Bettilu Davies

About Bettilu Davies

Bettilu Davies is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She has authored six published books, first writing fiction for children and teens and recently branching into adult Christian fiction. She has taught piano since 1968 and enjoys reading, crocheting, knitting, paper art, and painting in oils, acrylics and water color.

Comments on The Hound of Heaven

Comments on The Hound of Heaven

“I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;    I fled Him, down the arches of the years; I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways    Of my own mind; and in the midst of tears I hid from Him…”   Francis Thompson first published The Hound of Heaven in 1893. It is […]

Rejoice Evermore (I Thessalonians 6:16)

Rejoice Evermore (I Thessalonians 6:16)

    For many folks, summer is a time of relaxation, time to be outside enjoying nature, resting from the busy part of the year when school activities take much of our spare time. My children and some of my grandchildren are grown. My husband is retired, and, while we still are busy—whenever we want […]

Watching from the Sidelines

Watching from the Sidelines

One time a friend told me, “Most people stand on on the sidelines watching what happens to other people.” I assumed she meant people in the news. Then she added, “You’re one of those most of us watch.” My husband and I endured a stretch of time when we lost both of our fathers, a […]

Keep Your Eyes on the Clouds

Keep Your Eyes on the Clouds

My husband and I were heading to Tennessee early this month to visit our daughter and her family for a short vacation. We have had lots of storms in southern Wisconsin, with floods in some areas and many downed trees in our town and surrounding areas. The day we left home, more storms were forecast, […]

Sometimes I just don’t know what to say…

Sometimes I just don’t know what to say…

Some people seem able to say the right thing at the right time in practically every situation. At least it seems that way to me. I used to be intimidated by my very clever sister-in-law who could fill every gap in conversation with a funny story or gentle teasing. I didn’t even try to converse […]

Choices

Choices

I dearly love my children. They are all grown and have children of their own, some of whom are also adults now. I have always wanted to be a woman who had an open heart and listening ears, so that others are free to speak to me about their personal concerns. That especially applies to […]

Change

Change

One of the most frequent phrases in novels is “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.” That is certainly true of recent southern Wisconsin weather. When I woke up early this morning, the sky was bright, even though the hour was early. Now, two hours later, clouds have gathered and it is dark […]

“Help My Unbelief”

“Help My Unbelief”

“I hope for the best, but expect the worst. Then I’m not disappointed,” Mom used to joke. We all knew it was just a joke because our mother was a woman of prayer. When my father was nearing the end of his life, I stayed with Mom for a short time, sharing her bed in […]

Is My Name Written There?

Is My Name Written There?

There are large parts of the Bible that consists of lists. Some of them involve directions on building the tabernacle and, later, the temple, some are laws that the Israelites were to follow. In some passages, fighting men are detailed with the jobs they are to do, and some spots just list the various families […]

Admit It!

Admit It!

I honestly used to believe that most of the people around me, particularly Christians, had their lives pretty much under control. I thought I was the oddball in the group. When trouble came, as it does in every life, my first reaction was to hide it—hide it and look cool. Whenever a conversation with a […]

Think About It!

Think About It!

Television, newspaper, and junk mail ads bombard us every day with products that are supposed to make our lives better. Some products are good and others are not. It is up to us to decide what we want to spend our money on. Sometimes we throw our money away, but sometimes we get very good […]

Be Still

Be Still

Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”   Sometimes I don’t know what God is telling me. I try to figure it out, but sometimes I just don’t get it.   We have had a rather tumultuous year. Because of circumstances in the life of one of my children, there have been […]

Cubs and Answered Prayer

Cubs and Answered Prayer

Years ago our church was holding a series of evangelistic meetings and the guest speaker had an idea. He suggested that we all sign up to pray for an hour during g next twenty-four hours in the hopes that some of the people coming to the meetings would make decisions for God. Maybe folks would even […]

Sometimes We Learn Our Lessons Slowly…

Sometimes We Learn Our Lessons Slowly…

My parents were very active in the missions program in our church. Whenever missionaries came to speak, they were invited to our house for a Swiss steak dinner with all the trimmings. My sister was a missionary and I planned to be one too. That’s why I was surprised when my parents refused to send […]

Still Thankful…Anyway

Still Thankful…Anyway

I HAVE A NO GOOD, NASTY, HORRIBLE, DRIPPY, YUCKY COLD!—and I thank Jesus for it. Sounds hypocritical, doesn’t it? Probably because it is. “In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (I Thess. 5:18) When I thank God for a week of sickness that I don’t enjoy […]

Blessings…

Blessings…

Our family is crafty, not devious, not plotting (except when working on fiction) not trying to get away with nefarious plans. We just like crafts. My husband loves to work with wood. His specialty is turning out segmented wood projects on his lathe. He takes wood left over from other projects, cuts them, sands them, […]

Silhouettes Can Be Deceptive

Silhouettes Can Be Deceptive

Have you ever looked at something in the shadows, and thought it was one thing, but when the light became clearer realized it was something else? Silhouettes can be deceptive. I dropped a clear bottle cap on the floor and, try as I might, I could not find it. I decided to get the flashlight […]

A Letter From My Daughter

A Letter From My Daughter

I honestly don’t remember what my daughter and I were talking about that prompted this letter from her to me, but obviously whatever it was caused her to think seriously. I was very blessed when I received it and hope to pass the blessing on to others who may read it. Mom I’ve been thinking […]