Amazing Wonders of God’s Green Earth

Isaiah 29:11-32:20

“Because of this, I will once again astound these hypocrites with amazing wonders. The wisdom of the wise will pass away, and the intelligence of the intelligent will disappear.” Isaiah 29:14

A couple days ago I noticed that I hadn’t taken hardly any photos this summer. Those of you who have been following this blog for long know that this is so uncharacteristic for me!!! So today, instead of spending all my writing time inside at my desk staring at a wall, I hopped in the car and went for a drive through the country. It was poetry for my eyes! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 😉

“Soon it will not be very long – the forests of Lebanon will become a fertile field, and the fertile field will yield bountiful crops. In that day the deaf will hear words read from a book, and the blind will see through gloom and darkness. The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the LORD. The poor will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 29:17-19

“Your own ears will hear Him. Right behind you a voice will say. ‘This is the way you should go,’ whether to the right or to the left.” Isaiah 30:21

“Only in returning to Me and resting in Me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.” Isaiah 30:15

“So the LORD must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for His help.” Isaiah 30:18

“The breath of the LORD, like fire from a volcano, will set it ablaze.” Isaiah 30:33

“Until at last the Spirit is poured out on us from heaven. Then the wilderness will become a fertile field, and the fertile field will yield bountiful crops. Justice will rule in the wilderness and righteousness in the fertile field. And this righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in safety, quietly at home. They will be at rest. Even if the forest should be destroyed and the city torn down, the LORD will greatly bless His people. Wherever they plant see, bountiful crops will spring up. Their cattle and donkeys will graze freely.” Isaiah 32:15-20




* Out of the 140+ pictures I took today, those are the ones you get. 😉 It was a really great day. Thank you for your prayers this week my friends. They were greatly needed and dearly appreciated!!!!!

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A Delicious Banquet – Part 2

Isaiah 26:1-29:10

“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken.” Isaiah 28:16

So yesterday we talked about the heavenly banquet and how Jesus is quite possibly the banquet since He refers to Himself as the bread from heaven. So today I want to talk more about this delicious banquet that serves bread.

Are you familiar with the law of first mention in the Bible? Basically it’s the idea that the first time the Holy Spirit mentions something in the Bible it’s a clue to its significance and meaning throughout the entire Bible. A quick search for “bread” pulls up Genesis 14:18,

“And Melchizedek, the king of Salem and a priest of God Most High, brought Abram some bread and wine.”

I about fell off my chair when I read that! Oh! Maybe I should share with you why! Check out John 6:51-55, only a few short verses from where we left off yesterday!

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and this bread, which I offer so the world may live, is my flesh.” Then the people began arguing with each other about what He meant. “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” they asked.

So Jesus again said, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you cannot have eternal life within you. But anyone who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise that person at the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.”

Did you catch that? The flesh of Jesus is true food and His blood is true drink. Now, if that grosses you out (and I can’t blame you there), then stick with me for Luke 22:14-20!

“When the time came, Jesus and the apostles sat down together at the table. Jesus said, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before My suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.”

He’s pointing to that “Delicious Banquet” mentioned in Isaiah that started our whole journey!

“Then He took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. Then He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. For I will not drink wine again until the Kingdom of God has come.”

Another nod to our upcoming nuptial banquet in heaven!!!

“He took some BREAD [real, actual, physical bread] and gave thanks to God for it. Then He broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is My body, which is given for you. Do this to remember Me.”

After supper, He took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and His people – an agreement confirmed with My blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.”

Huh! Pretty cool right! He used both bread and wine to symbolize the breaking of His body and soul on the cross and the shedding of His blood for the forgiveness of our sins. These are the exact same two elements that Melchizedek presented to Abraham in that verse in Genesis that was the first mention of bread in the entire Bible.

You see, Jesus is the bread from heaven because His body was broken on the cross for us – for the forgiveness of many. That one act of ultimate obedience and faith paid the price for each and every one of us to attend that priceless Heavenly Banquet. And when we build our lives on the firm foundation of the cornerstone of the cross of Christ then we who believe will never be shaken because that cornerstone has been tested and found firm. It has overcome this world and because of that one Truth we can take heart and know that we too can overcome it as well.

Stand firm dear one; you are amazingly loved by the King of kings and the Lord of lords. You have been redeemed by the Prince of Peace who is from the order of Melchizedek. Who gave up His body and lifeblood for YOU so that you could be free from the sin that so easily entangles and hinders us in this rat race of life. Throw it all off, and run to the Cornerstone – the firm foundation upon which to build your life so that you can say:

“Our city is strong! We are surrounded by the walls of God’s salvation. Open the gates to all who are righteous; allow the faithful to enter. You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock.” – Isaiah 26:1-4

He is faithful and good my friend.

