Saturday, March 31, 2018


  • I used to wonder what Jesus wrote on the ground in John 8, that day the woman was caught in adultery. But, today, I am more fascinated with a couple of other things He did and I am sure you'll see why. Now if you'll read the full context, I'm sure we could quickly zoom in on how He stopped the angry mob from casting stones at her. Even more (other than Him writing in the sand), we'd all focus our attention on how He ushered her to go on and sin no more. But, if we zoom in on verse 6, we'd find a whole lot more to feast on in just this one verse. The New International Version of John 8:6 says, "but Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger." However, the NEW LIVING TRANSLATION says right away here, "but Jesus STOOPED down and wrote in the DUST with his finger (John 8:6, emphasis mine)." Oh my! The very action of Him "STOOPING" captures my attention more now than what He wrote on the ground that day!

  • Take a look at the definition of STOOPED at Feel free to review the definition of the noun, but here are the definitions for the active forms/ intransitive and transitive verbs: "v.intr. 1. To bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back: had to stoop in order to fit into the cave. 2. To stand or walk, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward. 3. a. To lower or debase oneself: I wouldn't stoop to such behavior. b. To descend from a superior social position; condescend: Would the prince stoop to have a meal with peasants? 4. To swoop down, as a bird in pursuing its prey." and " 1. To bend (oneself, the head, or the body) forward and down. 2. To debase; humble: stooped himself to such disgraceful acts." My, my, my! Forget all my degree because I just learned something here. I love Google and I just love words, but I am falling more in love with the WORD OF GOD each day! Ha! So now, let's zoom in here, it is interesting to note that this one simple word, STOOPED, defines ultimately what JESUS has done for us as stated in Philippians 2:8 which says (emphasis mine), "And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-- even death on a cross!"
  • He HUMBLED Himself. . . (Selaaaaah. . .)

  • But, even more, He stuck His finger/ His HAND in the DUST!!! Oh, how the LORD has STOOPED for you and me! But, more importantly, oh how He went into the earth, into the tomb & died for us. Putting his finger into the dust or the DIRT, if you will, He not only STOOPED into the DUST, but he also SCOOPED. I am not sorry to be charismatic here and get get all "rhymey" b/c "thank You Holy Ghost, lolol! But, He not only did what we see WORDED here, he also SCOOPED!!! My God Jesus on High!!! Do you see where He SCOOPED though? Let me help you, zoom DOWN, down further past where the woman caught in adultery lay, down lower than her head bowed on the ground, but zoom on down into the DUST! He put His finger not upon HER, but He put His finger into the DUST which was beneath Him. But, what did He do? Write on the ground, right? Yeah, but zoom in a bit further, He DUG His finger into the dirt, like carving out the clay! 

  • Have You ever written in the sand on the beach? In order to write in the sand/dust on the ground, some of the sand, dust or dirt has to move, be scooped up, out and away in order to make a channel/ indention for what you are writing, right? Right!

  • I don't know what He wrote in the DUST that day, but I do know there is a SCOOPING for me and you. I still want to know what all He wrote that day. Did He write something to the woman, about the mob, did He draw a heart. . .? Sorry, I just don't know. But, what I know for certain is that HE STOOPED and HE SCOOPED!

  • There is a scooping for you and for me.  He got up so we could, too!  \oO/

You Are More Than A Winner: You Are A Trophy

Feel the fear
Shake, fly
Flap your wings. . .
Do the opposite, oppose it
Steady, soar
Be still. . .
Become courageous
Stick the landing
Now look at that. . .

Human /o\ and Divine \o/

You are more than a winner.
You! Are! A! Trophy!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cedar Plank Salmon: Well Done aka More Than An Olympian

There's something that amazes me about cedar plank salmon. But, it's not the fat & succulent piece of flesh sizzling on the grill, it's the cedar plank itself. Interestingly enough, we gather this seasoning and that spice, chop this and/ or that. Then we let it sit, for the more patient, "all night long," allowing the fish to soak in all the flavor. As soon as the sun comes up, we fire up that grill and WOW! The fish is done, we eat it, it's delicious and only the bones are left (stay tuned, that's another lap in the pool all together). But, the fish has served its purpose, the flame grilled it to perfection & it became very WELL DONE. Our taste buds can testify. But, take a closer look at the table. Not only are the bones left, but the plank (the main ingredient/flavor & sermon in itself) UPON which the fish was COOKED withstood the flame. Why? Because it was first SUBMERGED IN THE WATER! If you should find yourself steeped in the fiery flames of life, just make like a fish on a cedar plank. Stay afloat!!!!!!! Never give up aka WELL DONE! JESUS IS OUR LIFE RAFT! (Ref. ALL of ACTS 27 & RUN. . .). Singing. . . "I once was sinking far from the peaceful shore. Deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more. BUT, the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry and from the waters lifted me, now safe am I. It was LOVE that lifted me!!!"

