Come fly With Me

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Seeing the world from up high gives only a section of a perspective. Specific details are impossible to see until the destination is within sight and even more when one arrives.

Sometimes life is very much this way. It gives us a broad picture, when all we want is a specific and detail plan.

Many times, we become impatient taking the plan of flight in our own hands. Soon, we find ourselves headed straight down, spinning out of control, before the crash.

Waiting, as hard as it is, possibly causing anxiety, has its different purposes for our own good.

Besides acclimating to the descending pressure, balancing our equilibrium, our reasoning is in need of the proper oxygen for clarity.

Otherwise, our choices become unwise.

In spiritual or even physical matters one may not know the next destination. Despair, fear, denial, depression can easily accompany anxiety causing one to hyperventilate.

Trust, faith and reliance on God, family and friends become a necessity.

It’s as if one holds their heart in their hands passing it carefully to the hands, of the one before them and say, ” Help! But, please don’t break it.”

Not easy for me to trust others with my heart, only God. He’s teaching me at this time of my life, vulnerability. Not an easy lesson. It hurts.COME

My Version of Psalms 61

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Psalms 61

1
Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.

Oh my Heavenly Father, hear my aching heart. Listen to the words my lips cannot speak to you.

2
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

From the end of this rope I’m holding onto without sight of stability, I call only to you. My  cramped fingers are stuck to this hard, dry-out rope. Don’t allow my heart to grow faint. Please come. Rescue me. When you arrive, don’t leave so quickly. I need your leadership. Guide me to the rock that is much higher than me.

3
For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.

Lord, you’ve been my faithful refuge for many years and a strong tower against the foe, day and night. He’s back. He torments me in my relationships during the light of day and in my dreams in the darkest of night.  With great persistence he prickles my fingers, trying desperately to break my grip.

4
I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. Selah

Oh how I desire relief, to dwell in your presence, in your tent forever. There I would find the refuge my soul seeks, in the shelter of your beautiful comforting wings. Yet, Lord, I don’t believe is time for my story to end. No, not yet.

5
For you have heard my vows, O God; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

As for my vows, you know each on. They’ve been recorded in the holy of holies, your heart. O God, you and you alone, through your Son, Jesus Christ, you’ve given me the heritage of those who feared your name. Now, that I’m your daughter, and with that honor, I wait for your fatherly hand to take mine.

6
Increase the days of the king’s life, his years for many generations.

Give me more days of life on this earth, if it’s part of the story you’ve written for me. Either way, if my last chapter is coming to a close or more to be lived, bless the years of the many generations which you’ve brought forth and will continue through my lineage.

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May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.

May I and those of my family line be establish in your presence forever. Appoint your love and faithfulness to protect us all.

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Then will I ever sing praise to your name and fulfill my vows day after day.

Then and now, I will sing praises to your name as I fulfill my vows day after day until the last chapter of my life comes to a close.

Thank you Father, for your written Word. In Jesus, my Lord and Savior I cling to your promises as I wait for your hand of assurance and help. May each day I live bring glory to your Name, the name above all names.

Choose Life

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CHOOSE LIFE

I will not die but live. And I will tell of what the Lord has done. Psalms 118:17

May the Lord give you strength and wisdom to pass through your present bridge you are facing.

As you walk across, whisper to yourself, “I will not die. I’ve chosen to live. With Jesus help, I will prevail.”

Once you’ve reach the otherside, shout with all your might of what the Lord has done.

Wishing The Sunset To Never End

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This day made me desire a place or is it a time which can never be, where the Sunset never finishes the day and time will make the moment last till my cup is full.

For I wasn’t ready to face my tomorrow and be away from those I love.

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My two oldest sons, their wife and my two grandsons.

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My daughter with her funny faces and her boyfriend.

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Plus my youngest and his halerious humor.

Accepting I have no power to keep the sun from setting

only to return and visit those whom I care about,

my family, is something I can do and sleep on.

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These unique souls are the excuses for my absence from blogging, for they’ve occupied my time, my heart, and my mind.

Plus my travels with my husband, family and friends.

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I am planning to blog again. Hmmm, wondering what those writing will say.

Hope you’ve been well. Looking forward to catch up with your post. See you around through your words. 🙂

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” – Psalm 133:1

God bless,

Lidia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look and Wait for Truth

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LOOK AND WAIT FOR TRUTH ~ Before taking any steps of action based on present feelings, God can lead and teach one to find peace, joy and hope in the uncertanty of tomorrow.

Psalm 25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

It isn’t easy waiting on a result one can’t control. And honestly, many time it isn’t easy waiting on the Lord to work things out for us, my husband, me, my kids, family or dear friends.

But, every time, the answer, solution or remedy comes. Not always what I expected, but always something that was the best under the circumstances for the individual or individuals involved.

Only in time I’ve seen the many benefits on allowing God to lead me and teach me in my waiting periods which have been many even till today.

He has always come through. Many times God shows up through friends. Or an unexpected invitation to go explore, fish and fellowship with others.

God is teaching me the importance of staying involved with caring and loving people in my life. He’s leading and teaching me into building lasting relationships with deep roots and with plenty of room for growth.

Without dear friends, like Lori, I would not only have a void and sleep days away, but struggle to remain strong in my storms.

Grateful to know Lori and her husband, Jeff. They are a blessing in my husband and my life.

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When A Massive Wave Comes

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WHEN A MASSIVE WAVE COMES

Living His Word

Our God, punish those people. We don’t have the strength to stop this large army that is coming against us. We don’t know what to do! We are looking to you for help.”

2Chronicles 20:13 ERV

When one receives a blow of shock, disappointment, betrayal, challenging time or difficult news to heavy to bear it’s like a massive wave over us. Its power smashes us against a boulder, which can’t be move, and leaves us powerless.

When hours, days, months maybe even years passed and the boulder is still sitting there, we come to a place again and again of not knowing what to do.

From nowhere another blow has knocked out our wind, our strength, our stamina to fight. We can’t stop what’s coming against us. For the boulder has trapped us.

