Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 28, 2015 pause 


 ‘And one called to another: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; His glory fills the whole earth.’ (‭Isaiah‬ ‭6‬:‭3‬ HCSB)

Good morning, BeautifulSoul.

Spending time in a little remote place, mountains, wilderness, or a simple country road, places where neighbors are further away than a holler, gives the solitude of one’s heart choices. Drastic choices. Silence can take you to a new depth of lonely, or to a new playground of connection to the Ancient of Days. 

Have you set aside quiet?

Can you even get there?

Quieting the pace of the mind can help us find eternity in the present moment. There is an inner child at work in all of us, curious, full of the kind of wonder that comes with peering curiously into still, deep water. When the pause is allowed, tiny steps move us forward where we can choose to reach for intense partnership with the Creator, rather than let intellect or reasoning push us back to the never-ending confinement of the to-do list. 

SpiritChild, pause. 

Breathe in the Holy. 

Give yourself permission to sit with your Savior for a while. 

Your choice.  Permission granted. 

Wake up. 



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May 27, 2015 frog pond


  ‘I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you.’ (‭Isaiah‬ ‭43‬:‭2‬ HCSB)
Good morning, God’s Child,

There is a frog pond on our place. It’s been dry for several years, now it is rain-water restored again. When my boys were young, it stayed full – when we would walk around it hundreds of tiny frogs jumped out in all directions from each step. It would have been a stringy frog-innards mess with each step if the mud hadn’t been soft. The ones that didn’t jump in time simply squished down into the soft earth til they could shake their bodies back to the edge to claim life into the restoring water. 

The transition then, from shore to water was without hesitation – no time for qualms. There is this brief moment when the frog body was neither on shore, or quite submerged into the water and a single push with long back legs would propel him forward into a seemingly endless glide into the deep. The water bidding them, full of instinct, “come forth”. They can. They did. They do. 

The call of the Holy on you and me is full tilt instinct. As deep calls into deep, His call is steady on. 

Wake up. 



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May 26, 2015 cub


 ‘But ask the animals, and they will instruct you; ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Or speak to the earth, and it will instruct you; let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? The life of every living thing is in His hand, as well as the breath of all mankind.’ (Job‬ ‭12‬:‭7-10‬ HCSB)
Good morning, DearHeart. 
So, with one of my cubs on internship in the Alaskan wilderness, my nature heart takes my mind there every chance it gets. Each of the pictures and notes he and his crew have sent have blended a piece of my Spirit right in there with them. Isn’t the Most High amazing, to have given the gift of weaving hearts together with nature, no matter the space between. 

In this unsettled severe weather pattern that has made its devastating self at home with us recently, keeping tempers high, and edgy guards up … even here, God Most High makes trails for peaceful places. 

Listening to the rowdy morning bird tree, just off my front porch – God’s wild nature is all around. Birds, squirrels, coyotes, fish, deer – they are just beyond, instinctively full knowing of our presence. They stand with us, completely grounded with feet on earth with their Spirit linked into the Holy One. Nature plays with our sense of wonderment and we spin down into its vastness of peace like DNA spirals reaching deep within until we combust with the Creator’s glory like Roman candles. The Lord God Almighty, 

-always providing,

-delivering balance in the extreme,

-He fills my soul. 

Wake up. 

Hear His balance. 


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May 22, 2015 drumming


 ‘God — He clothes me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer and sets me securely on the heights. He trains my hands for war; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand upholds me, and Your humility exalts me. You widen a place beneath me for my steps, and my ankles do not give way.’ (‭Psalms‬ ‭18‬:‭32-36‬ HCSB)
Good morning God’s Army,

My mind has been shifted toward our protectors lately. The ones safeguarding overseas, on our borders, on our homeland soil, those in training, those defending in our towns, in our homes – they are everywhere. 

When our Maker guides those with knight-souls into a higher calling to defend, they become a new creation-an amazing force. God gives each one of these a heart drum. Low in voice, the inner drum calls in our Creator’s special forces to expand them while in service. 

Pray with me for our enforcers. This is not a special weekend to simply relax. It is a time to step out of our own place of security to remember those who have given and to those in current service to protect. And, to the trainees who have made a fresh commitment to serve. May they know they are supported through our prayers, may they feel the thrumming of the Holy Spirit, as he fills them with His Guardian strength, bursts with it, brims over from it. 

Wake up. 
Notice those near and far in service on our behalf. 🙏🏽


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May 20, 2015 Cobb Creek



I can’t speak to how your mind works, but may I be so bold as to just ask you to consider this: 
what if, that worst-case-scenario of which you have convinced yourself is true, is not true at all? 

What if I am allowing my mind to dwell with a dark concern that has not, and will not happen? This has the mark of the enemy written all over it – he loves to steal joy. He lives to replace love with fear and mistrust. 

What if the energy and words I may have applied toward disgust, and fear, and worry turns out to be needless, self-inflicted pain? 
What if the opposite of my expectation happens? 
The opposite. 
The opposite.
Have you been harmed? Or, are you harming yourself by embracing the role of “victim”, and playing the role with all your power? What if the expression of your fears are levying an influence on other precious souls to build up hatred in them, too? Is bitterness the mark you want to leave behind? Perhaps, the self-imposed walls have already been locked in place. 
You hold the power to drop them, or not. 

