Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 30, 2015 see



 ‘Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”’ (‭John‬ ‭20‬:‭29‬ ESV)

Oh, what a difference a few days can make. Do you see Him? Do you believe?

(Thanks for sharing Dani, @danigayle1 your 5 minute art is solid, crazy-talent amazing💞)

March 27, 2015 unlock



‘In the evening of that first day of the week, the disciples were gathered together with the doors locked because of their fear of the Jews. Then Jesus came, stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you! ” (‭John‬ ‭20‬:‭19‬ HCSB)

Fantastic Friday to you, ListeningOne!
Do you know how to combat self pity? 

You list your blessings. You start praising God for all that you have to be thankful for. You say, this “no” is yielding me to a greater “yes”;  the evidence is in all the blessings that flood in when you take your day’s first waking breath. Set your mind, DearHeart. 
Now, as you select the songs you hear today, listen to the sounds of the voices. Listen to the instruments as they beat … sway … weep. Listen for the purity and the innocence of the calypso in the familiar notes – that sound – the one you hear brand new – let it unlock a place in you … a place you thought was locked down good and tight forever. 
The Spirit of the Most High God is preparing this wildish-child in you for something very important. He has looked at you closely and loved you pure for what he saw. It is kingdom work. You don’t need to know what it is yet, for now, you just need to unlock the space for it to grow. 
Wake up. 
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March 26, 2015 foundations




‘I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the river crashed against that house and couldn’t shake it, because it was well built.’ (Luke‬ ‭6‬:‭47-48‬ HCSB)

Do you have storm experiences that remain etched on your heart? One of my dearest friends is laying her dad’s body to rest today. Their family has weathered their share of storms (physically, spiritually, emotionally, and very literally as we have shared bleachers through every possible kind of Oklahoma weather!). As I was reading this morning, my thoughts kept beating back to this verse, it so reminds me of her dad who nurtured so deep a foundation. 

We have choices on what we bring to life in our minutes from the depths of our Godly foundations –
oh, that we may draw deeper still and choose to fill each day sharing the fullness of the love of our Heavenly Father. 
Jesus presence has healed me,
given me comfort, 
He guides my steps,
and leads me to truth. 
It is for this reason that He has come, not just for you and me, but for the whole world – that we may know peace when the high winds come, so that we may come to know the Holy Spirit that dwells within us and who seeks to be known in the world through our own giftedness and call. 
In His foundation, there is no shaky ground. 
Wake up. 
Choose deeply. 
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March 25, 2015 tube



‘A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.’ (‭Luke‬ ‭6‬:‭45‬ NLT)


Have you ever floated on a inner tube on a warm summer day? Just lazily soaking up the sun, letting your fingers ease through the water? It’s my favorite way to let a thought, 

a worry, 

a care, 

a grin … drift in … nod at its presence, 

and choose to keep it or let it go. 

Your mind is simply a tool for your heart to use. Like an artist, you choose the brushes and the colors – for you are ultimately the sole creator of your own feelings.  When an odd, disheartening issue enters – realize that these are simply items your mind is working through.  Pause, be present and pay close attention. Separate yourself as if you’re a bystander watching the dissolve or the embrace. 

Wake up. Separate from thoughts. Go.

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March 24, 2015 choices



 ‘Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.’ (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭5-6‬ NLT)

Ya’ll, life gets tough. It may look like lollipops and rainbows from the outside, but inside, well – reality gets brutal.

Anymore, I fight this sense of hate. 

I hate our broken healthcare system, 

hate Alzheimer’s, 

hate being helpless, 

hate Humana, 

hate bedsores, 

hate chronic pain,

hate crying all the way home, 

hate it that I hate it, 

hate being hated on, 

hate feeling guilty when I’m home because I’m not at the hospital or nursing home and feeling guilty when I’m at the health care place cause I’m not home being a mom, 

hate leaving work because I’m taking leave – again. 

Hate having this pity party.  Hate watching my people deal with this strange emotional tsunami. 

But, what I hate most is this stupid, peace-stealing fear – waking at 3AM wondering if he is 

in pain, 

or cold, 

or looking for us, 

or scared, 

or trying to get up by himself,

or falling off his bed, 

or calling for us,

or wondering with relentless rounds of questions – “where is this place?”,  “how did we get here?”, “did a car hit us?”, “what will we have to do next?” 

I’m worn. 

Sunday, I got to steal an hour with my mom. She and dad are living, breathing reminders of what it is to pour their lives out for others, full of joy, full of life even if it is at a tad-notch slower pace, even through their own raw season of loss; they keep overflowing with being a blessing to others in spite of life’s imperfections.

They remind me to love, at all costs. Simply love. That’s all.

I am recharged and ready to take on the next day’s demons. Thanks for the refuel, mom – for modeling how to “trust my Maker, seek Him, follow hard.”

-thanks for the kick in the seat to get back out there and to stay in the fight. 

I. am. blessed.

Your will, Lord. 

Nothing more. 

Nothing less. 

Nothing else. 

Wake up. 

Get back out there. 

Follow hard. 


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March 19, 2015 operant


‘The man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed. He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn’t fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.’ (Jeremiah‬ ‭17‬:‭7-8‬ HCSB)

Hello, ConfidentOne,
I was only 16 when Dale and I were riding a motorcycle down a country road and he took me to a shady creek and said, “I’m going to live out here someday.” Fourteen years later God led us to make it happen. 
Like those trees on the creek, our Creator has led through drought and rainy seasons, and seasons full of leaves. 
It is a privilege to partner with the Most High, to speak into your future with mind made up, and your day’s work shared in common purpose.  
Heat will come. Poison darts of the enemy will try to throttle down your hours. But, you, EmpoweredOne, yes-you are the operant power that nods in agreement with The Almighty, or chooses to sleep in. 
And, like it or not, you are the only one responsible for the result of the choices you make. 
What agreements are you making with the God of the Universe about your work and your future and your family and your passion? 
Think about it. That’s a prayer. Live there. 
Wake up. 
Partner with God. 
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March 18, 2015 spaces


‘In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, and His robe filled the temple.’ (Isaiah‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬ HCSB)

Good morning, SeeingOne. 

You have been called to fill a need. Today, you are an answer. And, you are not just any answer, you are God’s answer. You have been selected for this day to bring your Creator in with you, to fill the space with His GLORY. It is your move now, to honor the Source of Life with your presence, that through you, when invited in, The Maker of the Stars will wrap the air with His presence-colorfully and heavily beaded with feathered Fancy Dance regalia. I so long for you and me to bring His ancient presence in, to sing Him into our spaces, enunciating each syllable as we join the nodding of heads, the resonance of believers, that they too feel what we feel … urgency in the camaraderie to share Him with souls who follow us. 

Wake up. Call on His presence. Go.

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March 17, 2015 fight


‘“Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.’ (‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭6‬ MSG)

Good morning, PrayingSoul. 
Enter in. Your mind, in prayer opens to hear. Prayer is a bit like that part of sleep that comes just before sleep really comes … the place where the outer world fades, diminishes, and the God Most High, the One who loves you, creates a place apart from the noise of your daily world where you are receptive to 
His ways,
His voice,
His call,
His prompt,
His peace,
His presence. 
The enemy fights for you to neglect this part of your calling. 
Fight for it, WarriorHeart. 
If the enemy keeps you apart from your Creator in prayer time, you may stay all “busy” doing the work of God, but you will fail to do the WILL of God. 
Fight for your prayer time. 
Fight hard. 
Wake up. 
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