Unconventional and Scandalous Love. . .
There will always be more people who speak something wrong with you than those who cheer you on in something right. But we don’t live for the applaud OF others. We live to applaud others, notice them for all the wonderful and potential or possibility locked inside of them.
Celebrating others is the essence of the Love sent from above. It’s not our job to fix people, at least it’s not mine. It’s my job to love others and champion all the great within them, healing,
He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. Who is he to lack consideration to provide for you?
God never takes a day off from caring about you. He never grows weary or tired. He is always up for traveling with you down that extra mile!
Oh Ancient of Days! The Lord says to the souls of men,
“Graze on my hills, rest in my valleys. Drink deep my sweet nectar as the bee upon the flower. Hold tight to my embrace. I Am Grace. I Am the foliage that shades your face.
What an excellent day.
I hear it was Heaven made.
But what exactly does that mean to you?
A Heaven made day means something different to everyone, but here’s a glimpse into my heart and what stirs me deeply. For me…this is what it means.
I love the free expression my heart yields in His Presence. It is frequently found in my pen, but when I speak it is found there as well. Time spent meditating on God, reading, writing, praying—these things bring out the best in me.
God does things His own way…
Who could possibly know the mind and methods of God? He asked a man to build a boat without knowing what a boat was—there had never been a need for such a vessel. He asked a people to carry a box around the Middle East full His Presence, but they were not aloud to touch it—known as The Arc of the Covenant. He asked a young girl to birth a Savior, because of her purity she was selected, and because of
“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.”
~Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
It has been located within the deepest trials of my life that I have been given the gorgeous opportunity to see every line and angle and the marvelous structure of the Almighty’s face. We don’t want the trials, but we wouldn’t get so close to our Lord without them. No one likes to struggle or suffer, but if we harness it and treat it like a sort of gift,
Chances are…God is thinking about you right now and His thoughts toward you are lovely…
Once you discover this unmerited grace and favor and begin to savor what the Savior actually did for you, you are a member of His Family. You become His Chosen, His Bride. You don’t have to be a woman to be His Bride—it’s an analogy.
God looks at us the way a groom looks to His Bride as she walks the aisle to stand by his side and the two become
Living in the Central Valley of California . .
When most think of California (especially when you travel), they think of it as Los Angeles or San Francisco. But the middle of the state is a grand valley full of life and beauty. Central Valley California is agricultural, providing countless variety of fruits, vegetable, nuts and don’t forget the vineyards as we live in the heart of wine country. For years I’ve lived on the Mokulumne River with wineries as my neighbors. Row after row of delicate vines. Beautiful
Sometimes the best thing that can happen to you in life is to fail at something.
Have you ever attempted something only to fair at it rather than excel? For the champions purposed toward excellence mediocre is the same as a failure. Or is it?
Failure is what sets apart the champion from the talker or complainer. Failure has a way of chipping away at our mold and revealing clusters of pure gold. Often times the greater the failure the larger the bounce back. That’s if
Obedience to God produces a peculiar glory and builds a peculiar faith in a God who tends to delight to do things…peculiarly. I think He likes mystery. He likes to show off a bit. Not because He has an enlarged ego-but He could if He wanted- take a look at how successful He is at accomplishing what He purposes Himself toward. No, He likes to show off like a peacock attempting to woo a bride. He adores humanity and He desires to be adored by us all. He
There is a sweet victory that accompanies friendship with a Mighty Savior, the king of Kings. He has a way of clearing the smoke or dust cloud the Enemy has made and He settles in. He settles in deep and you can feel the weight of His Presence.
I happen to be one who loves covers. You know, like on your bed or a throw blanket? I like, even in summer, to be able to feel the weight of the blankets on me. I like it a little bit heavy. If