Perhaps, dropping walls and embracing gratitude is your answer. 

-You choose whether or not to show up. With a heart of gratitude, choose to arrive.
-You choose whether or not to connect. With a heart of gratitude, choose to unite.
-You choose whether or not to let go. With a heart of gratitude, choose to move on. 

The kind of heritage you leave comes from every decision you make from this point forward:
your feelings, 
your attitude,
your vibes,
your relationships, 
your destiny. 
It’s all about your perspective.
It’s all about your decisions.
You are responsible for your choices.
No one else. Only you. 
Choose perspective wisely. 
Choose Godly perspective.
Choose to ask God Most High to impart His wisdom on you.
Then, choose wisdom. 
Choose your influences.
Choose your legacy.

My grandparents lived on Cobb creek where we, my muddy-shoed brothers, and cousins, and I, ran amuck. They had a five acre garden and lots of dogs and chickens and horses and hogs. I thought it was heaven. Then, I grew up and began a slogging departure that routed me into other people’s expectations of who I should be. Then, I got over that 😉, and am on a trek of just simply being God’s child. 
In our Mom and Pop’s bathroom, in that house on the creek, on the wall across from the toilet, across from the vanity where she kept her Chantilly powder with the big pink puff, was this plaque of the Serenity Prayer. I bet it’s placement was no accident. I hadn’t really noticed it as hanging in my psyche, but, come to think of it, it comes to mind almost daily. (Thank you, Mom and Pop Reinking)!

God, grant me the serenity,
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
And, the wisdom to know the difference. 

Wake up.

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May 19, 2015 Master Marksman



‘Yet He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will emerge as pure gold.’ (Job‬ ‭23‬:‭10‬ HCSB)

Good morning, BraveSoul, The way God shows up continually blows my mind. I see Him in breakthrough moments of my son’s lives and am reminded that life unfolds in proportion to your bravery. It also unfolds in the most unexpected ways. God is clever like that. The Master Marksman hits the bullseye every single time. He’s in control of the mess we think we are in. He’s got a plan. 

It’s ok to be scared. When you’re totally scared, it simply means you are really, really ready. There’s no longer a need to be tied to the emotions of the hurt place, there is no rope around an ankle stretching from way back there to right up here. God gives the green light, and just like that, you are free to go. Move on. Carry on. You are free to make your heart right in His peace. He provides His courage to move where your courage is solid gone. He opens His fresh start on your new “Once upon a time” life story. He has been working in you all along to take you on from this day forward. 

Wake up. 
You are ready.

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May 18, 2015 today’s gig


  ‘It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows.’ (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭13 MSG)

Good Morning, BrightHeart!
Growing freedom. What a thought! As we look out over the loaded-ness of the lists, how about if you and I begin by unwrapping our God-calling? If ever you question here is your answer: freedom. 
Begin this moment, right now to teach yourself … on this brand new morning … brand new journey, to come into rich relationship with what you fear. Open up the closed off places to go as close as you can to it. You have already taken the first step by showing up to today. 
You showed. 
You are ready. 
Choose to stop running away. 
Choose to do some untangling and unrangling. 
Pull the past wounds in face to face. 
Choose to handle your yearning for freedom with compassion as deep as your Father’s. 
That disabling tightness that’s binding you, lay it down.  
Is freedom what you are after, Dearheart? Then, give your entire heart to the process. 
Wake up. 
Open yourself up. 
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May 5, 2015 my mom


“When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her:”(‭Proverbs‬ ‭31‬:‭26-28‬ NLT)

Good mornin’, GentleHeart,

We are blessed to know her, and to be able to call her “Mom”  – she makes us rich in the only thing that really matters: love. 

She is our living, breathing, teaching example of:






Get over it

Buckle down

You can do this


He’s going to be alright

Take a deep breath

I’m so blessed

I love you
Thanks, Mom. 

Lynda Coon​​
The Band. Perry, “Mother Like Mine”

May 1, 2015 intention


 ‘We can come to God with bold confidence. And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him. (‭1 John‬ ‭3‬:‭21-22‬ NLT)

Good morning, SweetSoul,

Have you consulted with your Maker, and decided what kind of day this is going to be yet? It’s early, you’ve still got time, DearOne. Emotions and attitudes of other’s scrape friction against the way you want to feel — if you allow it. 

If you want to feel generous and magnificent, it’s not about your friend, or your boss, or your mom, or your brother, or your hound dog being generous and magnificent for you – it’s about you choosing to enter in within that relationship. No matter what emotional highs or lows they bring to the table, you know you’re solid, you know what to expect  – in spite of any outcome – because you’ve already determined your place in His presence. 

Entering in with God Most High to set your intention also sets the Power of the Holy Spirit to dance with what’s around you. It’s not about manipulating others to create the right scene – it’s about improvising til you get to the right heart-in agreement with the One and Only. 
In agreement, you can feel light when life gets heavy.
In agreement, you can feel confident in the wake of do-overs. 
In agreement, you can feel beautiful and filled with the Holy even in the midst of the ugly parts of life. 
Wake up. 
Enter in. 
Set the Spirit’s intention in you. 
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