One thing I’m learning after 50 yrs of living is to cut myself some slack, to loose myself from expectations of others and be who I truly am (the pretty and the seemingly ugly).
It’s always easy to show grace to others but much harder to extend it to our own self. I don’t know about you but I have times when I don’t handle things as I could, make stupid decisions, let my mind wander to places it probably shouldn’t and and and. All of us have “ands”. I had no idea how much I beat myself up! The Holy Spirit has been cleaning my house of “religion” and all of it’s expectations and false mind sets. I thought I was fairly free lol lol. I didn’t intend to go “there” but this is what is on my heart….
Life is a process!!! A life long one!! Our Papa embraces us all the way through the process. Every single believer experiences trials and troubles, I don’t care how much faith you think you have. Look at what Paul says in 2 Corinthians 2:8-9 while in Macedonia.
“We don’t want you in the dark, friends, about how hard it was when all this came down on us in Asia province. It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us.”
Well now, it doesn’t sound like Paul was exactly overcoming and staying strong through that situation.
Then there is Job. God bless Job!! If anyone had a right to complain and moan it was certainly Job and he did just that!
Yet in all of that and him even saying he wished he had never been born, this is what the Word says…..
“In all this did not Job sin with his lips.” Job 2:10
That is called grace y’all!! The grace of God really is amazing!
Our Papa knows we are human and is ever gentle and understanding with us.
“He knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.” Psalm 103:14
Don’t expect yourself to be some kind of Wonder Woman or Superman! Be yourself, be the unique you that He created. Yes, we have failings, trials, and tribulations. Shake it off and keep going! Our Papa isn’t some score keeper in the sky checking on your behavior. He is interested in your heart. When you blow it, He still knows your heart. There is nothing of us that He isn’t already acquainted with and fully embraces.
Our life is a constant process of growth and hear this…. None of us are experts!
“Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward ~ to Jesus.”
Philippians 3:13
That is the message…. Keep your eyes on Jesus!
So join me in cutting yourself some slack. You are loved and completely accepted! He is faithful to finish the work He began in you….. And remember it’s His work! What a beautiful workmanship you are!


He united Himself with the dust and made it glorious forever
~ C.S. Lewis

Happy New Year!!

I woke up this morning to my alarm clock and I quickly raised one arm and said… YAY! hahahaha
I’m not exactly a morning person by any stretch! I quickly laughed at myself and thought, “Where did THAT come from!”
Yet this reminded me of all the promise, hope and opportunity that a new year holds. It is always such a wonderful thing to let go of the old and usher in the NEW. This is exactly what has been happening in my own life. Daddy has been slowly sweeping away old mindsets over the past few years and establishing His thoughts and ways. This is the scripture that came to me for the new year….

“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is impartial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
Three things will last forever…. faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is love.”
~1 Corinthians 13:12-13

His light is shining brighter and brighter within us…. He is truly revealing more of Himself to His creation. May we truly see MORE in 2014. The treasures of His love, grace and the finished works of the cross. We are treasure hunters releasing the treasures we discover!

Shine bright in 2014. His LOVE is manifest in YOU!

Love is the Key

Love is the Key

I am reminded that though the Christmas season is a joyous one for many it is also a heartache for others who have experienced loss or hurtful situations.

Today your Daddy wants YOU to know that He loves you with abandon
There are no limits to His great love for you
There is no place that His love cannot flow and touch
YOU are not forgotten and He will never leave you
In every situation
In every hurt
In every lack
In every sense of loneliness
He is present….
Holding you, comforting you, breathing life, and singing over you…. He IS with you
His love NEVER fails
His love is the key that opens every door…..

Your door is NOW open!
Walk through, walk through
See the light
Feel it’s warmth
The brightness of His love
It sets on you as a dove
There is no burden
No yoke that is heavy
Just His grace and His mercy
You are hidden in His embrace
and enfolded
A true shelter to your soul
So that you may know
His love is the key
That opens every door




are joined to Jesus!!

“We have become His poetry, a recreated people that will fulfill the destiny He has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!”

~Ephesians 2:10 TPT

 Pearl of Great Price

I look up to the sky
dancing clouds floating by
He made them for ones
such as you and I

Do you hear?
The breeze that softly blows by
Do you see?
The wondrous beauty all around
Do you feel?
His loving arms enfold you sound

You are the pearl He has come to find.

No matter of trial, hurt or scar
Nothing has kept Him bound
From discovering the beauty
He has in you found

The storms they have raged
The lions were uncaged
Yet His grace toward you was extended
as He gave all to find
The rarest of beauties
A pearl so fine
so delicate, so pure
One of a kind

Do you hear?
Do you see?
Do you know?
You are one He has sought
The pearl of great price


Hold My Hand

There are days when the journey is long
Swift winds leave me feeling cold and alone
And this heart tired and worn
Words are not needed
They are noise in my head
Your scholarly counsel falls to my feet dead
No scripture
No wisdom
No earthly advice
Really brings comfort
All I want
All I need
Is your presence
Just give me your handYour touch alone
Means so very much
The tears they come
And bring sweet release
Please just simply
Hold my handI need nothing else at this moment
To help me to stand
Knowing you’re here
Next to me silent
Simply holding my handJust be here now
Don’t leave me
Standing alone
Give me your hand