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.

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 […]

The Little City

The Little City

“There was a little city, and few men within it: and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwartks against it. Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.” (Ecc.9:14, 15) […]

A Long, Cool Refreshing Drink

A Long, Cool Refreshing Drink

“Jesus answered and said unto her, ‘Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again, But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.’” John 4:13, 14 The adult body […]

A Golden Moment

A Golden Moment

Our son lives in a town in the north woods of Wisconsin, populated not only by people, but also by a great deal of deer and other wild life. I always hope we will see a deer while we are visiting him; sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t. Last summer we were sitting on […]

Encumbrances

Encumbrances

My husband and I have lived in our house for over forty-eight years. When we had it built, we were told it was a good starter home. I was pregnant with my second son, and we figured in a few years we would probably have to move into a bigger house, especially if we had […]

I Wonder…

I Wonder…

We took care of our two preschool grandchildren on a regular basis. He was four and she was three. Both of them would throw my pillows off the couch and onto the floor—not because they wanted to play with them and not because they wanted to use the space on the couch for something else. […]

A Sincere Faith

A Sincere Faith

In I Timothy 1:3-5, the writer speaks of “certain people” who tried to distort the faith, by citing myths, genealogies, and controversial speculations, instead of advancing God’s work, which is by faith. “The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”  I was […]