We then feel alone and totally helpless. Feelings and thoughts overwhelm us and we become powerless to fight the enemy of our mind, our will and at times our belief.

Then we hear a whisper, like a soft warm wind, reminding us, “It’s not your battle to fight. Do what you must. Do what you can. Then do what I’ve told you. Rest and trust in me, your Lord and Savior.

I will stop this large army which has come against you. Will you take my hand and believe that I am watching over you?

Don’t forget of those people who I’ve placed along side you. They are part of my army. They too will be fighting for you in prayer. Surround yourself with my people.

Don’t remove yourself, then cry wolf, as if you are all alone. For you are never alone. I am with you. When you are with your brothers and sisters in Christ, you will feel me there.

Don’t turn away from my ways or from me, look to me for my help. Take my hand and I will bear this burden with you until this storm passes.

As for the boulder, it’s a reminder of my power in your life. It will remain where it has been placed. In the past.

Remember, the past can return and bring a storm. If and when it does, it should draw you even closer to me than before. For we have a history together. Don’t allow the storm to wash you away from me.

I’ll fight the enemy which your eyes can’t see, which destroys the human spirit and imprisons souls.

I will fight the wind which whips you away from me. I will cover you with my hands.

I will fight for you, my child, when you can’t see any one else beside you.

Come, trust in me again, take a hold of my promises and follow me. Always, look towards me for help.”

May the Lord bless his word and his people.

Revealed Glory Through Pain

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REVEALED GLORY THROUGH PAIN

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Romans 8:18 

An insert from BibLe Hub

“Jesus told us that He came so that His disciples may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10), but He also told us that in this world we will have tribulations (John 16:33) and persecutions (Matthew 5:10-11).

Paul experienced the extremes of Jesus’ words.

On the one hand, he had a life more abundant than most. He was full of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit and he had a powerful ministry all over the known world.

But he also suffered many trials, troubles, tribulations, and persecutions. He knew the heights of the Christian experience in this dispensation and he knew the depths as well.

And when he sums it all up, as he does in our verse for today, he says that all the tribulations and persecutions are not worth comparing with the abundance of life that is still to come.”

My two cents worth:
In struggles, sufferings, pains come moments of unexplable hope which are slivers of glory. Those moments sparkle of what is yet to come, lighting-up the path which overcomes the present darkness of the tormoil.

May you see those landers of glorious hope on your way to the glory which God has and will revealed to you on that day.

God bless his Word and his people.

Rekindled Love

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REKINDLED LOVE

On a lonely beach
Dinner for two
Is what you chose

Heart pounding
Hands sweating
Mind unfocused

Speechless
Beside you
I stood

Arm in arm
You guided me
And whispered

Be with me
Stay with me
Live with me

Lighter than air
Softer than silk
Warmer than summer

You embraced
Me whole
With gentleness

You kissed
My lips
With tenderness

I reaccepted
A ring’s
Caressed

My heart
My soul
My life

Has been
It is and
Will be

Only for
My true love
You, my Husband

Childlike Finds Heavenly Treasures

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CHILDLIKE FINDS HEAVENLY TREASURES

At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.”

— Matthew 11:25 NLT

Insight

As a child we eager to grow up.
As a teen we eager for independence
As a young adult we eager for retirement.
As a mature adult we eager to be young again.

When reason blooms understanding, at all stages of life we should strive to be childlike in our eagerness to become something we are not. It is then when we can seek heavenly treasure and actually find it.

Joy among tears.
Peace among caos.
Love among dissapointments.
Forgiveness among unrepentance.

Lord, help us to be childlike with our faith in you. Hold our hand and lead us to the treasure you have for us. Thank you that we don’t have to be wise or clever to understand your ways.

Bless your Word and your people. In Jesus name I ask.

Work Prepared In Advanced

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WORK PREPARED IN ADVANCED~ Living His Word

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

Have you ever gone to bed thinking of all the things you have to a accomplish tomorrow?

Of course, we all have.

But have you gone to bed wondering what work God prepared for you to do tomorrow?

Well, that part of the verse was a target hit on my heart.

Almost daily I wake up asking God to guide my steps, thoughts and words for I know in my head where I must be, with whom I will be and what I’m going to be doing. I planned these things in advanced.

Hmmm.

Now I’m thinking. I should be prepare to do my list as well as God’s.

Questions:
Can we know the work He has for us? Yes.
It will be present to us. God’s good works will be done along side our work. There are times we must put a side our work to do God’s. Also, the Holy Spirit will tell us in advance and help us to be ready.

Will we listen to the Holy Spirit small voice?
If yes, can we work along God’s plan and ours? Or can we postpone ours to do list for God’s good works?

Lord, may we not miss the good work you have prepared for us today. May we be listening to your Holy Spirit and be willing to do the prepared godly tasks you have for us.

God, bless your Word and your people. Amen.Work

Look Up

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Allow the beauty of the day to lift your mind above the darkness of the night.

Reflect on the goodness of past days for it will shed pounds from a weight down heart.

Give an encouraging, loving hug to someone, help them to keep looking up.

Psalms 5 NIV
1 Listen to my words, Lord,
consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
with you, evil people are not welcome.
5 The arrogant cannot stand
in your presence.
You hate all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
you, Lord, detest.
7 But I, by your great love,
can come into your house;
in reverence I bow down
toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies—
make your way straight before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;
with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,
for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Roundness of the Sea

In mathematics the center is a point within any round object keeping the object circumference evenly space. As for the human, the heart it’s referred as the center of who we are, yet it’s on our right side, guarded by our chest.

As the center of a circle, our hearts keeps us well balance as it pumps life to every cell of our body, giving life.

Life also exist in the center of all creatures, even the ones at the bottom of the deep blue sea.

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The Ocean, which has always given me a since of roundness, for water brings life, yet water drowns life, it reveals the circle of life in different species.

 

Anemones, which have unique shapes, beautiful neon-colors and rubbery, slippery texture captivate the imagination.

 

Sea life is an example of how once light shines on them, light returns from within each being revealing their unique color or colors and design.