Stay in the race, overcome the hurdles and keep passing the baton. We are following Victory and His name is JESUS!

Click on the link below to read Acts 27. . .

Monday, January 9, 2017

This My Lil' Slingshot & That My Lil' Stone: The Heavenly Root Canal. . . Now Ain't That The Tooth!

Sometimes the truth is hard to receive when it comes against the lie/ lies that we have firmly believed. But, thank God for His Heavenly 'Root Canals' 😁. Look at how WebMD defines the process of a "root canal"  below. Now tell me won't God both FIX IT & STRAIGHTEN it out!!!!!!! NOW = WON = ONE = ☝FOCUS!!!

"A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed (Web MD)."

UmmK, so break it down O' Lord. "For the wages of sin is death. . ." (Romans 6:23). You have eaten too much sugar, too many sweets and your tooth has just about rotted out aka died.  You can't even chew any food or place water on it (hot/ cold) and that "tooth" definitely doesn't want to be touched.  It's painful and the Lord knows that you've eaten & been fed too much garbage (i.e. circumstances planted by others/ yourself: Pappa was a. . . , Mamma used to. . ., cousin raped/ molested me, your own addictions to sex, drugs/ rock & roll, etc. & you get the point).  In other words you have believed the lie, ultimately ingesting the forbidden fruit, that all we like Eve in the Garden of Eden have partaken, falling way far short of not doing so (some passing the cavity zone all the way down to the pulp, lol but ikr).

The Bible makes it very clear, "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)." Basically, all the "icky" stuff you've ingested (aka all your sordid 'way back then' or 'just yesterday,' even 'when you got off the phone a minute ago' stuff, but prayerfully 'hopefully not tomorrow,' icky stuff) has caused your tooth/ teeth to become badly decayed/ infected. But, thanks be to God that "the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23)." Thank You God that after discovering such painful rotteness, there is a BUT GOD PROCESS! Thank You Holy Ghost for the PROCESS!!!

Just like WebMD/ even more, BETTER than WebMD, we have a Good GOOD Doctor, our Heavenly Father, Who is more than able to REPAIR THE BREACH (aka "Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings" Isaiah 58:12)." He has a treatment for your "ruined teeth" aka ruined life which speaks of better things than that of Abel whom Cain in his jealousy murdered (Genesis 4:1-8)."

The Lord our God in HIS excellent Wisdom (Whose, let's say, wisdom 'tooth,' unlike man's, will never crumble, 😂 see John 19:36) has something to remove the pain and anguish which came about when Eve ate all of "that sugary treat" aka the lie of the enemy (aka snake @ 6 o'clock) and even shared it w/ her husband against God's will (Genesis 3). Like a loving mother who tells you to eat your vegetables and not all that candy, God is our Father and likewise, He admonishes us to not do certain things. So, listen to Him & heed what He has to say. Send me Lord, I'll go.

So now, our teeth, like Adam & Eve in their coats of skin & kicked out of the Garden of Paradise, are rotted 😞. BUT GOD, BUT GOD, BUT GOD(!!!!!!!!!!!!!), Who soooooo loves us has provided a remedy 😇.  "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16)."  It's like He gave us His one and only tooth 🙌!!!   I will say AMEN to myself b/c I know the Lord is more than TOO GOOD!!! YEAH GOD!!! YEEEEEEEEAH GOD!!! (Take your praise break now b/c it gets so much better =)!!!!!!!

This 'Remedy,' like the root canal described by WebMD will remove the affected nerve and infected pulp.  I'm no dentist, but I can almost hear the Lord saying. . . GIVE IT TO HIM. . . UmmHmm, cast that 'affected nerve & infected pulp' aka all your cares and anxieties upon Him b/c He cares for you. You can't brush it away & you can't rub it away. You have to let Him get all down & up in it. He can get down to the ROOT of the matter. That which is bothering you and causing all that pain and anguish, is rotting those pristine 'pearls' the Lord has given you and it has to be removed. Now, once all the decay and rotteness have been removed, God is going to CLEAN & SEAL it!!!

