Wednesday, July 27, 2011

precious Grands and the kids who produce them....
a tender Papa
a man who will take me chasing rainbows. yup Sunday riding he simply kept trying to find the end (or beginning) of a rainbow and it was glorious.

Ps. 92:1 What a beautiful thing God , to give THANKS.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Isaiah is a good read kiddos......if and when you need reminding who's in charge it's a good read. He's ahead of you and He's got your backs...the God of the universe i'm talkin huh?

and then in 1 Peter 4 this morning along w/reading Isaiah.....1 Peter 4:7 Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God's words; if help, let it be God's hearty help. That way, God's bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he'll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!

He's in charge and asking us to pray........praying for each of you this morning and loving watching Him grow your gifts. love you all gigi

Thursday, July 21, 2011

What i am learning guys is it's HIM all Him.......and today I need to remember that.
I pray you all know this in your little hearts, I know He put it there.
He wants YOU in a relationship with Him and He will wait for you to know this.

Now my prayer also is that you watch the people around you, not to judge them but watch your Mommy and Daddy seek Him, that you all get thirsty from watching them and that you find the only place for THAT thirst to be quenched is in your very own relationships with HIM.....

that's all i got this morning, that and JOY in loving you, so grateful that each of you was chosen to be His and blessing of blessing in our family.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

tired of the round pen

a couple of years ago we went to see a Horse Whisperer....
find myself thinking on the experience.....

this guy in a big round pen with a horse, a big unbroken horse
the horse has a rope loosely around his neck and he's running..round and round and round
the guy just loosely holds the rope and lets him run.....

after a time he holds out a halter and waits...waits for the horse to head down, step into the halter if he won't, he simply allows him to run more........and the horse does, for hours it seems with nothing from the man in the middle but patience.....the man waits softly talking to the horse....

finally the horse approaches the halter and the man tells us in the audience that now the horse will know what he was made for....

my yoke is easy and the burden is light.....

i will today see it and choose to step into it......Papa help me
i know you are thirsty, the water is free, but i should warn you it costs everything....

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

my eye is black
jaw sore
knee swollen
pride bruised and oh how i wish it was shattered

took a mean spill this weekend on a scooter, yup, you heard me right a scooter. NOT a motorcycle or dirt bike a scooter, a motorscooter, but still........

the fall didn't even hurt that bad, my Abba does protect me. what hurt was the shame and embarassement of the spill...crash. to be seen, revealed as inept again....that's what goes through my head and the word STUPID was the first word, the only word on repeat in my head. no tears at the crash....but sobbed for 90 minutes on the back of the bike and just when i would think would come again......

i want to believe i have something to offer....i want to believe i don't need YOU for absolutely everything.....

entering the falls today...praying to be drenched
...stepping into the yoke You offer...praying to in everything EVERYTHING today, see it as a choice and YOU there waiting to help me choose.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

in Isaiah 17 this morning 7-8Yes, the Day is coming when people will notice The One Who Made Them, take a long hard look at The Holy of Israel. They'll lose interest in all the stuff they've made—altars and monuments and rituals, their homemade, handmade religion—however impressive it is.

DISTRACTIONS....keep us from noticing and i can't help but think again about our recent trip to the K to watch the Royals. This big, HUGE stadium, at the bottom this game, the one we paid to watch...such a small part of the experience. How distracted I was from the game by the jumbo screen, the rolling screens under the first deck, the carousel and games and food and drink and....what we came to see becomes a 2nd thing......

in the noise and chaos of distractions we lose our focus on You......and here it's promised we will remember........

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Papa and I just talked this the midst of reading we simply drifted into a conversation and it was good. Really anytime w/Papa and here I mean, your earthly Papa is good. We talked about our parents and our parenting and wondered what kind of a legacy we are leaving?

It started with this verse in Hebrews 10, vs. 12 Sow righteousness, reap love.

