Prayer Request...for anyone who happens to stop by...we are in Branson Missouri for the "Young Christan Weekend" with our church youth group we lead. We have had fun so far, the main events are today. The kids are pumped about meeting new teenagers, pray they will be pumped about seeing Jesus here. Pray we will be "young" enough to keep up with them and pray this rain will go away!! I am vain when it comes to my hair...ughhh!!
For my determined purpose is that I may know Him that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly, and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection which it exerts over believers, and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed in spirit into His likeness even to His death, in the hope that if possible I may attain to the spiritual and moral resurrection that lifts me out from among the dead even while in the body.
My Better Half....
He still takes my breath away!
My Spiritual Goal's thoughout the years...
2015 I am unsettled. I want God more...Revive deep spirituality in my heart; let me live near to the Great Shepherd, hear his voice, know its tones, follow its calls. "Lord, I cry out to you. I say, “You are my protection. You are all I want in this life.” ~ Ps. 142: 5 2014 Enough & Anchored: God is enough (focus) & I will be anchored in Him (action). "Lord," said Phillip, "Show us the Father, and that's ENOUGH for us." ~John 14:8 (HCSB). "[God's] hope is real & true, an ANCHOR to steady our restless souls, a hope that leads us back...to where God is..." ~ Heb 16:9 (The Voice)
2013: Diakono's Living-Loving Out Loud (LOL): having the heart to do something radical for God. Don’t neglect to do what is good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices. ~ Hebrews 13:16 (HCSB) 2012: Living Out Loud (LOL): Losing control for what God wants me to do!! ~ Isaiah 58: 10-12 (Message)
2011 Goal: A Godly Woman's Journey: having a fuller understanding and expression of the love of God. ~ 2 Thes 3:5
2010 Goal: To grow my trust (faithfulness) in Him and to Praise (thankfulness) Him more!~Ps 63:1-8
2009 Goal: increase my prayer life ~ Col 4:2-6
2008 Goal: heart, mind, & action of a servant ~ Isa 61:1-3
2007 Goal: Freedom from my past ~Ps 40:1-3
Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2011
In 2009 I started memorizing scripture with Beth Moore's Siesta Scripture Memory Team. It started a journey in my life that I now cherish. I didn't think my "older" brain could memorize scripture but it has and it has literally been my "life-line" in some of the most troubling times over these past few years. I encourage you to join us in this new year. Here are my chosen scripture throughout the years:
2015 Memory Verses: Ps 142: 5 (NCV);
Verse for the year 2014: “Lord,” said Philip, “show us the Father, and that’s enough for us.” ~ John 14:8 (HCSB)
2013 Memory Verses: Heb 11:16; Lk 7:47b, 48b, 50; Lk 2:40; Deut 30:14; 1 Cor 1:8-9; Isa 30:15; Heb 6:19; Isa 40:31; Jere 6:16; Num 6:24-26; Ps 62:8; Isa 26:3; Deut 33:27; Prov 28:13; Ps 34:5; Luke 6:45; Isa 53:5; Rom 6:14; Rom 12:12; Ps 103: 11-12; Rom 16:19-20; Col 1:23; Heb. 13:16;
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I am not a writer...I am a women of grace, who through life circumstances has learn what it means to live in and through Christ. I wouldn't change a thing in my life because of where it has brought me spiritually with my Lord (Psalms 40:1-3). I have a godly husband and a blended family with six girls!! I am blessed!! I am also nurse, an educator, and have served in youth and women's ministry. I started this blog years ago when I was active in women's ministry but life got difficult, and the pain and losses pulled me out of ministry. Though my heart longs to be back there, I have recently changed my focus here to be more of a legacy for our girls. As I grow more in love with Jesus every day, I pray and hope that I pass that on to them. If you have stumbled onto this blog, I pray that in my being open and transparent, you too see Christ in my living and are encouraged. As I study His word deeper, I strive to become more like Jesus. Therefore, my prayer for this blog comes from Isaiah 50:4 "Sovereign Lord, give me your words of wisdom, so that I will know how to comfort the weary and those who need to know Your grace. Morning by morning awaken me and open my understanding to Your will. Guide me to share it here".