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Come Inside Jesus’s World

God has a habit of waking me early. Today, He was particularly merciful to me. Instead of waking at 3 or 5, He waited until close to 7. Was wrapping up a good dream, and was happy to awaken. I woke up, thankful, sleepy and ready for whatever He chose. My head, heart and spirit is so full of life today.

Now, don’t get me wrong. That  does not mean, I woke up, naturally feeling great. But, what I know is, it is so WORTH it, to come inside Jesus’s world. So here I sit, before His throne. Come and join me, won’t you? It is time for a glimpse into the world of Heavenly Eternal.

Inside Jesus’s world, it is always peaceful. But, we’ll get back to that. The intent here, is not necessarily to compare. More to reveal what is rare and precious to our amazing God. Stay with me, because it is about to get good. 😉 He speaks a lot in the mornings.

I asked the LORD, “What would you like others to know about your world?” His answer was simple. He said, “In my world there is LOVE. It is not love as your world knows. But, it is LOVE that is real. There is nothing false in my world. ”

He’s taking this post a whole new direction. I thought, that this was going to be about a movie we saw. We’ll get to that part, in a moment. The movie was about THIS world, and what happens when it works apart from God. But, before we go there, let’s focus on the LOVE.

“When I was a child, I thought like a child. But, then I became a man, and put away childish ways.” This is scripture, from the word of God. He talks to us, about His life. Jesus never apologized for who He was, and is. So, why do we? Especially, when WE are willing vessels, for His Glory to shine. We must stop apologizing for the LOVE of God arriving.

Looking back to the Garden of Eden, when the choice was made, to betray God; we see clearly several things. One, immediately, they felt guilty. Why? Because the decision was life altering. Two, that guilt and condemnation was a generational curse. The curses took roots, through the agreement with the enemy.

So, what happened when the agreement was changed? Well, first there was discipline for His kids. Why did God discipline them? Why does He discipline US today? The answer is simple. He LOVES us. The word of God states, “He disciplines those He loves.”  God’s LOVE itself is not conditional. But, receiving the LOVE, is conditional. There is a reason. If WE are not willing to walk away from the enemy’s plans, WE will NEVER fully receive the plans of God.

Now, to the movie that He led us to watch. We watched “Jurassic World.” This movie was interesting. It shows the torment that the world is currently battling. Why were people killed by these creatures? Because they were afraid, and they gave into that fear. You might say, they were married to the fear. It was what was leading the way for them.

Those that were the lead characters, were led by passion and purpose. Ultimately, they were not just trying to survive and conquer. They wanted to SAVE the people that they loved. It was not a perfect film. But, it sure did have a lot in it. Starting at the beginning, it began in a lab.

Therein, begins the problem. These people were trying desperately to create. Yet, not even bothering to consult the REAL creator. They created a world, from another world, that was before. Don’t we see that all around us? I don’t know about you, but I have noticed quite a few “mini worlds.” The film centers on a theme park. A place built to bring joy, they say, but really at the core is about MONEY.

No place that is made for that purpose, in God’s eyes is a success. However, that does NOT mean, that God cannot and will not move there. Because, God is not limited by anything. We can temporarily stop blessings from arriving. But, we cannot and will NOT ever stop God, or His LOVE. Not even the enemy can do that.

In this film, the man who is the hero, has a bond with the dinosaurs. I saw this, as compassion. It is a major aspect of LOVE. If we do not have that, we are a clanging symbol. We have a pointless existence without LOVE. If you have ever felt useless, worthless, like there was no reason for living; love may be missing.

In the end, the children are the ones who have the answers. Please take note of this. That is scriptural. To let the “Little children come to HIM.” He says, “Let nothing hinder them, because the KINGDOM of Heaven is made of such as these.” The child in us, is what taps into Jesus. But, we have been taught not to feed that. We have been taught in error. Jesus desires us to have child like faith, yet to allow HIM authority. This means, that we have faith of a child, and even renewed and redeemed experiences. But, when it is time, we put away childish ways.

In the film, what is interesting, is the evil creature, that usually would destroy the people, destroys the OTHER evil creature. It destroys the one, who is trying to take it’s job. In psalm 37 it refers to evil. Specifically it states, “The wicked will destroy themselves.” Also, what I thought of, was as the team was united, the enemy became the footstool.

I also thought of the book of Esther. In this book God’s name is never mentioned. Yet, as one theologian pointed out. His name is clearly ON the book. This movie, I don’t believe ever mentions God. But, He was clearly present in a way, that should become more obvious. Especially for those of us, who go on a God hunt every single day.

So, here is my question. Are you looking for a way into Jesus’s world? In the film there are 4 people who conquer. The number 4 stands for Biblically, creative miracle in the earth. These heroes, are the starts of this film. But, who are you? Are you a conqueror? If you are hidden in Jesus, you most definitely ARE.

But, if you are stuck in bitterness, and hopelessness, grief, despair, unforgiveness, and anything else that is unholy, you will stay there. You have to ASK for a way out. You must seek HIS ways. He will come and rescue you. He is here, and waiting. Have you said YES to HIM? Because, if you have, then it is NOT too late. He can and will redeem the time. Why, will He do this? Because He LOVES YOU.

He is not focusing on every sin, or mistake. He sees the flaws that we have as intricacies. He developed each of us, as a special and unique gift. He just wants our mistakes, and brokenness surrendered before HIM. Because, then, WE can participate MORE with HIS world.

There comes a time, when you know the word of God. But, you may not KNOW God. It is then, that He will bring you out into the ocean of the world, and SHOW OUT. He will prove HIMSELF to you, because HE LOVES you. SO, I say to you, keep believing, and receiving, the GOOD. Not, from a way that you ignore the bad. But, more from a place of KNOWING and be able to REST in the facts.

The facts are, that in JESUS’s world, death leads to resurrection and new life. In His world, He always wins. He NEVER sleeps or slumbers. The enemy is already defeated there, and is NOT allowed entry. In Jesus’s world, everyone gets along, and works in holiness and Heavenly unity. In His world, there is freedom 100% of the time. Shouldn’t we live there? In the land that HE promised, is where His world resides. It is finished, and WE don’t have to worry. But, WE do have to obey the plans of God.

If you have chaos in your life, and there is no peace. Then, the fact is, the REAL Jesus, does not have full authority there. SO, the wisdom is to seek HIM for the changes. They will be good, in the end. But, that does not mean that they will not, at times hurt like hell. Because, suffering here, through Jesus, is an honor to Him. If you know the weapons of warfare, but they sit on the floor, and never get use; expect attacks.

But, if you are allowing JESUS to fight for you, and through you, then the peace will NOT stay hidden forever. The more you THANK HIM and praise HIM, the more you will notice the manifestations of HIS GLORY. Come visit Jesus’s world. He created it for you. He desires you to move in, and take up residency there. It is a GREAT place to live, and the ONLY place that WE can survive and thrive. The ticket into His world, is repentance. Will you come inside today?

25 Jul 2015


11066525_968046523236018_2138022594946879186_nThis title, just has so much in it. First off, the enemy, as we know can come in like a flood. It can just feel like a storm of chaos at times. I think WE all can agree on that. But, HERE is the best part about God. HIS power, for the purpose of GOOD, puts satan’s attempts to flight. The fact is, that most of us were simply taught a lot of error. Not going to blame anyone. It is just true.

We need to KNOW, not just believe God will fight for us. In the movie “Hitch” the main character talks about LOVE. The way He speaks of it, is mostly how the world defines it. There is a scene where He points to HIS gut. He says, “I feel it down deep, like in THIS area.” Do we digest God’s LOVE? I mean, DO WE? Because, it would be wonderful to say that, each time we get hugs and kisses, we thank God. I can’t say that I always have. In fact, to be really transparent, I RAN AWAY from the LOVE of GOD, for years.

It is so funny, how God works. He knows EXACTLY what WE need and when WE need it. I started this blog article, by His Grace, days ago. I had a plan to come back and finish that day. BUT GOD. You see, HE has NO limitations. WE as HIS kids, have NO LIMITS through HIM, and HIS LOVE. He reminded me, again, as He does daily, that I, nor anyone else, can MESS up HIS plans. Isn’t that incredible to know? That, as WE stay repentant before GOD and in full surrender to HIS will, HEavEN will eventually arrive. WHAT A PROMISE!!!!!