Yeah God. . . signed, sealed and delivered by the Good Doctor Who is more than able to write your Heavenly prescription (Jesus is a 'Rxemedy!!!') Come on in the room God!!!

If you are out there and you need a "root canal" and you hear what the Lord is saying right now, then harden not your heart and turn and be healed in the name of JESUS CHRIST!!! He can set you free from all the pain and anguish. He even makes house calls & His line is never busy! Just call Him! Call Him! Call Him!!! Even if you find yourself all the way lost & all the way in the back alley, 'rotted and decaying,' just look to the Head of the corner! This GOOD DOCTOR, Who name is JESUS, is in the building and He is more than able to FIX IT!!! He can fix it!!! RIGHT NOW!!! FIX IT JESUS!!! Place your all on the altar of His sacrifice! Kneel down and accept JESUS into your heart even NOW & wherever you are, whoever you may be! Get down the nearest & dearest aisle near you, get to that altar!

Here is the jist of the thing: WebMD also notes that the process SAVES the tooth! It's like you have a whole NEW tooth!!!  UmmHmm. . . "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Cornthians 5:17)."  Wow!!! Now that's the tooth AND the TRUTH!!! UmmHmm . . . "See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant (Jeremiah 1:10)." Build & plant us O' Lord!!!!!!!

I see why these pastors be sweating and japping out and falling out and breathing all hard when they preach!!! It's just so good God! You are so GOOD GOD! I'm about to pass out just typing It!!! Hallelujaaaaaaaaaah!!!! And Glory to God!!!!!!! Hallelujah and all the praise and glory to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost!!!!!!! Halleluuuuujah!!! Praise God!!! Hallelujaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!! And Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaank You Jesus!!! najjbail sbcjhsjchus ndjdbjkvjidhidhvfidhvihvii didjd eshaaaaaaaaaaaaaa dada da dai!!!!!!!!! O' this Joy!!!!!!! 😅😅😅

"The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. (Psalm 119:130)."  Lord, help us to receive Your words, help us O' Lord and heal us of the breach.  Thank You Lord that You are the Remedy!!! Thank You for the BLOOD! In Your Name Jesus, Amen.

And on this note, 👆👇
I rest my case & yours too,
Jocelyn aka SimonaGrace

N\o/W=W\O/N=ONE!!!!!!! \oO/

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This My Lil' Slingshot & That My Lil' Stone: Never Underestimate the Power of $2

Ephesians 6:15
UmmK, so I tried to buy him "Skwiggey" or something because the cover looked more blockbuster. But, my 7 year old nephew insisted on purchasing a caricature version of the "Wizard of Oz" which I could draw with my eyes closed (a $2 cartoon rendition of the classic, you know). It's about 10 minutes long. . .  lolwhat?!?!? So, I'm watching a $2 cartoon of "The Wizard of Oz" w/ Mikey and I get this word & a very great revelation.   
Never underestimate what is ALREADY hidden within you.
UmmK, so you know the story, but do you KNOW the STORY?!?!?! It's been a while since I've seen it and I just about fell asleep during the $2 and 10 minute gist of it, so here goes. . .   Dorothy's life is swept away by a treacherous storm and she loses Ma & Pa (aka Auntie Em & fam) & can't find her way home. Then she meets up with the Scare Crow who thinks he's empty headed & in need of a brain. Somehow, the crows had him fooled. Next up, it's the Tin Man who is always crying aka consumed in sorrow to the point of rusting and becoming hardened because he also feels empty and is looking for a heart. The Lion who is supposed to be the king of the jungle and in charge, front and center, the most outgoing, always on top and never fearful is quite the pussy cat. We see him often cowering in fear and running from being the conqueror everyone makes him out to be. He is even longing for his something and that's courage. 

