Monthly Archives: July 2019

July 3, 2019 lightning within


Good morning, DearHeart.

Last night, out back, we watched a lone cloud that look like it was dancing from the inside out – full of lightening. It was intense, and there were stars in the clear sky around it.


A powerful reminder of work of the Holy Spirit in us.

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV

What do you do that makes you come to life? What is that thing you do that makes people take notice, look you in the eye, and say “thank you”?

There is something that you do that makes you feel useful and on fire – it is your gift of renewal flowing in to you from the direct and highly intentional touch of your Creator. Take notice.

Everyone is amazing at something — whether it’s being a computer programmer,

having a listening ear,

a cracker-jack number cruncher,

an encourager of dreams,

or planning a fantastic feast –

acknowledge the place where the Holy Spirit sets your genius, and you will find His inner-work going on there, renewing you.

Wake up.


Yes, even you are a chosen one.


July 1, 2019 come as you are


Good morning, DearHeart. In Acts 26 Paul is given permission to speak once again in his own defense. Paul tells his story completely – 

the good,

the bad,

and the ugly.

He openly states all the wrong he had done in the past to believers – sending them to prison and sometimes condemning them to death. He chose to be honest and open in sharing his story. I know there are parts of my life I sometimes wish had been different. But they are a part of my story and my journey not only in life, but in my relationship with God. Through each

twist and turn,

the good,

the bad,

and the ugly,

God has worked in my life to change me and to bring me into closer and serious relationship with Him. I find myself most grateful that our God is a “Come as you are” God, not demanding that we get our act together before coming to Him. May we let God use every part of our story to bring Him glory.

“But get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant. You are to tell others what you have seen of me today and what I will show you in the future.” Acts 26:16 GNB

Wake up.

Come as you are.