Every day, ever since I can remember, I have been JUst consumed by the LOVe of God. Let me be VERY clear, this does not mean it felt good. There were times that because of this consumption, I was pulled into VERY dark places. Even at that time, He was using me to plant seeds of HIS LOVE, and to rescue. I don’t think I was aware of that then. Looking back on my past, from HIS perspective, and seeing it ALL had purpose, only recently has comforted me.

God’s LOVE is like a tornado, an earth quake, a volcano erupting, a tsunami, a hurricane, a plane crash, a car crash, and everything else that the world considers a disaster. I have NEVER experienced it, to the degree, that I and WE, did in 2013. It was the day, that it felt like the MUSIC died in our lives. I had a vision, and in the vision, I saw a HUGE tornado. I was standing outside the tornado, and I was watching. I remember seeing a vision of all those who had been considered enemies, and the plans they had to destroy. Again, but God. Then, I saw a vision of the Lion of Judah, a Holy Rainbow Flame representing Holy Spirit and the Incredibly bright light, to represent the Heavenly Father. I saw our family in a gold circle. Later, that circle, would turn to fire. I will never forget what was said to me. The LORD spoke and said, “No matter what THIS LOOKS like I WIN.”

Lots of people say that they follow God. But, Jesus commands us to TEST the spirits. Another way of saying this, is to look at the fruit. The vision I had reminded me, that my JOB is to LOVE. To always forgive, especially when undeserved, and to KEEP speaking blessings and JOY upon every one WE come in contact with. Even if, those people are sent on assignment for evil, God can move. HIS hand is NOT too short. It NEVER will be.

Many of YOU, may be standing outside watching the twister, like I was. But, I say this to you about the LOVE of God. It will pull you INTO the storm. You know why??? Because inside the STORMS, is where HIS rescue takes place. FOLLOW the PEACE of JESUS. It is NOT like any other that exists. It is HIS PEACE that anchors us to HIS desires. It TRULY surpasses ALL other understanding. It was and IS His peace that carries us. It causes us to reach up and out every day to God, and THROUGH HIM.

Lord, we repent for things known and unknown. We thank YOU for the storms in our lives. YOU Jesus, are so faithful!!!!! Help us, to receive MORE of Heaven. To be not religious, or forceful and fearful. Help us to EMBRACE your LOVE. To the VERY fullest, make us to overflow LORD JESUS. In Your Holy name, and blood. The name of Jesus REIGNS supreme. AMEN

The day I mentioned, the one where the music seemed to die, was the day our youngest daughter went HOME to be with Jesus. WE will always be her parents. I told my husband that, just the other day. But, WE are still here, and WE, through the power of GOD, must move forward. HIS LOVE wins every battle set before us. Because of what JESUS endured on a cross, in Calvary, WE can CHOOSE HOLY FREEDOM.

It is time, to NOT be afraid of HIS LOVE in you anymore. It is TIME to not be afraid of HIs LOVE, in HIS babies anymore. RECEIVE it! Yes sometimes, just to be real with you, it WILL hurt like HELL. But, JESUS has made promises, and HE will KEEP them. WE will see them, sooner than we thought. HE IS FAITHFUL. Through the STORMS, HIS LOVE will RAIN. He is Sovereign, and I thank GOD for HIS REIGN in our lives.

In His Grace and GLORY,

E and Fam


05 Jul 2015


03273ddc140fa4e38892b46ba3282636 Happily_ever_after_by_jucylucyinspired happily-ever-after-wood-print il_570xN.207216313 il_570xN.453547725_r07x il_fullxfull-3154680141WeddingSignHappilyEverAfterWho wants a happily every after???? If you asked me, as a child I would have raised my hand. I would have said, “I DO I DO!!!!!” I think WE ALL do, deep down inside. 🙂 When this topic came to me, I was somewhat excited, but yet trepidacious.  Always passionate, about sharing what He gives me. But, battling 100% confidence that it will be received well. So, back to Happy Ever After. 🙂 Is that not what the world teaches us? That we deserve it, that WE should make it happen, or something like that. Has anyone ever said, “Happily EVER After belongs to Jesus?” Cause it absolutely DOES.

I remember Sarah would say to me, “I just want a HAPPY family.” I would think to myself, “THAT is ALL I have ever wanted. At that time, I felt like, it would NEVER happen. In fact, though that should be our aim, through the LOVE of Christ, do we believe it? Do we REALLY believe that it is POSSIBLE through HIS LOVE? I know it has been a REAL challenge for me to accept it. How bout you? Have you noticed how tough being FAMILY can be? But, YET it can be SO very rewarding too. 🙂 I have to say I dreaded marriage. I have mentioned before how my husband and I got put together. It was an arranged marriage. NOT exactly MY idea of a perfect fit. AT least NOT then.

I had this ridiculous thought that I deserved to have someone SAVE me. Well, it was silly from one stand point. But, from another, in God’s eyes, and mind, it so makes sense. Jesus saves us, NOT because we deserve it, from a place of striving. BUT, simply because HE LOVES US. He took on HELL long ago, and takes on HELL every day for us. He was not just killed and resurrected one time. Overtime WE die to self, and surrender more to HIM, HE LIVES. More of HEAVEN begins to THRIVE in us, as we say YES to JESUS and NO, to the enemy.

This is a link I found with more insights about the myths, and lies.


While writing this, I was just OVERWHELMED with Heaven. The LORD Jesus LOVES us so much. HE is our prince charming. ONLY HIM. Not our natural spouse here on earth. Not saying that HE cannot use our spouse. He absolutely can and WILL. But, HE deserves HIS TITLE as PRINCE OF PEACE. He is our HEAVENLY KING. Our GREATEST GIFT! WE simply must remember THAT fact, because WE can never stray too far from our FIRST LOVE.

In my marriage, in the beginning, I looked to my husband as a rescuer. It was always, ” I do not know what I would DO or BE without him.” It was similar with Sarah, and our other children. But, the TRUTH is, ONLY JESUS deserves THAT honor. Forgive us Lord. Myself included, for anytime WE have ever unknowingly or knowingly placed something, or someone, on the throne of our hearts in place of you. YOU deserve the honor JESUS.

This world will tell you that you own your own truth. It will tell you that YOU deserve to be happy. It will tell you that if you wait too long, it will be too late. THIS world is full of lies. It is run by the master manipulator. The ONLY thing the enemy is good at, is LYING. So, it should be a red flag, when you see someone operating in that place. Jesus commands us, as disciples to TEST the spirits. The most important places to do so, are around you, your spouse, kids, animals, friends, and family. Why is this? Because, if you do NOT, you could fall into a trap set by the enemy.

TO have a HAPPY LIFE requires FULL surrender to God. The GOD who created us, LOVES us and LIVES to bless us. 🙂 It is done by FAITH in HIS finished work and tasks. Not by our own, through HIS. We must have complete confidence in GOD that HE can use even us when HE needs to. That for HIS GLORY to shine, He is not limited by anything, but our disagreement. He wants full TRUST for HIS plans to come to pass. FULL ACCESS, not just a feeling. BUT a FAITH MUSCLE being worked every single day. WE will be refined by HIS GREAT LOVE.

“What Do I Know Of Holy”

By: Addison Road

I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?[CHORUS]
So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
So What do I know? What do I know of Holy?I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees[CHORUS]
So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
So What do I know? What do I know of Holy?[CHORUS 2]
What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life it’s name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?[CHORUS]
So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of Holy?
THIS song came on today, while being used to write this. It is a GREAT reminder, that there is so much MORE to learn. ALWAYS. JESUS is the best teacher ever. There is NO better school, than the school of HEAVEN. 🙂

3 Bible Verses aboutHappily Ever After

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. …

John 14:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes 

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. …


Who is giving YOU your happily ever after? Is it JESUS? Because, A REAL HAPPILY EVER AFTER cannot and will NOT exist without CHRIST. Is your happily every after tied to others? Because, God will place us together for reasons, seasons and lifetimes. But, OUR LIFELINE is JESUS. NOTHING else, can or will ever fulfill us. A little butterfly that took her flight HOME, was used to teach me that.