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In our effort, let’s be as well-rounded as we humanly can by being golden with our words and actions. Allow goodness to radiate beautiful colors from our a caring heart as the sea creatures have demonstrated for the world to see.

Photo Challenge from Dutch goes the Photo – Round

 

 

 

 

Until

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How many times do I need to tell you . . .?

You’re beautiful!

Until, I am.

 

You’re not over weight!

Until, I am not.

 

You’re able.

Until, I can.

 

You can let go.

Until, I’m safe.

 

You can do this.

Until, I’m accomplished.

 

You’re forgiven.

Until, all my guilt is gone.

 

You can trust me.

Until, I can truly surrender.

 

Father continue to remind us, of all these possibilities, your promises. Every time our insecurities show up, may we run into your arms before lies chisel us into ice sculptures.

As for the lies we have believed, evaporate them at the touch of your hand, at the sound of your truth and at the warmth of your love. Please, remold us to live the life you’ve given us through your Son’s sacrifice. And, when the pest of lies return, which they will, help us come into your presence.

“The Lord is good. He is a safe place to go to in times of trouble. He takes care of those who trust him.”

Nahum 1:7 ERV

Standing Firm

20190506_092450_2.jpgSTANDING FIRM ~ means to recall the truth and anchoring my soul to the freedom I have in Christ, my Lord.

When the wind of setbacks comes, bringing the yoke of slavery, I’ll stand firm on God’s promises.

Then, in Christ, past burdens of insecurities and doubts will be blown, right passed my heart and mind.

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
– Galatians 5:1 NIVSta

When The Impossible Is Before You

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WHEN THE IMPOSSIBLE IS BEFORE YOU ~ Wait for the Lord.

Then:
1. See where God takes you
2. See what God shows you
3. See what God instructs you to speak

“Son of man, can these bones live?”

“O Lord GOD,” I replied, “only You know.”

And He said to me, “Prophesy concerning these bones and tell them: ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!

This is what the Lord GOD says to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you will live.

I will attach tendons to you and make flesh grow upon you and cover you with skin. I will put breath within you so that you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”

So I prophesied as I had been commanded.”

Ezekiel 37:2-7

Take time to read the rest of the story to find out what happens when we obey God’s commands.

Happy May Day

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HAPPY MAY DAY
Wether the sun is shining beautifully or clouds blanket the sky, the earth sends it messages of warmer days to come.
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May flowers will be sent to family and friend reminding them of what’s on the way.
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Many will begin preparing for barbecuing camping, boating, fishing, hiking and spending time in the outdoors rejoicing in the sun.
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Before the gathering of people and the buds fully bloom, we’ll want to get rid of what we acquired during fall and winter time. Therefore spring cleaning and fitting into that swim suit must get accomplish.
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While we strive to exist with less, lets remember one thing to have lots more of. . . time with family friends and with God.
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Two of the three may not be near, but they are just a message or a call away.
 
In the meantime let’s keep these words of wisdom in mind as we pull weeds, trim bushes, rub off grass stains from cloths, go for a run and wash our windows clean;
“The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.”
Isaiah 40:8 ESV
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Because, all summers do end, the grass will wither and the May flowers will fade, we must remain in God’s word. It’s the one thing which is everlasting.
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May the Lord rubb and wash away what keep his light shining in and through us. May He pull and trim the things which cover our hearts and keeps his showers of blessings from reaching us. May he work us out to get rid of what weight us down then we can wear the proper spiritual clothing.
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Once He showers, dresses and lights us may the fruits of the Spirit bloom wildly within us like flowers on the fields for many to receive.
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Let it be a reaccuring spiritual cleaninsing through out the year and not only in springtime.
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God bless each one of you, my family and friends.

 

Giving Up or Letting Go?

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GIVING UP OR LETTING GO?
Woke up with the phrase, “thoughts can kill you or heal you,” and it wouldn’t leave me alone.
Seeking undestanding, I ask the Lord, “is this a theme for a story or something else?”
As I spent my quiet time, the phrase return and it brought another idea along. Not finding the proper words to put on this feeling, I looked for a photo to help me identify what the Holy Spirit was telling me.
When I saw the leaf, a question formed, “Is the leaf giving up or letting go?”
Knowing how God works and moves me or should I say pushes me to act upon what He sees in me, I knew a reminder was being handed for my mind.
Will I be giving up what has been done in me? Or letting go and accept the change which is in hand?
Many times, I fight thoughts which push me to give up and let the dream die.
It’s a real, true struggle within me!!!
One which produces melancholy even after workouts, walks and being out in nature for hours. Usually God wakes my spirit and soon I get myself moving by doing my duties of laundry and cleaning or paying bills.
My self talk goes something like this, “Lidia, you’re a grown woman, just keep taking steps. How else can you be a witness of what you’ve said you are in Christ?”
Why am telling you this? Because I’m not alone fighting a battle which we’ve been told it’s won. Yet, no relief has come. It diverted and missed us. Well, it feels like it has for what ever reason.
Instead of standing strong against the enemy. I do as he wants, be in the front battle zone fighting for my right to be who God said I am.
For many of us, the war exist in our head more than in our heart.
We struggle with thoughts which are killing us, inside out. Once our will is done with, we have no reason to exist. Meditate on God words, are daily pills, but our thoughts of redemption and healing remain dried up. (Rom. 12:2)
Then the dagger hits home, Hope is for others, not for me.
I shared my reoccurring waking thought with a friend over coffee this morning. I mention that I wasn’t sure if it was for a story. She suggested to write a story about twins, one with the name Ican’t and the other Ican.
After she left, I had my quiet time. It was them when I saw these twins, joined by one heart, in me.
Who will win?
The one who will remain standing strong and walk in the newness of who she has become.
Is it easy? Nope. I will confront that solid steep mountian God told me about.
It will seem unclimbable before me, but with the Lord’s help, I will get to the other side which is labeled, “accomplishement.”
Not sure what you’re struggling and doing battle with today, but be assured you are not alone even though it’s a lonesome road.
Today will you chose with me to dwell and meditate on the Victory which the Lord conquered for us through His resurrection?
Let’s encourage each other today as we stand with the banner of victory on our spear then walk in faith on what has already been done and accomplished in us. (Heb. 3:13)
You maybe on a different road, but we’re facing the same enemy. Let’s keep in mind the enemy is not only finished but CONQUERED! (John 19:30)
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Oh How I Miss My Artist Friends

