Don’t Delay!

Tomorrow is the BIG day! My heartfelt  devotionals will start to appear on Everyday Christian……everyday…

They are short, peppy, encouragingly God-pointed and a quick read…

Take a minute to find God and let Him change your life!

Brenda J Wood

Do Me a Favor Please

Beginning February 1st you will be able to get a daily dose of my Heartfelt Devotionals  from the Everyday Christian, based in Lexington, Kentucky.

Just copy and paste the following address into your browser…

Do me a favor, log on,  be cheered, encouraged and motivated. At the same time, you will be doing the same for me!  Brenda J Wood.



Can’t Give it Away

That apparently is the problem with December’s free book! No one wrote and told me they wanted it sits languidly on the shelf…lonely…wanting desperately to speak into someone’s life and yet afraid of never being chosen.

I used to feel the same way in grade school when they picked sides for the lunch time baseball games…

And now here I sit again…holding the lonely book from December….and feeling lonely for its loneliness…

Brenda J Wood

Writing Hints —

—from a blog that Darlene kindly posted on her site.

Here is the link…read it and then ask yourself…

How does this apply to my life…not just to a writer’s life…

Brenda J Wood

Australian Guest Writer Rosemary Renninson

Rosemary gave me permission to share these paragraphs with you…

By now, most of us have failed our resolutions…the year is not over yet!

At this time of our beginning Australian summer, most of our early mornings are mild, bright, and as yet relievingly flyless. Our many lakes, dams, pools, and ocean inlet waters are glass-still, attractively revealing mirror-like reflections of the sky and whatever surrounds them. I love to be in these tranquil places or even by my small garden-pond in this mild month of December; they so invitingly lend themselves to the needful reflections I desire to engage in: reflections of the past year as it nears its end.

Though I don’t want to dwell too long on the negatives done with, there are some unfinished things of the old year I want to deal with and get out of my way for the year ahead: accumulated cluttering piles of nuisances to myself, resulting from procrastinations. Also, I keenly desire to unload any emotional, potentially hindering baggage before the Lord, my steadfast love, and greatest ally. I want to be sure that I’m not harbouring any lingering resentments or unforgiveness, with unhelpful memories. I desperately want to pry off my heart and soul any of those sucking, rehearsing hurts over malicious provocations, mischievous, competitive irritations, and sin habits that can so easily, stubbornly, and happily cling like barnacles to a boat. I want to rid myself of every besetting hindrance to my future: particularly my stepping forward into Jesus’ plans.

In preparation for the year ahead, I definitely want to take note of the positive happenings, too; to assess the valuable things accomplished and learned; maybe to do even better next year those things that I did well: how I changed and grew in grace, truth, belief, and love; how I excused, rejoiced, moved forward, was blessed, bore healthy fruit, and was a blessing to others by Jesus’ perfect grace and guidance.

Beloved, naturally, no matter where we live in the world, whatever the weather conditions, we can repent and settle the old year happenings peaceably in our hearts and minds, before our loving gracious Lord; we can come into agreement with Him, and choose willingly to be made ready by Him to enter the approaching New Year. “Do two walk together except they make an appointment and have agreed?” (Amos 3:3 AMP)

May we truly know that our lovely, gracious Lord is committed to rectification. He can turn every failure into fulfillment, every defeat into victory, and each inability right into His power, so let us “press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.” (Philippians 3:14 AMP)

What a godly, fruitful, revelation-filled, “Happy New Year” we can have as we cling freely and tightly to our Lord Christ! For He is to His beloved ones, and within His beloved ones as “Jesus, Mighty God”, “All Wisdom”, “The Word of Life”, “The Great I AM”, “The Prince of Peace”, “Lord Saviour”, “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah”, “Lord of lords”, “The Lamb of God”, “The Righteous Judge”, “The Resurrection and Ascension Life”, “The Chief Shepherd”, “Wonderful Counsellor”, “The King of kings”, “The Beginning and the End”, “Eternal God”, and so very much more.

And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him.” (2 Corinthians 3:18 TLB)

Rosemary Renninson
Westbury, Victoria, Australia

Only 100 days until…..


…..The Royal Wedding! Are you excited, or at least intrigued?

I’ve just come across an old crochet pattern from my granny’s stash called  “Coronation Edging”.I expect it came from the days of King George the sixth or even earlier. There is a crown design worked into the stitches.

If you are a crocheter and eager to put your stamp on Royal wedding memories, contact me at

Till then, remember that if you have asked Jesus into your life, you are also ROYAL!

Brenda J. Wood

Twas the month after Christmas,
And all through the house,
Nothing would fit me,
Not even a blouse. 

The cookies I’d nibbled,
The chocolate I’d taste
At the holiday parties
Had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales
There arose such a number!
When I walked to the store
(less a walk than a lumber),

I’d remember the marvellous meals I’d prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I’d never said, “No thank you, please.”

As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt…
I said to myself, as I only can,
“You can’t spend a Summer, disguised as a man!”

So, away with the last of the sour cream dip.
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won’t have a cookie, not even a lick.
I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie.
I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore…
But isn’t that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all, and to all a good diet.

author unknown

So are you still at it???Brenda J Wood
Why not???

Precious Moments Bible

Posted 01/07/11: Who wouldn’t love this darling Precious Moments Story book…? Every picture is true to the Precious moments series and is everything you would expect.Now of course this is what we expect from P.C. Right? But also included are information pages like who gave you the book, who owns it. Then we find places for church information such as Vacation Bible school attendance, church camps, and outing. You can even list your child’s family tree and their favorite things. I love that the characters are not scary. The lion from Daniel in the lion’s den could be called Pussycat Lion! This is important because so many pictures of Bible stories are quite terrifying to small children. My four year old granddaughter will love it! Brenda J. Wood