Oh How He loves me …& Tune In Thursday #11

Oh How He loves me …& Tune In Thursday #11

Tweet “Ever so softly she whispered … “They love me, they love me not.  They love me …. They love me not….” “ Tuesday it was my turn to write for an 8 week collaborative series on Perseverance with 3 of my friends. As I wrote the piece on rejection, I felt more needed to be said.  I mean, when does a writer not have more to say? Hahaha … I felt prompted  to share tools that have helped me overcome rejection in my life, so that maybe others could overcome it too. If you missed my post on The Sting of Rejection you can read it HERE:     Overcoming the Sting of Rejection – Part 2   Rejection is a lie and trap from the enemy to keep us all from walking fully in our kingdom destiny.   #Rejection is no respecter of persons, it affects us all, just in different ways and to different extremes.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This It wasn’t until my mid 20’s when I realized that I was looking through lenses colored with a spirit of rejection.  It was then I began dealing with rejection and its affects in my own life. In Tuesday’s post, I compared rejection to dandelion weeds.  I said:    “The roots and seeds of encounters with rejection are very much like dandelions.  Dandelions have roots that twist and turn going very deep into the ground.  When you pluck them, and try to root them out, it seems over time they spring back up.”   #Rejection places seeds that grow roots that entangle areas of our life and heart.Powered By the...
All I am is Yours & Tune In Thursday #10

All I am is Yours & Tune In Thursday #10

Tweet Has someone ever said to you, “Don’t just stand there do something.”?   Or maybe you have said it to someone?  Your kids maybe?   I can without a doubt answer YES to all those questions.   I heard it as a kid, and I know I have said it to my husband and kids as well.  I have also heard it in ministry and service settings.   Those very words reverberate in my soul.  The way they were spoken to me, and maybe to you as well, indicate that it is wrong to be idle.  To gain approval or not call into question our actions, we must always be doing something.   I don’t know about you, but I always feel like I must be doing something.  I often feel guilty if I take time to sit, and I am not working on the computer, or reading my Bible or a spiritual based book. I tend to push myself and work all times of the day and night.   My value doesn’t come in what I do, but in who I am in Christ.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This   If I do take time for myself to meet a friend, go to the movie, or read a book that is just for fun, then I feel as if I must make up the time I “wasted” in doing something for me.   Confession: It is hard for me to sit and just be.  It is hard for me to not just get out my list and start checking off the items 1, 2, 3… and...
Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

Tweet this post may contain affiliate links I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name (Isaiah 45:3). They all stood and stared in awe of the amazing sight that lay before them.  Had they known what they were about to stumble upon, they would have been more prepared. Yet, how can you prepare yourself for something like this? The team of explorers stood at the entrance to a huge cavern filled with a sea of treasure.  There was so much more here than the natural eye could even comprehend.  How long had this place held such a treasure? A kings ransom to be sure, but why was it hidden here?  It seemed like such a waste, not just the monetary wealth that had been hidden away, but the historical as well.  No one could enjoy it, and someone must have forgotten about it, because no one knew of its existence.  The team hadn’t really been exploring anything when they stumbled upon the biggest find ever.  What lay before them was something of the movies. People just don’t find treasure like this anymore, it has all be discovered or previously uncovered, right?  I mean, who were they to find such riches as these? The King has hidden treasures stored for each of us.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This As I think over this scene, I am reminded of Esther before she was chosen Queen.  There is a scene from the movie “One Night with the King” that...
Entrusted VLog #25 Lessons from the Lake

Entrusted VLog #25 Lessons from the Lake

Tweet I’ve got a question for you today….. For some, its going to be really easy to answer …. For others, not so much… Are you ready?  Ok, here it is…. What is THE  thing God has entrusted to you? What is THE thing God has entrusted to you?Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This Please watch this weeks video blog as I talk more about this question and what I feel God has entrusted me with ….   Scripture tells us that God has a purpose and a destiny for each one of us.   Jeremiah 29: 11 …  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. That’s right, there is something that HE has entrusted just to you.  As Beth Moore says in her Bible Study, we will all have to stand before the Throne of God one day and give account for 2 things: 1.  Did we spread the good news of salvation 2. What did we do with what was entrusted to us? There is something that only you can do for the body of Christ.  Do you know what it is?  If so, I would love for you to share below in the comments. For me, I believe God has entrusted me with the ability to INSPIRE! The ability to inspire you to believe for the Big things He has for you.  To Inspire you to chase your dreams and your destiny.  To inspire you to not give up but have Big faith!  He’s given...
Arise Warrior Princess

Arise Warrior Princess

Tweet As a youngster, I was adventurous, headstrong, and I had no fear, or so it seemed.  I would much rather be climbing trees, playing in the woods, and playing softball than playing with dolls, having tea parties, and wearing “girly” things. If I had the choice between Barbie dolls or hot wheel cars, I preferred the cars, you could drag them through the mud and send them soaring over rock piles.  They seem to rinse off and get cleaner than dolls.  Don’t get me wrong, my sister and I had Barbie’s … Barbie cars, motor-home, airplane and even a Barbie house. Yet, if my dad was working on the cars, I was there working with him.  If he was riding three-wheelers (I know I am totally dating myself), I was there too.  Growing up I was considered a tomboy, and my sister was the princess.  It didn’t really matter much to me. I just knew, I would rather climb the tree and pretend to save the world, than dress up a doll and play house. My little girl heroes were not Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella or Snow White.  I am a romantic at heart, and so of course I loved the tales and stories of these princesses.  I too dreamed and longed for my white knight, my prince, to one day come ad sweep me off my feet so I too could live in a castle.  Oh the dreams of a little girl. Truth be told, my heroes were Wonder Women and Xena Warrior Princess. I loved to watch these shows. (oh shoot, there I go again dating myself). ...
Better Together

Better Together

Tweet I feel as if I haven’t sat down to write in sometime. The past three week have been a blur.  I have been busy traveling, attending conferences, and entertaining family guests and now I am on the road again.  On the road again, I just can’t wait to get on the road again … oh wait – I am not supposed to be singing, but writing … oops 🙂 It’s all good – I have a vacation planned starting at the end of next week with my husband to celebrate 27 years of marriage on August 19th!  Wow, it just seems like yesterday… and just look at this picture  – we were so young. However, all my previously scheduled posts and vlogs have been used and I have no more in the bank…. Sigh – time to get busy writing and creating again.   Three weeks ago today I was in North Carolina attending the She Speaks Conference with my friend Patti Krank.  This was my first time to ever attend and I was super excited about what God had in store for me while there.  You see, I was finally stepping out past fear and rejection and decided to try again to meet with some publishers/editors. It’s been over 5 years since I have done that.  The last time I did, well, let’s just say it left a very bad taste in my mouth.  I felt rejected, dejected, and misunderstood.  It was horrible. I was blessed with the opportunity to have some planned God ordered meetings (the publishers) and then some unplanned by me, but God ordained...