Thursday, September 27, 2012


"Pray for each other, so that you may be healed. 
The prayer of a righteous person 
is powerful and effective."
James 5:15b-16

It is God's desire that we pray for one another.
Although He already knows all of our needs,
He delights when we partner with Him
in bringing forth His blessings to others.

This morning Holy Spirit reminded me that
when I put this into practice,
I am better able to resist
the temptation to become
overwhelmed by my own list of needs.

By focusing my attention
on the needs of others
and continuing in dialog 
with the Father,
my focus on self diminishes,
my burden is made light,
and I am filled with
which transcends human understanding.

In light of this,
I am offering to pray for you. 

If you have a special prayer need 
would simply like me to pray for you 
on a regular basis,
send me a private email message
and I will be honored to do so.

You may include as many details as you 
are comfortable with
you may be vague in your request.

It is entirely up to you 
as it is my habit to pray
as Holy Spirit leads,
thus, praying the will of the Father
and not my own will.

May your day be blessed
and may your life be full of
indescribable JOY!


" Never stop praying." 
1 Thessalonians 5:17

Monday, September 24, 2012


I have realized, recently,
that some of the things I post
are misunderstood
by readers.

I was pondering
this when Holy Spirit 
reminded me that
Jesus was also, often,

Even those who 
lived with Him 
didn't always understand
what He was saying to them.

He didn't lose any sleep over it!

And then I (re)realized;
are all about getting to know
one another.

We may not always understand
what the Lord is saying,
but as we continue in relationship
with Him,
He makes things clear.

Jesus came and lived 
on the earth
so that people could know

He came so that
we could receive clarity
on the things that confuse us.

God's purpose
is to 
make Himself

if you're confused 
don't understand something,
ask for wisdom,

But also,
be content knowing that 
He knows what He is doing.

And my purpose
with this blog,
is to share my own relationship
with Him
and to
encourage others
in pursuing their own relationship
with Him.

So before assuming something
about what I have posted,
if I have confused you,
ask me about it
and I will be happy to clarify it for you!

you and I are building
a relationship with
one another too!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Two Years Already

Today marks two years since 
my mom left us to take her rightful place in heaven.
Though I miss her every day, 
I have never once wished her back.
She lived two lifetimes in one.

 It’s amazing the flood of memories that come 
after a person has gone.
Two years have passed and still they come.

 As I look at photos of her and her life, 
I stand in awe of the woman that she was 
Every time I look into those eyes, 
I see her soul;
 the “real” her; 
the perfect child of God.

It is strange how we perceive one another
 (and even ourselves) 
based upon outside appearances and/or circumstances.
Yet, when I look at a photo, 
I see beyond all of that. 

This is how God sees us.
He doesn’t perceive us based upon 
outside appearances or circumstances.
He sees, perceives and knows us
 based upon the complete and perfect work of Christ.

We are His children.
He sees the soul.
He knows us better than we know ourselves.
He loves who we are in Him.
He loves who He created us to be.

And I realize once again; 
we have no business judging one another.
We really only have the right to judge ourselves.
And not for the purpose of self-condemnation, 
but for the purpose of seeing our condition at that moment 
so that we may choose to allow Holy Spirit
to continue to transform us 
into the perfect child of God that we already are.

This is how I see my mom now.
With her passing, I have come to realize that
 I have spent far too much of my life 
only seeing the outside appearances of people. 
I have spent too many years 
glancing at the facades that they have created
 instead of looking beyond that and into the depth 
of the perfect child that they truly are.

I am in awe of how the Lord
 has used my mom’s passing to remind me of 
the depth of empathy for others that He has placed inside of me 
and has given me a passion for seeing people as He sees them.

I love to look at people; 
beyond the facades, dirt & muck;
 and to see who they are in Him.

And I love to remember my mom;
 to see her beautiful, easy smile,
 hear her contagious laugh, and yes, 
even her sarcastic humor 
and look forward to the day
we will be together once again.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

God Thoughts No. Sixty Seven

I have been finding myself wondering
why I even bother.

Then I remember how 
left His throne in heaven,
trusting the Father's plan
without regard to the results.

He went to the cross
and died for the sins of
ALL mankind
without regard to the response.

Holy Spirit reminds me
that it is all about
obedience and nothing else.

I can.
I will.

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