It begins and ENDS with JESUS. He is the KEY to ALL of HEAVEN. Not from a place of religion, as the world see it. Simply from a place of Honor. There is a LOT happening in the world right now. Persecution appears to be increasing like fire. But GOD. HIS LOVE is like HOT LAVA, and it will conquer. You want your HAPPILY EVER AFTER? Then, come to JESUS. He holds it in HIS HANDS.

In His Grace and Favor,

E and Fam

30 Jun 2015

A Father’s LOVE

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“He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” — Malachi 4:6

We do NOT move without OUR Father’s LOVE. We cannot, because HIS LOVE is what leads us. WE are a peculiar breed, those who DO ONLY for HIM. We exist ONLY to BRING HIM GLORY. I had a great earthly dad. HE was kind, and loving and compassionate. I miss him. I have no regrets, because I know every detail was as God called it to be. The Father’s LOVE lives is us. It consists of The HEAVENLY FATHER, HIS SON JESUS, and the HOLY SPIRIT. His LOVE FLOWS as LIFE WATER.

God sees those who are hurting. He sees the bitterness, anger, entitlement, fear and SO MUCH MORE. HIS LOVE truly covers a multitude of sins. WE must choose HIS ways, and REPENT of the OLD ways. The world seems to be looking over the fathers. But, WE must stay focused on RECEPTION of the FATHER’s LOVE. Are you receiving? When you spend time with YOUR family, is HE LOVING on you?

Because TODAY, of ALL days we must be willing to GIVE UP what is in the way. The things that are blocking US receiving the BLESSINGS of our KING, must GO! Life is NOT easy. At times, it feels like it sucks the LIFE out of us. BUT GOD. he restores, resurrects and rebuilds us. The OLD wine skins must burn. They must be destroyed before the NEW ones can come. Are you willing? Are WE willing?

What if JESUS said to you, “If you will GIVE up everything that means ANYTHING to you, then, YOU can have my Heaven. He does though beloved COGS. He absolutely DOES say this. “Follow ME and I will make YOU fishers of MEN.” JESUS is clear. GOD is a jealous GOD. He wants us ALL! he deserves every ounce of US. Doesn’t GOD deserve the BEST of us, instead of the REST? What is your response to HIM?

1 Corinthians 13

13 If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

And if I have prophetic powers ([b]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).

Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or[c]in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.

Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastfulor vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([d]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].

For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).

10 But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).

11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.

12 For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as [e]in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand [f]fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been [g]fully and clearly known and understood [[h]by God].

13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.

There are MANY good Fathers. But, there is ONLY ONE GREAT ONE. I thank GOd for my husband, my dad that raised me, and ALL the amazing wonderful Fathers who contribute to my life. I thank GOD that because of the ONE Great Father, they and many other dads can become NEW again. You did not miss the snow. It is coming soon. You will see. HIS GLORY will shine, and the promise will be fulfilled.


It is NOT about US, yet it ABSOLUTELY IS about HIS LOVE FOR US and OTHERS.

Grateful, Humbled, LOVED, and FAITHFILLED. JESUS will shine. Will YOU give HIM a HOME? Is there a manger available for the KING? The HONOR of THE FATHER MUST BE MADE KNOWN. WE LOVE YOU MIGHTY GOD and we SEEK to be a LIGHT through your LOVE to be the BEST parents we can. YOU do NOt fail, and YOU are the best FAMILY WE could ever HAVE.


In His Grace and GLORY,

E and Fam

21 Jun 2015

The HUNTER becomes the HUNTED

Occasionally I get titles for entries. I keep them until I am released to write. This one came to me early this morning. So, I sought whether it was for NOW or Later. I immediately, knew that this one is an important topic. One that did not need to wait.  I woke reflecting on the scripture from psalm 37. I was reminded of just how MUCH God fights for His kids.

Psalm 37

[A Psalm] of David.

Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness (that which is not upright or in right standing with God).

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.

And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.

Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.

Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not yourself—it tends only to evildoing.

For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait and hope and look for the Lord [in the end] shall inherit the earth.

10 For yet a little while, and the evildoers will be no more; though you look with care where they used to be, they will not be found.

11 But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

12 The wicked plot against the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright in right standing with God); they gnash at them with their teeth.

13 The Lord laughs at [the wicked], for He sees that their own day [of defeat] is coming.

14 The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who walk uprightly (blameless in conduct and in conversation).

15 The swords [of the wicked] shall enter their own hearts, and their bows shall be broken.

16 Better is the little that the [uncompromisingly] righteous have than the abundance [of possessions] of many who are wrong and wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the [consistently] righteous.

18 The Lord knows the days of the upright and blameless, and their heritage will abide forever.

19 They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs [that is consumed in smoke] and as the glory of the pastures. They shall vanish; like smoke shall they consume away.

21 The wicked borrow and pay not again [for they may be unable], but the [uncompromisingly] righteous deal kindly and give [for they are able].

22 For such as are blessed of God shall [in the end] inherit the earth, but they that are cursed of Him shall be cut off.

23 The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].

24 Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord grasps his hand in support and upholds him.

25 I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the [uncompromisingly] righteous forsaken or their seed begging bread.

26 All day long they are merciful and deal graciously; they lend, and their offspring are blessed.

27 Depart from evil and do good; and you will dwell forever [securely].

28 For the Lord delights in justice and forsakes not His saints; they are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked [in time] shall be cut off.

29 [Then] the [consistently] righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever.

30 The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks with justice.

31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

32 The wicked lie in wait for the [uncompromisingly] righteous and seek to put them to death.

33 The Lord will not leave them in their hands, or [suffer them to] condemn them when they are judged.

34 Wait for and expect the Lord and keep and heed His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land; [in the end] when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

35 I have seen a wicked man in great power and spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil,

36 Yet he passed away, and behold, he was not; yes, I sought and inquired for him, but he could not be found.

37 Mark the blameless man and behold the upright, for there is a happy end for the man of peace.

38 As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together; in the end the wicked shall be cut off.

39 But the salvation of the [consistently] righteous is of the Lord; He is their Refuge and secure Stronghold in the time of trouble.

40 And the Lord helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they trust and take refuge in Him.

Years ago, I was in prayer. In this time, that is precious to HIM, I received some revelation. I realized, by HIS Grace, that we must consistently CHOOSE every day, to serve God. I mean, for some of us, that is a no brainer. But, let’s be really real and raw for a moment. Is that easy to do? Well, sometimes it seems easy. Other times, it seems like walking on FIRE. Which, we know would not be even possible, without JESUS.

I heard the LORD say, “The enemy will hunt you, but there will be a point, where they shall become the hunted. Your job is to LOVE anyway. The evil will be around you, but YOU are to choose ME, and MY ways. I must be your best friend, your confidant, your very breath. I must be in FULL authority in your life. Do you understand my child?” I remember looking up to God, with a gulp in my throat. I recall saying, “Yes sir, I understand.”

Yet, even now I am still gaining wisdom, knowledge and understanding, even on that. I received it to a point. I mean, don’t we all? We don’t consider whom the enemy could use to try and turn us toward evil. But, let’s take a moment and do just that. What weapons does the enemy use? He uses the weapon of fear, but so does God. It’s just the fear that GOD speaks of is pure, and from a place of reverence and respect and awe. What we have observed, is he uses vessels who are struggling, but again, so does GOD. You see the parallels here?

In the word of God it let’s us know that the only power the enemy has was given to him by God. Meaning, the power started with GOD. Yet, we must be VERY careful, to keep it there. To not try and manipulate or change something, that God put into effect is critical in this season. Let me explain a bit more. We have to be acutely aware of our environment. When we become MORE aware, the battle appears more intense.

But, does that mean it is? Not necessarily so. Jesus is a HUNTER and He hunts evil. You will notice in scripture, that He did not seek it out. But, He was always willing to help others, ready to be FREE from it. In our life, I don’t believe we, on purpose sought out evil things, or those influenced by them. Yet, it seemed to find us. It often looked like, we lived in a prison of evil, to the onlooker. But, GOD.

Things are rarely as they seem on this earth. Here is how you absolutely know that GOD alone and not man is leading you; God brings peace. The Heavenly Father, The Holy Spirit, and JESUS united, brings peace. GOD has no chaos in HIM. Yet, it does not mean He cannot be in the center of it. Because, He often IS in the center of the storms.

