Never chase a goal so hard you forget to have fun with it.♥️
I’ve been going through some old photos—compiling them from all the various shows I’ve done over the years. I have a specific purpose for this complication for myself and my training. It’s interesting and useful to see how I’ve changed my physique over the years. Change happens small and over time. Pictures help with perspective.
As I go through them, I am reminded there’s been quite a few and I’ve now been doing this more than just a year
Noah was on the back forty talking to God…
What is the back forty?
back forty noun
Definition of back forty
: a remote and uncultivated or undeveloped piece of land of indefinite size (as on a farm)
Because of the nature of Noah’s Intimacy with Heaven he was immune to the commentary of his peers. It may be true he didn’t like it, but it didn’t waiver or move him to unmove what God had asked him to move. So he moved…the comfort zone of every human on the planet. Figuratively and then literally!
The Touch of your hand makes me glow.
The Touch of your hand makes me whole.
You, alone, satisfy the soul.
You are not a far off or dusty wasteland.
You drench me is Goodness.
You quiet my soul.
I am never left forlorn when I know your will and way is to walk beside me, O, Ancient of Days.
You satisfy me.
You curb my appetite for lesser things.
What a Joy and delight to know that as this New Year rings you are there to carry me across the threshold from the old to the new…just
I need you more—
I have walked through tremendous lack in my soul and I’ve lived through tremendous lack in my resources.—I don’t want to go back to either.
Forgive me for my every fret or worry.
I need you more.
Forgive me my doubt and discouragement.
I need you more.
You are the floor that holds me up so I won’t go under.
You are the door of Love that knocks hard on my heart chamber.
I need you more.
You’re the excitement and drive of my life.
You are the Peace and Tranquility that holds me through the
There are days we feel fierce…
And there are days we feel fiercely little.
On both days—no matter how you feel, know that God is real and He is the Power behind it all. Meaning, whatever you do and no matter how you feel, He will go with you. Always beside you. His love for you is real. So square your shoulders and drink in this scripted mental and spiritual vitamin elixir. May you be strengthened for your day:
🔻You are more than a Conqueror with Christ. (Romans 8:37)
🔻When you feel weak, He
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Never be afraid to try something new. Never shy away from the extra mile. Never give up Hope of a dream in your heart or a purpose driven deep inside of you. God has anchored your heart there for a reason. Do not be afraid!
God watches over us each and every
“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” Ben Hogan
I am a gardener… Gardener In my yard and a Gardener of the heart.
and new life will come.
I clip and trim—
yielding beauty and shape.
I turn the soil for the air to penetrate— down deep and the sunlight to nourish.
I water and I encourage—
Because I garden, when God wants to captivate my attention and my heart He frequently turns my eye to the garden.
I recall all a
The Lord is good and His Tender Mercies endure forever. Fragrant is the sweet smell of kindness. Aromatic are the fruit of the Spirit as they leave a trail of essential goodness.
Have you ever walked into a house while a fresh fruit pie was baking in the oven? Heaven, right? The smell is so delicious, so inviting and brings a sense of comfort and “home” even if it’s not your home.
This is how it is with the fruit of the spirit.
As we demonstrate these virtues as
“O Death, where is your sting?”
Whatever plagues your heart and mind will creep into your very soul and create a cancer in your life.
You, in fact, are the sum of your most dominant thoughts. There is no “living with it”, whatever your it is that sifts the flesh. You must reconcile within your very heart to turn away from all things that mentally destroy you. Turn away from harboring bitterness, resentment, depression, malice, greed, strife. Turn away from deleterious thinking about your own abilities, worth, reputation, merit.
We each are
I’m just going to praise my Lord.
I’m just going to sing exultations to His Radiant face.
What an Angel.
Angel of Light Shine Bright
Dispel the Night.
Angel of Light, you protect me when it’s Night. My cares take flight in your Presence.
You not only give me something to sing…you give me someone to sing to…to love…to care for.
My love for you causes me to shout.
My shout doesn’t come from my throat, but how I move my pen and script my heart on paper for all who should care to read.