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Sharing God's love with the world, one heart at a time.


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Help Me to Trust

Lord, the closer I draw to you, the more aware I am of my smallness.

Your love envelopes me, strengthening my faith, filling my heart with hope, and intensifying my desire to love as You love.

Help me to trust in Your ways, to give Your Holy Spirit free reign in my heart, body, mind and soul.

As I live this life that You have blessed me with, help me to know that You live within me, and Your Holy Spirit is constantly searching my soul, shining Your light on all the dark places that need healing.

Help me to let go of the false belief that I can heal myself…for only You know what lies in the deep recesses of my broken heart.  Only You know my true identity, and the mission You are entrusting me with for the glory of Your Kingdom.

I ask these things, in the sweet name of Jesus.  Amen.

 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:5

 

 


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Our Journey Toward Christ

Many thoughts are tumbling around in my head this morning.  Because of some changes in our family dynamics…due to our family moving away, and some other longstanding issues, my heart and soul are searching for God’s will and direction.

I believe that this is a time of “digesting” all that the Holy Spirit has revealed to me up to this point.

These intense feelings I am experiencing have confirmed the importance and calling to be of support to each other in our journey toward Christ and his ultimate will for his kingdom.  The human struggles we each endure, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, are unique for each one of us.  I believe, as Christians, we are called to edify and support each other through the entire journey….through the mountaintop experiences, and also the struggles, and plateaus.

Never to judge; always willing to lead, guide and share God’s love and truth with each other.

With all that is happening in our personal lives, culture, and the whole world, I am feeling the intense need to pray for the conversion of hearts, minds and souls.  And that includes my own.  I ask that the Lord continue to fill my heart and soul with His Holy Spirit, and I ask that I remain humble to learn the ways I need to grow.

Dear Father, 

Please instill in us pure hunger and thirst for your truth, love and grace.  Help us to know you and your ways through your Holy Word.  Help us to stay humble; always knowing that it is You who is working through us, not our own effort…but YOU.   Help us to be open to your Holy Spirit, making us a channel of your love and peace to others. 

We ask these things in the name of your precious son, Jesus.  Amen


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Choose the Sparkle

There are two shirts in my summer wardrobe that I especially love to wear.  They are both made from beautiful fabric with lots of color.  They also have sparkly sequins.

These sequins show up everywhere.  I find them on furniture, on the floor, stuck on the leather in our car, outside on the ground…  This morning, while at work, I saw some on the floor by my desk, on my chair, and I just saw them in the bathroom.  Seeing them there made me smile.

Joe (my husband) and I always laugh when we see those sparkly things all over the house – he says that it is “Bernadette’s sparkly trail”.  The sparkles show where I’ve been, and they are remnants that reflect my existence.

What remnants do we leave behind as we go through life?  Do we share the love of God with the people all around us on a “normal” day?  Do our thoughts and words edify the ones God has entrusted us with?  Do our actions reach out in love?

What “trail” will be left behind, once our souls leave our mortal bodies?  Will the remnants of our lives sparkle with the love and light of God, or will the trail be a darker one?

Each day offers us fresh opportunities to make countless choices to love.  Always stay aware and listen for the whispers of the Holy Spirit.  When we keep our hearts open to the Lord, His Holy Spirit will open our eyes, ears and hearts, guiding us to where His love needs to be shared.

Jesus is always with us…it is our choice to invite Him into our hearts and receive the shine and sparkle of His light and love. 

Which choice will you make today?  I am choosing the sparkle.

 

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.  Ephesians 4:32

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.   John 13:34

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.   1 John 4:8


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Get A Grip!

Tina has a way of touching my heart with true wisdom disguised as shared life stories. Thanks Tina…for your willingness to be God’s vessel!

Just Ask Tina

When I was a little girl, my dad lived on a lake. And while I admit that I don’t make it a habit of swimming in lakes these days – particularly because of the prevalence of alligators in Florida – it’s something I very much looked forward to on my weekends at my dad’s house.

One Sunday, Daddy said my sister, Jerri, and I could go swimming after church. As soon as we got home, we scampered into the house to change into our bathing suits while Daddy moseyed out to the bank and sat down, taking off his church shoes (a/k/a cowboy boots) and socks as he waited for us to come out.

We darted out of the house and raced through the yard and down toward the water, jumping in with a splash. Daddy looked on with a smile as we giggled and frolicked in the cool water…

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Your Loving Presence

Thought I would share a prayer with you!

 Lord, please fill me with your loving presence, for I am empty and lonely without You;

Ignite Your fire within my whole being, so that I may love as You love;

Open my eyes to your will and help me to see your Truth.

Please send your holy angels and saints to protect and guide me through the snares of the devil.

I offer to you all that I am.  Please take my strengths, weaknesses and sins and transform my mind, body, spirit and soul to your image – for your glory.

Strengthen my faith and allow your love to shine through me, to touch a world in need. Amen.