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Dancing In The Rain

Good Morning Blogging World, Friends, strangers, Fellow Trekkers.

guess what. It is raining again. Yep. You would think i lived in Seattle. I have always wanted to go there anyways; someday I will make it there. So, I am getting a taste of it. I am enjoying my morning sitting in my oversized chair in my living room, listening to the raindrops hit the tin roof of my "carport" - There is a wonderful cover for my car - it is not a garage but it nicely protects my car from the elements. I have heard of some folks who have lived overseas where their houses did have a tin roof, and the relaxing sound of a rain is something they miss - so they actually put up a piece of tin outside their bedroom window so they still have that sound when it rains. It is a nice sound, though this week i confess, the dreary cloud cover and cold about did me in. Did you know that there are more suicides in the NW part of our country than anywhere else - because of the lack of sunshine. I need…

Times - Tenth Avenue North

I dedicate this to my dear friends, The Lipscombs. These friends of mine are walking through some of the darkest days of suffering. - I love you guys and am praying for you!

This song reminds me of the beautiful Truth God has been teaching me through Isaiah 41:10. So many times when we go through something hard, or a struggle or something just slams us to the ground and knocks the spiritual breath out of us - our adamic nature begins to look over our shoulder and say, "who is responsible for this? or why did this happen? or is this for REAL?" Blaming, seeking a solution or resolution, the "why did this happen" question can kill us - because there are no answers. It is natural for us to seek resolve for our hurts and painful "holes" - we have to plug them up so they aren't so gaping and vulnerable.... We do this with all sorts of things - doctrine, reasoning, or physical things such as possessions, relationships, substances: but Jesus designed us t…

My Color Personality ~ From Better Homes Website

Your color personality is: Green

It sounds like the hue you most relate to is green -- the color most evocative of nature. Adjectives such as kind, gentle, and contemplative likely describe you. You enjoy being involved with your neighbors and coworkers, but you also require plenty of time to yourself to recharge. You are social yet introverted, and modern but not trendy. Surround yourself with your signature color to create a restful, soothing environment. From sage to hunter, green can work well in virtually every room of your house. Use it generously to create a haven you'll love coming home to.

I think this is pretty true to me, what do you think? Green and Blues are my favorites, and i like reds for accenting and yellow and oranges.

Set Your Mind On things Above

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I have been encouraged this morning as I read over one of my favorite books in the Bible: Colossians. It is so rich, so full - reminding me I am Full in Christ, that Christ is the perfect image of God, and He is where my mind is to be set, to be fixed on things above, where Christ is seated!

The last two days i have been in a funk. That is a word that keeps coming to mind when I don't know how to describe how I am feeling, like something isn't aligned right with in me. Not sure why, part of being human, being tired, having weird dreams that opens up doors for the things that are "bothering" in the back of my mind to come out and just get me all in a tizzy. The subtle worries that want to have the stage of my mind instead of truly casting them onto the Lord. Spiritual warfare has something to do with it too. We do have an enemy who is alert and active, though I don't like to even give him any sort of credit, he is a factor - but he is a defeated foe!

So, m…

Raindrops

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It is raining today - I am enjoying it. Yesterday's post was posted after a very stirring message I heard at my school. Jesus is so beautiful. He is recapturing my heart, He is so tender, so Enough. Yes, He is Enough. At times I have felt discontent rise in me, and I allowed it to stay too long. Bitterness, contempt, sin and death only come from that - but, He is so gentle and kind. He is so patient. Not only does He SAVE us but continues to save us from ourselves.

Lately He has been inviting me to embrace the precious life He has given me, the precious joys and blessings of each day. My heart has been experiencing a surge of joy and energy I can hardly understand; I feel this combustion of excitement in me I could bust! I have had other times of joy and excitement but this is different, so much so I recognize it daily. I am excited about my classes, about playing with my dog and the discipline of giving of myself in a way that is blessing me and helping be more emoti…

My Wish

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I want to love Jesus More.

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in His presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored His name. Malachi 3:16 NIV

The Lord has challenged me to talk about HIM! What HE is doing and how He is working - to have a heart full of thanksgiving and Praise! So, this is my next memory verse! Praise the LORD for He is GOOD!!

A Fresh Word

Yesterday was a great day. I couldn't NOT make a note of it. I have been making a mindful effort to work on memorizing scriptures - two a month. The LPM blog sent out this challenge as our new years challenge - to make this truly a JESUS year, to be transformed daily - this means, washing out minds with the Word of God. I can testify that as I have made this effort, I have felt more steady in my days and hope and joy are bubbling over the rim of my heart.

So, yesterday - I woke in a happy mood but i had a few strings of "worry" that were trying to keep the wings of my heart from experiencing the beautiful winds of the New day. I had one of those "moments in time" as i was getting ready for my day. You know, like when it feels like someone pauses everything, the scene is frozen and etched in your mind, and God speaks Life - and you have a choice to receive it or ignore it. I was in the hallway between the bathroom door and my office door and the words of…

A Dryer!

I have a DRYER!! My wonderful dad kept telling me he could find a dryer for a good deal; i was ready to buy one new from Home Depot a few weeks ago. I have enjoyed hanging out my laundry but having several days of unpredictable weather, a dog who LOVES to play "pull all the clothes off the line," and at least one trip to my brothers to get my laundry done had me pining for this useful machine! But, because I truly did not want to spend at least if not more than$300 on a new machine, I trusted my dad's word and waited. It was WORTH it! $50 and a little trip up from FL - Dad delivered! I have a fantastic, wonderful, good dryer sitting in my utility room! Yeah DAD! So, today I did my first few loads of laundry in my new dryer as the day was a bit overcast but it was more about TIME than inclement weather. I won't forego using my laundry line if the weather is nice and I have the time. It is a good way to save energy, enjoy God's beautiful creation and just slo…

He Makes Me....

It's Wednesday night and I have just enjoyed a chapter in one of my books for class. What I read was so rich, I can not help but feel full. It is better than a good meal!

God is so good to me, over the last few weeks I have experienced unexplainable peace and sweetness in my Spirit. I have been hearing Him again. No, not audibly, but I know it is Him. My heart and soul are being restored....

Today I enjoyed sharing a few hours with a friend. As we drank tea and kept warm, our hearts were encouraged as we shared what God has been doing since we had seen each other last. Aren't those the best kind of friends? I love it when you can say, "what's been going on?" and the first words are, "God has been...." Yes, those kind of friends are so great. As we caught up on what was going on in our individual lives, evidences of God moving, working, healing just poured our of our hearts to each other. It was very good. We both realized we are enjoying th…

Isaiah 41:10

Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

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