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would be dry

without the sea,

that’s how

I find

myself

without you,

the poet, the storyteller,

the artist, the reporter.

the thinker, the dreamer

 

Life captured me

took me from you

I’ve returned

now and then

But, only for a glimpse

Maybe, just maybe

this time

I’ll stay a bit longer

Maybe, just maybe

the chains

of inferiority

incompetent

imperfection

won’t pull me

away again

 

Enslaving feelings

keep me in the dark

corner of my soul

Away from you

Oh, how I missed

your printed words

your rhythmic sound

Your unique ideas

Your provoking art

Your rainbow heart

 

You, my friends

are  the missing

colors of my

creative playtime

Your unique art

gives me a key to

become an ocean

filled with a sea,

rejuvenating ideas

deep inside of me

 

 

 

A Sunrise Relationship Connection

20181203_102534.jpg“Grandpa at what time will we see the sun?”

“Well Grandson, it depends where we are standing.”

The grandson blew into his cupped hands, then asked, “What do you mean?”

“You see, if you stand far from the mountains, like we are now, we’ll see the sun sooner. But, if we were at the base of those mountains, we won’t see the sun until it cleared their peaks.”

“But Grandpa, Nana said that the sun rises at the same time.”

Grandpa patted his grandson on the head, chuckled and then responded, “Nana is right. The sun rises at a specific time every day. But if a mountain is right before us, it will block the sun from our sight.”

“Oh, I see.” The grandson cuddled in his own coat as the Alaska’s cold, morning air touched his skin. He then releases a deep sigh.

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“What thoughts are you wrestling with, grandson?”

“I was wondering, if the reason why my parents can’t see God like we do, is because of where they are standing.”

His grandpa wraps his arm around the Grandson’s shoulders, “You are wise for an eight-year-old.”

“Grandpa, you’re the wise one, for you bring me out here where God teaches man about him and ourselves.”

“How did you arrive to this conclusion?”

“By watching and listening to you.”

“Hmmm.” Grandpa remain quiet for a while before releasing a deep breath.

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The grandsons watched the cloud of breath float up and reshaped itself until it vanished from sight.

“Grandpa, did you just tell God a prayer?”

“I did.”

“What did you pray for?”

“That you and I will have many more mornings to witness the sunrise. And, for you to keep reminding me of the important things one must do. I also asked the Lord to help me stand where I will always see God so that He can shine through me.”

“I will ask the same things.” The Grandson released three puffs of breath and watched them transformed shapes as they floated to the heavenly sky. “Grandpa, the sun!”

Grandpa moved away from the rail, took the keys of the truck out of his pocket and told his Grandson, “the sun rays have spread making this Grandpa and Grandson connection time, extra special. Now let’s go to the mountains and explore.”20181203_103207.jpg

Tuesday Photo Challenge by Dutch goes the Photo ~ Connections

Worship In My Highs and My Lows

 

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Out loud

or within

I cry out

in praise

and

at times

in pain,

either way

I choose to

worship a

Deity who

was, is and

continues

to be

 

 

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With such knowledge

I face the world

whether it maybe

a pleasant sunny day

or a dark stormy night

with a certainty

of a holy assurance

I’ll walk as

I face my fears

calming my breath

when nightmares

of my past appear

 

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Although

my knees

give in from

unbelief and

my face falls

to my feet

I will climb

the steeple

of prayer

to arrive

at the cross

where my

help comes from

 

All I need to do is worship.

Frank Tuesday’s photo challenge: Worship

When I’m Weak, I’m Strong

20190413_093341-1.jpgThere are days, which I’m more than ready to go full stride with my writing without telling myself, “believe, believe in your giftedness.”

Then there are those days, like yesterday, which all I could do was to muster enough will power and not get lost on the path which I’ve been on many times. The path which accomplishes nothing.

I pushed myself to move, only to have felt the dragging of my steps in familiar groves. Fear of stumbling in the old rut of ‘lack of trust’ or twist my ankle from a previous deep footprint of ‘doubt’ entered my heart. I struggled all day and didn’t return to the road of progress, which I had hoped to be on.

On days like yesterday, I normally repeat to myself, Lord, I believe, please, oh please help my unbelief. Honestly, this prayer didn’t even cross my mind. For some reason I kept expecting something bad to happen. I couldn’t stay focus on anything long enough to do or accomplish what I long, to write, to be creative or even go for a walk. My body became fatigued. All I wanted was to return to bed and sleep. By the end of the day, I was exhausted.

Today, the verse about, “My Grace is sufficient,” came to mind.

My spirit remarked with sarcasm, really Lord? I don’t think so.

I went ahead and looked up the verse, for I didn’t recall the whole passage.

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:8-9

When I read, “three times,” I felt my spirit harden. It told me, “I’m not asking three times. It should have been taken care of the first time, we asked “three times.” Why must the wait have to occur, every time? Why? I’m tire of waiting.”

For some reason, a spirit of pessimism overcame me.

I wondered, where in the heck did, I pick up this spirit? Or did it just floated my way and decided I was a perfect candidate? Well, I don’t know. But, wanting to get some writing done today, I thought I should do as Paul wrote, “boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” Maybe then this spirit would leave me, and my mindset be on Whom and what I believe God can do through me.

It’s difficult to write when low self-esteemed conversations arise over shadowing my creativity, and questions of my true ability drown the little confidence I hold inside. The idea of being a good writer quickly slips from my grasp, when my weakness of spelling, grammar and punctuation face me each time. Plus, the fact that the proper words I want to use don’t fruition quickly, only concepts float in my mind which frustrate my heart. Last, the critique in me wins more often than I care to admit, leaving me defeated.

