As I walked the first time in the park behind my new home, a home God provided miraculously; the glory of His creative power encompassed me. With its high lush trees shaded the path, and green grass and hedging surround the edge that connected to my back yard. This little hideaway boasts its beauty with two wooden bridges covering a stream that waters this area as did the river Pishon in Havilah. I started walking for exercise, but it turned into so much more. In this place, I felt more like a part of His creative work there than any other place I had experienced. It was in this time and place that I was wooed by His glorious creative power that He spoke to me in a way I will never forget. As I was walking and in awe…
Did you ever believe that if you could just get closer, you will hear better? Many times that is what we believe, or at least hope is true.
I remember when I first saw the RCA “Victor Dog”, coined as “His Master’s Voice“, sitting by the amazing new technology. I thought, “If I could get that close to God, I would really be able to hear Him.” But is close really the answer? Sometimes when we get really close to what we want to hear, it does not really help, and it can even make it more difficult. (more…)
“I don’t want to be a superstar, I just want to be me.” This is a quote from a very inspiring Equestrian clip (1.47 min) by PocoZeph. You can watch it here. It is worth watching!
Now this artist did a great display of who he sees himself to be, but, to display who we are, is much easier than living it out in our life. Right?
Just like the quote above, rarely are we looking to be a superstar, we just want the ability to “just be, me.” As a person that spent decades of being what others expected, I can tell you that for most of those years, I did not realize I was not being me. (more…)
Have you ever met someone that from the moment you started to speak with them, you realized they just saw things differently than you. They saw things with a different lens than you did. I call these individuals “People with a World View”. It is my desire to inspire to you recognize those in your life that have the “world” in their eyes (and heart); because we can learn so much from them.
Before we look at that more, it is important to understand that you too have a different view. Here are some examples of some other views I have come across in my life: (more…)
In Daniel 1:2 The Word says that God gave into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, King Jehoiakim, and Judah. The biblical account goes on to tell us that in that giving into, was Daniel, a man of excellent spirit.
Have you ever felt like you had been given into a situation by God? Well if you are His, you probably have been. Those times that you find yourself in a situation that you know in all honesty you did not pray for, ask for or ever imagine you would be in; but you know He placed you there.
As I prepared for this study; it made me reflect back to my younger years with my husband. (more…)
Sing to the Lord, O you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime or in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
In this Psalm the Lord gives us opposites to consider as we go through life and adversity, remembering He is holy. (more…)
Matthew 11:28 is a call to the Warrior Weary.
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation
Weary is a word that we do not hear much. We hear, “I am so tired” or “I am burned out”; and maybe you have said those words yourself.
A few weeks ago I was with some friends and after the day was over, I said to my friend that a person that was with us “looked weary”. I used the word weary. Why? Because they are a Warrior, in a fight!
Warriors get weary! Daily activity, a busy life and the demands of a job or family can make us tired or burned out, but a strategic ongoing flight without the appearance of change or end; that can birth in us the “look of weary”. (more…)