Thursday, August 13, 2015

Where is Your Rain?

Just as rain clears the air, from time to time we need to be cleansed by something.  I traveled to my hometown for a school reunion.  It was not about seeing how people have changed, although we all have done that.  This particular trip was different.  It enabled me to also be a part of a family reunion for a segment of my family.

This trip gave me opportunity to find myself.  To get back to what is important.  The trip allowed me to shake off the mental mud of the junk I encounter and to realize, in a different way, how special God made me. He had a plan long ago, before my birth and I keep that in front o me - even more so now. 

So where is your rain?  It is time for a cleansing, don't you agree? Watch for it.  Don't run from it. Let is wash all over you. enough for now.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Different View

Hello friend. I did not realize how long it has been. So much has happened since I last blogged; yet all is well. I write from a different physical place with a different emotional perspective.  I do an experiential with students and clients in that they change their physical location in order to see something they had not seen before.  In life we must become more dynamic in that aspect in order to have a better perspective.  It does not mean that we are constantly moving (although some feel I am); it means that we get still, to shift, to hear from God.  Oh my goodness, God is dynamic, why do we act static? 

Shift your position, physical, mental. No it does not mean to change your mind (although some of that old junk needs to be expelled).  It does mean to be ready to become dynamic in order to hear from God.  It does mean to not close your mind, your heart, thinking that you have it all, you know it all.  it does mean to be ready for what God has for you; for what Holy Spirit is guiding; for receiving more of Jesus' love for you.  Get a different view for you, for self.  Release that old lens and see clearer. enough for now.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Concerned without being Consumed

So much going on.  Find one, pick one. Can you?  You can't and you may miss what is really happening.  My thoughts are with Baltimore and everything that the real deal means.  And with Nepal and so many who have lost their lives. And with the rescued women of Boka Haram. And with the over 2000 young people missing in Detroit. And with concerns for my family. And with my own concerns.  

You see?  You can have a lot going on and still miss that one thing that you should have been focused on.  I suggest strongly to shift your focus. We must shift our focus to what God is doing.  Oh yeah God is doing something; and when we can focus on what God is doing first in our lives, then we can better see our way to the concerns that are ours.  We can be concerned without being consumed.  And then, we can pray and stand.  enough for now.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hold On

So much has been happening.  Too often we mistake what is happening for something not wanted or bad.  Usually what happens strengthens us for our journey. Yes it does - but we cannot give up.  There will be hurdles- to be overcome. There will be trials- to share the testimonies. There will be life. 

You are not alone. You never were, you will never be.  Hold on.  Help is on the way. enough for now.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I Am WIth You

I am with you.  I am with you.  How many times have you felt all alone?  I am with you.  How many times have you called out, didn't hear; reached out, no one reached back?  I am with you.  True - friends may not be there when you need them. Family may not understand that you need them.  You may not know what you need.  But Jesus! His promise is true- I am with you. 

Let that permeate your every being.  I am with you.  You are never alone.  You can hope because of His promise.  You can . . . you can make it . . . you can take it . . . you can get through it . . . you can get over it . . . because He is with you.  Stay with all day.  Then stay with it all night.  Then stay with it tomorrow and all you tomorrows.  I am with you.  I love it!!!! enough for now.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Recognize the Presence

Let this be a time of walking in contemplation, of listening.  Don't miss this time of your recognizing restoral. Two of the disciples missed who Jesus was as they walked toward the village of Emmaus. They were discussing all that had happened. All that had happened.  All that had happened.  They were so stuck in the past, although the immediate past, that they missed what was happening in the present. Jesus was with them in their present. As Jesus talked with them they still missed His presence.  It was not until they invited Jesus to stay with them that they got it.  At the table - when Jesus took the bread, gave thanks, broke it, and gave the bread to them- then they recognized Him, then He was gone.

Sometimes we get so caught up on what has happened to us, with us, around us that we miss what God is doing right now in our present. You cannot recognize what God is doing unless you invite Him in.  Don't get stuck in your past, recognize the awesomeness of The Presence. enough for now.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Celebrate Resurrection

Blessing of recognition on this Resurrection day. Recognize that the love of God and the obedience of Jesus makes it possible to know the freedom we have. We know the message of the cross collectively, but what does it mean to you individually? Celebrate!