As much as WE tire of being hunted, so did Jesus. Plus, HE had then, and NOW,  NO impurities in HIM, and because of this was hunted even more. I thought of this today. I woke recognizing even MORE His mercy. Jesus, is and was then, not only the Greatest Time Traveler, but also the Greatest spy. Not in a negative way, but in a “get in, get out” kind of way.

I don’t wake up every day consciously thinking, “Let’s slaughter some evil today.” But, I do believe by HIS Grace and mercy and LOVE, I do wake up more joyful daily. I wake up excited to be used by HIM, for HIS GLORY and purpose. I get pumped up about the PLANS of GOD. I do, more often than not, look at Jesus and say, “Let’s do this!.”

I would say the number one thing that we have observed hindering the body of Christ, is witchcraft. People are often scared of the word itself. When, in actuality, that word is older than dirt. I admit, in the beginning, learning about enemy tactics was a bit daunting. I watch our kids challenged with it as well. I even notice, that our animals can at times, look noticeably affected. But, HERE is where WE keep focus. Because GOD has given us ALL authority to trample on snakes and scorpions.

It is HIS authority that has been gifted to, and entrusted to US. That, NOTHING shall by any means harm us. So, then why do we have to deal with trials? Because, they purify our hearts. God uses them to cleanse us and bring us to deeper levels of intimacy with HIM. He uses them to BREAK off confusion from us, and to often teach us how to remain peaceful in the midst of it all. Thank GOD for HIS LOVE!

The revelation that came just today was this; we can be the hunted or the hunter. One is from a place of fear and defeat. I repented for any vestiges of that. Two is from a place of VICTORY. We are going to go a bit deeper here, so hang tight. A hunter can hunt to steal, kill and destroy right? It is often for sport, according to the world. The hunted, are constantly looking around in fear to see if their enemy has found them.

The bible speaks on these topics. Here is what it says…

Genesis 27:3 ESV / 232 helpful votes

Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me,

Genesis 9:3 ESV / 129 helpful votes

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

Genesis 10:9 ESV / 72 helpful votes

He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord.”

Acts 10:13 ESV / 70 helpful votes

And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”

Genesis 21:20 ESV / 67 helpful votes

And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow.

Jeremiah 16:16 ESV / 60 helpful votes

“Behold, I am sending for many fishers, declares the Lord, and they shall catch them. And afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks.

Genesis 1:29-30 ESV / 49 helpful votes

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Proverbs 12:27 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.

Genesis 27:5 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it,

Proverbs 12:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

Leviticus 11:1-47 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. …

Genesis 27:33 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Then Isaac trembled very violently and said, “Who was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.”

Leviticus 17:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“Any one also of the people of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among them, who takes in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth.

1 Timothy 4:1-5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

Genesis 27:30 ESV / 16 helpful votes

As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, when Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

Isaiah 11:6-9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Genesis 27:1-46 ESV / 14 helpful votes

When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.” He said, “Behold, I am old; I do not know the day of my death. Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me, and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.” Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it, …

Job 10:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And were my head lifted up, you would hunt me like a lion and again work wonders against me.

Proverbs 1:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird,

Leviticus 25:1-55 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land that I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to theLord. For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits, but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard. You shall not reap what grows of itself in your harvest, or gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land. …

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

Proverbs 6:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Psalm 141:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely.

Leviticus 21:1-24:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: No one shall make himself unclean for the dead among his people, except for his closest relatives, his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, his brother, or his virgin sister (who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may make himself unclean). He shall not make himself unclean as a husband among his people and so profane himself. They shall not make bald patches on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts on their body. …

Exodus 16:1-36 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the people of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt. And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.” …

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

John 10:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

Isaiah 49:1-26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name. He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense with my God.” And now the Lordsays, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him— for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord, and my God has become my strength— …

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Proverbs 25:8-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame? Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another’s secret, lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear. …

1 Samuel 26:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of the Lord, for the king of Israel has come out to seek a single flea like one who hunts a partridge in the mountains.”

Daniel 12:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.

John 3:30 ESV / 1 helpful vote

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

John 3:16 ESV / 1 helpful vote

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.



We often FEAR what we do NOT understand. I cannot recall who said that, but it is true and scriptural. In the word it speaks of “MY people perish, for lack of knowledge and vision.” That refers to the fact that WE often look at the logic, instead of seeking Jesus about it. Forgive us Lord.

I don’t know about you, but I want to be so DEEPLY intertwined with Jesus, that when people run away, or can’t handle it about me, I am not even moved. That is my LIFESONG, to be fastened to JESUS. I want to take a 747 to Heaven every day, so that I can learn more about my HOME. I LOVE getting to interact with others, and hear their stories, as well as share ours. I have always said to God, “If I ever feel like I can fix it without you,  please remove me from being a minister.” Because, I am certain that I cannot and neither can you, or Joe Smoothe and Sally Sue Shmofen. NO ONE can fix anything, in a way that honors God without HIM.

Jesus is our cornerstone. He is the MASTER in everything. He is a hunter, a worshipper, a lover, a fighter, you name it. There is absolutely NOTHING that he cannot do. Will we let HIM though? I mean that is the biggest question. I often hear people speak of others. They say, so and can’t make up his or her mind or involved in such and such.  I admit, I have even said these things. I tend to call out evil, because I want it no where near me.

But, WE are coming into a season, where we should receive GOD’s LOVE so much, that even when it is called out, WE LOVE anyway. We forgive ourselves, others, God and really any and all circumstances that give the illusion of hindering HIS plans. We must, first and foremost let JESUS be our hunter. We must recognize that because He is, we will be hunted. I am not saying we have to be defeated in it. In fact, quite the opposite. The evil is being hunted even more than WE are. Believe me when I say, revival is hitting the land, because heaven is invading. But, so many are so focused on how it “LOOKS” that they cannot see what is actually happening.

Sometimes God sends us out to change the atmosphere. Because, JESUS lives in us, as well as the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly Father, WE become a weapon, in and of itself. We become signs and wonders, by HIS LOVE. You never know who is watching and listening. HIS LOVE, will be the FRUIT that is made known. It will either be LOVE through JESUS, or hate through the enemy. Jesus hates evil, but yet has compassion for those trapped in it. He loves anyway. So, WE must do the very same thing. WE must, through HIS LOVE, speak LIFE into the people trapped in the prisons of darkness. It may be what He uses to set them FREE.

Lord, give us intangible eyes. Help us to NOT be afraid to see where we come from, or where we have been. Give us your LOVE in abundance so that every cell is filled up with it. WE LOVE you JESUS. We thank you for your unfailing and unending Grace, Mercy, and LOVE. You fight for us to death and beyond, and WE are grateful beyond words. We come with repentant hearts, seeking you to bring Heaven, so that WE can share it with others. You are GLORY. We come and drink of you and eat of you today. Thank you for NEVER giving up on us. ~ Your babies. In Jesus Holy name, Amen

It is TIME to seek the ways of the LORD. Seek HIM, while HE can be found. Let Jesus be your spy, and your VERY best friend. Love your spouse, children, animals, friends, foes, and DO SO through JESUS. He does ALL things well. I mean ALL things. WE will falter, and WE will fall sometimes. But, JESUS never has and NEVER EVER WILL. We can REST in that fact. IT is finished. The game is over and the WAR is won for those 100% on the side of JESUS.

Where does your loyalty reside?

In His Grace and Glory,

E and Fam

14 Jun 2015

The Greatest TIME traveler

the-time-travelers-wife-fieldYears ago in 2009, the year Sarah was diagnosed, my husband and I went out to a movie. I was so intrigued by it. The movie, “The time traveler’s wife.”  I often get flack, for my LOVE of films. But, here is the reason I do. It reminds me of Home. I see glimmers, and redemption, and remnants of Heaven. Is it through my eyes? Well, no it actually is not. It is THROUGH the eyes of Jesus. Did I know that then? Well, not like now, but somewhere I knew. I came into this world. awoken to Heaven. But, events that took place here, caused me to “travel in time” into darkness.

As a kid, I was ALL about feelings. I mean, they were ALL over the place. They are something that every day, must be surrendered to God. He gifted us the ability to have emotions. Yet, He wants us to not allow those emotions to HAVE us. They cannot and SHOULD not control us, manipulate us, or become OUR God. Only ONE deserves that title and HIS name is JESUS! He is united with the Heavenly Father, and the Holy Spirit. The 3 in one, full of GLORY and directors, writers and producers of our story.