He will NEVER forsake you.

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A Delicious Banquet – Part 1

Isaiah 22:1-25:12

“You are a tower of refuge to the poor, O LORD, a tower of refuge to the needy in distress. You are a refuge from the storm and a shelter from the heat. For the oppressive acts of ruthless people are like a storm beating against a wall, or like the relentless heat of the desert. But you silence the roar of foreign nations. As the shade of a cloud cools relentless heat, so the boastful songs of ruthless people are stilled. In Jerusalem, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will spread a wonderful feast for all the people of the world. It will be a delicious banquet with clear, well-aged wine and choice meat. There He will remove the cloud of gloom, the shadow of death that hangs over the earth. He will swallow up death forever!” Isaiah 25:4-8

There is SO MUCH in this passage that I would love to dwell on all day! But I have to point out the thing that grabbed my attention enough to make me scramble to collect my reading materials and dash back inside to my computer. The delicious banquet.

You see, as I was hand writing the verse from above I had a revelation. The banquet isn’t a physical meal. Well, at least, it’s not only a meal – let’s put it that way. (Because I really love food and I’m seriously looking forward to heavenly meals.) As I wrote the word banquet my mind was immediately transported to Jesus in the gospel of John. He had just turned five loaves and two fishes into a meal that fed five thousand men and ALL their (uncounted) wives and children. The next day He’s across the lake when these same men come to find Him in order that He might feed them again. And it’s Jesus’ response that I fast forwarded to with the mention of our upcoming heavenly banquet:

“I tell you the truth, you want to be with Me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given Me the seal of His approval.” They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in You. What can you do?…”

Now keep in mind folks, these are the SAME people who ate multiplied bread and fish just the day before!

“… What can you do? After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The scriptures say, ‘Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.'” Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now He offers you the true bread from heaven. The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

“Sir,” they said, “give us that bread every day.”

Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty.” – John 6:26-27, 30-35

Jesus is our daily bread. He is the very thing that sustains us through the daily grind of life.

To Be Continued tomorrow……

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Mighty Warriors to Express His Love

Isaiah 12:1-16:7

“I, the LORD, have dedicated these soldiers for this task. Yes, I have called mighty warriors to express My anger love, and they will rejoice when I am exalted.” Isaiah 13:3

I don’t normally change the verse of the day at the top of the page, but today I just had to. Things have changed so much since the day this was first written and I wanted to make that the forefront of today’s message.

Most of Isaiah has been messages of God’s impending wrath, either toward an enemy of Israel, or towards the adulterous Israel herself. In fact, much of the Old Testament is detailing the wrath of God toward humanity in one form or another. It’s no wonder people think that God’s mad at them, He was! Key word… was.

God hates sin. Period. That has never changed. He hates how it separates us from Him. He hates what it does to us, and to our souls. God hates what sin does to our relationships. But He LOVES YOU! You see, in John 3:16 God lets us know that He loves you so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to die so that if you would believe in His name (Jesus) you would be given eternal life in heaven with Him. God gave Jesus to us as a gift to be received by faith that God put Him forward as a payment for our sins so that we could be justified from those sins and make it as if we had never committed them in the first place. (Romans 3:23-25) That way, we would feel free to come to God and talk to Him just like we talk to our best friend.

Those of us that have accepted the position of Child of God (1 John 3:1) have also been dedicated as soldiers of God – mighty warriors to express His endless love for you. There is no more banishment from the Garden of Relationship with God (Genesis 3:22-24/John 6:37), only open doors and welcoming arms, beckoning you to sprint through the curtain to His lap today. His love for you is like a river, always flowing and never ending; allow it to flow over you and cleanse away the hurt and betrayal you feel from the wounds of this world and it’s pain.

Jesus loves you. Soak in that today. Jesus loves you. Sprinkle it on your head. Jesus loves you. Splash it on your face. Jesus loves you. Wear it in your smile. Jesus loves you. Drink it into your heart. Jesus loves ME.

