Monthly Archives: April 2011

>He is GOOD!

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Happy Weekend! 

For the Lord God is a sun and a shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does He withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
(Psalm 84:11, ESV)

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>Blessed!

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Like fresh flowers dropping from the sky or the sound of an innocent lullaby; may this fall fresh upon your spirit today!


BLESSED are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

BLESSED are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
BLESSED are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
BLESSED are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
BLESSED are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
BLESSED are the pure in heart, for the shall see God.
BLESSED are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
BLESSED are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

No circumstance is above His ability to see you through it. 
No situation is beyond His ability to carry you to Him.
REJOICE and be GLAD today, for your reward is GREAT in heaven!
And be BLESSED!
(Matthew 5:3-10, ESV)

>Are you not much more valuable than they?

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“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink; or about your body, 
what you will wear….Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or 
reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 
Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:25-26

From day to day we often “worry” of things that are beyond our command; only to close our eyes with no more control than when we started our day. We are valuable to Him, do not worry about your life!
Do not worry about what they will be when they grow up. He Knows!

Do not worry about what they will eat. He will provide!
Do not worry about their safety. His hand will guide them!


Do not worry about how they will survive in this mean world. He will protect them!

Do not worry about who will guide them. He will!
“The Story of the Easter Robin”

 Our reminder that God loves us more than we could love ourselves or anyone else comes through the Cross. Christ sent His son to die for us so that we could cast ALL our cares upon Him. 

This Easter my children grew more intimate in their knowledge of God’s abundant LOVE for them. I, the mom, grew deeper in my understanding that He cares more for them than I do and at ALL times I must allow our Creator tend to the needs of their hearts! 

All the time, in every situation, let your Father tend to the needs of your hearts. 

>YES!

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YES! In every aspect of this word, I hope MANY will look unto heaven and say Yes to Jesus today! He said YES to the cross so that Freely we could receive Him; All we need to do is say, “Yes!”

“For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” (John 3:17, NIV)





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Why do I celebrate Easter? NOT for chocolate bunnies, colored wicker baskets, vinegar dyed eggs, pastel dresses, big hats and corsages and skinny white bunny rabbits awaiting long-line photo opportunities?

Easter, my most endeared season of life, holds a heavy weight for me. When I ponder the journey from the cradle to the grave my heart cannot contain the gratitude. Sometimes my emotions fill with an overwhelming gravity for the cross… nails driven into hands and feet, violent whipping across precious flesh, defiled spit and slaps thrusting his face, venomous words being thrust upon ears and strike after strike after STRIKE! What the Jews did to Jesus, God intended for our good! I’m OVERWHELMED by such love. To die a gruesome, brutal death for a broken soul like mine leaves a gigantic longing to live surrendered to Him. He deserves my everything while I deserve what I didn’t get; a horrible hell.

Why do I celebrate Easter? For sincere gratitude for a lavished love, a secured hope in an overtaken sinful world, love that never leaves, immeasurable strength for my journey that grows weary, delight when the world leaves me stale, to instill stability within the hearts of those I will leave behind, to set an example for little feet to follow, to fulfill my privilege as a believer; to tell EVERYONE I meet what He did for me and that they too can be forever changed by Him. EVERY sacrifice is worth it… because Jesus is WORTH IT!

I am NOT my own. This life I live is a reflection of my Savior; He rescued me from darkness and is carrying me through and into His purposeful light.

I am FOREVER changed. I am FOREVER grateful. I am FOREVER His.

I pray you are FOREVER changed by what He did for you and me… He is sitting at the right hand of our Father interceding on our behalf. He intended man’s evil for OUR GOOD. Embrace His good!

“I have been crucified with Christ it is I who no longer live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galations 2:20, ESV) 


>With or Without Him?

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Recently I came across this book and from the beginning, Rebecca (the amazing author), reaches in and grabs you! Yes, there are moments you want her to let go because your heightened emotions cannot contain the sheer anger within! And just as you allow your rage to escalate you find your heart wanting her to not let go; for this divine life story, Rebecca’s life story of FORGIVENESS, gripped me like the elation of an extreme roller-coaster ride! Forgiveness is the key to a soul’s freedom; freedom from the strangling grip of bitterness, anger, rage, resentment, a calloused- heart, depression, self-loathing, self-absorption, negativity and the dead end road of a deep, dark pit! 
Oh, to not give away the very heart of this book in my description is taking everything within me. To see God’s divine hand in this family’s pain journey brings HOPE to the tragedies of life. When I closed the very last page of this book I immediately uttered the words, WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!” Aren’t they? His word is truth and He simply whispers to us that without Him we can do NOTHING but with Him, ALL things are possible! 
There are too many death-grips of this life that are rapidly attempting to push us further under and UN-FORGIVENESS is berrying hopes and dreams by the droves! Some are even sleeping with the enemy of un-forgiveness only to wake up clothing themselves with it too! STOP IT! Stop trying to move forward without forgiving your past and those who have negatively effected it!
From the words of Rebecca, “Forgiveness is the language of heaven.” It frees the soul to rest in the security of Christ and walk forward not clinging to the past but being empowered by it. It releases the grip of  bondage and secures emotional health for future generations. Forgiveness is a CHOICE not a FEELING; often it takes daily recognition of where we came from to get to where were going. 
CHOOSE TO FORGIVE! 

Be tender towards the things of the Lord… He will restore you! 
Speak the language of heaven!

See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” (Hebrews 12:5, NIV)