As a child, I had a babysitter, that most would probably see like a nanny. She was NOT live in. But, she was there a lot. Her name, Robbie Shadoen. I adored her. I mean, when I think about her now, I still smile. I was in preschool, and my parents had her keeping me for a few hours, until they came home. I remember vividly that she watched “stories” and that she loved asparagus soup. I also believe she loved the Lord. Such a precious soul. She was a gift to me. She let me be a kid, without much restriction. She was a portion of Jesus in my life.

For, WE must remember that HIS LOVE surpasses ALL space and time. His LOVE heals, conquers, delivers, FREES us, and LEADS us out the darkness and into the light. Out of the FRYING pan and into the FIRE of HIS LOVE, should be our hope. Our dreams should match His dreams. At least, in time, we should be gradually surrendering MORE and MORE until WE are fully emptied of any complexities of the past.

Back to the movie I mentioned. “The TIME Traveler’s Wife.” I have seen this movie LOTS of times. Every time I see it again, God reveals something new and amazing. The last time I watched, I saw the child, who grows from a seedling child to an adult. He was singing a song. It was something joyful. He did NOT care how he sounded. Then, ALL the sudden, the car crashed. But GOD. In relation to our LIFE, I was singing a song when Sarah went HOME to be with Jesus. That song was one of PERFECT FREEDOM. But, what I wanted was PERFECT JOY.

This is a bit tough to talk about. But, I will because I have been told I MUST. I asked every day for an angrl, and for JOY. I left that typo in, because, it means something. I asked for an angel. Yet, I believe I was asking for a female to assist me. You see, I was so LOST. I had given up my friends when I moved. In fact, so had she and so had my husband. We gave up a lot that we loved. But, we knew it was required, and honored our King.  I had one or two friends, but NOTHING like what I had before. One of them, we would later find, was working against us. Again, but God. I learned so much about compassion, mercy and forgiveness from Jesus in Sarah. I asked daily for this angel, and she resided in my home.

Time Travel

Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

Acts 17:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,

Ecclesiastes 7:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

2 Timothy 1:8-9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

Mark 9:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.

Psalm 90:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.

Revelation 5:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

John 10:27-31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” The Jews picked up stones again to stone him.

John 5:24-25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

Proverbs 8:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,

John 17:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

1 Peter 1:20 ESV / 1 helpful vote

He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you

John 20:29 ESV / 1 helpful vote 

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

After the car crash, everything changes. I was thinking about another movie as well. This one is called, “P.S. I Love You.” It is about a woman whose husband dies. I remember i was watching it one day. It was shortly before Sarah entered into the Pearly gates. She could not watch the film. She actually got up and walked out. because, she knew, even then, what was soon to come.

These movies have a common ground. That common ground is LOVE. the common core component is just that. The kid, in the first film, lost his mom. The woman, in the second one, lost her spouse. Our LOSS is HIS gain. Yet, in the films, most of the time, the characters do NOT appreciate what they had. They spend so much time, either trying to move on, or dwell on what was. very rarely do you see healing taking place. Why is this? Because the characters are often looking to MAN to save them, they do NOT really GET free. Only JESUS can save us. Without HIM, we have NO REAL LOVE.

People will lie, scheme, plot, manipulate, and attempt to control, when under influence of evil. but, GOD has NO EVIL in HIM. I was in the ocean recently. I swam, laughed, giggled with glee, and thanked God for HIS clarity and healing. As did our kids, and my husband and MANY others that were enjoying the LOVE of heaven. We ALL basked in the glow of HIS Glory. Some received it, others ran from it. But, what i know is, those who did the evil attempts, did NOT succeed. His Love, as always conquered.

When you have been brow beaten, and picked on, and told you are nothing, it can be darn near impossible to receive good things. But God. here is a word from my dear sister Kathi Pelton. She truly LOVES the LORD and graciously receives and shares it with ALL who meet her. 🙂

Though you may have felt framed by the enemy for a life of confinement and closed prison doors, the Lord is about to change that!

I saw those who have been imprisoned and framed by the enemy being released from his prison and their sentence being overturned.The Lord has been behind the scenes working on an escape plan for your freedom and release. He has taken up your case in the courts of heaven and the ruling has come in your favor. Prison doors are about to open and you are about to move into a wide and open space that surrounds you with beauty and joy.

“Where you have felt surrounded by walls in a confined space, you are about to see the walls fall down and find yourself in a place with no walls. Your solitary confinement is ending! The walls of your confinement are disappearing and light, life, joy and fresh air are about to be enjoyed once again.

Then I saw a different kind of framing. God was framing a portrait of a couple and then of a family. The people in these portraits were full of joy and life. I knew that these portraits were prophetic pictures of His restoration of families, couples and relationships. They were all outdoor portraits in beautiful, open settings that spoke of the freedom and “breath of fresh air” that they were about to move into. In both portraits the sun was shining directly on the people. Light was upon their heads and upon their shoulders. This spoke to me of a light load for these ones to live in. The expressions of joy were tangible and full of delight.

A portrait represents a time to be remembered, a moment that has already been fulfilled and lived. God was framing these portraits as a promise that this will be fulfilled and lived, it has been secured in heaven and will be fulfilled on earth.”

I believe that Jesus united with the heavenly Father and Holy Spirit gifted this word to her. I pray it encourages YOU, as much as it did me. My spirit LEAPT for JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was thinking of how the movies that are mentioned here, are related. The LOSS greatly eventually brings great gain. In the first one, they have a daughter, but beforehand, have many miscarriages. We experienced this as well, both before and afterwards. There is also a wedding scene and in that scene, she marries a “time traveled” version, of her spouse. I love the wife’s compassion. She looks at her husband and says, “I know what it is like to wait for you. But, I do not know what it is like to BE you. I believe the MORE intimately connected we become with Jesus, the more WE feel this way. The second film, has letters that were supposedly sent by her spouse. Yet, they arrived through her mother. She does not find out, until she has to. We can relate here too. We have things left behind, like nick nacks, or notes, or drawings. Her artwork still arrives through us.

In both films, the leading female is artistic and creative. I am not intending to compare here. I have just always been interested in parallels. 🙂 I like that in our most intangible places, HIS LOVE provides a way to relate to others. I have been told, “You are too deep. No one will get you. I don’t have the ability to relate to you.” But, those things, while having a modicum of truth, are simply lies at the roots. Those trees must be cut down. They must be thrown in the wood chipper. Because until DEATH of flesh happens, we cannot filly receive HIS LOVE in its entirety. he desires to cause the good seeds to prosper. He desires orchards of holy fruit to sprout up. But, in order for THIS to happen, we must be willing to give up ALL need to make it go our way. FULL SURRENDER is absolutely necessary.

Some walk around believing they are not angry, hurt, bitter, or entitled. But, realistically, most of the population on earth, is influenced to some varying degree by these evils. I wonder if the actors and actresses in the films, know Jesus. I pray someday that they will. Not sure of the destiny that each has. But, Hollywood started from a good place, a GOD place. I believe it will return there.


09 Jun 2015

A Hatchet Heart

RStongue10194216_211108861_1132512883430491_1931539974716697360_nNo one seems to get it, but Jesus. I know that some do try. But, without HOLY UNITY, we are dead walking. The enemies team knows to stay united. You foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you??? Your words can birth LIFE or death. They can bring JOY or sorrow. Do you want a heart that has sharp edges and cuts people to shreds? All because YOU cannot and will NOT surrender to God and receive LOVE?

Father forgive us for being used to cut people to shreds. Forgive us for speaking death, for any time we have. Help us to forgive, especially when it is undeserved. We want to be a hatchet against evil, not to cause additional wounds, or butcher your plans. I believe that you desire THIS too. I ask you to soften the hearts of those who once loved you, as the latter rain falls.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 63 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 59 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Matthew 12:36-37 ESV / 44 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 43 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

James 3:6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.

James 1:26 ESV / 32 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 31 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Proverbs 15:28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

James 3:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

James 3:1-18 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! …

Philippians 2:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or questioning,

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

James 3:5-8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Mark 11:23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

Leviticus 19:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord.

James 1:19 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Acts 2:38 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Acts 2:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Proverbs 20:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.

Psalm 57:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Psalm 52:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.