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Here I am Lord

Isaiah 3:16-7:25

“Then I heard the LORD asking, ‘Whom shall I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?’ I said, ‘Here I am, send me.’ Isaiah 6:8

It starts back at the beginning of chapter six, in the year that king Uzziah died – 740 BC. Isaiah saw the LORD. Now it doesn’t mention anywhere how he got there, but he is IN the throne-room of Heaven. He describes everything he sees from the “lofty throne” to the “mighty seraphim”. The moment Isaiah realizes where he is and what he’s seeing he expects death – the consequence of seeing God in person, pre-crucifixion of Christ. In an answer to his fears God alleviates them by sending an angel over to anoint Isaiah’s lips with a hot coal and tells him, “See this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven.” (Isaiah 6:7)

As soon as Isaiah receives that forgiveness of his guilt and sins God says, “Whom shall I send?” And right there is something too powerful for me to pass up. There is an empowerment in the acceptance and receiving of the forgiveness of your sins. There’s a verse in John where Jesus says, “apart from Me you can do nothing.” (15:5) Now if that verse is True, and it’s in the Bible so it IS True. Then the opposite is also True. When we are a part of Jesus we can do EVERYTHING! According to Philippians 4:13, you “can do all things through [Christ] who gives [you] strength.”

Isaiah 5:18 says, “What sorrow for those who drag their sins behind them with ropes made of lies.” What an image!!! God has so much sorrow for those who drag their sins behind them with ropes made of lies! He aches for those who haven’t received the forgiveness of those sins through His Son Jesus. He weeps at the blood that is shed by those people whose ropes made of lies have torn and cut their flesh as those rock-heavy sins weigh them down because they haven’t given them to Jesus.

And what is the lie that creates that rope most often; the lie that you’re not worthy to approach the throne of Heaven. I know of a blood-stained cross with holes where nails pierced hands and feet that says otherwise. Jesus believed in your worth enough to die for your ticket into that throne room, who are we to refuse? My dear one, you have been invited to sit, not just in the throne room, but ON the Father’s lap as His Beloved Child. And all you have to do is lay down the sins that so easily entangle and run into His waiting open arms and allow Him to enfold your broken soul in to His presence.

Romans 10:9-10 says that if “you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.” If you believe in your heart, then speak it with your mouth and you will be saved. It doesn’t need to be wordy, it’s not complicated, you need only speak His name, “Jesus, my Lord.” Or you could say, “I believe in Jesus.” See, not complicated or hard. Simple. As simple can be.

But POWERFUL indeed!!!!

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Daddy’s Little Girl

Isaiah 1:1-3:15

“Come descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD!” Isaiah 2:5

I was a dirty little ragamuffin of a girl; in a white sack dress that was all torn at the bottom, frayed and a filthy mess. I had mud clear up to my banged-up knees and up to my shoulders on my scarred arms. My shoeless feet pounded the golden floor and my mass of unkempt hair flew behind me. Tears streaked through dirty cheeks as I burst through the elaborate doors of the most pristine palace of gold. Rows of guards in pressed white robes gawked as I entered to behold a HUGE… HUGE! golden throne upon which sat the One I had come to see. I flung myself through the throne room, not caring who saw me or what they were there for. With my last ounce of strength I threw my sobbing mess at the foot of the throne.

From the moment I entered the throne room Father God’s eyes were locked on my helpless frame. He froze mid conversation and held up His hand for silence. His daughter, His Beloved, His Dear One was in the room and CRYING. All business stood still. All eternal dealings, all important things – planets spinning, stars dying, it would all just have to wait. He scooped my heaving form from the floor at His feet and set me upon His lap with His gentle arm around my shaking shoulders. He flicked His hand and everyone left the room.

Alone with my Papa, He thumbed the tears from my eyes and combed the hair from my face. Kissing my forehead He erased the dirt from my skin. Looking into my eyes He vanquished all the wounds.

My hero.

The One I came to see.

He sat there stroking my hair as we talked, all the while never diverting His eyes from mine. With His attention directed only my way the fears ceased their endless ranting in my ears and the doubts fled from the room entirely; leaving only hope. Hope in His love for me. A love so strong, that nothing in all of creation could separate me from it. “There aint no mountain high enough, aint no valley low enough to keep Me from you!”


My friends, we are all, each and every one of us, Daddy’s little girl. We are the one that He adores and would do anything in His power for. He cherishes us like none other. YOU are precious to Him. YOU are a prized daughter in the King of kings’ house! When YOU enter the throne room everything stops. When Esther entered the throne room she entered with a fear of death because she wasn’t allowed in there unless invited.

On the price of the blood of Jesus WE can enter the throne room with ZERO fear!!! My friend, your presence has been REQUESTED!

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I Am With You

Jeremiah 15:10-18:23

“They shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, declares the LORD. I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.” Jeremiah 15:20b-21

As I sat down to write I opened my Bible and a picture fell out. It’s a hand drawn picture of Jesus on the cross dying for us. My darling six year old drew it in purple marker and I asked her if I could keep it and use it as a bookmark. Even at the ripe old age of six she gets it. She understands why it’s so critical that Jesus died for us. She understands that the cross was the pinnacle moment of all history. In the verse above from Jeremiah it starts with, “They shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, declares the LORD.”

One of the many names of Jesus is Immanuel, which means, God with us. It is of utmost importance that we really grasp onto this name Immanuel. It’s so much more than just a song at Christmas. In the Jeremiah verse we find why it’s such a big deal that He is with us at all times. He is with us for the purpose of protecting us, saving us and delivering us from our Enemies.

In John 16:32-33 we find Jesus talking with His Disciples on His way to the Garden of Gethsemane. He says, “Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave Me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with Me. I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Even Jesus had a time where He experienced tribulation and loneliness, yet He wasn’t ever truly alone. Although none of His friends stayed by His side, He still had the Father with Him.

We too have that same privilege today! In John 16:7&13 Jesus tells us, “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you. … When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.”

Then in John’s account of Jesus’ death on the cross, in John 19:30, we see that, “When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished,’ and He bowed His head and gave up His Spirit.” In the original Greek, that phrase “gave up” is from the word “paradidomi” and according to Thayer’s Dictionary it means “to give over into one’s power or use, to deliver to one something to keep, use, take care of, or manage.” In that moment Jesus gave up His Spirit in order that we may then obtain it!

Long story short, when we receive Jesus as the atoning sacrifice that pays for our sins we are then able to also receive His “Holy Spirit”; the “Spirit of Truth”, the “Helper”. He did this for us in order that just like Jesus, when everyone around us deserts us in fear we would then never be truly alone.

Right now Fear is running rampant in our streets, the Government has been shut down, violence is raging over seas, natural disasters are increasing in magnitude and occurrence, it’s a scary world out there right now. There are many things to be afraid of. Yet as a child of God, we need not be afraid. We are not alone; God is with us – Immanuel. And because He is with us, in us, around us and for us we can lie down and sleep in peace because the LORD alone makes us dwell in safety. Did you know that “the LORD will fight for YOU, you need only to be still”. (Exodus 14:14) “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 139:10) Be still and know that the Helper has been sent to help YOU, from the little things to the big things. Cast all your anxiety upon Him because He cares for YOU! He cares for you so much that He would rather die than to live without you. Take heart my friends, He has overcome the world; and therefore so can we in Him. It’s going to be OK.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

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The King’s Daughter

Jeremiah 1:1-3:14

Writing is the thing I love to do and yet one of the hardest to keep my attention on. I blame it on Satan trying to distract me from my task, but sometimes I’m pretty sure it’s God trying to remind me that there’s more to life than just writing about it. He hasn’t called me to be a hermit or a monk, but a mom. Life has duties, lots of them! But it also has things that just make you feel like singing… or that are singing in a different way most people don’t experience.

Sometimes the things that bring us joy have a tendency to slide themselves into becoming duties without us ever realizing that its happening. We go through all the right motions without any of the right emotions. Suddenly the thing that used to move us the most doesn’t move us at all, does that mean we should stop doing it?

For me, when it comes to writing, the answer is no. I can’t. Because every key I tap is another note in my eternal serenade to the Father. It’s my continual sacrifice of praise to my King of kings and Lord of lords. He knows my strengths and He knows my weaknesses and somehow He knows how to use them both for my benefit and the good of others too! How?

How can He know all that? How can He do all that? How can He be so good and awesome and wonderful all at the same time? How can He love me the way that He does? And why can’t I love myself like that?

No matter how hard I try I can’t even fill the second greatest commandment, “Love thy neighbor as thyself”, because I don’t know how to love myself. Sometimes I like me and some days I don’t. But I guess that’s where I’m the luckiest girl in the world, because I have a savior that came, not to abolish the law, but to FULFILL IT! Every area that I can’t fill up, He can, did and still does! Jesus why? Why did you come to give me new life? I don’t deserve it. I haven’t earned it, yet You did it anyway.

God, thank You for loving me more than I love myself. Please help me fully receive Your love for me so that I can better love others the way You love me. Help me to give Your love out to those around me. Help me to teach the world how to sing with You. The song of salvation. The song of our King.

