The Womb of God

“Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman,” says the Lord. Isaiah 54:1 NASB Several months ago, while spending some time with the Lord, I suddenly saw an image of the Holy Spirit with a womb.  Inside the womb was the universe – everything ever created.   As I questioned the Lord about what I was seeing,… Read More

The Heresy of the Vineyard

One recent morning I was reading the passage in Isaiah 48, where Isaiah prophecies the coming of King Cyrus to take down Babylon. He called Cyrus out by name, (because Jesus already new him) 150 years before the man’s birth. I began to think about Cyrus the King who came as a conquering warrior. As I sat on my sofa and considered the man, as a warrior, rather than as a king, I suddenly felt the physical feeling of my horse getting up under me and us riding across the sand. (Years… Read More

Sunrises

“Lord, I need to see a sunrise at the beach.”  Those words have slipped from my lips a few times recently.  It’s been a few years since I’ve seen that beautiful scene in that setting. So, when on vacation, I’m the one rolling out of bed at 5:00 am to go strolling on the beach to see the sunrise.  Yeah – that one – the one grabbing my ball cap, pulling it over my bed head hair, slipping on my flip flops, and practically escaping, like a bandit, out in my pjs…. Read More

Put It Down

I was on a Zoom prayer call and suddenly I was answering a text that came in on my phone.  I felt the urge to finish the message I was typing, but that meant I was only half listening to the words and prayers being spoken on the call and NOT listening at all to the Lord for what He would say through me. “Put it down,” I told myself.  I put it down only to pick it up again! Suddenly I remembered a scripture verse;  If you do not love your brother… Read More

Just Be Bread

I threw my hands up in despair, “You are asking too much of me Lord!”   Continuing my rant, I quickly got a shower, threw on my stretchy pants and t-shirt, and tucked the soft blanket up around my neck, attempting to go sleep or at least look like I was before my roommates jolted my solace as they returned from the late session. I had come to the “Retreat” weekend immediately following some extremely, intense counseling that had exhausted me.   I had thought that I may have a few moments… Read More

Refreshing the Soil

This morning as I was washing the clinging soil from the carrots and leeks I’d just brought in from my garden, I was also listening in on a weekly prayer call full of wise and godly women. The crisp cold water released the pungent fragrance of the leeks and the sweet refreshing scent of the carrots that had grown strong in my raised beds. Our leader told us that today was the National Day of Repentance. As I stood feeling the cold water and cleaning my harvested future meals, I began to discern… Read More

Love Bootcamp

Have you ever felt like you’ve been in a holy kind of boot camp, where the Holy Spirt is trying to train you in something, teaching you a very important life lesson, (actually the most important), and you keep losing your grip on the next level of the climbing wall and slipping back down? Well, honestly, I’ve never even attempted to climb a wall. They’ve always looked insurmountable to me. With this wall though, the Lord has been so gentle with teaching and training me. He certainly has not been a drill… Read More

Disruptive Love

You gotta get a hold of this love. The Father’s perfect love for you.  You-Have-Got-To-Get-A-Hold-of-This-Love! It will ruin you for every fear, it will ruin you for anxiety, it will ruin you for stress, it will ruin you for anger. You’ve GOT to get ahold of this love. The Father’s love is disruptive to what is going on in the world.  In the world right now, the spirit of fear is reigning; fear about our health, fear about our economy, fear about our political system…but “Such love has no fear, because perfect love… Read More

Bill’s Dream

For a little over a week now, my husband Bill and our daughter have been sick with a stomach bug.  Yesterday we all took Covid tests just to be safe.  We shall see.  At any rate, in the midst of this week, we have felt so very close to the Father as we have battled this sickness in a spiritual warfare way. In the worst moments, we have praised the Father for His faithfulness.  We have exalted Him as Jehovah Rapha, our healer.  We have thanked Him for His good plans for… Read More

The Flood

Has anyone felt overwhelmed in the last few weeks? I have. Three years ago or so, several friends and I were regularly receiving visions and words of a coming flood; like a tsunami. The connotation was that it was going to feel overwhelming, but God would be in it. And the results would be good. I remember seeing, in a vision, people thrashing in the water, fighting it, thereby nearly drowning. Others tried swimming upstream, wearing themselves out in the rising torrent. Some refused to step into the water, trying to ignore… Read More