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Basking In The Light

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The porch swing at my mother’s is a favorite place of reflecting. Yo-Yo, the spoiled cat, likes to attend his daily regimen of grooming while bathed in the light filtering through the screen.

There has been many pouring of heart and soul on this porch for more years than I can count. I have been prayed over and read to, prayed for in the quiet dawn, and as the hush of dusk fell on the grounds. The Light was present.

I have felt the power behind the prayers prayed from this porch. God heard. AND He answered. There are days, I need to sit on that porch of prayer and peace. I need to feel the Light.

Today, I have felt the strength that comes from prayer—the power and anointing is ours when He reaches down, through and into our lives and meets the need.

The need? There have been times I couldn’t put a name to it. Have you ever been in that place? Where the prayers you pray seem to stop at the ceiling? The urgent need of your life remains nameless to you, all the while He knows the need of your heart.

I’ve been there more than once. There have been times recently when I have needed to sit in that place. That place in the Light. Even though I can’t get to that porch today, I can get to the cross. Unload and unwind. Allow the fingers of the Holy Spirit to kneed away the frustrations of life and apply the balm that soothes and strengthens.

Strength is gathered. Soldier boots are pulled on and laces tightened. With the renewed strength for the journey, we carry on in a run now—headed for the finish line. Doing all we can for the cause of Jesus Christ!

“You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low. You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.” 2 Samuel 22:28-30 NIV

Keep running the race—I believe I see the Flagman waving us in just up ahead!

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“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.  Habakkuk 2:3 NASB

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The Revelation Song

No words necessary.

He loves you.

He did then, and He does yet today.

What are you waiting for?

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Worthy Is the Lamb

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The First Annual Marianna First A/G Sisters of Faith Retreat!

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What a time we had! I wish I could adequately share with you the awesome power of God as He covered His daughters on Friday night and again Saturday morning as Connie shared her heart! She brought forth the Word in a power-packed way! We gobbled it up!

The anointing of the Holy Spirit was rich–and the tears fell from all our eyes as we each in turn, pondered our own lives and hearts before God.

This is just a sample of the fun and fellowship! Enjoy the photos–we have no pictures of the actual service or prayer times, but know this….it was life changing for every heart there!

Jeff said I looked different when I got home…if he only knew the joy that overflowed this past weekend! I could only share bits–I’ve got to roll this over and over in my heart. I am forever changed! More in love with Jesus than ever before!

Now, I will NOT let the cat completely out of the bag….but there will be news VERY SOON about the 2010 Sisters of Faith Retreat. (Formerly known as the “Bloggers Retreat”)

I will tell you this much….it will be in Marianna, Florida at the West Florida District Assemblies of God Campgrounds …. and the dates?? Oh, yes! October 8-9!

Start making plans and tucking back a few dollars a week! Registration costs and info will be forthcoming!

I cannot wait to see what God is going to do!

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Today I’m at Laced With Grace!

Grab your Bible, bring your cup of coffee and head on over for a time of devotion.

“Suppose you had only 4 months to live”.

This was the conversation my baby sister, Aimee and I had one morning recently while driving to work. “What would you do?” Was her next question to me.

Aimee had had a dream the night before. Woke her up with such a start, and then she set in to ponder the matter. Suppose, just suppose that were true….

For the rest of the story, click here!

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Our Treasure

There were some days…and then there were some DAYS….

When these two were growing up life was unpredictable! From an all out girl scrap (notice I did not say fight–although to some it might have appeared as such), to the almost stepped on snake at the pond (by the two pictured above), a broken nose, severed tendon in the hand, car wreck, just to name a few that come to mind tonight. This ever so tired mind. Unpredictable.

But God knew exactly what was going on —at all times in the hearts and lives of each one.
Still does. And He loves me still.
Even on the days the heart is not such a pretty picture.

The girls pictured next are special too.

This morning, mother called me and told me that she “knew” she was loved. She called to thank us for that love. In her treasure box (notes and cards), she re-read all the sweet things that we have shared and gave her over the years. I too have a treasure box. Inside are the treasures that are sweeter than honey. Words of love from those I love.

(Yes, I know it’s an old picture)

Now, when these three girls were growing up, there were not NEAR as many “issues” as the two girls in the first picture. I wonder why? Perhaps it is the better mothering that my mother did…perhaps it is the generation.

The times we were growing up were much simpler. No cell phones. Spankings were not only issued, they sometimes came with very little warning. I think these days, the warnings come and go and nothing is done…..

Unpredictable life. That’s what we have.

One thing is always predictable though, God’s love and mercy and grace.

Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and constantly loves those who love him and obey his commands. Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT

God’s Word is our GREATEST treasure. In it we will find His love notes to us. Our instructions for living productive, fruitful and faithful lives. Our instructions for helping others, and for making it to the end.

Our mother, Valeria, taught each of us girls, Aimee the baby, Wanda, the middle, and me the oldest (if you must know), how to give. She taught by example. (Of course the baby brother is not pictured, probably because since he began serving his country in the Air Force right out of college, he has rarely been home for any length of time. Pictures with all of us are scarce as hens teeth.)

In all the days of our lives (not the soap opera), we’ve seen God faithful. Even when we lacked in faith. We’ve seen Him make a mole hill out of a mountain. We’ve seen Him heal, restore, forgive, and lavish us with His love and mercy.

My prayer for my own daughters is that one day, they can look back, dig in their own treasure boxes and see how they were loved—and what God has done in their lives.

What’s in your treasure box?

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