Wednesday, March 28, 2007

My GOD of miracles

I was standing in the shower the other morning and I suddenly realized "I can see".
.................................Everything was clear.
I stood there amazed, confused, and in awe for a second because I thought that I had been miraculously healed. Normally when I don't have my contacts in everything within a foot of me is blurry, but here I was reading words on the shampoo bottle for the first time in my life.
Then the doubt started to set and I analyzed that most likely I had just been too tired the night before and hadn't taken my contacts out like I normally do.
BUT still having a little faith in my GOD of miracles I put some eyedrops in my eyes just to make sure my contacts were really in there.........sadly they were.
As a sat around thinking about this event later, the following thought occured to me. If God had healed me, I would have ran around my place screaming at the the top of my lungs and praising God with dance, singing and shouts of joy! I would have been filled with the need to share the miracle with others and to have them marvel in the miraculous One with me. I would have knelt in awe as never before unto the almighty and glorious Lord.
But then I became a little sad because I thought "Why would it take something so miraculous for me to do these things?" God is constantly doing miraculous things all around me yet I fail to really receive them as I should.
I should be dancing before the beauty of His creation.
I should be singing His praise for the ability to see beauty.
I should be telling others of the things He has brought me through in my life so that they can be blessed in the process too.
I should be kneeling in awe that I have been chosen to be a child of His.
And as I sang the words to the following song today I sang knelt in awe of my GOD of miracles.
You dance over me, While I am unaware
You sing all around, But I never hear the sound
Lord I'm amazed by You
Lord I'm amazed by You
Lord I'm amazed by You
How You love me
You paint the morning sky, with miracles in mind
My hope will always stand, For You hold me in Your hand
Lord I'm amazed by You
Lord I'm amazed by You
Lord I'm amazed by You
How You love me
"Amazed" Jared Anderson 2004

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, He is my fortress, I will never be shaken."
"Find rest O my soul in God alone, my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, He is my fortress I will not be shaken."
"Trust in Him at all times, O people, POUR out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge."
Psalm 62 excerpts
When I am troubled, confused, frightened, worried.......let me look to YOU my God.
YOU will give me rest......YOU will give me peace.....YOU will give me hope........YOU will give me strength.
The rock of my salvation will stand firm when the things around seem to be falling.

Monday, March 26, 2007

The wisdom I desire........

"But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure: then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere."

James 3:17

My heart

Thursday, March 22, 2007


This shows how I am feeling today..............floating in a wonderful world of color.
Maybe because I am totally exhausted OR maybe for some other reason?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

God Bless the Broken Road
by Rascal Flatts

I set out on a narrow way, many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream
Lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart
They were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way
Into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

I think about the years I spent
just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost
and give it back to you
but you just smile and take my hand
You been there, you understand
It's all part of a grander plan
that is coming true.

Now I'm just rolling home
into my lovers arms
this much i know is true
that God blessed the broken road
that led me straight to you

That god blessed the broken road
that led me straight to you

Monday, March 19, 2007

Some days I feel so unworthy of the place God has me in, in my life right now.

It is hard to go in before a room full of kids and feel like I have ANYTHING to give them......let alone be a witness and example of Christ.
Many times as I stand in the front of that room I feel so weak and insufficient.
Sometimes I even feel like I am getting in the way of God and not really being the instrument in the Maker's hands.
BUT when we are weak HE is i am praying for strength right now.......and for wisdom.......and leaning on the WORD that He has given me today.......
2 Corinthians 6:3-10
We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way, in great endurance, in troubles, hardships, and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing, poor, yet making many rich; having nothing and yet possessing everything.

Friday, March 16, 2007

I took this picture several months ago while in Florida.....and I have finally gotten the chance to really take a look at it. In fact I have been looking at it a lot tonight and have been reminded of several things through the beauty God has given in this picture.
GOD'S LOVE IS SOOOOO BIG!!! When I look at the ocean in this picture I am reminded of the song I sang with MUCH enthusiasm as a child "Deep and Wide" and the phrase in another children's song "Your love is deeper than the ocean." Wow God's love is amazing!
Also could anything be more beautiful than light breaking through the darkness? It reminds me of so many things in life. Truth in the midst of lies, Joy in the midst of pain, Peace in the midst of the storm............

Monday, March 12, 2007

All around joy


In having another encourage you

In the blessings and gifts God has given you

In sharing God's love with another

In bad circumstances:)

What a JOY to know Christ and to live with Him each day through it all!

Friday, March 9, 2007

The beauty of peace

I needed a moment of peace. And for me that is sometimes accomplished by listening to a beautiful piece of music, or sitting in silence or looking at a beautiful piece of artwork or nature. It just reminds me of the peacefulness that surrounds me and that is in me. Maybe these pictures will just give you a sense of peace today.

Monday, March 5, 2007


Sharing life with another............

Sharing yourself with another.............

Sharing joys...................

Sharing pain..................

Share with another today!