The Lion of Judah

The Lion of the tribe of Judah is coming for His people, He arrives at the frontline and the whole earth trembles, And the Lion roars and disease falls away, And the Lion roars and lying strongholds fall away, And the Lion roars and emotional wounds are healed and fall away, And the Lion roars and the enemy flees before him and His people are set free! Inspired during flags worship by Caleb Brundidge  at Women on the Frontlines   Scottsdale, AZ

My Lover, My Friend

Originally posted on Wholehearted Follower:
“His Mouth is Sweetness itself, He is desirable in every way. Such, O women, is my lover, my friend.” Everything he speaks about me, everything he speaks to me, every prayer he prays over me is sweetness and love. I am drawn to His mouth and to His heart. He protects me. He defends me and stands up for me. He loves me more than he loves himself. He makes sure I know that I am worth everything to Him. My Lover, My Friend is patient with…

My Mom Scoreboard

We are a sports loving household – okay, maybe not the entire household but half – okay, fine, it’s me, just me! In a house full of males, I am the most avid sports fan. I like pretty much any sport in season but my favorite sport of all sports is hockey, which is weird, because I grew up in east Texas in the 60’s and 70’s and the closest I ever got to a hockey game was watching the winter Olympics. Then I met and married my hockey-playing, Minnesota raised husband… Read More

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

Originally posted on Wholehearted Follower:
This past weekend I was privileged to speak and serve at the Hearts of Beauty Women’s retreat.  I was following a speaker/friend who shared how we two characterized our growing up years in two distinctive ways:  She grew up in a racially divided area in which she did not fit into either of the normal categories.  She called herself an outcast.  I, on the other hand, grew up in Southern California, “the melting pot.”  In our conversations, I told her that I understood her struggle, but that I never…

The Question- (More Tales of The Warrior)

He nudged the fire once more as the blaze caught and began to put off welcome heat. Coaxing flames to life was not something The Leader had to do, He could have just looked at the pile and instantly had a fire large enough to roast an ox. But there was something about coaxing things along that excited Him. Noting the rapidly rising sun it was time to wake her up… It came so softly The Warrior thought she must have dreamt hearing her name on the wind against her cheek. Half… Read More

The Warrior

The last bit of light clung to the landscape. Soon all would be bathed in the glimmering light of a crescent moon which seemed intent on outshining the sun. A Warrior paused in her stirring on the ground. She knew moments like that; where the sun bade a spectacular farewell and the moon ushered in quiet and peace were not to be wasted. Mists appeared in the tree line, insulating the land much as a shawl would insulate a person. Shadows grew longer and the Warrior began gathering herself again as a… Read More

It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know

I am sure you have heard this saying: “It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know.”  Most of the time when we hear that saying we think of what someone has pulled off or somehow managed to do that is usually much harder to accomplish. Something that most are not allowed, or something they got at a great discount.  We see that knowing certain people gives you certain advantages in life.    And it is true… but do we really realize WHO we know?  When we think of the situations we deal… Read More

A Look at Job

Throughout most of the book of Job, Job is just whining and ranting at God.  He believes he has done nothing to deserve all of the troubles and sorrows that he has encountered. His friends, on the other hand, continually point out how his works must not have pleased God and that he must’ve done something wrong because God obviously was punishing him.  Interesting because God doesn’t seem to mind Job’s rants and complaining. God gets upset about Job’s friends trying to make Job’s troubles all about his works. God responds to… Read More

It’s All About Your Heart

I remember uttering the words, “I have no use for these people!”  I was angry about the foreign men lined up on the street waiting for work.  Can you imagine the arrogance?   I don’t even remember why this so infuriated me, but I do remember that as the words left my mouth, the Holy Spirit spoke back to me and said, “I do.” In that moment, though I wasn’t ready to admit it, the Holy Spirit began to renew my mind and give life to my hardened heart. I had my… Read More

The Good Gardener

Originally posted on Wholehearted Follower:
I was reading Matthew 13 to my daughter the other night.  After a while, a friend who was staying over sat down and joined us.  As she read, she identified a couple of verses that described the seed that fell in the rocky soil and the seed that fell among the thorns as, “Right where I have been.”  She asked a good question, “How does that change?”  I found myself answering with words I had not considered before, you know, the kind the Holy Spirit puts in…