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thinking

God has put in each of us His finger print.  Some would say that it's a hole that can only be filled by him. Do we understand those places are there in us or on us, if we don't know him?  I think no,? though even before I learned who Jesus Christ was I knew that this world was made by a greater power.  
The first time I remember talking to God was when I was two I think.  It was because of beauty, color,  smell, sound and a race to the mail box with my uncle Tony.  It was fall and my family was spending time in wisconsin during the Autumn season.  I thanked God for the grass and the lake, the beautiful trees and for the smells of  lake and fish.  
I sat on someone's lap on the boat in the lake maybe it was uncle Tony again. It was moving fast,  I leaned over the side of the boat and felt the water rush hard and cold on my finger tips.  
I don't remember talking about God with my family, I only remember this natural world speaking to me about him.  when I was five someone …

Not Much

I have felt lately that I should be putting back more money if I can.  Every time I try something always comes up.  Always! I don't ever seem to be able to get a head!! Its so frustrating!!
Today I read this: Luke 12:16-21 NIV [16] And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. [17] He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.' [18] “Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. [19] And I'll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” ' [20] “But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' [21] “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
Of course the very next words that Jesus speaks afte…

Morning Brain

Very often for a good three to four hours after I wake, my brain is quiet.  This is not an every morning acurrents, but thats how my brain works most days. I try really hard to be in the moment in the morning. Having a quiet head allows me to note the people and things around me, the weather, the smells and sounds, the temperature on my skin of the air. 
My brain is quiet and when that is the case, it helps me to listen to God through His word.  To be in a place to just put his word in my head instead of all the current cultural craziness of the moment.

Power Sickness

Having power as with anything that consumes our hearts and minds can make one sick.  I must say that, the sickness in his face has made my stomach churn and squirm. For me this happens in reaction to evil.

As I watched his face (The next President of the United States) on the 60 minutes interview, I saw a scary sickness in his face. It was like the scene from the hobbit where the dwarf King became consumed by greed, only in his eyes the sickness of POWER is there.

I never write about politics and I don't think we should disrespect our leaders with slander. Instead we should be praying for them, and so I shall.  But there still remains in me a heart warning. A warning to be aware, ready.  Please we must all draw even more close to Jesus Christ.

To lead, to have power,  is to do as Christ has done.
John 13:12-17 NIV
[12] When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. [13] “You …

A New Part of the Journey

I'm considering a path, I'm not sure it is the path i should take.  It, I know will be very difficult but does that mean I shouldn't take it?  God has said in his word what ever path you take acknowledge me and he will make it straight. He doesn't seem to say if you take the right path only then will I be with you.

And so I think this path I'm about to possability take is one where I pray Oh God, that you would invoke upon me my constant need, of your constant presence, in every moment, move me to acknowledge you!!!! Amen

His words to my heart

Proverbs 2:1-6  [1] My son, if you accept my words  and store up my commands within you, [2] turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, [3] and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, [4] and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, [5] then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. [6] For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Sunday morning quotes and Monday morning thoughts.

"Let's not wait till we have it all figured out lets just do something."    
"Poverty is rooted in broken relationships."
"Being Present with Christ is everything"
Thesis- * a long piece of writing on a particular subject that is done to earn a degree at a university * a statement that someone wants to discuss or prove
My life thesis? 
Proverbs 3:3-8 NIV [3] Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. [4] Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. [5] Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; [6] in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. [7] Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. [8] This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Saturday Morning

Matthew 6:34 NIV [34] Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Luke 12:25 NIV [25] Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?
This life is short. In this life we don't have enough time to know and do all there is to know and do. There is not enough time to love well the people who God puts in our lives.  This reality can be handy caping it can stop us from doing anything, because the understanding of this brief part of life overwhelms us and paralyzes us. But if we understand the grace of Jesus Christ in our lives we don't have to be paralyzed, because we can have faith and hope that this life is only a small beginning to an eternal life. We have the freedom to keep stepping forward with God. We don't have to worry. We by His Grace are able to trust Him.

Proverbs 16:9 NIV [9] In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
Proverbs 19:21 NIV [21] Many are the plans i…

Bold confidence

Is hearing from God a matter of us living as close to him as we can? As I have been reading about Paul's journey, he seems to hear from God pretty frequently. At times I thought he seemed bold and confident sometimes also known as arrogant, but if he was living his life in close proximity to God and hearing from him continually.  When we hear from God like that I think bold confidence makes sense.

