Hopeless to Hope

The scene is set. The curtain up.

Your happy eyes now looking up.

You have no cares, your life is pat

There is no problem. You hang your hat.

The curtain down, the play is done.

And now the crying has begun.

No one understands, you think

And into darkness now you sink.

But, dearest heart, before you die

Open your heart for one last try

And cry out for the God loving you

The One who made you before the blue.

Pray, dear heart, you’ve naught to lose.

In doing so, you just may lose

The hopelessness and darkness too

For light is what He is for you.

There is another better way

And you will make it through this day.

And then the next and light invades

And soon your heart restored will praise!❤

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Walking Goals

So I am walking 5 days a week for 3.5-3.8 miles per day every early morning (so as to do so alone), and have done so for a few months now. Here is what I have noticed:

1. I sing better. My voice is stronger and better sounding and more precisely pitched. This is due to greater breath support.

2. I do not get sick. Everyone around me, in the house, whatever could be sick but I am not.

3. I feel better. Breathing is easier. Moving is easier. My clothes fit better.

4. I look good. Well, better, and keep having people tell me that.

5. I have more energy. I walk and then can dig ditches and clean trees and haul concrete and rock, transfer aggregate, whatever and still cook and clean and homeschool the kids and coach homeschool P.E. (yes, they roped me in again), clean mom’s place and walk her dog, and whatever else I have to do. I go all day. I sleep well, but that is a good thing.

6. I am less stressed. Life is stressful now. It just is. And walking helps a lot. I am nicer and ready for the day because I pray the whole time I walk, making sure to start the day right, alone with God in the world He made.

These are the main benefits. I would encourage you to try it and see how n it benefits you.❤

Awakening the Sleeping Giant Within

Christians all over the world for the most part have been sleeping. Not literally but spiritually, with a sleeping Giant of the Holy Spirit within them but left untouched, unfaithed, unobeyed, alone. The Holy Spirit has been working as best He can in the spoiled, distracted, out of shape temples in which He dwells to the extent He is allowed. But we have to shape up and humbly pray to release and awaken our spiritual Giant inside us and allow Him to work through us. This involves study of the Bible, constant prayer, freeing ourselves from distractions and tech, unloading pride, forgiving everyone, confessing sins to Him, leaving g those sins, listening to God. It is a focus of selflessness, a focus of service and considering God loves everyone and wants everyone to be saved. This is vital for we do not know when He will collect us and we must be ready and help and many as possible to be ready. I for one do not want to be caught in a sin when He calls me home and don’t want to give Him a busy signal or a wait until I finish this facebook post. We need to awaken the sleeping Giant within and allow Him to work and help and serve and assist others. We simply have to walk in obedience in this way. I lived through the eye of Hurricane Irma and have seen power and God saving and know the power of God within us when we pray. It is awesome awakened wild and beautiful and availability le to us when we humbly pray. God is the only One greater than any hurricane or storm of your life. The winds may howl but when you call on God, He answers every time. ❤❤❤

Surviving Hurricane Irma

I want to start by saying that God is incredibly good and answers prayers. We are all well and our power just came back on so I could tell you all. We live in central Florida, so we took the brunt of the collapsing eye of the storm. I had fasted and prayed through breakfast and lunch and prayed all the day it was headed toward Florida and us. I asked the Lord to lower the intensity, keep people safe, and encourage people to pray and draw close to the Lord. And He answered those prayers. God is so good and n is the only One bigger than any hurricane. Yay! Praise God. So this morning, we awoke to trees down around us, debris all over the place and we joined our amazing neighborbood in cleanup efforts and everyone pitched in to clear the roads and then yards and cut up fallen trees and branches, so many of them. (My neighbor who never wanted to trim her enormous oak trees, God just trimmed- one gone and one split in half.) No one’s windows were broken, no roofs broken, no cats were broken and that is all God’s prayer answers because there were trees and limbs everywhere. God is good, friends. Draw close to Him. He can do powerful things in your life too. I saw and felt His power and love. I so want everyone to experience that too. Amazing. Praise God!❤❤❤

God is Way Bigger than Any Hurricane

I wanted the world to know that God is way bigger than any hurricane. A lot of us Christians in Florida and otherwise have been fasting and praying to Almighty God for protection and provision and to break down the hurricane faster and make it not devastating. God answers, and He has already tuned down the power some. God is so very good and answers prayer. Pray with us. Just pray. God is the only  One stronger than a hurricane and faith and prayer releases His power to us. God loves us and you so very much!!❤❤❤

The Silver Lining

In waiting for a storm to arrive, I finished one more row of tying on the quilt, making 4 rows finished now and 5 more to go. Almost half! Yay! I thank God for the extra time to work on it as I pray.

In a related story, there have been many situations where it was blessing, horrible, blessing, horrible and then a huge blessing in the end, so keep praying hard and hang in there. What the enemy wishes for evil, God can turn it into good. He creates beauty from devastation as His signature favorite-of-mine ability. Pray on and keep going. God loves you more than you can imagine and always will. Hang onto Him! ❤❤❤

Prayer of Safety

Please join me in spirit. Dear Heavenly Father, please keep safe every person in the path of Hurricane Irma. Please remind them that you, Almighty God, are stronger than any hurricane. Please guide and help all those evacuating and protect those staying. May your will be done. Our life is in your loving, capable hands. We love You and praise Your name forever. Thank you for your protection. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.❤❤❤