It has now been seven years since I started this blog. How quickly time goes by! We are many members but we are one in the body of Christ. Therefore you do not journey alone! Hopefully through this site you will be encouraged by the fact that many things you are going through in your own walk, others are going through (or have gone through) as well. Sometimes we think we are "going through things alone." But we are not. God said that "He would Never Leave Nor Forsake Us." (Hebrews 13:5) and that "There is Nothing New Under The Sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9). No man is an island. It's easy to forget that. May the words in this blog help you to think, encourage you in whatever spiritual state you are in and may the Lord use them to help us to grow in Him! He is the Author and Finisher of our faith!

I don’t want any readers to think that I am “promoting” being a prodigal. I definitely am not. But what I am hoping to do – is to encourage those of us who either have had or are currently experiencing a hard time in our walk to be honest about it. Personal conviction is a powerful thing, especially if you truly love the Lord. I think that sometimes the Body of Christ critiques and judges to the point where the person who is at the other end of that pointing finger feels ostracized, alienated and alone. I don't think that that is what Jesus intended. When I read through my Bible - I see a firm yet gentle restoration that Jesus ministered to those around Him. Look at John 21:15-19. When Peter who was at an all time low point in his walk - he was firmly, yet lovingly restored by Jesus. He didn't tear him down, or yell or make him feel any worse then he already did. He spoke to him lovingly and gently - and in doing so, Peter was able to repent and minister in a much more powerful, humble and confident way and it became one of the largest ministries ever.

Please note that I am only a vessel, my calling - to write. I dedicate this blog to the Lord and ask that He use it to reach out and touch whoever needs a special, loving, personal touch from Him. My hope is that the Holy Spirit allows you to see Him through the words (and not me). We go through things so that we can extend our right hand of fellowship behind us to assist and help someone else. Our Bible is the same today, as it was yesterday as it will be tomorrow. (I am far from perfect and do not profess to have all the answers...) but the good news is - Our Heavenly Father does! His love, forgiveness, grace and mercy is real!Nothing you are experiencing in your walk comes as a surprise to Him! May He be glorified through this blog and may God bless you at whatever stage in your walk you are in!~

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September 11, 2010

Silly Random Early Morning Thoughts - Sheer Nonsense.

"And so Mister Caterpillar - do you think you will feel the changes taking place within your body when you go into your cocoon? Will you write about your total body transformation experience? Are you worried it will be painful? Do you feel you are less beautiful now than you will be then? Do you dream of flying? Will you miss what it feels like to "inchworm" your way through life? Curious minds want to know, you know."

I fell asleep early last night - unintentionally and woke up at 4 a.m. How quiet the world is at this time. Usually I wake up to hearing birds outside my window - but today, all is quiet and I think I have even "beat" the early bird in catching his worm. (LOL)

A fresh new day, a brand new start - a gift. That is what today is. I'm actually enjoying the quiet of this early morning. I'm unfamiliar to it as I have always been a night person. Its peaceful this morning. Its like choosing a "different unfamiliar flavor." 

I often wonder of all the miscellaneous thoughts that drift in my head like what I wrote above (LOL). And why do we sing lullabies like "Rock a Bye Baby" to our babies before they drift off to sleep? Are we trying to give them nightmares? (Have you ever really thought about the lyrics to that lullaby?)  And i think of all the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes I read when I was a kid. Do we really want to teach our kids to "jump over a candle stick?" (LOL).

Does that happen to you? Sheer nonsense drift through your mind? I sit here giggling like a silly little girl at the thoughts that pop into my head - and I cannot use the excuse that it is just this "early morning hour" or the fact that I have yet to have my first sip of coffee this morning. It's just me. Who I am. I think too much, I ponder, I wonder. Can you imagine the conversations we'll have with Jesus when we are face to face? I know already I talk his ear off probably. Because my prayers are one sided conversations with Him. Although I do hear a word in edgewise every so often (winking). I love my Lord. He is patient, He is loving, He is kind. He is... Tolerant! (LOL).  Its true when they say its a "personal" relationship. It is. And right now, being the only one awake in my childhood room. I'm feeling good. I'm feeling peaceful. I'm feeling silly. I'm feeling ohhh so much love for my God. I think He likes silliness in us from time to time, don't you?

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