Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Prayer For Healing

Father, you know there is a lot of sickness going on out in blogland right now.
Some of us get to feeling lonely and forgotten during times of illness.
Please touch and heal us and remind us of how much you love.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Don't Worry- Be Happy!

There always has been and always will be, plenty to worry about!

Let's let someone else do it!
(Hint- He's really powerful!)

Are ya with me?!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Every One Is Different!

I'm a people watcher- an observer.
( Does that mean I'm nosey?)
While visiting my grandchildren this month, I had the opportunity to observe the people in their apartment complex.
So many different types of people live there.
They come and they go.
Some stay- a lot.
They stop at each other's doors.
They sit in each other's door ways.
They play together.
And they are all so different yet they all are in each other's lives.
Oh, I would imagine there's some stories of irritation that could be told!
Tales of stretching and growing are probably being written on a daily basis, as all these different ones interact and learn from one another.
But it was a reminder to me of God's creativity with all living things.
There is not just one type of person that has some imaginary stamp of God's approval!
He loves us all.
He made us all.
And we're all special.
Let's just remember that every one is different.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Journey Continues

In my journey, I have experienced so much deliverence!
This morning, I'm thinking about freedom from judging others.
It used to be that I would often look or listen to someone and then claim that they were *falling away* from God, were not *right* with God or they didn't simply didn't know Him at all.


Now I look at my own life with a critical eye and I wonder....
How would I have judged me if I were looking at me right now?
Did that makes sense? ;>
I would probably say that I was too frivolous, too isolated, AND deceived.


I remember once hotly declaring that I would "never be content!"
and that I would always want more!
I saw contentment as lukewarmness.
I felt like I should always be striving, pressing, fighting and agonizing over some spiritual grief.
And those who weren't?
Well... They were missing it.
Oh, I'm so glad that God loved me back then.
It helps me to love others now.
Here's to deliverance!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Do You Long To Know The Truth?

Do you long to know the truth?

Well I have good news!

The Truth is a person and His name is Jesus!

You can spend a life time sweating over doctrine and trying to come to a knowledge of the truth or you can know The Truth now!

Just ask Him to make Himself real to you.

It's a whole lot of fun!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I Have So Much To Learn!

It's a good thing I have a Great Teacher!

The poorest student doesn't hinder Him!
Nothing does!
I'm so glad that we can all learn together!
Have a great day, everyone.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Comparing Ourselves

Why is it that we often fall into the trap of comparing our lives to others?

We might think like this:

"Her best friend lives next door to her, but my best friend *doesn't* live next door to me, therefore she has a better life than mine!"

(Never mind the fact that *she* has had multiple health problems since birth and has probably suffered more than you ever will.)


Or maybe it's her husband that makes her life seem so enviable?

(Forget about the fact that she's already lost both her parents and she suffered cruel abuse as a child.)


What is it that looks so much better than what we have?
Outward beauty?

Discontentment is a robber!
Let's accept who we are and what the Lord has given us.
God accepts us.
Let's accept ourselves.

You my friend, are a wonderful person!
You're one of a kind and full of wonderful ways.
We don't need her life!
We need OURS.
(Let's have fun celebrating it, too!)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Are You Convinced Of God's Love?

Are you convinced of God's love?
Do you think that He loves you, BUT...
No! He loves you, PERIOD.

He loves you.
He loves you.
He loves you.

Please believe it.
It's amazing how everything seems to fall into place when we are convinced of His love.
It's then even easier to love others, too.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Do You Feel Lonely?

Do you feel lonely?
We've all heard of people who feel lonely even when they are in a room full of people. What gives?
I used to feel lonely all the time.
I think the reason I was lonely is because I was wanting something that I didn't have.
I was convinced there was someone who *should* be in my life and that spot was not filled. The result of that mind set was lonliness.
A full life that should have been resulting in happiness- wasn't.
I was miserable.
I somehow thought that God's will for my life included people that He had not given me.

As I look back at silly ole me, I remind myself of a little girl who refused to eat her vegetables because she wanted her desert!
Can you just imagine my long legs kicking and the miserable look on my face? :> How embarrassing!
I now know that God can be trusted to bring me to the people He has chosen for me. Setting our hearts on something that isn't ours, is not fun.
Coveting makes us discontent! Yuk!
HIS will- will be done in my life and yours.
It *IS* being done.
That's the clincher.
It *IS* being done.
It's not some far off day when life is all we think it should be.
If our situation is "supposed" to be different than what is is- He will change it.
He is mighty to save and strong to deliver from all things- including loneliness.
May you be blessed with contentment and trust today as you walk with Him.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Open Doors

It is SO not fun to try to open a door that's stuck.
It brings a lot of frustration and exhaustion.

Open doors are a lot more fun!
They swing right open and lead you into what ever is next.
A sense of purpose fills your heart as you take those forward steps and look around you...

If you're trying to force your way through a door that seems stuck or perhaps just a little rusty, I want to encourage you to step back.
We often think that every "worthy" door should allow us admittance but the Lord knows which doors to lead us through.
He knows what you need.

I hope you are blessed with freedom of movement today.

~ Hearts ~

Monday, October 20, 2008

Be Free From Condemnation!

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus! For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death!

Your heads are hanging too low my friends!

Lift up your heads!

Feeling guilty and condemned only slows you down.