Psalm 15:1-3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

Romans 10:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Proverbs 17:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 6:1-35 ESV / 12 helpful votes

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler. …

Proverbs 18:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Titus 3:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? …

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Ecclesiastes 3:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Proverbs 11:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Proverbs 6:16-17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 6:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth,

Psalm 34:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

1 Timothy 6:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,

1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

Proverbs 18:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Ephesians 5:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Psalm 101:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

Proverbs 26:18-19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Psalm 1:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

James 3:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Isaiah 4:1-6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.” In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy. …

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Psalm 39:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.”

Psalm 12:3-4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?”

James 4:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

James 3:1-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! …

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

1 Corinthians 14:1-40 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up. …

John 8:44 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Proverbs 25:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. …

Romans 1:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

I. as a child, lived a lot of my life with sharp edges on my heart. I’m sure at times, it was like a hatchet. To this day few understand, because to them, it looks like everything was given to me, on a silver platter. Although, that is NOT at ALL how it was or is. What I do have is HIS LOVE. Jesus is my cornerstone. If He were not, I would be as dead as a lukewarm believer.

Because of this place that I lived, which was basically HELL, I was not naturally very kind. I am NOT saying I blatantly served the devil. I mean, I just did NOT know how to adjust to my environment. No one heard me. I still struggle with this, to some degree. But, finally there is healing happening on my side. I can’t say how quickly others will heal. Some don’t feel the need or desire to forgive. I pray someday they awaken to Heaven.

I own what I was NOT. I don’t avoid discussing it. But, I also own what I am. I am a NEW creation. When people meet me now, they see the NEW me. They may not like it, and that is okay. But, God justifies me, and I don’t have to explain myself to others. If they don’t know him, and refuse to receive HIS LOVE through me, then God separates, and ejects HIS KID. Whether or not a return is made, is up to HIM.

I urge you to repent for times you have spoken, thought or acted from a hatchet heart. Ask Jesus to smooth out ALL rough edges. Because time is changing my friends, and HIS plans will move forth with or without our assistance. He desires to work with us, and to LOVE the HELL out of those made captive. Will you continue rejecting HIS LOVE? Or, is today the day you lay the hatchet down?

Create in US a clean HEART LORD…and RENEW a right spirit within us. WE LOVE YOU.

In His Grace and GLORY,

E and FAM


03 Jun 2015

Seeing the UGLY Truth

Today is a NEW day of FREEDOM. Yesterday, someone who loves me, said something to me. In fact, Jesus used this person to speak it. The person said, “You must NOT believe even, the MOST well dressed lie. Something broke in me, when this was said. I cannot even explain it. My husband and I were praying and talking. He said, “Honey, remember that movie we watched?” I wondered which one, and asked accordingly. He could not recall the title, but started referring to actors, and movies they may have played in. So, I went on a hunt to figure out which movie it was. Finally, it was revealed that the movie was called, “The UGLY Truth.”

In this movie, a woman who is a studio producer, encounters a man who is a radio show host, making a transition to TV. Now, this man is NOT a bad man per se. But, He is NOT exactly her kind of man either. They are like fire and ice. Eventually, one thing leads to another, and they fall in “love.” Now, it is VERY much a typical world film. Looking past that, at the core it is 2 hurt people coming together to hurt less. In relation to my LIFE, I had to face the UGLY truth about some things. TRUTH does not always look or sound friendly. But, TRUTH, even spoken brutally, has some purpose.

I personally, receive A LOT better when someone speaks TRUTH in kindness, with compassion and understanding. Maybe that is just me, but I doubt it. 😉 The worst TRUTH I have ever had to face, is LIFE will NEVER be picture perfect. No matter how GREAT the picture may appear, there are always hidden flaws. Often the diamonds with those hidden flaws sparkle the most, and are most beautiful. I have had a picture in my head, that I don’t even think I came up with. I laid down the desire to have that. But, until yesterday the picture still kind of stayed in the background. NOT anymore though, and to GOD be the GLORY.

I lived in a house where we were not supposed to “air our dirty laundry.” Yet, if the laundry never reached the air, no matter how much it was washed, it might NOT get clean. Our pictures looked great. But, behind closed doors, there were SO many secrets. Some of them came out, and usually I was to blame. So, I became hurt and angry and at times vengeful. I was not the ONLY one, but for some reason, I was the most OBVIOUS one. The UGLY truth is, I was a brat a lot of the time. Because, I just did not know how to do things differently.

Some thought I enjoyed it. I suppose it could look that way. But, what I really wanted was a LOVING and HAPPY FAMILY. I did NOT want to hide behind the picture. In fact, for parents who talked about Jesus, I wanted THAT. I craved to SEE that, and stop seeing the ugliness. GOD did not and does not see me as a brat. Yet, He does not and will not permit me to justify my behavior either. I realized that I was the teen who took boyfriends out to dark places, just to “get away” with something. I had no clue how BAD of an idea that was. It was NOT discussed, and when I tried, it was shut down.

I’m going on 39 years old. There is A LOT I have done wrong in my life. But, to GOD all that matters is what is done right. He erases ALL the errors, and keeps no record of ANY wrong. So, why do we? The UGLY truth IS the BEST DRESSED LIE. Meaning, the things that come from guilt, shame, hurt, anger, and all negative emotions, are what the enemy counts on to snare us.

Today begins a BRAND NEW SEASON of TRUTH. Not the UGLY TRUTH anymore. Ready for the TRUTH of Heaven? Someone recently spoke of Cinderella. I had know idea that this story originally had a Godly theme. But, it does make sense to me, on so many levels. I heard the same person say she felt more like the ugly step sister. I believe JESUS wants us to understand, WE don’t have to be just Cinderella or the UGLY step sister. We could have aspects of both. BUT, when ALL of these are surrendered b4 God, then our prince takes His place.

The last 3 days have been VERY interesting. Life is a lot like the ocean. It is beautiful, deep at times, sparkling, has danger, and can be healing. Time at the BEACH is always a gift. I could not help but think of how the weekend began. It began with utter chaos, and everyone NOT wanting to go. So, of course, WE knew that WE would go. Then, there were appointments, and misunderstandings. There were a few things that could have been quite complicated. But God. The first place we stayed was okay. Out of the many places we had been, it was NOT the worst. We enjoyed a wonderful conference. Then, today, while in the water, something happened to us.

I realized that when I began FACING the UGLY TRUTH, my husband did too. Plus, our kids, and ultimately others we would come in contact with. You SEE, the UGLIEST TRUTH when surrendered before God will bring healing, when WE see HIS way. David was in the ocean, and we began to check the time, knowing there was a plan to head back. But, it is funny how God moves in the process. He ALWAYS SEES the PURE TRUTH. He gives us GRACE while HE ERASES the UGLY. He replaces HELL with HEAVEN, but ONLY when WE receive it.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 1:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

1 John 1:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

John 10:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Exodus 20:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“You shall not murder.

Genesis 1:26-27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Revelation 6:1-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword. When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. …

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

1 John 5:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

1 John 3:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

James 4:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Romans 13:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans 12:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Romans 8:37 ESV / 2 helpful votes

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 1:26-27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

John 14:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 8:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 3:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. …

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 6:25-34 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. …

Daniel 9:24-27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place. Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Isaiah 53:1-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. …

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 51:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Job 31:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?

Exodus 20:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“You shall have no other gods before me.

Genesis 2:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Genesis 1:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. …



I don’t always act like a GREAT wife, mom, friend, daughter, and more.

I am NOT perfect.

I am NOT always happy.


I AM A GREAT MOM, because JESUS is GREAT in me.

HE is perfect, even when I falter. He loves my surrender before HIM.

I am ALWAYS CONTENT and FULL OF JOY, BECAUSE HE LOVES ME. No matter how it appears.

I was thinking today about a shattered mirror. So many sharp pieces that can cut us. But, surrendered before God, WE see HIS image, as He places each piece in it’s proper place. Such a GIFT to be LOVED by HIM. Others will let us down sometimes. THAT is inevitable. We cannot change another person. But, WE can LOVE them anyway. THIS is how they will SEE the pure TRUTH and turn from the UGLY.


31 May 2015

You Want To Hold the Intangible

novedad_78Hope-sees-the-invisibleFor weeks, I have been seeking wisdom from the Lord on this post. I knew when it was given, that it would probably be one of the MOST gutwrenching entries, I have ever been used to write. When I was a child, all I remember is my parents trying to appease me. My brothers saw me get lots of attention, and a lot of stuff. To them, it looked like I had a perfect life. To them, and to many others, there was nothing to complain about.

