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Secret Desires of the Heart

the bitterSWEET soul

“May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose.” Psalm 20:4 

Wow, such a brilliant expression of God’s love for us!  This particular verse in Psalm 20:4 is so sweetly simplistic on the surface, but also deeply complex.  As I was studying Psalm 20, which is a short, yet powerful reminder of God’s victorious hand in every victory, it also reminds us that we must be obedient and pursue HIM.  In this, I realized that I found conviction within myself.  I realize that in my personal prayers, I fervently pray for my family, friends, current conditions, broken countries, against disease and ailments, for revival in dead hearts, and I boldly pray for our GOD not only work His miracles, but to make us aware and be astonished by the  miracles only HE can speak into existence.  Personally, I pray for my obedience, cleansing, correction, transformation…

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Present in HIS Presence

Romans 1:20

the bitterSWEET soul

In my early morning prayer and conversations with God, all of a sudden, it hit me, much like a ray of light illuminates a space after clumsily stumbling around in the dark.


It can be quite the challenge with our thoughts pinging around from one distraction to another…  even as I try to write this blog, the nonstop email notifications popping up on my screen… another thief of my one-on-one time with God.  So I stop, search through my settings, hoping this time I’ve figured out how to disarm the notifications.  Jackpot!  I think I got it…  nope, there it goes again.  At least I’ve muted the sound.  And once again, I attempt to reclaim and honor my precious, incomparable time with the Lord.  Doesn’t He deserve so much more?

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight…

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Cultivating an Others-Focused Mentality

I’m beginning to realize the currency of community as a topic in my life right now. Perhaps it’s because isolation is such an eminent tool of the enemy’s. If we’re not isola…

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Bienvenido año 2016

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Here I am, Lord, Use Me

“Sometimes all it takes is 20 seconds of insane courage.”

Tired Eyes, Sore Back, Happy Heart

A daughter takes flight.

Missing In Action

Ephesians 3:14-19

Appreciation of the Mystery

“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

What a prayer! I’ve been chewing on it for a long while. “Rooted & grounded in love”. When I speak on the subject I see the yawns. Eyes glaze over, as though this is fluff, the same old same old. Yet Paul refers to it as knowing the incomprehensible and being “filled with all the fullness of God.” Might we be missing something important? 

Jesus said that the most important command in all of history & scripture is that we must love God with all that we are and all that we have. He even gave us God’s 2nd priority; that we would love one another AS Christ loved us. 

God’s two premier priorities for humanity, yet unfullfilled. Nobody gets it completely correct. 

Misunderstood, misappropriated, and missing in action.

So, do we surrender to failure, or appeal to Him for assistance? “Dear God, I want to DO this. I want to LOVE you, and others, fully. Please, remake me. Enable that kind of life in ME.”

What a prayer. It’s a prayer that requires courage. The kind if courage that leads One to a cross, to self sacrifice, to an others-centered existence. What if He’s waiting, eagerly, for us to ask Him for THAT….

Just A Thought


Butterflies. I always get them just before I’m going to speak. I’ve been told that’s a good thing, reminding me of the seriousness of what I do every time I grab a microphone and attempt to represent the Living God. That thought should scare me a little. Who am I to speak for Him? But He has tasked me to do so, and I’m up to speak in 15 minutes, so I just have to make the butterflies my friends.