Often, I ask myself, “why do you need to be perfect and want man’s approval when you have both in Christ?”

My mentors’ advice return, “write Lidia, just write. Don’t worry about the errors, go ahead and tell the story. Later, return and rewrite with the help of others.”

But I don’t want others to see my mistakes. Which in itself is another weakness of mine. Yikes! Why Lord, why do you fill my head with stories that I can’t finish and at times not even start? I don’t understand, why you gifted me with this talent of story-teller?

The Lord reminded me of His Grace as I struggle with the assurance of what God sees in me.

With truth, I responded, “Yes, Lord. I know your grace is sufficient.”

Then, I heard in my spirit my Lord say, “Lidia why don’t you do what Paul did, delight in weaknesses, in insult, in hardships in persecutions, in difficulties. It’s not a delight of your weakness, but while you are in the state of being weak, delight in the knowledge that my grace is sufficient and allow the errors to be made. In other words, trust me as you obey and make mistakes. All you need to do is believe Paul’s words. Believe, when Lidia is weak, then Lidia is strong.”

Truthfully Lord, it makes no scenes to me. How in my weakness, can I be strong? How will your grace be sufficient for me? I do understand your power, yet not how it is made perfect in my weakness. Could you allow the Holy Spirit to help me understand your “grace?”

I heard my Lord say, “My Grace is many things, but here it refers to dexterity. Through my Grace you will receive the ability for the artistry which I’ve blessed you with. When you face the struggles, challenges, insults, difficulties and persecutions, I will give you the tact require to be strong as you hold on and accomplish each story.

Believe in me, in spite of your disbelief in yourself. Write and accomplish the stories.”

Lord, bring me back to this lesson when my will doesn’t want to obey, my spirit toys with disbelief and when self struggles with my old ways of thought for they return only to taunt me. I don’t want the struggle of my weaknesses, but I do desire for your divine power to be seen in me and through me so that many will trust in you.

Therefore, I will learn to say, “For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Like A Reflection

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LIKE A REFLECTION ~ Let’s keep this verse stuck on the mirror of our souls.

“. . . being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 1:6 NKJV

When we feel like:
failures,
weaklings,
worthless,
undeserving,
unworthy
of God’s goodness
we can recall where to find the confidence to put on the righteousness which God provided.

Don’t forget, ignore or overlook what has been bought for you, your soul’s freedom. It came with a high price and given as a free gift to anyone who professes Jesus as Lord.

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Rom. 10:9-10

Don’t leave your beautiful, spiritual, royal outfit laying on the bed or hung in the closet, unworn.

Today, is the day to change your soul’s cloths, for we are sons and daughters of a High King.

While you workout your salvation, keep quoting Philippians 1:6.

Jesus has risen! For you! For me! For all!

Let’s not place Him back in the grave in thought or in heart.

We don’t have to wait for Easter to proclaim and walk in truth.

Think and say, “HE HAS RISEN! And I will be made complete!”

In Love With The Sea

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With your sways you sooth my soul to near you

With your roars you entice my heart to feel you

With your rolling waves you engulf me to be with you

With your gentle release you leave me wanting you more

What’s New Under The Sun

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WHAT’S NEW UNDER THE SUN? ~ Technology causes change which brings something new to our attention.

So why did Solomon said there’s no new thing under the sun? When obviously there is in our time?

What was Solomon talking about anyway to have come to this result?

Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep His commandments,
for this is the duty of all mankind.

— Ecclesiastes 12:13 NIV

When it comes to things of the heart, there’s nothing new. When it comes to living life their is nothing new. When it comes to perceiving there is nothing new. When it comes to emotions there is nothing new. When it comes to death their is nothing new. When it comes to humanity, there is nothing new.

As the world changes what is valuable for mankind shouldn’t change, unless the heart becomes deceived. Once it does; life will no longer be valuable; knowledge becomes futile; feelings are not worth validation; death is seen as emptiness and mankind becomes insignificant.

Keep a check on your heart for more than blood pumps forth to your mind, eyes, ears and mouth.

In order to see the value of fearing God, one must understand the fear Solomon wrote about. This fear is not the kind which causes your knees to rattle. It’s the one which moves the heart to kneel down before a king.

This fear is out of reverance for the heart of our Lord. He treasures us, our hearts, our life. Let’s not forget His death, his love for us.

Ask yourself, to whom do I give this type of fear? To who or what am I bending my knee? Whose commandments have we given our heart and life to follow?

Whose footsteps are you following? Who are you leaving your footprints to be followed one day?

You matter to God, to your family, and your friends. You matter to me.

May you follow Jesus all the days you breath. Once you leave this world, rejoice with Him.

God bless each of you.

Wine Bottles Made Into Wall Art

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Round and Round

Side by side

above and below

Green

White

Blue

Brown

Bottle after Bottle

Layer over layer

A piece of art

Became a show

Once the sunlight

Made them glow

 

If you love photography and challenges connected with Dutch foes the Photo and join the party which has been going on for three years. Meet other artist and follow their show. Thank you for stopping by. I’ll try to come by and peek to see what you been creating. Have a wonderful week. Blessings. Lidia

 

 

Like A Painting The Sun Shines

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When your soul desires to be alone at sunrise

One must layer like the colorful sky

But with clothes to survive Alaska’s freezing mornings

And carry hot coffee in a thermos container.

Dutch Tuesday photo challenge

 

A Holy Wind

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“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8

As I read these words this thought came to mind, “Where will you land when the wind of calamity blows? Nobody knows.”

Actually, the Holy Spirit knows. You will too when the Holy Wind sets the course to the place God has opened for you.

Before you move forward, wait for the wind of the Holy Spirit to reveal the way, then go even though it’s not a place you want to be. Good things wait for your arrival.

Keep in mind, God’s goodness may not manifest right away, but if you remain faithful and look towards the sunrise of hope you will find the blessings God has selected just for you. The process requires you to not only remain faithful but to ask God to help you believe in his promises to come while the mist of your unbelief fogs your sight.

