My Life in a Few Verses

The attack of a deadly foe: nearly fatal chronic illness, loss of purpose…

“Enemy, don’t laugh at me. I have fallen, but I will get up again. I sit in the shadow of trouble now, but the Lord will be a light for me.” Micah 7:8

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-9

The message of hope from my King…

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Every Piece Matters

Failing to seek God’s guidance for the details of my day is like trying to put a jigsaw puzzle together in the dark. Continue reading

Scribe’s Playlist — Every Move I Make

The Scribe’s Playlist is a series of posts in tribute to those minstrels whose music not only sparked ideas, mirrored characters, and set the mood for certain scenes in my novel, but also kept me motivated to finish it.

In keeping with this week’s theme – God cares about the little things – I invite you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…

Every Move I Make

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God Cares About the Little Things, Because He Cares About Us

I stumbled across these two videos, which speak to the theme God has given me for this week. He cares about the little things in our lives, because He cares about us. I hope you’ll enjoy them.  Continue reading

“Jesus is the only one that can illuminate to us what is and isn’t important throughout each day’s pursuit – throughout our life’s pursuit.”

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Illuminating What’s Important

Scribe’s Playlist — Be Thou My Vision

The Scribe’s Playlist is a series of posts in tribute to those minstrels whose music not only sparked ideas, mirrored characters, and set the mood for certain scenes in my novel, but also kept me motivated to finish it.

So, today, in keeping with this week’s theme of VISION, I invite you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…

Be Thou My Vision

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Finding Focus: God’s Vision for You

God is the only Light which can give us a true, clear vision for our future: His “high calling” for our life.

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 3:14 (KJV)

The “high calling of God” is different for each of us. It’s His perfect will, His best plan for our life. Our gifts,talents, and passions are unique. But, like a runner, without a clear vision of the finish line, we’ll have no momentum or direction to reach the goal of God’s high calling.

The Lord answered me: “Write down the vision; write it clearly on clay tablets so whoever reads it can run to tell others.” Habakkuk 2:2 (NCV)

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Vision — #2 Jesus’ Light in Action

January is a time for looking ahead. It is a season of setting goals, of determining or fine-tuning our vision for the year.

But, without light, there can be no vision.

That is as true and incontravertable a fact in daily life as it is in the sensory world. Apart from God’s Light, His revealed will and plan for us, we are merely feeling our way through the darkness. Or worse…

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18 (KJV).

The good news? God has a plan. He has a specific vision for each of us, and it’s a good one! He also wants to show it to us. (Jeremiah. 29:11-13 NIV).

So, how do we discover God’s vision for us?

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Marianne Williamson Continue reading

Afraid to Shine?

Hope

I finally got my Christmas tree set up.

This is the latest I’ve ever waited. After the business of this fall, with moving to a new home, my brother’s wedding, and battles again strep infection and bronchitis in the midst of it all, I began to wonder whether I had the energy for Christmas.

Then, the message on my tree skirt reminded me of something….  Continue reading