Tired thoughts

What does it mean when the thoughts in your head are empty? I'm not sure if that's the right word for how it seems.  Maybe it's just tired, not empty. Yep I think that's it. After all the night before I didn't sleep till 6am. Not till the following day do you feel the effects.  
I have been reading through acts currently I'm reading about Paul his trials and his times of being in prison. Last week the pastor said maybe if Paul hadn't spent time in prison perhaps he wouldn't have had time to write all the books that he did.  It was good for me to consider that. 
I wonder in the times that God slows us down, what does he want us to do, or see or experience that we would normally not be able to, because we are so busy doing his work.

2nd leg of journey already in progress

It' about time for us to board our plain to Dublin. From Dublin we will be flying on to Frankfurt. I was up by 6:30am today. I think I must be excited. Any way I was ready to go by 7:30. L.L. Bean caught coach bus to airport thanks to one of my best aunties!!! We got checked in by 12:15 and went through airport security pretty quickly the only slight glitch was, they stuck the wrong boarding pass in the wrong passport, which Lynne handed to me. My boarding pass was in her passport. The women at the security desk, looked at my passport and then looked at me funny. I glanced to see it wasn't mine she was looking at. I'm like wait that's not my passport. The guy who was checking Lynne's passport didn't even look at her. Anyway he noted that I hadn't signed my passport yet and again with out looking at Lynne he said you need to sign this and then Lynne with out looking signed it. After which they both heard me saying to my lady this isn't my passport and th…

1st Leg Down

L.L. Bean made it to our first journey check point! As we begin the drive I felt a sudden surge of excitement hit me, finally on our way didn't seem real till just then I guess.

Morning thoughts on Good Food

•Some how we have produced not good food, and tricked ourselves into believing that it is.
•We also worship food and give if much glory.
•I put together some good food today, it ended up being pretty tasty I do have to say.
•God made good food but in our drive to produce more, so we can feed the nations we have produced unnutritional foods.
•Doesn't scripture say some where that we shouldnt worry about food because he will provide? 
•I guess it does say trust Him, for sure I have read that many times.
•Genetically changing foods make up, so it will produce more so we can feed the nations, doesn't seem very trusting of us.
•Thanks God for farmers, for helping us cultivate the ground so we may eat the food you have already made, help us to trust, that you will provide for us.

•Oh and thanks for making coffee beans God! :)
John 14:1   "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God ; trust also in me."                               - Jesus Christ 


Orchestrate

I saw on a magazine cover the headline, "stress is healthy for you" I laughed out loud I'm sure, you have to be kidding me right? the media will say anything to try and convince people that our nation is ok. A little stress is one thing but living in our nation is not a little stress. I have to many friends with anxiety issues to know that our culture is overly stressed out and on top of all that, I'm a massage therapist. Every person I work on is overly stressed out as well. 
We live in a culture where we have to orchestrate every part of our lives, where it's considered best if we do what ever we can to control the situation and circumstances of our lives. We spend every waking minute juggling and it's stressful.  In all the juggling we forget to rest and soon, we all become balls of overly tight stress.  
Well peeps I can tell you this, when your muscles get really tight, (and if we keep going with out considering rest) they are more likely to snap, strain o…

all people

It's another day, it's another chance to bring pleasure to our God.  Today is another chance to help someone, to love someone well and to get past my own selfish thoughts and actions by Gods grace only am I able to do so. l fail every day to love, to consider someone else other than myself.  He is my patent savor not wanting anyone to parish. I am thankful for freedom in Jesus Christ our Savor and King. 

1 Timothy 2:1-6 NIV I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men---the testimony given in its proper time.

Brick World 2016

I normally work on Saturday, but today I am off, due to a yearly brick world event in Indy.  Lego fun here we come!







Sunday Morning Notes

John 16 "we will never walk alone"
-"don't worry I'm going to send the spirit  the spirit" He is going the convict the world of sin. Not us.  -the spirit gives us personal assurance that we are a child of God a seal of our redemption in Him. - the spirit helps us in our weakness because we don't even know how to pray.  -the spirit produces fruit in our lives. the gifts of the spirit are for edification of others. 
• stop living like orphans • the spirit is working in you • we witness but the spirit convinces  • the spirit gives us eyes of faith • the spirit provides guidance when confused • walk, dance, and run in the spirit