After they make it to the Wizard, they are sent on another journey to do battle against the wicked witch. It is during this battle, in the heat of her utter "lostness" that we see Dorothy, who was so very lost the whole time, rising to the occasion and giving extraordinary guidance and direction to the others aka her new friends. She was already wearing a pair of crimson shoes that spelled out her Oh, when I think of home. We also find that the Tin Man had a very special treasure the whole time. His gift of oil never ran empty and it kept him going in the rain. All he'd have to do was pop it out and squeak, squeak and sweetest sigh. . . he was moving again. The Scare Crow only needed to open his eyes and see that he was NOT dumb. A small pair of glasses was all the enlightenment he needed to spot out the crows who wrote him off as such. Finally, the fearful Lion would discover the king already living inside of him by just lifting his head and discovering the golden crown and mantle that already lay upon his head and shoulders. Plus, the robed Wizard of the bejeweled Oz, who was a sham was indeed a very wise sham to help them realize all this.
Wow, this 10 minute curtain call deserves an infinite bow.  But, all this wisdom found in a $2 children's cartoon is only a "parable" and sliver of the picture show of our reality. If I could play it all on the big picture screen with only a beginning and ending, troubles would cease and no one would ever worry. Because in the beginning we are safe as a babe at home and in the end we are still safe as a babe at home. It's the middle part that gets to us, when we crawl away from our sheltering places.n In this world, yes, we do have troubles. Like little children, there are nightmares and storms that come and rip through our happy homes and we lose our way at times. Even some of the oldest, most mature, wisest and smartest long to curl up in Mommy's lap and be rocked gently & peacefully back to sleep in the heat of the night. At times, we all long for Ma & Pa to come and save the day. But, what do we do as grown adults when those arms have become weakened & fade away and what was our safety net or our security blanket is ripped to shreds? Oh my, I have had so many moments that would cause us all to cry and become sorrowful like the squeaky Tin Man. I'm sure that it's safe to say that even many of those who are so well known for being fearless often face their fair share of being afraid. Sometimes, we can even esteem ourselves so small & worthless like the Scare Crow that we forget our own name and that we were made to scare the crows away & even guard the harvest.
Dorothy was surely lost, but she found her way home again all because of her feet which were shodded with the preparation of peace, the good news. Throughout their tumultuous journey, she was able to speak peace to all the storms her friends faced and encourage them even though she was so lost. The Good Witch knew that with three simple clicks Dorothy would make it home safely, yet she had to fulfill her mission and succeed on her assignment (to simply follow The Yellow Brick Road aka make it to the finish line). The Lion whose roar was so small in the beginning found the loudest praise and this was all poured out upon him in his mother's womb after it was put to test and trial. He was the king of the jungle and that one word was all he needed to know to defeat his foes, fear, fear and more fear. The Tin Man's oil of joy was an excellent prescription for heaviness and it was always right there in his heart. The Scare Crow outsmarted what tried to smart him with only a pair of glasses. It was mind over matter, you are NOT just a bunch a straw. A little knowledge goes a long way. I'm sure he began to study to show himself approved. Was it one Wizard who saved the day? No, the movie was only worth $2. But, the glory of enjoying the movie on the picture screen in real life with my nephew AND with my all too REAL God is worth more than gold that perishes. I will never again underestimate the power of $2. UmmHmm. . . click, click, click. Home!!! Where there's love overflowing.

Stay in the race, overcome the hurdles, and keep passing the baton.

Sharing the victory,
Jocelyn =)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Steffany Gretzinger (Frizzell) - Lord I'm Amazed By You: \o/

Lord, I AM amazed. . . fine china. . . 

Always in YOUR cabinet,

Jocelyn "YOUR teacup" Eggerson {}=)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Ricky Bobby, in the movie/ ficticious comedy TALLADEGA NIGHTS, had a very major & catastrophic crash on the race track. It was so traumatic, that although he made it out perfectly safe from the wreckage, he ran around for nearly an hour afterwards thinking that he was on fire. He even ripped off all his clothes and ended up rolling around on the ground yelling and screaming to the top of his lungs just THINKING that he was burning to death yet, there were no flames.
I can't help but laugh at the movie, but seriously so, there are some events so catastrophic and so traumatic in our lives that, unlike the movie, are NO laughing matter. However, similar to the movie, such events cause very traumatizing and lasting EFFECTS. In the movie, Ricky Bobby's imaginations went running wild to the point where he, being in perfect physical health, believed that he lost his ability to walk and had to be placed in a mental institution.  His mind was so effected by the tragedy he suffered on the race track. BUTTT, glory be to God that

"our weapons of warfare are not carnal, but MIGHTY in God for the pulling down of strongholds and CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS and every high thing that exalteth itself against the KNOWLEGE OF GOD, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ(ref. 2 Corinthians 10:4&5, emphasis mine)."

There may be some things in your life that have caused such catastrophic EFFECTS, but I thank God for His LIVING Word which overules it all and gives us the lasting AFFECT which is His own heart, even eternity with Him.

Lord, heal, deliver and set us free from mental trauma. In Your name Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Stay in the race, overcome the hurdles and keep passing the baton. We are following VICTORY and His name is JESUS \oO/