But, the TRUTH is, my life was not what I saw as perfect. Don’t get me wrong, because I had a roof over my head, parents who loved me, and most basic needs provided for. But, I did NOT really know LOVE. It is still a daily struggle, to receive LOVE, even though it should be something that just comes natural. It just NEVER has to me, except with children. I can LOVE any child on the planet. In fact, I can connect with children, and animals, better than most adults. I guess, because they can SEE God in me. They LOVE HIM, and it seems most others either want to use HIM, or reject HIM on the spot. SO few just receive. I did not know how. Everywhere I looked seemed to be the wrong direction. I lived a very isolated life. Even when I was with others, I was never really present.

I remember my mother would hug me, and I would pull away. It wasn’t that she did NOT care. IT was that when she hugged me, I did not just feel LOVE. I felt so much more than that. I pulled away, because I could not handle the pain. Sometimes being around others, can be so intense for me, that I have to take days away, just to recuperate. No one understood then, and few do now. It is not an easy existence, because most days, I feel I just do NOT belong here. I wonder why God still has me here? Only He knows for sure.

But, perhaps, it is to help me appreciate the gift of the intangible. Maybe God will connect me with others whose testimony is like a treasure hunt. Those who suffered in silence, for whatever reason, and need  voice or platform, are crying out. The LOST need to be found. Time is running out, and it is time to LOVE anyway. It is time to forgive often, and choose HIS way, everyday. Sometimes people will agree, and others they will agree to disagree. But, nonetheless, it is NOT time to speak ill of others. On the contrary, it is indeed time to speak LIFE. It is time to speak HEAVEN to come.

According to definition, to be intangible means, unable to touch.

It seems my whole life has been ONE of a search for the tangible. In fact, don’t most of us do this? Don’t we admire those who tangibly have a strong testimony? Isn’t it the obvious that usually gets acknowledged? I mean, when something is the best or lasts the longest, that can be intangible and tangible. I suppose it depends on perception.  As a child I wanted friends. I saw them as tangible representations of love. Everywhere I looked around me seemed to be full of loss. I never fit. Very round whole, into very square peg. It just did not work.

It was like I was LOST and I could NOT be found. Yet, somehow in the midst of ALL the darkness around me, that often looked like light, He found me. As a child I remember vividly everyone telling me, “It is NOT about YOU.” I mean, this was drilled into my head. It was like a broken record that would NEVER ever stop playing. Occasionally, I would hear, “The world does NOT revolve around YOU.” They were right, but what they did not mention, or perhaps did not know was significant. It is about HOW MUCH God LOVES ME! It IS about HOW MUCH GOD LOVES ALL OF US!!!

As a child I was very affected by justification. I would justify everything. I would do it for fear that NO ONE would see the tangible in me. Because I could NOT see it.  A lot of times I justified my own sins, and indiscretions. I, of course, had to eventually repent before God, and ask forgiveness. People who don’t really know me, or us, often think I’m just a religious crazy person. That used to bother me. But, it does not as much as before. Because in scripture it says, that NOT everyone will understand.  It specifies that we should not expect them to get it, until they GET HIS LOVE.

So many people have a package waiting outside their hearts door. It is filled with LOVE, and the wonders of Heaven. But, because it is NOT TANGIBLE, to us it often goes unopened. The tangible things, like hugs and kisses, and kind words, and music, people, and movies, are so much easier to connect to. Or are they? We are designed to LOVE God. Yet, we get distracted by the world. WE are designed to be LOVED by GOD, yet we want to dictate how it looks or feels.

We want to HOLD the intangible….don’t we, don’t YOU???

When I was a teenager, I was attracted to Christian music. I mean, I loved ALL kinds of music. But, as a kid, there was something about people singing about God. It was tangible to me, though intangible to many. Anyway, there was a Christian folk singer I liked. Her name, Susan Ashton, and I remember buying a tape years ago. You know, back when those were a dime a dozen. 😉 There was a song she sang about this topic.


Hold The Intangible Lyrics

You’ve heard the stories
You’ve read the message in the pages
You consider crucifixion: is it fact or fiction for the ages
Did He really appear
Like they say that He did
Does it conquer the fear
Did He die so that we could live
You’d like to think that it’s true Oh, But you want to hold the intangible
To fashion the darkness into familiar shape
To see with your eyes
To know in your mind
Oh ye of so little faith
Only the heart, can hold the intangible
There is a chamber
In the soul of the believer
It holds reason in defiance
The demanding hand of science may not enter
But let’s just suppose how it would be
To trade all you know
For one ounce of true belief
Then you’d learn the peace of that placeOh, But you want to hold the intangible
To fashion the darkness into familiar shape
To see with your eyes
To know in your mind
Oh ye of so little faith
Only the heart, can hold the intangibleBut let’s just suppose how it would be
To trade all you know
For one ounce of true belief
Then you’d learn the peace of that place

Oh, But you want to hold the intangible
To fashion the darkness into familiar shape
To see with your eyes
To know in your mind
Oh ye of so little faith
Only the heart, can hold the intangible

You want to hold the intangible

Oh, you want to hold the intangible.

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Only RECENTLY did I realize that I was holding the desire to have something tangible, as an idol of my heart. When you have had it, even for a little while, it is easy to miss when it is gone. I laid down the desire for things I can touch, and I do every single day lay down that desire. Do, I miss what was? Oh, so much sometimes it is tough to breathe. But, am I thankful for the GIFT to be able to LOVE tangibly? YES. I am thankful for my husband, our children, animals, friends, family members, and so much more.


Ecclesiastes 2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

I said in my mind, Come now, I will prove you with mirth and test you with pleasure; so have a good time [enjoy pleasure]. But this also was vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!

I said of laughter, It is mad, and of pleasure, What does it accomplish?

I searched in my mind how to cheer my body with wine—yet at the same time having my mind hold its course and guide me with [human] wisdom—and how to lay hold of folly, till I might see what was good for the sons of men to do under heaven all the days of their lives.

I made great works; I built myself houses, I planted vineyards.

I made for myself gardens and orchards and I planted in them all kinds of fruit trees.

I made for myself pools of water from which to water the forest and make the trees bud.

I bought menservants and maidservants and had servants born in my house. Also I had great possessions of herds and flocks, more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem.

I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got for myself men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men—[a]concubines very many.

So I became great and increased more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me and stood by me.

10 And whatever my eyes desired I kept not from them; I withheld not my heart from any pleasure, for my heart rejoiced in all my labor, and this was my portion and reward for all my toil.

11 Then I looked on all that my hands had done and the labor I had spent in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it, and there was no profit under the sun.

12 So I turned to consider [human] wisdom and madness and folly; for what can the man do who succeeds the king? Nothing but what has been done already.

13 Then I saw that even [human] wisdom [that brings sorrow] is better than [the pleasures of] folly as far as light is better than darkness.

14 The wise man’s eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness; and yet I perceived that [in the end] one event happens to them both.

15 Then said I in my heart, As it happens to the fool, so it will happen even to me. And of what use is it then for me to be more wise? Then I said in my heart, This also is vanity (emptiness, vainglory, and futility)!

16 For of the wise man, the same as of the fool, there is no permanent remembrance, since in the days to come all will be long forgotten. And how does the wise man die? Even as the fool!

17 So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

18 And I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will succeed me.

19 And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have dominion over all my labor in which I have toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!

20 So I turned around and gave my heart up to despair over all the labor of my efforts under the sun.

21 For here is a man whose labor is with wisdom and knowledge and skill; yet to a man who has not toiled for it he must leave it all as his portion. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility) and a great evil!

22 For what has a man left from all his labor and from the striving and vexation of his heart in which he has toiled under the sun?

23 For all his days are but pain and sorrow, and his work is a vexation and grief; his mind takes no rest even at night. This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!

24 There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink and make himself enjoy good in his labor. Even this, I have seen, is from the hand of God.

25 For who can eat or who can have enjoyment any more than I can—[b]apart from Him?

26 For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping up, that he may give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

After a LONG hard look at ME, I have realized that I am not a huge fan of the tangible. The place that God has met me is intangible to most. But, yet I am learning that even when I want to hold the intangible, that it is still NOT about me, and it IS about how He LOVES. I pray every day, that He will LOVE through me not only in a intangible way, but someday a tangible one too.