Thank You Lord

I am in a constant battle with Satan over “me”. He really hates me and is constantly trying to get me to hate me too. But then there’s Jesus, who loves me and is constantly trying to get me to love me too. God sees me; His daughter who’s learning how to play the harp and sing in two part harmony with Him. That image is so sacred to me. Music is the language of the soul, and it takes on so many forms and fills my very being each and every day. We all have music inside us, but the way that it comes out of us is completely different. While I am a singer, I’ve been told that I’m a good one; I’m not limited to singing as my only way of praising Him. It’s with everything that is “me” that I use to make music all the day long. I use the slam of the dryer door as a drum, the hum of my computer as the background filler music and the ticking tapping of my computer keys as my melody. I have been known to play a mean vacuum drone from time to time; or the high piercing giggle of a tickle monster as well. It’s all music and it all makes Him smile with pleasure at the Beloved Daughter He named Tamar, daughter of a patriarch and king.

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Take Pleasure in Your Toil

James 1:1-5:20

WE’RE TO THE J’S!!!!! J By the time we get to the end of the J’s we’ll be over halfway through the Bible! Isn’t that exciting!?! I think it is anyway. And hey, if you can’t celebrate the little victories then you’re hardly ever celebrating, and that’s no fun.

I’m just in a celebrating mood today! J And here’s why.

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13), and “I know that God can do all things, and that no purpose of His can be thwarted” (Job 42:2), however, it is ONLY through Christ who has given me the strength to do all things. Trust me, I’ve tried to work outside of Him, it never works!

Yesterday my verse of the day was from Isaiah 65:22b-23a “My chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain”. This verse gave me such tremendous comfort that although I’ve worked long hard hours at this computer tapping away, not a single one of them has been in vain. That’s comforting!

But God had more in store for me. As I read this verse from Isaiah there was another verse that kept tugging at the corners of my mind, begging for a bit of attention. Like a hungry child in search of a before dinner snack, it just wouldn’t go away until I finally caved and flipped my Bible open to Ecclesiastes 3. There I found one of God’s all time favorite passages for my life:

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

a time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

a time to seek, and a time to lose;

a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

a time to tear, and a time to sew;

a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

a time to love, and a time to hate;

a time for war, and a time for peace.

What gain has the worker for his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil – this is God’s gift to man. I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before Him. That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.” (verses 1-15)

There is so much meat in this passage I would love to dig deep into it, but time and space won’t allow me to today. However, if you’re interested, my book Dandelion Season was inspired by this passage.

“I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil – this is God’s gift to man.”

Our work is a gift from God! And while it certainly may not seem like that at times, it always is. And God has promised us that the work of our hands is not in vain. We don’t do it for nothing, it all has a purpose and that purpose isn’t always our purpose. Sometimes, most of the time, it’s His.

And speaking of which, God is reminding me that this is HIS blog and not mine. That I’m supposed to be sharing His messages and not mine. So while I have several index cards filled with scriptures and huge nuggets of golden revelation, my time is up and He’s the boss. So if you want to hear more, pray that He will let me share them with you tomorrow!!! Because I really really want to!!! I love you all so dearly, God bless you my friends!

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The Power is Out


Isaiah 63:15-66:24
“My chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain” Isaiah 65:22-23
There is so much I would love to tell you today. So much that I have prepared to tell you today, except my power just went out. And I’ve been texting with several other people from all over Sheridan and found out that it looks like the entire town of Sheridan is out of power. So who knows when I’ll be getting my power back, which means I need to keep this brief.
I’ve got to be honest, I have really been struggling today. I’m not exactly sure with what or why but I know that I’ve been struggling and it has been hard. This afternoon I have found solace in the Word of God like only the Word of God can give us solace. This verse gave me hope. I feel like I’m on the edge of something new and many changes, and changes are hard. So perhaps that is what I’ve been struggling with today. I find hope in this verse of knowing that the last 4 years of work have *not* been in vain.
Eccesiastes 3:12-13 says,  ” I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil this is God’s gift to man.”
For the past 2 hours I have been searching the Scriptures, I have been translating from the original Greek to English and I have enjoyed every minute of it. And even if none of it ends up on the page, I know that it was all still worth it because I enjoyed it. It was time with the Lord. It was time with you, even though you didn’t know it.
I love you all so desperately, even though I’ve never seen you. Speaking the truth into your lives means everything to me. You are the work of my hands and I pray that God blesses you abundantly. You are so precious to him, you have no idea how much. He spends hours every day talking to me about how much He loves you. I pray that you can feel His love through these words, His words.
Life can get so chaotic, it can be so crazy, things just happen that you weren’t expecting, like your power goes out before you’ve ever had a chance to type 1 word for today’s post. So then you’re stuck using your phone instead because it’s the only thing that still has battery left. But where there is a will there is a way. Things may seem hopeless, but they’re not. There is always hope, because there’s always Jesus.
I love you my friends. I pray you have a blessed day in the Lord, what’s left of it anyway.


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