Wednesday, May 13, 2009

His Promises!

"My Beloved" by Kari Jobe
You're my beloved, You're my bride.
To sing over you is my delight. Come away with Me, my love.
Under My mercy came and wait, till we are standing face to face.
I see no stain on you, my child.
You're beautiful to Me, so beautiful to Me.
I sing over you My song of peace
Cast all your cares down at My feet
Come and find rest in Me.
I'll breathe My life inside of you
I'll bear you up on eagles' wings and hide you in the shadow of My strength.
I'll take you to my quiet waters
I'll restore your soul.
Come rest in Me and be made whole.

**There are times when life seems really hard, like nothing is going the way you saw it, and you don't know which way is up or down. During these times a song like "My Beloved" reminds me of what God thinks of me and wants for me! Along with the song I thought about these verses! They are such powerful promises that the Lord has for us! He is so AWESOME!!!!**

Song of Solomon 4:9 "You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes"

Isaiah 1:18 "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."

Song of Solomon 1:15 "How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful!"

Psalm 55:22 "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you"

Isaiah 40:31 "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. "

Psalm 23:2 "He lets me rest in green pastures, he leads me beside still water"

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Garden of Life

John 15:1-2 " I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch that does not bear fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be more fruitful."
To cause a tree to be more productive people cut off the branches that are dead or not bearing fruit. Same as a garden, to help the plants in the garden grow people pull out the weeds.
In our lives as Christians there are "weeds" or "bad branches" that come into our lives. These can be alot of different things. They can even be things that on the outside look good. Think about those wild flowers and dandelions that are pretty to look at but deep down are destroying the other plants.
What in your life are the "weeds?" What does God need to pull out or cut off of your life? Pray for Him to reveal these things to you and to give you strength because weeds have strong roots. Allow Him that access into your life to take those things away so the good fruit and plants can grow and flourish!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Why all the acronyms?!?!
Again Dr. David Jeremiah had a great devotional, this time about acronyms. Sometimes it feels like you need a degree just to understand some of them! The FBI and the CIA are two examples he used. Then I got to thinking about the acronyms I/we use ASAP, DWAI (don't worry about it), ATM, YMCA, the list could go on and on. The one that Dr. Jeremiah emphasized was NTKB (need to know basis) He said that Jesus gave us all the information we need for the end time prophecies and that we just need to keep studying His word to discover them.
How true that is with every situation not just the end times. God's word is so full of wisdom for any and all the situations and issues we might face in this life. How often do I turn to my BFs (best friends) when I need wisdom and forget about the Bible, or turn to it after the fact and say "Oh that makes sense!" How much more in tune with God's voice would we be if we just took that one simple step? How much simpler would the questions I ask everyday be able to be answered? Hmm... I know that this is so what the Lord desires for each of us and this is what the Lord has been teaching me so I am PTTC (preaching to the choir) on this one! lol!
His word "is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Found Faithful

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

"Sometimes we get crippled with distraction by all that's going on in the world; injustice, sin, materialism and war. But if we are faithful to the end, it doesn't matter what trials and tribulations the world experiences because we have a Heavenly Father who is always beside us, helping us run the race. Through Him, the race has already been won; all we have to do is remain faithful until the finish line comes into view."

This is an excerpt from an email devotional I receive, written by David Jeremiah. I found it to be so true and relevant in my life. We all get crippled, we all fall into sin, we all get consumed by this world. But if we turn to God and seek Him, His knowledge and wisdom, He will come alongside of us and guide us through to the end. There is a song by Justin Rizzo that came to my mind when I read the devotional its called "Found Faithful"

Here are some of the lyrics:

"I wanna run the race, I wanna keep the faith. Help me win the prize of the knowledge of you.
I wanna be found faithful, I wanna be found steady, I wanna be found faithful til the end.
Don't wanna be ashamed the day I see your face. Keep my footsteps firm hold me in your grace.
I wanna live before your eyes, I wanna stay before your gaze. Keep me steady."

God wants to be the One we run to, He longs to be the arms we find our comfort in. I know from experience that this is very hard especially for women. As a woman I long for a man to be my strength and I want to find comfort in a man, to rely on him. Jesus is that man! I can not allow myself to get out of the Lord's sight, away from His eyes or out of His gaze while I am waiting. I need to be steady and faithful and have complete trust in Him, His will for my life not mine! I want to be found faithful til the end!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


So to go along with my "technologized-ness" I got creative and made a video slideshow. Its not the best videography but I'm new to this whole thing! lol! Hope you like it!

Friday, March 27, 2009


I'm new to this whole "blogging" thing... thought I would give it a try! Kind of a crazy weekend. Just started a twitter account to (find me on there!) I feel all technologized!!

This week in Fargo we set records with the incredibly overpowering mighty Red River!! expected crest of 41 feet... thats higher than ever recorded in history!! Crazy...

You can find lots of pictures on facebook, in-forum, wday even the New York Times. Its been a wild ride. Schools are out all next week and that means Oak Grove probably will be too. Thats where I work so... that kinda stinks... I miss my kids all I can do is hope and pray that they are safe!

I will try to keep this blog updated with information (pictures, links, etc)about this flood...

Along with the flood I just found out that my Grandma is not doing well and that they are considering putting her on Hospice care... End of life care... basically just make her comfortable until she passes... The aspect I keep hanging on to is that I know she would go to heaven. She has lived an amazing God filled life! I know Jesus has a home up there for her. Plus she would get to be with my grandpa and that would be a happy day for all!!

I keep thinking of the song "Hope Now" by Addison Road. The lyrics say "Everything rides on hope now, Everything rides on faith somehow." I'm clinging to my hope and faith in Jesus as these waters rise both figurtively and literally!