Change of Focus


When the sky is huge

And I feel small

The ant comes to mine

A mighty insect

That gets much done

The scale of their might

Gives me a perspective insight

When the mountains are far

And I feel nothing is done

A fish comes to mine

A energetic species

That swims and swims on by

Their energy gets them a bit far

It gives me an accomplishment insight

When my love ones are miles afar

And I feel lonesome inside

Christ comes to mine

A heavenly being

Who gave up much to live

Among those he deeply loved

Which gives me a true sacrifice insight

In time my focus will not be

On the sky, the mountains

Or the emptiness of family

For the mighty power of nearness

The energy of our gathering

The loving acceptance of each other

Will fill my heart with a genuine understanding

of perspective, accomplishment and sacrifice

I will then not be bothered

By the grandeur of the sky

Or by how far the mountains are

Or the thousands of miles

Which exist between my family and I

For God’s insight helped change my focus

From where I want to be to where He has me


A Strip Of Beauty Gives A Sense of Purpose

A STRIP OF BEAUTY GIVES ME A SENSE OF PURPOSE 20180318_143111.jpg Life circumstances caused my husband to a go to a place he only dreamed about.  While my husband planned details, God prepared the way unknowing to the both of us.
I, personally, didn’t want to do anything with Anchorage Alaska. But, God knew what would be good for me. He knew how the beauty of this place would give me a sense of purpose which I didn’t hav
My husband and I wouldn’t be exploring such beauty without the hardships we faced. Troubles push us to move instead of sitting still, physically speaking. While Chester likes to work out, I love to roam among Alaska’s wilderness.
Nature lifts my spirit when troubles come my may and try to pin me down with distress, worry and hopelessness. As soon as I step out in the grand outdoors of Alaska, my chest seems to open and the pressure of my emotions escape.
Seeing how everything in nature has a cycle, hope refills my heart and I can return home, knowing that the present troubles of living life will soon pass.
In the mean time, I will show you what catches my eyes and wr write my thoughts. But without my family, friends and faith I would not be able to get out and taste the goodness of each day.
This strip of a photo is a part of a picture I took. This part lifted my sight away from what life brought my way. There I focused on God and how His Holy Spirit reveals the good from the bad.20180323_152032.jpg
Because of my faith and what I’ve experience, I know without a doubt that God is watching over my family, Chester and me. Without Him, I wouldn’t be here and breathing in such beauty. Which I so desire to share it with you.
Below is the whole picture I took the strip from, plus a few other’s from our Sunday drive.
Have a joy filled day and God bless you

Woke-up Apprehensive

20180430_082513.jpgLord, calm my troubled spirit.

Apprehension woke me. Why? I had no clue.

When my spirit sends alarming signals before my brain fully awakes, panic usually follows. Worry sketched out memories of past hurts, disappoints or troubled times. Like a bulging suitcase, those experiences erupted screams in my head, causing a migraine. Before I knew it, they run rampant like rudely, undisciplined children. Past disasters resurrected, wracking my morning with darkness. I didn’t want to face the day.

In a prayer, I sent and SOS to the Lord before worry dresses my heart with apprehension. But panic opened the gate and I began to wonder, what have I forgotten to take care, which child is facing hardships, or will an  old issue poke its head to destroy the peace and joy I have?

I wondered, why was my spirit troubled?

Then I asked the Lord, “What should I have done to prevent this unsettling feeling within me? Would being more watchful over my self instead of others, praying instead of playing, listening instead of photographing nature, time meditating instead of social media?

Something within me said, you should have been more astute. Astute, is not a word I use. I knew it was the Holy Spirit talking. I looked up the word, for I really didn’t know what it ment.

Then I heard, “Prepare yourself for the turbulence that’s coming.”

I asked, ” Lord, is this message from you?”

A confirming feeling came over me. Then, I knew why my soul was troubled.

The unpacked past issues came to mind again. I couldn’t stop them from painting their sketched images and adding a new possible scenario. Once, I sat down to journal the annoying voices were hushed away.

I was thankful, my Lord warned me or else apprehension would have come along and chained me with the heaviness of fear and the cloud of confusion.

A question entered my mind, is this really from God?

I stopped writing, I prayed, if this message is from you Lord, keep me astute, Then I will be watchful and ask you to help me when worry, apprehension, anxiety, confusion and fear crowd to enter my mind and fall into my heart. Please don’t allow me to become crippled by these hindrances and enslave me again.

After my prayer, my room became brighter as if the sky became bluer and the morning sun shined bright into the space I sat. Yet, the light gray blanket of clouds covered the sky and blocked the sun. Then I felt a warmth, much like the sun in summer landing on my back.

I told myself, if God permitted this disturbance to come my way today for my growth. Then I reminded myself of who held me, Jesus, He will protect and guide me as I lived on. Then the Holy Spirit led me to the verse in Philippians 2:13  For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”

Today, May 6, I remind myself, trust God’s process, remain faithful and give no room for doubt or fear to reign. As soon as they show their presence, run to Jesus for help.

Fear was a god in my life, who I would obey without me realizing it. I listened and reacted to its triggers. But now those triggers send me to Jesus.

REVELATION LIGHT“Whatever the revelation-light exposes, it will also correct, and everything that reveals truth is light to the soul. This is why the Scripture says, “Arise, you sleeper! Rise up from your coffin and the Anointed One will shine his light into you!” Ephesians 5:13-14 (The Passion Translation)

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Three questions for us:

What is our current position of our heart, our mind, our will?

Where do we find ourselves mentally, emotionally, physically?

Whose light is shining into our thoughts, our choices, and our actions?

There are three things we need to do according to the verses above:

One is to arise. In this passage the verb, arise, can mean to get up or get going. Some of us need to get up from where we are sitting and waiting. While others need get moving from where we are standing just looking around. Then, there are those who need to be awaken and get out of where they are laying.

Second one needs to wake-up or else we may not know where we are. Warning, we need to be aware of our position. Don’t allow self to deceived us. We may be partially in the coffin. We may be sitting in it. We maybe standing in it. We still yet to set ourselves completely out of its barriers.

Third, let’s make sure we are out and faraway from our coffin. We need to check daily if any part of us went back to sleep in the coffin. In other words, which part of our heart has died again, letting go of the Lord’s resurrecting spiritual life. Or maybe, the newness that come from our Lord has not touched this part of who we are.

Why? What are we afraid of? Is it exposure to God’s revelation light because of our shame, our embracement, our guilt? Or is it plainly out of our stubbornness of not wanting to get rid of that we enjoy, even though it saddens our Lord’s heart and separates us from God?

Even though our Lord’s light exposes it also reveals truths about ourselves and how God, our heavenly Father thinks of us and how he sees us in Christ. Let’s trust God ‘s word that He knows what is best for our all-around well-being, our hearts, our minds, our will, our spirit, our body.

Can we hear to the advice in the verses above? Let’s arise, be awakened, get out of the coffin. Why? Because our Lord, the Anointed One, wants to shine through us. Let’s keep the coffin out of the way of our Savior and receive His Revelation Light to see clearly.

Then with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can encourage and guide others in these dark, confusing, and misleading times.