Category Archives: Christmas

February 21, 2018 weary

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‘but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; ____will soar on wings like eagles; _____ will run and not grow weary; _____ will walk and not faint.’ Isaiah 40:31

Hello, PreciousOne.

Reading the scripture with new eyes lately. Personal eyes.

Fill in the blanks with “I”.

Fill in the blanks with your most precious ones … Dale, Levi, Bry, Luke, Holly, Dani, Liv, Mom, Dad ….

Bring God home. Bring Him high and alive in your heart and home as you begin today.

This is a time of much heart turmoil for everyone I know. It is easy to be overcome by fear when drowning in waves of change, Sweetheart. It is common to wonder where the Holy Spirit is when the world demands so much attention.

Slowdown, HurtingHeart. Stop. Peaks and valleys are part of the challenges that grow us.

Name your desire to know Father God better through your curveball of change. Allow the Spirit to shake out a masterpiece quilt in you.

Boldly follow the pattern of His Holy ways …

His answers are personal,

unique,

tailor made

to you alone.

Trust the process, DearOne.

Trust the process.

Wake up.

Bring Him home.

Go.

February 13, 2018

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Good morning, Beloved,

We live in an era where only “big honkin’ success” is acknowledged. We don’t even notice the baby steps, breakthroughs, or earnest “I tried” but slipped, tripped, and fell flat on my face.

Yet it takes shocking bravery to be at mid-expedition. Yes, it is brave just to be there…trusting, moving to the Savior’s call.

Maybe you’re in transition.

Perhaps you are in study-mode,

growing a new business,

writing lesson plans,

in recovery,

or getting your feet back under you from a necessary break-up.

These are the times when sharks circle your john-boat,

any which way you step-there’s manure,

your shoes are on the other side of a blistering-hot asphalt lot,

hail beats down,

the moon stays full forever,

your boss changes the game plan,

your mom calls delivering “the lecture”,

and your anxiety level explodes for fear that you may age in misery with dreams that never got their chance.

Yep, these are the moments that need a celebration because GLORY is in the midst of your obedience. You’re doing the work. “And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whose mind the Lord had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work.” Exodus 36:2 ESV

These are the times we need a round of applause, and streamers, and a frozen yogurt cone, and spectators to our radiance. These are the times we must allow ourselves to love and be loved through the sweat and exhaustion. These are the times when we must cheer for what we’re made of. . . our mettle … you know the source of that, right? It’s all God. Maker of the Universe. Maker of your mettle. What makes us stand is the Power of God Almighty who continues to give us strength to move. This is the time that we celebrate His Presence and the stubbornness He delivers in us to keep upright and keep us lurching and wobbling forward.

I’m all about perspective. In His strength, you and I have total control over it. Please give yourself the benefit of true perspective. Do not allow the enemy to plant seeds of self-rejection for “not being there yet.”

The One that designed your “there” is utterly, entirely, and completely for you. Take in His glory here. Now. Today.

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Romans 8:31 ESV

You are exactly where you are supposed to be to learn to rely on God Most High for the outcome. Allow Him to move you forward again. Lean in to Glory.

Wake up. Lean in. Go.

February 12, 2018 possibility

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“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Ephesians 3:20 MSG

Good morning, DearOne.

Our pastor referred to the story of the Good Samaritan yesterday. I wondered if somehow the half-dead, beaten man that Jesus told about in the parable was actually Him? Was He telling a personal experience story … in gratitude for the Samaritan that crossed the man-made cultural borders and in his compassion, he got the Son of God to the help He needed? There’s a span of His teenage and young adult life that isn’t referenced. Hmmm. I’ve always thought of those lost years as possibly His training years.

The same Power that moved Abraham and Moses and David and Jesus moved the Samaritan. And, is alive and active in you and me. Do not take that lightly. You are so much more than you think you are. More than you can ever really imagine.

Somewhere deep in the mist of our ancient memory, we know as a child of God we have His miraculous powers within us to do those things that are beyond reason. It only takes a small shift in perspective to be reminded that we are the art of the Master Artist. In every breath He gives, He is fueling His next miracle through you and me.

Wake up.

Enter into the realm of His possibilities.

Go.

January 22, 2018 sincere

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Pray for rain, y’all; and good morning, BrightStar.

I forget. You forget this, too – you are so much more than you think you are. You can do so much more than you think you can.

“The Spirit of GOD, the Master, is on me because GOD anointed me.

He sent me to preach good news to the poor,

heal the heartbroken,

announce freedom to all captives,

pardon all prisoners.

GOD sent me to announce the year of his grace—

a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies—

and to comfort all who mourn,

to care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion,

give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes,

messages of joy instead of news of doom,

a praising heart instead of a languid spirit.”

Isaiah 61:1-3 MSG

Step aside with me for a moment … step away from your Monday morning to-do list, DearOne. See yourself as a small child and watch yourself grow into who you are today. Give thanks for all the challenges you have overcome to get to this day. Feel the immense love of our Father who has raised you through every parched season. In sincerity, forgive yourself for your human faults and bad decisions. Allow space between your thoughts for growing … learning space … and space to notice that in forgiving the past you deeply feel your anointing by God Himself.

God Almighty.

God Most High.

God of the Universe.

The God who loves you.

The God who is for you and not against you.

Let His light cover you and empty you, and now refill you.

Bathe in His light for a moment. His light is your light. Open your eyes and see every part of your world brightened by His love passing across your heart.

Wake up.

You are so much more than you think you are.

Go.

