Monday, June 28, 2010


Keep in mind - this is a journey.   The journey is dynamic-not static.  While there are times that you may not feel you are moving - you are.  It may not be the way you feel you should move.  It is all part of the journey.  I am encountering those who worry about the changes in their lives.  It happens.  Nothing stays the same - not even you.  The scene on your journey changes.  If it doesn't you are not moving. type to you later.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What is Real

You can run so hard after what society deems for you that you miss what God has for you. How completely defeating is that?  No one breathing can understand your role, your assignment.  So - how do you hear?  Be still- listen to what Holy Spirit tells you.  Do not let anyone tell you what  you can or cannot do.  You are more than conquerors - not because of you - but to whom you belong. 

Yes, it sounds so simple, but that is the scary part.  It is actually not as complicated as we make it.  Try listening today.  Don't worry about figuring out tomorrow, allow Holy Spirit to guide you today.   type to you later.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

From John Borders

A quote from John Borders III: "HERE WE GO... Lust is a cry for wholeness. Before you are whole, you must be empty. Emptiness causes lust, but it also causes insight through the Holy Spirit. It is weakness we find strength. God's grace goes to work to make us whole. So, don't be afraid to be empty and do not take matters into your own hands when you are. God will fill you with the Holy Spirit."

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Sunday, June 13, 2010


Last week I attended the high school graduation of my oldest grandson.  The statistics the school boasted for the graduates was remarkable and deems accolades.  Contrary to popular misinformation, Detroit is not all doom and gloom but sparks hope in so many ways.  There are so many young people doing great work; yet, many people are missing that great work.  We need to look around us,  find and encourage our youth. If we don't, I shudder to think who will. 

During the graduation celebrations we played a rousing game of Taboo. My youngest grandsons, age 11 and 9 also played. The 11 year old could not describe the word and got upset.  I told him it was okay to "not know."  Think about it.  How many young people can hold their own playing with adults?  I am so proud of how well they do.  There were even times I had to 'pass' in the game because I did not know how to describe the word.  It happens.  Just 'pass'.

It  is okay to 'pass'.  There will be times in life that you don't know, or that you can't do something.  Once you have done your best and are clear about that, then 'pass'.  Don't hold on to the 'embarrassment' of not knowing. Don't let your time be wasted with worrying about what cold have happened.  Life is too short to hold on to something that is so fleeting.  Life is too precious to miss the joyous moments, because you are stuck in the sad moments.  type to you later.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Prayer is Answered

I am constantly being amazed at how God works.  God answers prayer so swiftly.  No?  Hmmm.  You see - God answers, whether it is a yes, no, not yet.   Our problem that we want answers now.  It comes from conditioning.  Children either learn to ask, then wait, or to be so persistent in asking over and over that some parents give up and give in.  And then there are the "no means no" parents.  So the few ask and try to wait.  Most keep asking hooping to break God down. Another group gives up with the possibly confused signal of "silence means no." 

Daniel prayed for an understanding to his vision (Daniel 10).  He had fasted for 3 weeks and then he was visited by an angel.  The angel told Daniel to listen carefully and what he said has been one of my favorite passages, "From the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words" (Dan. 10:12 NRSV).   The angel then explains that he had been detained.  Read it with understanding.

The key - to gain understanding and to humble yourself.   Prayers are answered swiftly.  Wait on the answer.  type to you later.

Friday, June 4, 2010


Stop. Take a praise break -right now. Why? Becasue God has been too good to you. Oh yeah. Think back - just over this day alone. Yes, God has been so good. Praise God for your life, for your health, for your family, for your awareness of life. God deserves that much from you. Go on. If you have to go to your car, or outside - just do it.

I was caught in traffic today. Hallelujah! I had someplace that I was going, I had a way to get there, I could drive and in my right mind. Can you see it now?? Praise Him. Go ahead!!! You have something. type to you later.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


With so many events happening- graduations, weddings, birthdays- we are reminded that life does move on. If that is a true statement, why do we find ourselves stuck in the past? Oh yes we do. We stay stuck in past relationships that should be severed. We stay stuck with bad memories of hurt, and we should move on. We stay stuck with bitter feelings, and for our own health we should let it go. What can we do?

Celebrate a 'graduation' from those events. Take it one day at a time. Jot down what you have been holding on to for any reason. Even now, I bless you with spiritual clarity to hear. Ask Holy Spirit what to work on first. Don't try to do it all today (smile). Take it one sport at a time. For each event that you release, lament it, shape a blessing for it, and let it go. Then celebrate the release. This is your season of release! type to you later.