His cleansing is thorough, complete and lasting.

Receive it and believe it!

~ Hearts ~

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lay It All Down

Give it up

Lay it down
Cast your cares
Upon His crown
Yes, there's definitely a theme here of late.
It flows from what I have learned and from what I see others learning.
I think it's a good theme.
Deliverance from striving
Freedom from worry
Resting in HIS power instead of trying to muster up some of our own.
That's LIFE in HIM!
I hope you can experience His life today and go on your way rejoicing!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Stop Trying

Stop trying.
Just live and let HIM live through you.
Yes, waiting is required.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm Back!

I arrived home at 3:00 AM this morning!
I had a wonderful trip that was sprinkled with little miracles of love,
provision and joy!
There's no place like home!
Thanks to all who prayed for sleep.
It was pretty crazy for a few nights but sleep finally came.
There's just nothing that can compare to the healing power of sleep!
Well, I've missed being on the blogs and I look forward to fellowshipping with you all once again.
More later!
~ Warm Hearts from Holly~

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Blog Break From The 8th Thru 16th

I'm off on vacation to see my grown sons and grandchildren! I'm finally more excited than nervous! That's an answered prayer!

I probably will not have computer access while I am gone so there will not be any new posts until I'm snuggled back into my nest. Also, if you leave a comment, I probably won't be able to respond until I return.

Please pray that I will be able to relax and sleep while I'm away from home. I will miss all the inhabitants of the land of Blog!

~ Hearts to all ~

Monday, October 6, 2008

Down With The Shoulds!

Do you hear yourself saying things like this:

"I know I should, but I don't."

Well, I say, Down With The Shoulds!
My friend, SHOULD can become a terribly heavy burden!
Jesus wants you to walk in freedom.
Let's leave the shoulds up to Him.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

To know Him More

Oh I want to know you more
Deep within my heart I want to know you
Lord I want to know you
And I would give my final breath
Just to know you in your death and resurrection
Lord I want to know you more
Lord I want to know you more

Do you know God?
Or do you only know about Him?
He wants us to know Him.
He wants us to have a relationship with Him.

We can fellowship with Him.
We can abide in Him- stay in Him.
We can learn from Him.

Do you enjoy Him?
Is He your delight?
If your Christian life revolves around a list of "do's" and "don'ts' and looking to see whether you measure up or not, you are missing out on so much!

Do you know God?
He knows you.
He knows the very number of hairs on your head.
He knows your thoughts and everything you've ever done.
But there's another level of knowing that He wants each and every one of us to enter into.
He wants us to willingly let Him know us.
He wants us to yield to Him and be one with Him, that He might live through us.
He wants to commune with us and fill us.

My prayer for all of us is that we will look to our creator as a loving God and Father who delights when we draw near to Him.

Oh how He loves you and me.

I want to know Him more.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Let 'Em Fall

Let your cares go...

Watch them fall like leaves on the wind.

Enter into His rest.

So He can make all things new.

*There *is* a peace that surpasses natural understanding.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Are You Hurting?

Are you hurting?

Are you being persecuted without cause?

I'm so sorry if you are hurting.

May our Father pour in the oil and the wine into your aching heart and bind up all your wounds. You are loved.

Hear the words of our Lord...

~Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the son of man's sake.

~Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

~Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you!

~But I say unto you which hear, love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

If praying for your persecutors proves difficult, ask the Lord to love through you. Stephen's ability to pray for his persecutors at his stoning did not come through some virtue of his own. It came because of his being full of God's Spirit. We can forgive those who have hurt us too, if we let Him love through us. Jesus also asked the Father to forgive those who crucified Him. And the Father answered that prayer.

Be healed in Jesus' name!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Let Me Introduce You

In Many of my posts you will see this mountain- Mount Rainier.
This is the mountain I grew up with and it's very special to me.
Sometimes I miss it so much that it hurts!
In just about any scenic calendar, you will see a photo of this Mountain.
It is so huge and beautiful. And guess what? Our God created it! Ha!
The God who wants to live IN and THROUGH you and me- made that mountain.

And I have another guess what. :> My son climbed that mountain recently!
All the way to the top AND he called me when he reached it!
THAT was a fun phone call!

* He has given us abundant life! Let's live it!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Is Here!

(Please note that all the wonderful photos on this blog were taken by others across the internet but that I am not one of them! :>)

Oooh! I have such a gorgeous color tour planned for this month! It's difficult to choose which pictures to post.

I love October...
Morning walks become invigorating and even our animals liven up their steps.
I am finally able to fire up my wood cook stove and pretend I'm camping in my very own kitchen. AND my Birthday is October 3rd and I love Birthdays! ;>

This Oct. is especially exciting because I will be flying to Idaho to see my grown sons and 3 grandchildren! We'll be staying for over a week!
Thank you, Lord!

Do to the fact that I will be busy preparing and gone for part of the month, I don't know how often I will be able to post. Some older posts might make a second appearance in order to fill the void. With those factors in mind, I thought this would be a good month to try formatting my posts like most bloggers do. This month when you click on this blog, the newest entry will be at the very top.

I hope to post every day until I leave on my trip and let you know when I leave and return.

I love reading your comments! They make my day. I love meeting new people from all over the USA and the whole world! If you are a regular reader, please tell me so by comment or e mail. I appreciate your encouragement so much!

The Lord Loves you and so do I!