Janet K. Brown

About Janet K. Brown

Janet K. Brown scored a dream come true when God gave her writing as her ministry. Her women’s fiction, Worth Her Weight, released this year as a compliment to her devotion book, Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness. She lives with her husband in Wichita Falls, TX and loves to visit family and share with writers and readers.

God Must Control My Life

God Must Control My Life

2 Samuel 22:3 NIV My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,  my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior from violent people you save me.     In the last two months, I have struggled. I feel overwhelmed. God’s guidance like a surety of […]

How Might We Recover from Addiction?

How Might We Recover from Addiction?

Recovery from addiction, compulsion, or impossible situations requires diligence, commitment, and boundaries. Praise God for His healing of me when I fell on my face as a powerless compulsive overeater. After years of surrender to Christ and serving him even with what I eat, I’m thankful that He allows me to mentor others with a […]

My 3 Questions About the Present-Day Church

My 3 Questions About the Present-Day Church

Question 1: Is the church relevant to this day in time?   Many younger Christians don’t see the need to pay tithes, pool their funds, or keep a church going and growing. Most older Christians see this opinion as an outrage. God’s Word directs our steps. The Bible relates to every age allowed by God […]

Simplify

Simplify

My husband and I recently vacationed in cool Ruidosa, NM, a refreshing change to our hot Wichita Falls, TX home. One day we visited Ruidosa Downs and watched the beautiful horse races.   When Jesus walked on earth, He used the creations of God to teach lessons on Christianity. The day we watched this race, […]

Are You Disconnected?

Are You Disconnected?

Disconnected. What does that mean to you? In our culture, we remain connected to the world around us 24/7. We can’t imagine days of waiting for a letter, or months to travel internationally. I’m old enough to remember the days before computers and cell phones. Even then, we had radios, television, and home phones. My […]

Shield of Faith

Shield of Faith

The Bible gives this definition of faith:   Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.                              Hebrews 11:1   When our middle daughter was six, all three girls took swimming lessons. The oldest and the youngest caught on right away, but the middle girl’s fear of the […]

What Do You Need?

What Do You Need?

Last Sunday, a trio sang a song “I Am.” The song spoke to me. On Saturday, we had traveled to visit family, staying for our grandson’s baseball game, and not arriving home until one in the morning. We had driven on home because we longed to be in our own church since vacation had kept […]

Our Perverse Generation

Our Perverse Generation

     You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Matthew 17:17 Last Sunday, the preacher gave us the above Scripture verse. The word, perverse, keeps flashing in my mind like a neon sign. Jesus used this term for unbelieving Israelites during […]

Forgiveness Isn’t Easy

Forgiveness Isn’t Easy

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:25 KJV God forgave us and asked us to forgive others. Sounds good, but when we face it in our lives, we can’t believe how hard it is. Real […]

Absolutes

Absolutes

Last, Sunday, my pastor preached on absolutes, and that thought keeps drifting through my mind this week. In our present culture, people don’t like absolutes. Everything is relative to your circumstances, how you were raised, or how you feel about it. Media shouts intolerance if we condemn a behavior or a law that is wrong […]

In The Arms of God

In The Arms of God

Last night (December 26), a tornado formed over a town east of Dallas and followed a northeasterly route over the small town of Farmersville, Texas where my middle daughter, her husband, and two boys had just returned from our house for their Christmas visit. Weather stations blasted the warning for everyone to take cover in the […]

People Watch Us When We’re At Our Worst

People Watch Us When We’re At Our Worst

We’re the only Bible some folks ever read. Anonymous   When we think of that saying, we prepare our minds to put on our best manners. No road rage. Smile when a frustrated shopper yells. Be honest in business dealings. Hard as all those things are, my pastor reminded me today of something even harder. […]

What is Faith?

What is Faith?

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.         Hebrews 11:1 That’s God’s definition of faith. We all find our own definition while we walk through the valley. When a loved one gets the word that they only have three months to live, we either have faith or we […]

Lord, Get Me Out of This

Lord, Get Me Out of This

Daniel is one of my favorite heroes in the Bible. Since I teach weight loss classes in church, we talk about Daniel’s decision to serve God in his eating. He ate vegetables and drank water, so that he might be allowed to refrain from meat offered first to idols.   Prove your servants, I beseech […]

Do You Think God Has Left You Hanging?

Do You Think God Has Left You Hanging?

Have you ever believed God wasn’t listening to your prayers? I’ve prayed over one request for years. I haven’t received the answer, but does that mean God doesn’t hear, or doesn’t care, that He’s leaving me hanging with no response?  (The picture is my granddaughter zip lining across Palo Duro Canyon in North Texas)   Our […]

Is It Under God’s Control?

Is It Under God’s Control?

I fought compulsive overeating all my adult life.  The latest diet fads addressed the physical component. Many programs gave me mental tools. They helped but didn’t go far enough to address the spiritual problem beneath the compulsion. Even Paul in Romans 7:15 says,  “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is […]

Clearing Your Mind Isn’t Enough

Clearing Your Mind Isn’t Enough

Recently, we visited the historic town of Golden, Colorado. At the heart of the town is Clear Creek, a bubbling mountain stream good for kayaking, picnicking, and riding the rapids. A bridge spans the water at the north end of the town. All along the bridge posters give historical glimpses. In 1859, miners discovered gold in the mountain […]

In God’s Eyes

In God’s Eyes

Today, I wish to focus on God’s people,  the Isrealites, and how they looked in God’s eyes. Exodus 34:13 “And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped. And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee, go among us; […]