Sovereign

Well I have been away from writing for a while.  I have been traveling lots over the past 2 months both receiving and ministering.  I feel so full when I arrive home and so excited to be with my family again, and then the struggle to get back to everyday life comes and it is a bit of a battle to process everything I have experienced and everything I have received.  Yet all the while I know that when I’m not given time to process, it is not time to do it… Read More

Beauty Marks

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything.  Not because God has not been very present and doing things, but because it didn’t seem time to write. But here I am again…punching keys on a keyboard, processing this crazy mess called life with my heavenly father. A month ago, I literally stood on a mountain top in the physical and in the spiritual.  His presence exploded on me and a friend like fireworks of light in a way I’d never experienced before. With a full, “yes!” to His will, my spirit soared…. Read More

All the Pieces Are Coming Together

Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13 In the summer of 2015, my husband and I went, by introduction of a friend,… Read More

In All My Ways

“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.  In all of your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.”  Proverbs 3:5- 6 AMP My middle daughter turned 13 a few weeks ago.  She wanted to have her ears pierced for her birthday, so we headed to the mall.  After the successful piercing, we decided to meander around the other stores for a bit.  “Mom,… Read More

Honoring My Daddy

Last week I lost my Daddy.  He was 89 years old, a kind man, a gentleman and a good Daddy too.  I wrote this post called, “Veteran’s Day,” on Veteran’s Day 2015, but I thought it was worthy of a repost to honor my Daddy: This morning the Lord showed me a vivid image of my Dad on the submarine he served on in World War II. He was on deck watch at night alone. It was extremely dark out across the sea and he felt small and alone. Yet he knew… Read More

More Adventures From the Land of Awkward

Recently, my wife posted a wonderful blog about her journey in the Land of AWKWARD. So, if you haven’t read it yet, take a few minutes, go to her blog on this site and read it – then come back here if you want. That’s OK. I’ll wait… [🎵 Music on hold.. 🎶 ] [🎼 🎻 Dum diddle de dum🎹 🎷] Welcome back! How did her blog grab you? Is this happening to you? Do you ask God for a word from Him about someone and act on what He tells you? Adel has become really diligent… Read More

Adventures in the Land of Awkward

Recently, after a busy day, my family and I stopped in for a late lunch early dinner at a pub we had been wanting to try.  It was around 4 pm so it was not very busy.  Just one other couple in a booth and a guy at the bar.  We ordered some fish & chips and a beer. The young waitress seemed bored and distracted.  The place wasn’t quite what we had hoped, but the Lord really took my attention to our server. In my mind’s eye I saw her as… Read More

In the Potter’s Hand

“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Is. 64:8 ESV At the beginning of this week, I sat with Gary Wilson, master potter. I went to observe him crafting clay mugs. It was all out of character for me. God had set me up the Saturday before as I had asked Him what He wanted to write about. He said one word, “TRUST’. Sometimes I feel HE has such a funny sense of humor…. Read More

Freedom

Freedom. I don’t know what to do with it. I’ve grown so accustomed to the fence around me. And yet I see myself in a wide open field and my heavenly Father has kicked down the fence. “Come enjoy the field. Come smell the flowers and eat the fruit,” I hear my Jesus beckon. I find myself standing there in the middle of where the fence once stood. It feels safer here, but there is no abundant life standing here in the middle of this self-imposed prison. Can I really venture out… Read More

A Long Cool Drink

The gentle rain. It’s steadily coming down as I sit under cover listening to the calm. Refreshing, rejuvenating rain patting the pavement with circles. Sometimes my heart feels like the parched ground in desperate need of a long cool drink. Today I take a long draw of that life giving water. “Come to me who are thirsty, and I will give you a drink.  Come to the table those who are hungry, and I will fill your mouth with good things.” To the Samaritan woman at the well… “If you had a… Read More