January 1, 2018 set your gaze

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“GOD is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; He won’t leave you. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t worry.” Deuteronomy 31:8 Msg

Good day for a fresh start, Dearheart.

Start where you are.

Breathing.

Standing.

That’s progress. And, purpose.

Start here. Now.

Even if this is one of those days when you feel anxiety rising – redirect the anxiety into anticipation and excitement.

You know that tingling feeling of the Holy Spirit that you get when you’re listening to someone who inspires you to your core? Maybe it happens when you’re with a friend or mentor, or listening to a keynote at an event. Afterwards you feel on fire for days, maybe even weeks. You go into super-productivity mode because you want to make big things happen for yourself and your loves. I live for that feeling. That feeling is what fuels my relationships.

My career.

Our farming and businesses.

That’s why I surround myself with amazing people who keep me filled up with passion, inspiration, strength.

I know following Him will light a spark in you that ignites a blazing fire. I know that if God Most High leads you and me to it, He will stay right in front just a few feet where my gaze and your gaze can settle on Him. He will part the drowning waters, walking us across on dry and safe land. Look at us, you and me, we have a sure and steady history with Him. We can trust Him with this new year, too.

Here we go, 2018.

Wake up.

Set your gaze on Him.

Go.

Christmas Eve 2017

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‘She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

Good morning, God’s Child.

You are the reason.

I am the reason.

When God Most High sent the prophet Isaiah to tell of a coming Messiah, Father had you in mind.

When the angel, Gabriel, was dispatched to deliver news to a young and pure Mary, YOUR face was burning into our Father.

When Joseph walked Mary far, far from her home to be counted for the census, the God of the Universe was making a way for YOUR forever home.

When the cattle were lowing and the baby awoke in the stable, Mary kissed baby cheeks whose mission it was to bring YOU into His eternity.

When the people cried “Hosanna”, He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey for the sole purpose of bringing YOU home.

Whipped and scarred, crushed and bleeding, he held on to your eyes as His only purpose.

Every nail, every harsh swing of the hammer, He had to make this plan because YOU, His beloved, had to have a way.

He arose, and, you were His reason.

Oh, how He loves you and me.

Oh, how He loves you and me.

He gave His life, what more could He give?

Oh, how He loves you.

Oh, how He loves me.

Oh, how He loves you and me.

Eternity.

Say, “yes”.

Wake up.

Fall on your knees.

Go.

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December 23, 2017 Christmas eyes

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Christmas weekend…

Enter in

With eyes wide open, to a newness … a freshness like one never before experienced.

Allow these days to reach out to you with a special beauty all its own and know that you are one of the gifts to those sharing the day’s beauty.

Yes. Your presence is a gift.

YOU are a gift.

Share your personality generously …. zestfully … feel each contact with another soul strengthen you, feeding your heart’s fire. Know, your light is feeding them, too. God works like that.

Burn bright this Christmas weekend, DearOne.

See the light of the Christ Child in the eyes of your people.

“But now, for a brief moment, grace has come from our God to preserve a remnant for us and give us a stake in His holy place. Even in our slavery, God has given us new life and light to our eyes.” Ezra 9:8 HCSB

Wake up.

See His Light.

Go.

December 22, 2017 make contact

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Christmas Child – that is who we all become again, right? Season. This season. Hearts come home – not the house – the real Home … the soul-home. Making contact right here beside the tree whose roots reach deep into the center of the fertile heart of the Creator, then whose branches reach toward the heavens in praise … in celebration of life – even all of nature celebrates the knowing that joy happens when you make contact with your soul. God Most High guides every detail of my life and your life to make up the grand scheme of it. That’s why, even in shredded sorrow, we can still have joy. The Savior that came as a baby in the manger created the DNA of joy. Even when hollowed out by loss, because of relationship with Him, we are still held within a deep joy … held within hope … the soul glows with the light of the Christ child, the Risen One, the Savior of the World. He supplies a never ending supply of joy to your soul.

But even there, if you seek GOD, your God, you’ll be able to find him if you’re serious, looking for him with your whole heart and soul. When troubles come and all these awful things happen to you, in future days you will come back to GOD, your God, and listen obediently to what he says. GOD, your God, is above all a compassionate God. In the end he will not abandon you, he won’t bring you to ruin, he won’t forget the covenant with your ancestors which he swore to them.” Deuteronomy 4:29-31 MSG

Wake up.

Make contact with your soul.

Go.

December 21, 2017 healer

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Good morning, God’s Child!

‘Tis the season to trust the Maker of the Universe with a massive dose of fresh faith. Start this morning by simply seeing this day as you’d like it to be. . . handling everything that comes your way with grace and confidence and the purest joy of Christ – ‘no matter what’ kind of joy in your heart. Allow yourself to see deeply … through the scowls on the faces of others … into their heart where a space in them is responding to you with kindness. Awe – the Master is at work in them through YOU. The enemy would like to trip you up by hurling into you an attitude of hurt and defensiveness – but you know the more damaging a person behaves, the greater their cry is for the Light of the Savior. Only He can transform any situation into a healing experience, Beloved. Open up your Christmas heart, and ask and allow yourself, as one who is so loved, to be used as a creative instrument of Divine healing and evolution.

“And now they’re at it again! Take care of their threats and give your servants fearless confidence in preaching your Message, as you stretch out your hand to us in healings and miracles and wonders done in the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

While they were praying, the place where they were meeting trembled and shook. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak God’s Word with fearless confidence.” Acts 4:29-31 MSG

Wake up.

With fearless confidence send Christ’s healing into them.

Go.