Thursday, April 17, 2014

You Call Me Out Upon The Waters

You Call Me Out Upon The Waters

                                             You Call Me Out Upon The Waters ~~~

You Call Me Out Upon The Waters

"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

Oceans by Hillsong:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


"O Lord, Where are you?"

"I'm here with you, My Child"

"But Lord, I can't see you"

"I'm here, My Child"

"But Lord, I can't hear you"

"I'm here, My Child"

"But Lord, I can't feel you"

"I'm here, My Child"

"But how can I know this, O Lord?"

"Trust, My Child
 Trust and let my grace come in"

"I will, O Lord"

"Now I see you, O Lord!
 Now I hear you, O Lord!
 I feel you so close to me, O Lord!"

"Yes, My Child
 I am here with you always
 My love for you is constant
 When you need me, trust and my grace will come!"

"I love you, O Lord"

"I know, My Child
 I love you, too
 Always have and always will <3 <3 <3"

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Get A True Reflection

We often start off with the best intentions to serve God with our whole heart but somewhere along the way our desires become polluted with the human condition of 'me, myself, and I'.
Reading this book is like looking into a clear unclouded mirror and seeing your true heart reflected back at you!   This book can be a great 'sifter' of motives, attitudes, and 'nitty gritty' beliefs.
If you want to serve God in a deeper, pure and undivided way this book will challenge and help you!
FLESH provides direct true perspective regarding what ministering to God's people is all about:
"People are not pagans to be converted, projects to be preached at, or demographics to be reprogrammed.  Humans should never be generalized, categorized, dismissed, judged, or underestimated.  Every person is a story, rich with history, experiences, creative potential, strength and weaknesses, clarity, and blindness."

Ignite Your Heart!

There are a few books that grab your heart and fill you with new hope and excitement... This book is one of those for me!   I have highlighted so many passages that my copy is very colorful literally :)
The author humbly, clearly, and honestly tells of his journey to true intimacy with the God and explains the pitfalls that many of us are apt to fall into along the way on our own personal one.
He offers practical advice on how to avoid these detours and how to get back on track if we have mistakenly wandered in the wrong direction.  
This is a great read wherever you are on your spiritual walk.   It will ignite your heart with new passion for what really matters in love and life!

( I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher for honest review.)

How To Do It

My first reaction to Holly Gerth's book You're Going to Be OK was to stand up and yell: 
"Yes, this is really how to do it!!!"

For many years of my life I struggled to live the life I wanted to live due to ineffectual
thought processes and an inability to process my emotions correctly.   As Holly writes:
"By understanding that emotions simply communicate to us what is happening in our lives
we can learn to listen to them, express them, and ask God what he wants to do with them."

If this helpful guide is taken to heart, I believe it will be a life changer for anyone reading it.
Full of thought provoking questions and tools, it presents a practical guide to traversing
the peaks and valleys of life and difficult challenges we face along the way.  The book includes 
a clear picture of what heathy relationships with ourself, God, and others look like and how to develop them.

As a survivor of abuse, PTSD,  and a two time lung cancer survivor,  I have found the following quote from this book to be especially true:
"Life is hard.  Happiness is found not through escaping that reality but by embracing it."

You're Going to Be OK provides practical suggestions of how to do it successfully!

(I was provided an electronic copy of this book by the publisher for honest review.)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

God's Beloved Daughters, Daily Discovering The Blessings by Merrilyn Grodecki

A daily devotional that is filled with scripture and lessons on living a blessed and truth filled life.
The author shares from the heart and leads the reader to pertinent pointers for walking in God's ways.
This book is a very useful tool for understanding God's purpose for our lives.
Merrilyn Grodecki is a writer who paints a poetic word picture of God's great love for us.  She leads the reader to a deeper understanding of intimacy with Christ:
“Operating in and through God’s Word is a spirit knowing, never a flesh (feeling) knowing or a soul (reasoning) knowing. You receive the blessing when you (your spirit) receive the Word as your reality.”

Excerpt From: Grodecki, Merrilynn. “God's Beloved Daughters.” WestBowPress, 2013-01-03. iBooks. 
This material may be protected by copyright.

(I was provided a copy of this book for review by the publisher and BookLook Bloggers)

Monday, February 3, 2014

My New 'Get Healthy' Helper

A friend commented a few year's back that she had never seen 
anyone who ate as much 'fast food' as I did!   
I used to know where every drive through junk food establishment
was in town and used them often.
Fast forward to the present....
After two lung surgeries for cancer my family and friends have finally
convinced me there is some truth to that old adage: "You are what you eat!"
I have discovered I actually feel better when I put nutritious real cuisine 
in my body instead of the 'just get by' sugar and chemical loaded food wannabes.
Changing years of bad choices requires a little help...
Enter Pocket Superfoods!!!
This little book not only helps guide me to the best foods to eat 
but it also gives suggestions on how to shop for and prepare them.
Also included are helpful websites to find more info on living a healthy lifestyle.
A list of sites to discover and try new recipes is there too.
This little book is one of my new best friends....
I plan to bring it along with me to the grocery store-
Change is possible.... Sometimes we just need a little help!