Category Archives: Kachemak Bay

November 30, 2018 disappointment

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Good morning, DearOne. This little fella really wanted us to share our chips and salsa yesterday. He was disappointed when the waiter ran him off.

The other day I read a quote about disappointment that stuck with me by Ann Voskamp:

“God appoints people who do disappoint – to point to a God who never disappoints.”

Who of us has not been disappointed by those we thought would always stand by us?

And who of us has not disappointed others?

Yet I do not think I have ever thought in terms that they were appointed to disappoint. Since reading this quote, I have not been able to stop thinking about it.

The statement is so true. There has not been a time in my life when disappointed by a person that I have not turned to God. In my hurt & woundedness, there was no other place for me to go but to God. Why? Because He & He alone will never disappoint me.

He will never let me down.

I think the psalmist, David, expressed is so beautifully…

“Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them. They cried out to you and were saved. They trusted in you and were never disgraced.”

Psalms 22:4-5

We need to let those who have disappointed us, off the hook. Seriously.

And quite frankly, I want to be let off the hook.

I want to be forgiven for disappointing my friends & family. Can it be that disappointment is a gift that is disguised?  Perhaps in disappointing us, they have done exactly what God called them to do … they pointed us to Him. And He will never disappoint.

Wake up.

Let it go.

Go.

July 27, 2018 lit

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Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it.” (Ezra 10:4 ESV)

Good morning, StrongSoul-

More everyday, I am convinced that the world we wake up in is not the same as the world we went to sleep in. Have you noticed? In the blink of an eye things

really

do

change.

From lives changed, or lost, or elections, or technology, or chaos interrupting daily routines … it is enough to knock us on our keister and send life spiraling into the unknown. We’re left behind, standing in wonder … ‘what just happened here?’

This, Dearheart, this is where you and I are called by our Creator to step in. Perhaps one of the greatest things we can do in the chaos of the hours is STAND and show the Light of our souls. Simply stand.

Allow yourself to be moved by the change from yesterday to today. Struggling souls catch light from those who walk fully lit- and have the courage to show it.

A path you will cross today needs the Light you carry.

He will be a gift to them.

Shine on.

Wake up.

Stand and shine.

Go.

January 9, 2018 big thing praying

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“I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.” Ephesians‬ ‭1:16-17‬ ‭NLT

Good morning, DearOne.

Have you noticed that when you bump up your prayer efforts when you’re going through a really hard time, making sure to pray about all manner of things, you will see all manner of answers? And, even if God is saying “not yet” regarding The Big Thing you’re asking for… He WILL say “yes” to other things. There is an order. And a process in which He works and delivers.

And when He does say “not yet”, then His “yeses” to other things will both reassure you and build your faith that He is hearing your prayer about The Big Thing, and in time He will move to bring resolution. You can trust Him here. Especially when what you are praying for is the hard stuff – where you have no control for the choices others make. Keep in mind – someone’s mental illness is not your mental illness.

-Their threats do not need to be your triggers;

-their choices are not your “I should’ve been more ___.”

Do this: As you pray, send them love, not suffering over their suffering. Send them light. Send them respect for the journey they have chosen — it’s not your journey. Their mistakes are part of their story, just as you own yours.

Not everyone is help-able. When you are “trying” to be of service to someone — from paying for groceries, to literally trying to save their life — you have to leave a lot of room for the Holy Spirit to move in them. (Get outta His way).

You cannot know what someone’s soul is choosing, or why. That is their choice and goes with their story. You don’t know. Let it go. It doesn’t belong to you.

You’ve got to know and continue to pray for what keeps you well … MORE than well —

strong,

vital,

lit up,

curious.

What you need for you and what others need from you is your light (not your guilt).

Wake up.

Send them love.

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.

December 14, 2016 will vs expectation 

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God with us. Set your will in His. 

“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.” John‬ ‭16:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Good morning, Beloved. 

We focus on the Christ child. The birth we celebrate this season is the marking point of being shifted. If you dared to be so brave, you brave soul, you would admit that you, too, have felt Him stir. 

Allow Him to have His way, (as Mary did),

and will His way into being (like Joseph). 

The Holy Spirit comes and plants seeds of sparks, seeds of possible, not impossible…and He guides you and me with authority. 

Alone, I would go cold. 

Or, laugh you off at the audacity. 

Or, hide away. 

‘Expectation’ is not confirmation of what is to come. It’s not manifestation of an expected end. It’s a distraction, really. 

A distraction from today. 

But, ‘will’, ‘will’ is different. 

Because, will happens when you choose to fully show up in today, as Mary and Joseph did, you focus on the give, not the get. It doesn’t really matter that the meeting went off track, or that the outcome was … different (it created a new beginning). The net gain of a new perspective, of the shift is this:

show up,

shine,

give,

move on. 

Lay down the expectation, and feel the shift.

Anxiety drains away. 

Streaming calm fills in. Shifted. 

Expectations shrink me from God’s best for me. They weigh me down with worry and formulas and analyses, ‘if/then’, and ‘what/if’s’. 

But, God’s will be done … there’s my paintbrush,

my oil,

my secret potion,

my sanity. 

Like Mary and Joseph … I’m most interested the power of will, His planted sparks, His best that is lying in front of me. 

What expectations are consuming your shine? Let them go. 

Let them go. 

Wake up. 

Will His way in you. 

(Thy will be done). 

Go. 

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April 26, 2016 ten new

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“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Good morning BlessedOne.
Think about this day and as you prepare – ask your Creator’s blessing to cover it. Give the hours of this day YOUR blessing, too. 