Then one day, in what seems far tomorrow, at sunset you will be in awe of what God has gifted you with besides his blessings. Each blessing bloomed a precious gift which came at the right time keeping you a float, surviving the spiritual and physical trials of the storm.

Gift Giving Beyond Merry Christmas

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Open the gift that will become ever lasting.

It’s doesn’t come in a box with splendor and delight. It may cost you, but not deplete you. Definitely will enrich your life. 

When you give in this way, tears will bring twinkles as they fall on the smile that bloomed from relief and warmth.

Open your heart and give a lasting gift this season. Ask God to help you feel the need of the person next to you on this day, before they depart from your touch.

Let it be a true Christmas in your house and in your heart this very day and night.

Merry Christmas my family and friends and God bless you all.
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A Heavenly Illumination

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With the sun behind me and covered by snowing clouds, this photo caused me to ponder. where did this light come from? It reassured me of my belief of, I’m never alone.
 
And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from Heaven. 2 Thessalonians 1:7 NLT
 
Do you believe in what can’t be seen or explain? Are you expecting miracles today or in 2019? Will your heart belief when Jesus appears from Heaven to bless you with his Light and gift you with a miracle?
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HOW IS IT POSSIBLE?
 
Low to the earth
and behind me
the unseen sun
traveled its course
 
Heavy snow clouds
released snowflakes
coating everything
in me with glee
 
Something pulled my soul
to the trees before me
Peace, joy swirled with my glee
setting me totally free.
 
At home, happy as I could be
I looked over my photos
In unbelief, I stared at
the illuminated sky.
 
A light had shined
before my very own eyes
which I had no clue
it had even existed
 
Girdwood, Alaska 12-16-18 around 3:30 p.m.

Heaven’s Morning Visit

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In late November
Above the Cook inlet
Between mountain’s ranges
Heavenly light makes its entrance
Spreading Hope for all souls to see

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On My Dark and Gloomy Mornings

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Have you ever woken up miserable?

Where loneliness robed the feeling of “I’m forgotten?” When love is coldly foreign? When yesterday’s troubles play its death song and your feet march to its tempo as you go from the bed, to the bathroom, to the sofa?

Do you understand what I mean?

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Well, let me give you one more description.

At the start of the day, yesterday’s burdens surface, chest concave, shoulders fall forward and chin lands on your chest. Before you know, your shoulders are greeting your knees. You lift your head slightly and the gym is nowhere in sight. It is then when you know, you are not stretching your limbs for your benefit. Unable to take a deep breath you sink lower dreading the day.

Yet, somehow, we must carry on with duties, responsibilities and live with a grateful heart. Really? Honestly? Let’s be real here. How?

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I don’t know about you, but for me, that’s when light, movement or color captures my attention. It normally comes from low on the horizon or off the ground. Maybe because that’s where I’ve aimed my view.

Well, because of my state of mind, hurting heart or heavy soul, I don’t straighten up. I actually lower myself even more, to the point where I could hug my legs. It is then when I take a picture or two and something begins to shift inside of me.

The first change I notice happens in my thoughts, my focus is not on yesterday at all, it’s on the now, on what I’m seeing. Slowly my chin lifts off my chest.

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Second thing which changes me, is an unexplainable joy. It begins to drip inside my heart. Each drop heals hurts, calms pains, clears my sight from worries and concerns. It is then when my posture begins to straighten and I look beyond myself.

Last, my surroundings remind me of truths; of priceless fortune, sparkling value and important significance. These truths mend my torn soul. Soon my shoulders are back and I smile because, I know, I matter.

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But, I couldn’t have the changes happening in me if I couldn’t see the light, the movement and the color. But even if I didn’t notice these things, I wouldn’t know that I matter, if I didn’t believe on the truths of my own worth.

As long as I am alive, I have something to give to someone. I can hug, kiss, smile or speak a kind word. And if the day comes when I can’t do any of these, I pray that my face will remind anyone of what I use to be, do and give.

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When, I’m at my lowest, I will continue to look for the light, movement and color. For they reveal a unique design outside and inside of me. Both perspectives point to riches for us to always seek.

May you find light, movement or color to remind you of your worth and significance. For you matter to me. Hugs and kisses. 😊

 

You Can Always Return ~ Changed

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BE AWARE

Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

What’s looking good to you?
What’s bringing delight to your eye?
What’s being desirable?

What experience are you contemplating which will cause you to become wise?

Now, to make it more personal, change the word “what’s” to “who’s” on the first three questions.

You may not be planning to share your choice with anyone. But once guilt begins to eat you from the inside, it’ll change your moods effecting any relationship close to you.

Once you cross the bridge, you can come back, but you will not return the same. Wiser perhaps, from personal knowledge, but definitely consequences will cross back with you.

Be wise by hearing the Word of God and heed to its warning. It will save you from shattering hearts and damaging your own.

Walk humbly with the Lord today, as for tomorrow, that’s for another day.

Always On Time ~ Sunrise

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On some winter
Alaskan mornings
During nautical twilight
I sit, wait and watch the sky

Gray, white clouds
Reshape themselves
Gliding apart like smoke
From an unseen chimney

As civil twilight
Lights up the heavens
My heart anticipates
What is yet to be seen, color

With great assurance
The sun rises on time
Painting the sky, the clouds
The water, the ice before me

Happiness and glee
Spreads for all to see,
To receive and to believe
I then go to live out a dream

Not Ready For The Holidays

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When I take a photo like this one, I know it will speak to me later at some appointed time. Today was that time for it stirred my soul.

The reflecting colors of the morning sun relaxed my soul to the point that I could hear my heart. It brought joy and happiness and contentment. But there was more and I had to quiet my mind to hear my heart and find out why I wasn’t ready for the Holidays.

You see, I love Thanksgiving just as much as Christmas time because my children would come home. it matter not that they weren’t all present at the same time. Their different path didn’t allow them. During these holidays families everywhere take time to cross paths and we did the same. We came together and shared our lives. Was it all happy and full of joy, nope.

