Monthly Archives: November 2018

ADD ➕ ➖ Subtract ❤️ ~

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JESUS has had to break me of this,  The FEAR of being alone.  Some callings, require, a certain amount, of “alone” time.  And well,  mine definitely does.  I used to be terrified of, ending up alone.  But, one day, I realized, by God’s Grace, that I’ll never be, ALONE. Because, HE is ALWAYS with ME.  In fact, HE, and ALL of Heaven too.  ❤️ ❤️ ❤️  Now, that is Great news!

 

 

 

 

As the song… “Just Be Held” comes on.  Was just speaking about this, on Thursday. You’d think it would not, be hard, to practice what is preached, so to speak.  But, sometimes, it is. Because, to be honest, I still have, VERY hard days.  As “In the Eye of the Storm” plays.    This song a key for me.  Grace needed, just to breathe.  Because, somedays. Wow.  Tears.

 

 

 

 

The title, of this entry is about what, gets added, or Subtracted to our life.  A few years ago, someone told me, I was learning, about “Catch and release. ” I later had a memory, of playing softball ⚾️ ,as the catcher.  I would practice, with both my parents, separately.  Never knowing then, what I know now.  I was just grateful, for the time. I’m still, honored, by the memory.  But now, I see, God was teaching me more.  About catching the good, throwing out all the negative and icky stuff.  Subtract the yuck➖ ➖ ➖ Such a simple concept, by His Grace.  Just Love.  ❤️  ➕ ➕ ➕ ➕ ➕ ➕ ➕ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

 

 

 

 

I realized very young, that I was an inquisitive child.  ❤️ My biological mother, said, “You ask “500 ” questions a day. ” Now probably not that many.  But, you get it.  It was a lot.  A BIG Lot!  I wondered about EVERYTHING! ! ! I kind of became addicted to “wanting to know. ” And there was some danger in that.  But, oh my, did I get Grace to try and figure things out.

 

 

From a VERY early age… I began trying to be creative. Not exactly technical.  I fell more into, arts and entertainment.  Yes. Give me a stage, and I was home. ❤️  I loved to perform.  Because it brought people joy!  And somewhere along the way, the temporary  addiction of “wanting to know” became a NEED. It got like obsessive.  And I was not trusting God, with the plan.  This was in my late teens early 20’s.

 

 

I still Loved Jesus. I still Loved the whole Family of God.  But, I felt so disconnected. At age 23, my biological mother, went Home to Jesus.  And my world, dramatically changed.  I left my home town, to try, and find a new way. But, that didn’t last long.  Then, I left a second time.  This time, I did not return.  And, on this leg ,of the journey, I met my AMAZING husband. ❤️  And Sarah was born .

 

 

 

 

Add and Subtract.  Yes.  Love ❤️ does that.  It definitely does.  No question. Grace Grace.  Is it easy?  No way.  The song.  “At the Cross” ( Chris Tomlin). ”  At the cross, at the cross,  I surrender my life… ” Yes… That.  Every SINGLE moment, of EVERY single day. With every Single breath.  #unitedbytheloveofheaven ❤️

 

 

“Here my hope is found.  Here on Holy ground.  Here arms open wide.  Here you saved my life.  ” (CTomlin)

 

 

His GRACE is sufficient ,and POWER is perfected in our weaknesses.  Today, is NOT… My strongest day.  But, may HIS ❤️ shine ✨ brightest ,because of His perfect Grace.

 

 

Much Love ❤️ to You ALL ~

 

In His Grace,

 

E

 

 

10 Nov 2018

~Heavenheart ~ ❤️

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Everyone has things, God gives them, that are gifts .  In fact, today in Sunday school , that was a hot topic.  The main discussion was on service.  The question at hand, simple.  Are we, natural servants?  Then, Are we serving for God?  I’d hope the answer is… Yes.  But, honestly, it depends… where WE are… with God.  ~~~

 

 

One thing I have learned, about Grace is…. Everyone who is in Christ can be at the same place, because of Christ’ s Love.  Yet, also, AT very different places , because of the individual walk with Christ.  Jesus is truly, Grace personified. ❤️  And when WE take the time, to sit with Him, and get to know Him, it changes us, and His heart unites with ours.  It is a B E A utiful thing!!! ! ❤️ ~~~

 

 

Now, it is NOT however, ALWAYS, a super EASY thing, to do.  It takes consistently, making a choice… Daily.  In fact, moment to moment, for His ways and plans.  I want, the music of Heaven, instead of this world.  This world is way more chaotic.  Whereas that of Heaven is melodical and just precious, in every way.  But, not always simple to listen to.  Sometimes hurts my ears , and I have to press pause, on occasion. ❤️

 

 

Our job, is to Love.  ❤️  It seems like, a simple thing…

 

 

 

Today… Under the rainbow ☂ I sat, with my King. My favorite Lion. I could lay, with Him forever.  He makes Me Brave. Strong . He reminds me, to be silly. . Yet, astounds ME still, ALWAYS. This warrior, ⚔ is His child . Surrounded, by angels .  I can come HERE, broken feeling, beyond repair.  And, He says, “You are So perfect. ”

 

 

 

I’m looking ✉️ up at Him, like… “Huh? !!?! ? I sure don’t feel like I , AM perfect… In Soooooooo many ways… I have Never felt More messed up.”

 

 

 

Buckets of   tears   fall…. He catches them… ALL.  Yes, it could definitely, make a river, dear friends.  I wonder will they end. Grace.

 

 

 

He tilts my face up, and He says, “My idea of Perfect is You being YOU.  And YOU, are a PERFECT, YOU. Oh, how I LOVE ❤️ You.  Thank you, for being You. ”

 

 

 

Wow.  The precious and pure. Love ❤️ of Jesus.

To Him, We are perfect, just AS we are.  ❤️

 

 

 

 

We come, as always with repentant hearts , choosing to receive the Love ❤️, with Joy .  Thank you, Family of God.  Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit, and Beautiful Jesus, for Loving us, so much.  ❤️  We so appreciate you.  Grateful for wisdom, guidance, strength and everything we are given, in this journey.  We love ❤️ you.  In Jesus name, and blood. Amen.  ~~~

 

 

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The Greatest of these IS Love ❤️

 

In His Grace,

E ~

 

 

 

 

04 Nov 2018