anita Thompson July 11, 2022 at 11:58 am #

    Hey DiVoran! It’s Anita in Kentucky. Oh how I love your update here from July 20th. I, too, am loving the access of sermons on YouTube and I am able to hook my folks-up so they can also listen online. I have visited the same church now 4 times (the 3rd of 3 I visited). I still don’t know 100% if it is where I should be, but as we know, God doesn’t send texts or emails or keep a list of approved congregations for us, haha! But I know none of that matters without my personal relationship with Jesus so since February I have made that top priority. Now my daily devotions doesn’t seem foreig. Not being close to Jesus, that’s where I strayed decades ago.These decades have not been wasted but oh how much I missed not being in close relationship to Christ!. I know my prayer time is lacking, but He will help me with that as well. I finally understand the gift Jesus is and although I am unworthy, He has washed me in His blood and given me life through Him! I am in a place the last few months I didn’t even envision the beginning of the year. But when God says “surrender,” I knew I had to listen and obey. Even at the expense of my marriage (which happily isn’t the case). Inviting the 3rd strand in our 2-person chord was not something Mac had a choice in, but wasn’t something I could ignore. So once again I am amazed at God’s utter unfailing love and faithfulness. I am His! I think of you and Bill often and hope to see you all again before too long. Love to you, Anita

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    • divoran09 July 14, 2022 at 5:32 pm #

      What a nice surprise to hear from you. You are one of my favorite people in the world. I know just what you’re talking about, too. Our computer system was out for four or five days, so that was a bummer. We especially missed having music, except when we went places in the car where it could handle the music.

      It would be great to see you. Peter and Donna Charpentier will be in Orlando for Peter’s job, and we are going to a restaurant here in T’ville for lunch with some of their childhood friends like Renie and Ron and Billy and Lisa and DiVoran and Bill. It will be good to see them all together even though two couples and the boys’ mother won’t be able to come for several reasons.

      We look forward to seeing people as we live a rather quiet life. We’re not lonely, though. We seem to be pretty happy together.

      I enjoyed hearing about your relationship with the Lord. It’s nice to think about Him and to go to him for answers. And he has always loved us, no matter what. That’s a wonderful thing, too.

      Again thanks for writing.


      DiVoran and Bill Sent: Monday, July 11, 2022 11:58 AM To: Subject: [Old Things R New] Comment: “You Ask Me How I am Doing”

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