Differences will exist no matter how tight and blessed a family maybe. Issues did surface. Respect is what one must work on when people don’t see eye to eye. Which is difficult to give when one doesn’t feel accepted for who they are or valued. And, it is difficult to give when beliefs or ideals are not the same. The challenge is not how to get along while in the same house, but how to stay in touch when they all go their separate ways.

You know why I’m not ready for the Holidays? Because I’m going to miss out on the differences that my family would have brought home. I’ve learned, their differences expand my heart and broadened my perspective. Their paths have led them where I yet to go. They’ve seen what I yet to see and they have felt what I yet have felt. Not because I might not have been in those actual places, but I haven’t with them.

The telling that I will miss, is not in words, but in their eye twinkle, their lip curled, their hands jesters when they do speak or not say a word. It’s the energy they release in the room or when they see you. Whether it is positive or negative, it is still family and one knows where that person heart is at and how to care for them.

Then there’s the physical touch that does wonders to our souls. It sends messages that words can never describe. the presence of another person in the room or the holding of hands, or an embrace, melts differences away at least for that time. One must feel safe and not be judged to be real.

I will miss, the real moments of my family.

Plus, I will not experience the emptiness that is left when they are all gone. It’s in the emptiness that gratitude is intensified. This year, emptiness arrived early. My children will celebrate with other family members and/or friends. Only one child will be present at each Holiday. I’m grateful for this blessing.

Am I sad, no, not really. This is life and I will find the most from where I am. But I will miss out on the quietness in my heart after they all have returned to their own paths.

Like the reflection of the colors on this photo, I smile today out of gratitude for the reflections of the previous holidays, which I have much to be glad about. As for my children, they are on their path and will have many different experiences which they will tell me about next time we meet.

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Clinging Faith

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Tyndale Life Application Daily Devotion

Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.

— 1 Timothy 1:19 NLT

Insight
How can you hold on to a good conscience? Treasure your faith in Christ more than anything else and do what you know is right. Each time you deliberately ignore your conscience, you are hardening your heart. Over a period of time your capacity to tell right from wrong will diminish.
Challenge

As you walk with God, he will speak to you through your conscience, letting you know the difference between right and wrong. Be sure to act on those inner tugs so that you do what is right—then your conscience will remain clear.

© 2010 by Tyndale House Publishers
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Lord, when hard news come our way, it rocks our clinging faith in you. Humanely we began with the question which begin with the word why. Then we become angry, upset or disappointed and we react from those emotions.

Helps us Lord, to give ourself time for you to come and tend to our state of confusion and hurt. We may be in need of a spiritual time out, then we will not react from our fear or anger and violate our consciousness and sin.

Lord help us to keep a clean conscience during this time of the year when family draws near with one another. May we not shipwreck our faith.

Help us yo start our day with you and remain with you. Then any shaking which may come will not remove or shipwreck our clinging faith in you. In Jesus name I ask. Amen.

Thank you lord for gifting me with photography and writing. May they bring you glory and praise all the days of my life.

Such A Time As This

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A DEVOTIONAL INSERT ~ From Biblehub

“Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”

— Esther 4:14 NLT

“Although we believe God shows us the way, it doesn’t follow that we have a perfect understanding of where He’s taking us and why.

When David contemplated the hand of God guiding him, when he saw that God had hemmed him in “behind and before,” he declared that such “knowledge was too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain” (Psalm 139:5-6).

It is true that God gives us glimpses of where He’s taking us from time to time, but at bottom such knowledge is beyond human comprehension. We don’t follow God because we’ve seen and pre-approved His direction for our lives, but because we trust Him.

But then the moment arrives when it all makes sense, when the goal becomes clear.

Surely Esther did not want to become a harem girl, surely she did not know why she became queen, but the moment came when God’s purpose was revealed. Mordecai’s words of our verse are rhetorical. Clearly, obviously, God had brought her to this point in time so she could help her people.

Although God did not previously reveal His purpose, He was speaking forcefully now through the circumstances of life and Mordecai knew exactly what Esther had to do.”

My thoughts:

To the queens out there, who’s your Mordecai?

Who is reminding you of why God has brought you to such a time as this?

Who is helping you see and understand why God permitted for you to be placed where you are, experiencing something you didn’t willingly sign up to do?

Lord, help us to endure the place you have us at and not miss the glorious blessing you will do through us after we have suffer for a little while.

While the tormenting makes us desire to run away, give us wisdom and boldness to persevere and listen to wise, godly counsel.

Lord, may we rise to the challenge like Queen Easter and allow your Holy Spirit to lead and guide us to our “such a time as this” moments in our lives as unbearable as they may be.

In Jesus name I ask. Amen.

When Mountains Fall Into The Sea

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HAVE YOU FOUND YOURSELF HERE?
I HAVE.

An insert from my morning devotional.

Living His Word

“Where do you go when it seems like the very earth has given way? When it seems like a landslide has carried the very mountains into the heart of the sea? That which seemed stable, and even eternal, breaks apart and crumbles to pieces. You begin to question your talents and abilities. You even begin to question the call of God on your life. Maybe you got it wrong. Maybe it was all a big mistake. After all, if God were in it, He wouldn’t have allowed all this to happen, would He?

Then it gets worse. It seems like the sea can’t stop churning and convulsing. It seems like one chain of mountains wasn’t enough for it and it wants to swallow even more of them. The one thing you needed was taken away and now everything else is being threatened. Real fear begins to rise up in your soul. Anxiety like you’ve never had before gets a grip on you. You try to keep it under control, but this is beyond anything you have ever experienced. It’s the challenge of your life.”

During these times of your life did the verse below ever come to mind?

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.” Psalms 4:1-3

I pray these verses will come to mind and you believe the truth, God is a refuge, is strength and does help when the mountains have fallen to the heart of the sea.

Lord, show up, reveal yourself in a way that your peace and assurance baths not only the soul and mind, but the spirit of anyone who find themselves in roaring, foaming troubled waters. In Jesus name I pray, for your word never returns void.

 

Photography Captures Messages

20181021_1717591The wind quickened and the stormed continued to develop. Me?