We talked and remembered our childhoods and those of your folks, our kids and then we reminded each other to pray today ... you guys are growing up fast. We are here to encourage you in your faith, to live ours out loud and messy not for you to have to live up to or be scared of, to in our living in His love love you better and then who knows, maybe the legacy we leave is nothing but love and you will seek His face always not because of us or your folks but because He chose you.....

what is righteousness anyway?? You guys know that you can find anything out on the internet so I started looking and this one seemed closest to what I was thinking....

According to Frederick K.C. Price..."When you accept Christ as God's remedy for sine - when you accept Christ as your personal living Savior and Lord, and God declares you righteous.

The simplist definition of righteousness is, right standing with God.

As used in the New Testament:"Righteous" (Greek dikaios) means, "observing divine laws, keeping the commands of God; a way of thinking, feeling and acting that is comformed to the will of God." The simplist definition of righteousness is, right standing with God.

...pursue that? pursue Christ.....He has saved me, never leaves me, dwells in me...pursue Him?

then Papa leaves and I read the rest.....It's time to till the ready earth, it's time to dig in with God, Until he arrives with righteousness ripe for harvest.

then I read the Psalm for today 73......vs 1-3 .... No doubt about it! God is good— good to good people, good to the good-hearted.
But I nearly missed it, missed seeing his goodness. I was looking the other way, looking up to the people

looking and comparing myself to people....judging.....I almost missed this....He of course had other plans and I am grateful and awed and praying you all look to Him and only Him....that's a legacy i want to leave and pray to encourage you in that direction always. He loves you so much kiddo's and seeking Him and reading the Bible for yourselves will grow your fascination w/Him and your love, because you will see how very much He loves you....and well this refrain keeps running through my head

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hosea 2 and Hebrews 2

a bunch of Gomers we are...or I am.
always blessed by God's IMMENSE LOVE.....a Gomer

so, to live redeemed, what does it look like?
grateful looks like?
in love w/my redeemer savior

when i'm in love with something or someone all my thots are there.....
impressed and hopeful
loved and loving
i want to talk to them with them....listen to them...curious about them

Redeemed and introspect with gratitude
instropspection brings quiet
in the quiet i hear..............sacrifice...His...but I wonder what You are asking me to sacrifice?

Hole in our Gospel page 42...when things become precious to us, whether our possessions, our work, our status and positions (our comforts) or even our friends and families - we really don't want to let go of them. They become idols that compete with God in our lives.....when 'they' divide our hearts and compromise our commitment to the Lord.....

I have a divided heart when I want what I want more than what You want.
divided heart = crazy

I am afraid Abba - always afraid - of what You will ask me to give I have acquired little in the way of material comfort....these i value- these are my 'precious'......

Hosea 2:20 You'll know me, God, for who I really am....

it's all about YOU, us acknowledging You...everything YOU do, have done, will about us getting THAT?
You don't need us to...YOU WANT us to...Us to want what you want MORE than anything. Made in Your image we stubbornly refuse over and over and over...and You wait, KNOWING what is BEST for us...You are IMMENSE in love Abba...Immense in love...

Hebrews 2:21 It is crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we've heard so that don't drift off.

NOT run off...drift off...slow fade....become satisfied with and in playing in mud puddles when you offer a whole ocean and beach (CS Lewis)

created in Your image...not gods....God's
not gods....God's

Jesus came to rescue us...I am rescued....redeemed, like Gomer brought back to my first love.....

Monday, July 4, 2011

On the back of the bike is freedom...
On the back of the bike is joy...
As long as he is riding

on the back of the bike is me....

yesterday we rode.....home from iowa in the rain and it was glorious. just me and him.
i almost missed the joy of him, i almost missed seeing him for who he is, I almost missed seeing him seek You....if not for Christ all i would still be seeing is me.
And now i am so grateful Christ in me, lets me see others. i still get lost and want what i want, but more and more i see You all around me.
i am realizing that without You, there is nothing.
how can i blessed with so much, still do that.....
i am sorry Papa for being so filled with me as to miss You...Your Son...Your Spirit all around me please in the being forgiven yet again help me to live for You and not my comfort.
and thank you Papa for him.......
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Friday, July 1, 2011


Seriously Thanking God for all these this morning. Praying to love them and watch them come to a dependence on Him in all things.