Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Did I Say I Blogged?

Annual post. 2014 ROCKS!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

My Annual Post 2013

In an effort to say that I still blog, I thought I would add a brief post before  the year mark arrives on my last post. It baffles me how quickly time goes by when you aren't thinking about it.

This is a foundational summer for me...a summer of new beginnings. I have started to address my health from an internal perspective and less from a physical appearance one. I have started a cellular healing program that even I can't explain.

As is with many new things, when you are learning how to operate in confidence in your new realm, explanation isn't easy. So, in the opposite spirit of  "fake it until you make it" operation of positive affirmations while you are crumbling inside, I have decided to build on the foundation of God's word.

To me, it means that I have an answer to the encourager, the inquisitor, the scoffer or the accuser when they ask, "So, how is that working out for you?"

"It is working out great, because God's WORD never returns void!"

The scriptures I have been meditating on are 2 Corinthians 4:17-18:

 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. ( New Living Translation )

and


Romans 5:3-5:

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. ( New Living Translation )

I am excited to see what the outcome of this new season is going to bring!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cliche'

I'm a terrible blogger. I'm done.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I KNOW I've Posted More Recently Than This!

So, school has been out for a month-ish now, and I have been spending my days purposefully resting. Dr. Rita Pierson, a Ruby Payne speaker, presented to our school district last week and posed an interesting question. "Why is it so difficult to rest?". The answer: We feel guilty when we rest. In my time with the Lord this week, I have had the opportunity to not strive for "the perfect quiet time", but have enjoyed more of a "lay around drinking coffee and reading the paper being time" with Jesus. This time has inspired me to write more and share more. My hope is that this will become an opportunity to impart some of the wisdom, peace and insight I have received from my time with Jesus laced with additional commentary from respected teachers in my life. This week will kick off with a Sunday sermon from one of the most incredible teachers I know, a Mr. Nate Bobbett. He and a fellow joyfully free single woman Miss Steph Ybarra, will be bringing a message to single adults that has been long overdue in our community. I do not know the subtext of the message, but I am DARING to throw my hopeful opinion into the ring: 1 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV) "When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me." Single adults are different than single college students, and what is wisdom for one can be death for others. An infant needs it's mother's milk to survive for a time, but breast milk does not provide the nourishment a growing child needs to make it into a thriving adult. This is going to be a wild ride...and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm Back!

I've finally gotten back to a place where I would like to blog some more, however Cloud and Fire will become secondary.  My new and upcoming blog, "Smells in My House" [that is a tenative title, still working on it...] is on its way!  Stay tuned....



Friday, May 28, 2010

Team

Eloisa and Nick, Jason, Shoan, Emily, Charles, Michelle and Kevin [with Lincoln], Liz, Me, Davin

So, we are about two weeks out for our trip to Southeast Asia and I wanted to give you a picture of my team and some prayer points to pray for us while we are gone.  I am so thankful to get to share this experience with these precious friends!  Many of them were with me on my trip to Norman, OK this fall when I saw my first German student come to Christ!

Below are some prayer points that you can pray for us while we are there.  I would be honored if you take a little time each day lifting us up.

SUN: Unity among our team
MON: People of Peace (hungry people who will accept Jesus and share Him with others)
TUE: Boldness & Wisdom
WED: Church Planting Movements (that we would start small groups which will develop into house churches)
THU:  Grace with translators
FRI:   Healings & Salvations
SAT:  Grace & Discernment to disciple locals well

* You can pray for Healings and Salvations Every Day!  [Just in case you were wondering...]

Thank you for lifting us up before the Father!




Monday, May 17, 2010

Fisher of Fish (AND of men, but when I say men, I mean people in general...although I would like to find a man too.)

Okay, that was kind of a long title for this post, but I thought I should be clear with my priorities. 

This weekend I went on a retreat with my class to do some team building and one of the recreational opportunities was fishing and I thought I would do a little.

I had been fishing for about 45 minutes and hadn't caught anything when I decided to pray.  I just talked to Jesus and said, "I want to catch a fish for no other reason than it would bring me joy." 

As soon as I finished my prayer, I got a hit on my line and landed a beautiful, large-mouthed bass.  I posed for some pictures, gave him a kiss, then released him to swim the pond again.

God spoke to me as I was walking back to the lodge to get cleaned up for dinner.  "You know, it is really that easy, all you have to do is ask and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession." [Psalm 2:8]

Hmmm...this weekend I got some extra-special training, had some fun and got to kiss a fish!



Friday, May 14, 2010

Chasing the Dragon


We just got our new book last night in Elevate PM.  It's the last one of the year and I am reading it voraciously. The first chapter stirred my heart so intensely, that I began weeping at my desk at work, which made it difficult when I had to answer my phone and talk to customers.

If you get the chance, I recommend you read it! 

Saturday, May 8, 2010

BGEA: Steps to Peace With God

Check out this really cool site from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Romans 5:1 

"Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us." (NLT)

You can have peace with God...find out how by following the link below:
BGEA: Steps to Peace With God

Friday, May 7, 2010

Dead Gecko

Last night, as I was preparing for worship for my life group, I looked up at my door and noticed something sticking out of the doorjam.  We have been overrun by fat juicy slugs and snails, so I thought one was trying to "worm" its way into the house.  As I got closer, I noticed that it had eyes!  Now I was getting a little creeped out!  At first I thought it was a snake...but when I opened the door, I found out exactly what I was looking at...


...dead gecko!  Yuck!


I'm trying to bribe one of my guy friends with a meal...if they would come over to my house and scrape the dead gecko off my door jam.  Maybe the two shouldn't coincide...