20181021_1720411I happily drove south with my husband in the car. It was an opportunity which I couldn’t miss.

20181021_1720551No rainstorm was going to bound me indoors, keeping away from nature.

20181021_1721451The drive didn’t start out with rain. But once south of Turnagain Arm, Seward highway, heavy clouds moved low on the road onto the water and out to sea.

20181021_174528Wet terrain darkened the fall colors causing me to desire a hot drink. After coffee and a treat, I drove us back home to Anchorage.

20181021_174835With the rain pouring down and on coming cars lifting rainwater to my windshield, the view hid from my sight.

20181021_174543 Therefore, I had to stop now and then.

20181021_174637Once out the car, I not only enjoyed the beautiful scenic view, but the weather bath me as I engulfed myself with its refreshing wind and cold rain, allowing it to run down my face and wet hair on to my raincoat.

20181021_174813Then, I remembered a photographed of a leafless bush.

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I ponder about deleting it as I drove.

Once home, I reviewed the photos and something told me to keep the photo of the lonely bush.

It wasn’t until a week later, that I understand why it caught my attention.

A message waited there, captured in the photo just for me only to be released at an appointed time.

My heart not only had to understand the message, but comprehend its importance in my life.

I posted the messages on the actual photo on Instagram, Facebook and here, on WordPress, as a journal to remind me where I’ve been and what life’s circumstance I’ve overcome.

Nature speaks to my soul.

In time, I’m able to write what I’ve seen, felt or heard. Many time I don’t under stand why I felt compelled to take a picture. But I’ve learned, to rust the nudge and the reason will gurgle up from my own life experience.

I hope you enjoy this short outdoors exploration. I sure did.

Blessings, Lidia.😊

Just Because

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~Just because I woke late doesn’t mean I will not get much done.

I’ve planned, wrote, and created post on Facebook, Instagram and WordPress.

~Just because the sky is cover with stormy clouds doesn’t mean life will dump on me.

Friends have called, texted and messaged me speaking blessed truth into my soul.

~Just because the day is cold and gray doesn’t mean sadness will over take my heart.

Delight and assurance have been my companions to wonder in the world of creativity.

May the clouds covering your blue, sunny sky not hinder you from receiving the gifts of accomplishment, friendship or creativity in your life today or any day.

Blessings, Lidia.

PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGE: CLOUDS

 

 

Nothing Is Insignificant

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Nothing of us is insignificant, nothing!

You matter.

You beautify.

You, yes, you.

You are valuable.

FALL’S STREET BALLROOM DANCING

FALL’S STREET VERSION OF BALLROOM DANCING
Once you watch the clip above, you’ll know one must go outside and roam to find treasures like this one.
Have a great fall day! Hope you find something to make you do the jig or at least bring a smile on your face. 🙂

Coming Down From On High

 

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Hello Friends,

I’ve been gone way too long and I miss reading your creative post. Boy, I miss you. I hope you are still blogging and creating. Me? I’ve had many ideas through out my travels  which left me dreaming. Hope the dreams will become a reality and I’ll write about them here on my blog.

Now that I will be home for a while, I’ll be writing again and catching-up with your beautiful creative hearts. I can’t wait to connect with each of you through your blogs soon enough.

The clip above is from my last flight a few days ago, from Chattanooga Tennessee to Anchorage Alaska. I slept most of the flight so these photos are only in Washington and Seattle. But, don’t worry I have photos from Tennessee, North Carolina, Canada and Alaska to show you. The last photo on the clip is from home, Anchorage.

Home will be between Anchorage and Seattle for a while since we sold our house in Vancouver, Washington in July. Which sold in less than twelve hours and we found ourselves moving out in a few weeks after we return from our travels. Our belongings wait in storage, until we decide where to buy a house. I’m still recovering from the sudden uproot and leaving my friends without having time to say, “See you later.”

There are many photos to show you and things to tell you from all my travels. We drove from Vancouver to Anchorage and boy was that fun. I would love to do that trip again. Ill tell you why in another post. I must keep in mind, one thing at a time.

For now, Ill share, I just returned from a soul, spirit and creative retreats and I’m climbing down slowly from the high. I’ve set goals for myself and plan to accomplish some before the year is over. I want to find ways to sell my photos. Maybe post cards or calendars. Plus some of my poetry, thoughts and short stories. I have a lot of planning and work to do. I can actually see the top of my next climb.

Coming down from a high, I told myself, not to stay down and do nothing, but to plan a new climb from what the last climb taught me. By not doing anything and return to my last condition that fear kept me in, I’ll be wasting a great deal of information and gifts which others creative, lovingly artists enriched my life with.

Here on my blog, I will make my blue prints through my entry posts. Hope you’ll stop by and see what I’m up too, the challenges and the struggles. Plus what is tugging at my heart. See you all, soon. Bunches of love being sent your way.

Blessings and don’t forget, bless others around you with your gifts and talents. Until next time, Lidia.

Creative Ideas With Nature and Photography

What does a leaf and a waterfall have in common?

They are unique pieces of forever changing nature’s art with an elegance of beauty and design.

When you placed them together, they expand the imagination on how to reveal a new way to see life.

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Cloudy With a Chance of Change

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Which clouds do your eyes focus on when you travel?

Is it the darkest ones in the far distance gathering for a storm, or the ones above you ready to release their showers, or the one drifting above the grown, soon to vanish before you draw near?

For me? It was the whitest one of all. It drifted low, rapidly changing, becoming smaller the closer my husband drove around the bend.

Clouds fascinate me. They deliver more than destruction or harm when they release the rain. They provide what’s needed for change to occur.

One day, maybe tomorrow or next spring, change will be seen. Not just by the new growth, but by the maturity and strength of how the tree, the bush or the vine endured the dark, heavy clouds that soon would appear.

You On My Mind

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I’ve been gone way too long and

I’ve miss your moving words

Your tender flow of poetry

Your amazing photography

Your unique ways of attraction,

Your wooing ways to call us back

To see and read your posts

I missed

Your voice,

Your talent

Your heart

you,

my friend.

I’m back

But only

For a bit