My sweet friends, I am not looking for readers, I don’t advertise this blog. I am just sharing tiny bits of my journey with the hope and prayer that a little light is given to those who find these words (His words I hope) and they are pointed towards Our Sweet and Precious Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ…
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I usually have 1 or 2 readers a day at the most (one of which is usually my sweet Dad), but yesterday after writing about the torches we carry and praying for the sweet and precious Holy Spirit to.. “keep their flames strong and continue to spread the fire of Your love by reigniting many torches that have grown cold.” 23 people found this site.
Don’t forget – the Holy Spirit is active and working in our lives! Let us pray to give Him the freedom to do His work through you, me, all of us –
Thy Will be Done!
Glory Be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit – AMEN
Something beautiful is being lost. It has been gradually slipping away for a long time, without anyone noticing. Now as the effects of this great loss are beginning to come into the light, the belly of the beast is being exposed. We are frantically grasping for answers, looking for solutions and applying bandages without really understanding what is being lost.
Look around you, look at the world we have created and are still creating – it seems to be a world of my will, your will, their will being done.
Let us return to the ancient paths and His word…
Thus says the Lord: Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
As we walk along the path of our life journey I think the surest way to know that we are headed in the right direction is to practice self reflection. This is a practice of humility – when we are willing to see ourselves in His light of truth, the light continues to grow and extends beyond the boundaries of ourselves shining it’s light on our path ahead.
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
Isn’t it funny that when waves are perfectly aligned they become bigger, or when a mirror is aligned with a light source the light is doubled, or when a compass is correctly aligned it can be used to find the way.
Sweet Lord, please align the ripples flowing from my heart with the tsunami of Your love , please align my mirror so that I may reflect Your perfect light, and please align the compass of my heart with Your Will so that my path will be straight and clear! Please let me be an infinitesimal addition to the Your infinite goodness!
Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.
On New Year’s Eve we had dinner with our family. I love going around the table and giving everyone a chance to give thanks for something from the year.
As always when it was my turn, my eyes welled up with tears, my throat became tight and my sweet girls lovingly said, “There she goes again… Mommy’s going to cry.” We all started laughing and as I was wiping away my tears and getting ready to speak, my sweet husband quietly spoke and said, “Sarah is thankful for the wind as it blows through the trees, a leaf that falls in her path, a bird that soars past our kitchen window, a caterpillar she finds in the backyard… she is thankful for everything.”
Sweet Lord, I love the little reminders You place in our paths. My sweet love truly sees me more than I realize and in that moment I felt so deeply understood and loved. Oh my Lord… I am so blessed that he is mine, I am his and we are Yours!
Thank You, thank You, thank You… in every moment and in everything – Thank You sweet Jesus!
We went for a hike about a week ago and my sweet 8 year old and I sat down on a rock for a minute. On the rock where we sat, someone had carved the words “Hate satan”. I asked her what she thought about it. She just sat there for a min and then said, “It isn’t right to hate, especially since that is what he wants us to do, he wants us to hate. I think the person who carved this should have written, Don’t follow satan”.
I couldn’t have put it better myself!
Lord please keep us on Your path to follow You and only You!
My new sister-in-law is coming to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. I spoke with her the other night to talk about the menu that weekend and at the end of the conversation she told me that Hanukkah begins the Wednesday before Thanksgiving this year. She said she has never celebrated Hanukkah without a menorah and wondered if it would be okay for her to bring it.
A few years ago I would have said yes, but I would have completely missed out on the excitement and joy of this experience.
Jesus was Jewish! He celebrated the Festival of Lights every year of His short life. Can you imagine celebrating the Festival of Lights with the Light of the World standing by your side?
Just thinking about it… takes. my. breath. away.
I am so thankful to have my eyes open enough at the moment to see what a blessing it will be to celebrate the Festival of Lights in our home with my sweet new sister.
Thank You my Light, my Love, my sweet Jesus!
I love any version of the song “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by Robert Robinson.
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart Lord take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above
For a moment when listening to this part I had an image of my family… they are my hearts! I pray that God will take and seal them for His courts above so that I will not wander, I will not waver off of His path, but will instead follow my loves, my hearts straight home to our one true Love and His courts above.
Jesus please help us to keep our hearts always on You!
I have been thinking a lot about John the Baptist. I am inspired by and in awe of him. He rejoiced as his followers/disciples left to follow Jesus.
He was like a lamp post along the path. He clearly understood that he was not the goal, but instead a guide, directing his pupils down the path toward Jesus.
Since I started looking for a teacher I am finding teachers everywhere. Therefore I have now started wondering how to figure out which teachers to listen to and learn from?
I think the answer lies in our first teacher, our first lamp post, John the Baptist.
- We need to look for someone, something to inspire our ongoing search for Jesus.
- We need to look for a teacher who is willing to humbly share the job of teaching us with others.
- We need to look for someone who will understand that one day the relationship might change/grow from student/teacher to friends and then rejoice in this change/growth.
- We need to look for someone who knows and understands that they are lighting our paths… they know they are not the final destination and they don’t want to be the final destination because they understand that this desire would hold them back in their own search for Jesus!
Jesus, thank you for John the Baptist! Please help us to rejoice from the depths of our souls as others find You, just as Your first lamp post, John the Baptist, did!
Unlike Atlas, Mr. Barack Obama did not shrug!
Regardless of the growing weight of our country on his shoulders, regardless of our finger pointing, blaming, and judging without ever walking in his shoes, he ran again and he won!
Let’s unify, let’s remove our Republican or Democratic cloaks and remember that we are all Americans and this is our country. Let’s try to take some of the weight off of his shoulders by coming together, because even Atlas eventually shrugged.
Let us not set ourselves up for failure, but instead support our president in prayer.
- Let us pray that he finds the right path, the path that is pleasing to God.
- Let us pray that someday when Mr. Barack Obama is standing before Our Creator, he will be able to look God in the face as God gently smiles at him and says, “Well done my son!”.
Please pray with me my sweet friends, it is always so much more powerful when we join together and when we pray for others.
I am sending my love to all of you and always praying for Our Best Life!