You have a Divine role to play as you will experience all brand new minutes. You will see brand new colors, behaviors, have new talks with others, and with yourself. Find new experiences. 

Find new blessings in what would otherwise be regular, ordinary, mundane. 

Open yourself up to changes that the Holy Spirit is orchestrating in you. 

Thank Him for your gifts, 

for your creativity, 

for allowing you a chance to share with those you love. Celebrate your own creativity today – fresh ideas … all gifts from God Most High. He has empowered you with specific gifts to give that can only go through you … things you don’t see – 

like the power of your smile, 

the touching of a hand, 

a simple kind word. 

You don’t realize your power on others – you are a channel of His Holiness; ask Him to pour ten new gifts into you – and ask your Maker to make them invisible to you but for these new gifts to be a blessing to others …

pure, 

and gentle, 

and needed. 

Wake up. 

Open up. 

Receive more of Him with gentle intention. 

Go. 

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April 21, 2016 still

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“Lord God of Hosts, who is strong like You, Lord? Your faithfulness surrounds You. You rule the raging sea; when its waves surge, You still them.” Psalms‬ ‭89:8-9‬ ‭HCSB‬‬
Hello, MightyOne,

Years ago I made a list of my life’s years and wrote down the best and most significant event I could remember of each year. It was humbling. Looking back over the list, I was struck by the fact that nearly everything on the list had turned out for my good, yet was directly or indirectly the result of some failure, or loss, or disappointment that made me look at my situation differently. In hind site, nearly everything that I considered at the time to be loss turned out to be the loss of an old way of life that was in process of gaining something new. It seemed at the time of each juncture, that my God was out of the picture, nowhere to be found, far, far away … when actually, He was closer than ever … just simply coming in from a different direction. Unexpected. The emptiness of the time was an emptying of old patterns and habits and trains of thought that He used for me to see that the road I was on was no longer working to serve Him. 

He revealed new. 

Directions. 

Revelations. 

Opportunities. 

He gave new guidance to yield more promising results. And, He developed in me a sense of trust, deeper than ever, that sealed in His boldness and empowerment to follow Him into uncharted territory. 

I still add to that list every single year. And, His work in our lives still comes from every possible surprising direction. He blows my mind. His faithfulness overwhelms me. 
Wake up. 

He’s closer than you think. 

Be bolder. 

Go. 

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January 27, 2016 bless them

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Good morn’, God’s Child,

As a Kingdom mom, I love it that we have the privilege of not only praying for our children, but BLESSING them as well. There is this place of dearly loved dead calm, where His truth holds and keeps and stays. We can access that place for our sons and daughters and He will rise in His empowerment in them. 

The God of Creation reminds them, when He becomes … when He remains the center of their focus, their circumstances have already changed, and they, as His child, have changed … and are changing with them. Blessed ones. Kept ones. Loved ones. Empowered ones. Thank you, Father, for my children. Bless them. Thank you. 

“GOD spoke to Moses: “Tell Aaron and his sons, This is how you are to bless the People, say to them,

GOD bless you and keep you, 

GOD smile on you and gift you, 

GOD look you full in the face and make you prosper. 

… I will confirm it by blessing them.” Numbers‬ ‭6:22-27‬ ‭MSG

Wake up. 

Bless a child.

Go. 

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December 7, 2015 grasp

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“The Lord is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:8‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Good morning, LovedOne,

Your Creator says “My child, My love for you won’t walk out, fail, or ever come to an end.” Earth is a strange place to be for our soul. It is strange to be here. The mystery of longing to be “back home”, in the presence of God Most High never leaves. Behind our face, below the draft of our words, above every thought, the silence of another world, our true home, awaits. The sacred duty of our days is to simply learn how to live so we are more and more aware of His grasp. His presence leads us home. 

Wake up. 

Feel His grasp. 

Go. 

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November 4, 2015 opps

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“For this is our confidence: The testimony of our conscience is that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, with God-given sincerity and purity, not by fleshly wisdom but by God’s grace.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭HCSB‬‬
Good morn, SincereOne,

Looking for new opportunities? Do you want your life to take a turn for the better … but, your rotten choices of the past keep haunting, and the ‘better’ just hasn’t shown its face yet. Never mind that. Get your affairs in order so you are ready to move when the opportunity strikes. Stay on point and be ready to spring into action. Do what you promised you would do. Why? 

Because, you have been called by the Maker of the Universe to bring your worthwhile purpose into this life. 

Worthwhile purpose = game face. 

Get your game face on. 

So, just maybe that means it’s time to shake free from the unworthy time-sucker stuff you’re doing ad interim. 

Send the enemy a clear signal that YOU. ARE. READY. And, available for where The Most High desires for you to shine. 

Clear your calendar, FaithfulOne. 

Clear your desk. 

Clear your barn. 

Make room for inspiration to enter – and then strike while red-hot. 

Just because the desire of your heart did not show up yesterday, and has not shown yet today, doesn’t mean you should just fill the empty space while waiting for its arrival. Prepare.

Tiny nudges are moving you in the direction of His desire/your desire. 

Baby steps count.

An “in the meantime” mindset can be a lethal compromise. Be smart. Take care of business. Be responsible. 

Write the letter.

Play the notes.

Dial the number.

Keep the bills paid up. 

Practice, push harder. 

Let the rush of elation open you fully to His call to move. 

God honors your integrity when you are responsible with the opportunities He gives you. And, He leads you to opportunities that are greater still. Grace. 

Wake up. 

Do the responsible things first. 

Go. 

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