Was thinking of the Velveteen Rabbit. I know there is an entry somewhere about it, on here. But, what I will say, is that LOVE made the rabbit become REAL. The LOVE of Jesus, and the Heavenly Father, as well as the HOLY Spirit, is intangible, at first. But, the more we receive it, the more TANGIBLE it becomes.

I invite you today to say YES to the intangible. Say Yes to the one who made you and LOVES you more than words can express. His Glory will shine, with or without us, but we were created to participate in Heaven’s arrival. Somewhere inside, the seed that He planted is still present. As LONG as your heart beats you still have choice. Choose HIS LOVE today.

In His Grace and Glory,

E and Fam


28 May 2015


originalRecently, on a day that the world celebrates Moms, WE celebrated the Holy Spirit. We did also celebrate the gift of being a momma too. But, have learned and are learning, it is THAT a gift. It is shared with US, and gifted from Heaven. This BLOG is an interesting one. I was in prayer this last year and a half, and I just often sat SILENT before God. I could barely speak. For a while, I did not speak much at all. It was strange, and unusual for me. It scared my husband a bit, because it was SO unlike ME. I mean, I LOVE people. I love GOD first, and anything else second. I had always been able to talk to HIM. I am a delayed reaction kind of person usually, especially with GOOD stuff. IT takes some time to absorb that. People kept telling us, we were angry at God, that I was. I just SAT, and listened.  It was in that time God spoke to me. He let HIS SONSHINE fall on me. I was built back up, and began healing deeper. His strength, through baby steps began to be renewed, resurrected and reflected.

You see JESUS LOVES you and ME just the way you are. He also loves US too much, to let you stay there. Let me explain this a bit more. YOU are absolute precious just the way you are. He desires us to come as we are before HIM. Yet, part of truly receiving and being wrapped up IN His LOVE is not to STAY as WE are. We can only change for GOOD by HIS LOVE changing us. It happens one bay step at a time. As I reflect on my life, much of it was full of the intangible. That is, what is unseen and tough to explain. I was brought into this world by FAITH, and the FAITH conquered the evil that was meant for me. It was NEVER faith in me. IT was always FAITH in God. Yet, no one seemed to LOVE me just the way I was. Have any of you felt that way? Do you have a DEEP almost gutteral desire, just to be loved?

Because I DO and did then, and it caused so many complications. Yet, the LORD kept watch over me. Even when I drew back, He never took His hand from me, in a way that was of lack, or meanness. I am so THANKFUL that Jesus accepts us JUST as WE ARE. He is a JUST GOD. He JUST is LOVE. This means, no matter the circumstances, HE sees it all. I have never been the fan of the saying, “God is in control.” The main reason is because He is Sovereign. He is indeed aware of ALL things and KNOWS all things. Yet, we are not robots under HIS command. WE are HIS babies. He LOVES us with a LOVE we can barely fathom. He is sovereign, and He permits us to choose to RECEIVE or REJECT HIS LOVE.

My husband and I watched a movie recently. IT had the title of this blog. I was watching and JESUS brought David in. I do believe He was prompted by the Holy SPirit, and the Heavenly Father as well. THe family of GOD indeed, was on a mission. I even believe that MANY angels were involved too. 🙂 We sat and watched the movie together. It felt like we were miles a part, like there was a canyon between us. Not, because of us necessarily. But, here is the point. Little by little as we watched cried, and laughed, the canyon was crossed. HIS LOVE conquered. It always does. If David had come in, and I had told him I wanted to watch this one alone, he would have been hurt. Yet, I was prompted to offer. To say, come away with me, and Jesus will bring us Heaven and healing. Oh, how healing. I weep tears of JOY just thinking on the memory.

The movie was set near where we used to live. He looked at me, as if to say, “This is OUR story. ” I knew He was right in a sense. I just thank GOD for knowing what WE need, and when WE need it. The day we watched was the 10th, and it represents in the BIBLE testimony. There is a part of me that has missed what was before. Yet, I am so grateful that WE got to experience it. I know that may sound ODD. But, I would not, WE would not trade any of the hell on earth. Because, without IT, we would not have begun to truly experience HEAVEN.

Without the sadness, I would NEVER appreciate the JOY. A few years back, I begged God to show me the joy. IT seemed like every day was a battle. I said, please, I know it is present. Where is it? IT was like digging for a buried treasure. He kept LOVING on me, and being patient. I just got so frustrated. I think because I knew, even then somewhere, that some MAJOR sorrow was about to come. It was HARD as HELL, I won’t lie, because parts of it were. But, oh how HE LOVED us. At first, He did not use many others to do so. I mean, He did have seeds planted in the ministry, JUST so we could survive. Yet, no one came to our door in a physical sense. Which is completely okay, and ultimately, it ended up being a blessing.

WE WERE EXHAUSTED. I mean, He and I could barely think, or breathe. It is a miracle we did not just lay down and die. I thank God for my husband, and the way JESUS fought through HIM. I pray He feels the same, and thanks God for me. In that time we remembered a covenant we made with God. We said, when Sarah was 3 1/2, and had her first hospital stay, “We covenant to partner with you LORD, and do all in our power that you gift to us, to be the best examples that we can for our children. That way, they can see it and follow YOUR example.” We have no doubt that our kids do this. WE have angel children, and those birthed through the womb. But, each of them are LOVED just the way they are. God showers Heaven on them. Do they and WE sometimes get overexcited, well yes. But, thank GOD for Grace. The GRACE that comes from HEAVEN is definitely present in our HOME.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 658 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 453 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 3:16 ESV / 430 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 8:35-39 ESV / 373 helpful votes

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 308 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV / 286 helpful votes

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

1 John 4:10 ESV / 240 helpful votes

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

John 15:13 ESV / 236 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Psalm 118:6 ESV / 234 helpful votes

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Psalm 147:3 ESV / 214 helpful votes

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 197 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 178 helpful votes

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 175 helpful votes

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 138 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Isaiah 43:4-5 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 119 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 115 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

1 John 4:19 ESV / 109 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 108 helpful votes

But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 106 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Psalm 62:8 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

Psalm 62:7 ESV / 95 helpful votes

On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

Isaiah 49:16 ESV / 90 helpful votes

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 82 helpful votes 

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Yesterday, I was given this poem from GOD…

“Coming HOME”

I tried to run, but you captured me. With your love enraptured me. You never let me go. Through it all you GLOWED. The light, so bright, that many did not get. But, your LOVE stuck to me like glue. Even when you could not hold me, you watch me. I was NEVER in danger, because YOU saw every scene. No matter how MEAN it appeared. Forgive me my my LORD. SO thankful for your Grace. So sufficient indeed, with each tear falling from my face. I was so weak, but you were NOT. Your LOVE was ALL I ever truly had. But, it was enough. SO much MORE than I can say. It kept me warm on the coldest of days. Now, still I see the holy mirror, and finally I can share. No more being locked up in the prison of HATE, for the KING has declared. FREEDOM.

The LOVE of GOD will overtake you, if YOU receive. He LOVES you just the way you are. That is a fact. Yet, should we not LOVE HIM enough to grow, change and be transformed by HIS LOVE? Today, many are talking about the stuff of the world. Some are getting caught up in Heaven, like a drug. It is NOT meant to be that way. It is meant to be a place of JOY. Such jubilant JOY, that it overflows into everything, and everyone, SUCH is the LOVE that flows from our permanent HOME. Years ago, I was given a lyric.

THIS is my temporary HOME, my place to walk and ROAM. I have never forgotten, and I thank GOD that what He desires to BE accomplished here, will be done, and it will be completed from Heaven. You are LOVED, treasured. Please look to Jesus for freedom. Because, anything else is  a trap, and a snare. You are a precious treasure, just as you are. Yet, YOU cannot see the luster and shine of Heaven’s glow. He wants to heal you so that you can finally SEE who you really ARE. It is time precious ones. IT is TIME. Take a baby step, and before you know it, the mustard seeds will turn to orchards of fruit for and filled WITH His GLORY. Share HIS LOVE today, as YOU receive what a gift and miracle you are that HE created.

In His Grace and Glory,

E and FAM

15 May 2015

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