Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011


know Him.

love Him.

accept Him.

listen to Him.

live Him.

That's my goal.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

on my mind

"for God did not send his son into the world to condemn them, but to save them through Him."  john 3:17

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Big Lives: 2+ years

Big Lives: 2+ years: "This whole hearing loss issue with Mags has sent me for a loop in many ways. I am not sure why - I mean - it isn't cancer.

I think tha..."

Friday, August 12, 2011

please read

i may give up on this entire blog thing myself.... as in.... i might quit writing... not sure yet.  just letting you know what i'm thinking.  what i will use this blog for is to redirect anyone that cares to know me more to sites or articles that greatly influence my thinking.... so, this next redirection is to another persons blog that i found stated pretty much exactly what i think needs to be said right about now from me....  so, if you are interested in knowing more about where i'm at check it out...   it's the blog on running the race.

Monday, August 8, 2011

an insatiable love

that's a pretty good description of my love for Jesus.  it can't be put out.  it doesn't dim over time.  i love him.  a lot.  insatiably.  i am thankful for resources that He has put in my life such as devotionals from Biblegateway that come just when i need them to.

in the last 24 hours i've been praying.  a lot.  and, i was SO happy and blessed to get the following email today.  it helped me come to peace with some things.  i do love Jesus.  check this out...

The Prayer that Changed My Life
Wendy Pope

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us..." Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)
Twenty-two thousand women sat on the edge of their seats as the teacher standing center stage asked, "Do you want to have an insatiable love for Jesus?" Her words hung in the air. Then she answered, "Pray to. If you want an insatiable love for Jesus, then pray to."
Scrambling to find my pen and struggling to spell the word insatiable, I wrote these simple yet powerful words in my conference notebook. The words stung my heart. As they fell from her lips, I knew this was a love for Jesus I did not have.
What I did have was church membership, a lot of church service, and some love. While Jesus was my Savior, something was missing.
I realized I had asked Jesus to be my Savior but not allowed Him to be my Lord. I loved Him for what He did but not for who He was. At age 34, I wanted to cry out this "pray to" prayer. But I wondered, "What must God think of me?"
Service to Him had been my life. Dedication to my church was paramount. But love? How could I not really love Jesus? Certainly He would be disinclined to hear such an elementary prayer from a grown woman who'd been a Christian much of her life.
My thoughts were misguided. It was a prayer God wanted to answer immeasurably more than I could think or imagine. He wanted me to have an insatiable love for Him!
The speaker's challenge that day became a lifestyle of prayer for me. Over time the emptiness in my heart was filled with a love for Jesus I had never known. My heart not only praised Him for what He had done in my life, but now loved Him for who He was: my Lord.
My obedience and service started to flow from a heart of love instead of duty. Lies that once shaped my life and negative feelings about myself where shattered by the honesty and power of His Word. The security of knowing Him as Lord gave me what I had been looking for my whole life. I found freedom in knowing who I am and courage to live like it's true.
The promise and power of today's key verse proved faithful in my life, changing me forever. Today, I want to challenge and invite you the same. Do you want to love Jesus with an insatiable love?
If you want to, then pray to.
Humble yourself before the Lord and ask Him to help you love Him. He will give you immeasurably more than you can imagine. Over time the emptiness in your heart will be filled with a love for Jesus you have never known. Your heart will praise Him for what He has done and for who He is-your Lord. If you want to, pray to.

Dear Lord, I want to love You with an insatiable love. Answer my prayer immeasurably more than I can think of or imagine. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

I don't know if anyone that reads my blog needed to hear something like this today, but it was so powerful in my life i thought i'd share it.

Be blessed!