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Drenched in His Goodness

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God amazes me over and over and over!!!! My Cup Overflows!! (yes, i am excited and MUST use those exclamation points!)

I attended a retreat this weekend and it wasn't so much that it was a power-packed event but that I saw His hand pulling pieces of Words, Truth, glimpses of treasures of Himself, in His Word together.  Almost as if all the things He has been bringing to my heart and mind over the last year culminated this weekend into a blast of understanding and eye-opening revelation!

Saturday was the main day for me; Friday, God was whispering to me, "prepare your heart."  (Note previous blog post!) As I looked down into my soul, my heart was gripping something that was out of my control and causing me anxiety.  I knew what I had to do as the first few notes of worship began Friday: surrender and ask God to have His way in the things I could not control.  My heart immediately released it's grip and was open and ready.  It was then I felt Him whisper... "pull …

Random Mental Meanderings

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It's way too early.  Can't go back to sleep.  Kitty discovered I was awake so she thought it would be good to have some food in her bowl: i complied.  How can you resist this love muffin?
I have no spiritual thoughts right now, well, I am praying about some things.

It is very quiet, still, the fan is circulating cool air, the neighborhood is asleep, you can feel Heaven's breezes...   Things are not so foggy, the Whisper in my heart and head is easier to recognize.

I am heading to a retreat this weekend.  God opened the opportunity for me to go, I am looking forward to what He wants to give, maybe this early hour is to prepare me to receive.  I am also looking forward to some sand and surf between my toes, a sunrise... on Myrtle Beach.

Anyhow, early thoughts... my alarm goes off in an hour.  If I actually make my bed, my room will look like this when i leave...  I miss my bed when i go away.  I love my bed.  Bye bed... see you Sunday.

Some Favorites

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I want my Mommy

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Today is one of those days I would have liked to have stayed home, to pick my toes or something.  Not sure why I am dragging... maybe it has to do with the yellow stuff coating everything like snow, maybe it has to do with the fact that I am feeling a little in need to hibernate, maybe it is just one of those times when our body's needs override our mental capacity to keep running in high gear.  It demands us to STOP.   I hear myself saying, "I am just tired..."  a lot.  To everyone.  Even myself.  Then I get mad at myself for being so weak and whining....

Maybe it is just part of being.... HUMAN.   I was going to say, part of being a woman... but hey... may as well make it completely general and include you men too.

All I could think of this morning was, "I want my mommy."  Please come take care of me, bring me hot tea in bed and make me feel cared for and loved.  I told her so on the phone this morning as I drove to work.  She told me she wished she could be…

Person And Place

I had a little revelation this week.  A whisper from the Spirit, from the Father, and it delighted my heart:

Yes, my soul, find rest in God:
My hope comes from him.
Truly He is my rock and my salvation
He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in Him at all time, you people;
Pour out your hearts to him,
For God is our refuge.
Psalm 62:5-8

Christ is both a Person AND a Place.  See!?  "He is my fortress... He is ... my refuge."

You see, sometimes we don't have a peaceful haven to escape to - a physical place.  I think of the story of The Hiding Place when they were taken prisoners into the Nazi prisons, or if you are a young mother who can't even take a shower without a little one calling or crying your name.  (yes, i know those are two extremes) Your quiet times are few and far between.  Even when there is no earthly, physical place we can go and shut the door, He is our place of Refuge.

God amazes m…

Look At This!!

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Meet Tigger

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Isn't that fun!! I am crack'in myself up and I haven't even gotten out of bed yet... well, i did get out of bed to get some coffee brew'in but i crawled back in as i wait...
In my journey of life, one of the things we learn along the way is to know ourselves. The more we know about ourselves, and allow others to know too, the more healthy we are - some wise man said one time, "Know Thyself" - that has to be wise because he used "thy" instead of something like "Know Yourself"... gotta be smart.
Anyhow... I love Winnie the Pooh - i have often thought if I ever had a baby, I would use the classic pooh stuff to do my baby room. When I was a kid, I had a worn out bean-bag "Pooh" that I loved. As an adult I have learned more about the Winnie the Pooh characters: they exemplify four distinct temperaments. Each of us carry one of these temperaments stronger than the others - most of us have a combination of these so it is not accura…

Repeat: Today's Golden List

1.  Rain to make my grass grow and the flowers bloom

2.  Ham & Swiss Omelette for breakfast

3.  I've lost a few lbs!!

4.  My cozy bed: did not want to get out of it this rainy morning....

5.  My roommate: I love how God grows two very different people into friends :-)

6.  The gals in my church - "The Spice Gals" :-) You guys make my week!!

7.  A really good book to enjoy called June Bug.

8.  Hearing from an old friend!

9.  Health - I never want to take that for granted!

10.  Knowledge that God is OVER all things.... Big and Little. That means I don't have to worry, I can rest and live in Freedom!

What are you thankful for today?

Upside Down

In the last few months I have been reading a few Ted Dekker books, namely, The Martyr's Song Series.  Dekker is a breathtaking, heart-pounding thrill writer, so hold on if you begin reading his stuff.  Sometimes I just had to put the book down to catch my breath!

 Definitely a great read, but what I like more than the fast pace, intriguing story lines is what he does with the Unseen.  Dekker, in a very unique and powerful way, pulls back the earthly veil and reveals the Spiritual realm.  I found my vision sharpen and my heart quicken as I saw the Spiritual, the Unseen, the "things above" through his writing.  This is making a difference in my real life.  Basically, seeing the reality of God in my daily walk.


Paul says in Colossians 3:2, "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." and in 2 Corinthians 4, "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."  In a won…

Just Like Kids

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My furkids amuse me.  Whoever thinks animals don't have a personality, come over to my house for a day or so and I can prove you wrong.  Or rather, my Baby Kitty will prove you wrong.

Sasha could too, though I am still learning her personality.  She is a dog,  a bit less complex than Baby-Kitty but still something I am discovering.  She is happy about everything, except maybe taking a bath under the hose or  ...being alone, but who likes that all the time?

Take for instance... the rare occasion I allow her to sleep inside, in my room, on the floor.  Not sure why, but i guess i start feeling a little sympathetic as we may have not gone on any walks or tossed any balls in a few days.  I start feeling I am neglecting my poor child.

So,  I let her in.  She thinks she's died and gone to heaven.

She cracked me up this week as she received the high honor one night.  I spread a towel on the floor as I don't necessarily enjoy having evidence of a black smelly dog, inside.  She ha…

Perfect Pose

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I had a little fun this morning on my walk.  I was dying to get out in the woods and take my clippers to cut back some vines so when spring REALLY springs I will still be able to find my way through the 100 acre woods.  I took my camera this morning... here are a few shots I got... I did not edit any of these either!!




Not Guilty Anymore - Aaron Keyes

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Grace is so beautiful: Mercy... is the beams of Joy RADIATING FROM Grace.
Amazing to know... this is how God sees us: blameless, pardoned, righteous and loved. Not Broken, Not captive...
Mercy is Yours. Mercy is Mine.
We are not guilty anymore

Psalm 68:7-11

7 When You, God, went out before your people, 

when You marched through the wilderness, 

8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, 

before God, the One of Sinai, 

before God, the God of Israel. 

9 You gave abundant showers, O God; 

You refreshed Your weary inheritance. 

10 Your people settled in it, 

and from Your bounty, God, You provided for the poor. 11 The Lord announces the word, 

and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng.