... Even the worst heartaches can become heartstrings to God's hope, comfort, encouragement, joy, peace and love...

Welcome! As a fan of the cartoon character Maxine, I enjoy her witty remarks. But when I
read my blogs & other writing to her, she's not very responsive- even when I'm wearing my bunny slippers like hers! She just doesn't get it!
Although she's funnier than I am, I do pray that this site will bring encouragement to your day! I'd love to hear from you! Unlike Maxine, you can leave me a message via the Comments. Shalom, Connie


Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Years ago my 4 year-old sister refused to go to church. When asked why she replied that "they put fish in cement."
That's how she heard the chorus "I will make you fishers of men..."

The two fishermen casting their nets in to the Sea of Galilee- Simon (called Peter) and
Andrew -may have thought Jesus' words were strange also when He said, "Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men." But scripture tells us that they left their nets "at once" and followed Him. Soon James and John, sons of Zebedee, left their boats and nets, and their father sitting in a boat and immediately followed Jesus. Followed a man with no home; with nothing except his sandals and clothes. (Matthew 4:18-22)

What was it that made 4 fisherman leave everything that they knew to step out of their comfort zone and follow Jesus? I think we will understand when we, too, stand face to face with Him.

I do know that Jesus caught His fish first, then cleaned them. He chose ordinary, poorly educated men. As they walked and talked, they were being molded into the men Jesus would leave behind to carry on His ministry.

Would you be willing to leave your comfort zone to follow Jesus?


Shalom, Connie

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