Thursday, March 31, 2011

TASTE AND SEE THAT I AM GOOD, The more intimately you experience Me, the more convinced you become of My goodness.  I am the Living One who sees you and longs to participate in your life.  I am training you to find Me in each moment and to be a channel of My loving Presence.  Sometimes My blessings come to you in mysterious ways: through pain and trouble.  At such times you can know My goodness only through your trust in Me.  Understanding will fail you, but trust will keep you close to Me.
Thank Me for the gift of My Peace, a gift of such immense proportions that you cannot fathom its depth or breadth.  When I appeared to My disciples after the resurrection, it was Peace that I communicated first of all.  I knew this was their deepest need: to calm their fears and clear their minds.  I also speak Peace to you, for I know your anxious thoughts.  Listen to Me  Tune out other voices, so that you can hear Me more clearly.  I designed you to dwell in Peace all day, every day.  Draw near to Me; receive My Peace.

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the Lord is good.  Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!

Colossians 3:15
Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.  For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.  And always be thankful.

I need to remember that I have untold peace available to me through the Lord.  I get anxious over so many things because I neglect to take them to God first.  He has been revealing this to me so much lately.  If I would turn my plans, schedules and to do's over to Him he will lighten my load and give me His Peace.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Haley's Talent

Since I showed you a picture of my son in action, here is my daughter, Haley doing her favorite thing...singing.  She is in 7th grade and sang at her school's talent show last week. She sang "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson.  As usual, I think she knocked it out of the park!  I even had a lady approach me about applying for Huntington Beach Academy of the Arts for her.  I am so proud of her!  Watch out American about 4 years!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Rock Star

Here is the latest picture of my son, Taylor.  His band, Degravation, has been together for several years and they have recently opened for Quiet Riot and Skid Row.  I am so proud of what a great musician he is becoming.  I am so thankful to God for both my children.  Taylor is smart, talented, funny and a great friend.  I love the way he makes me laugh so much.  My daughter, Haley is tender hearted, a beautiful singer, smart, a loyal friend and she has such a sweet spirit.  I wish I had the gift of mercy like she does.  I love how different both my children are and how God created them to be unique individuals.  
My children are great masterpieces that God is working on...and I can't wait to see what the Master molds them to be.

" For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. "
-Ephesians 2:10

Friday, March 18, 2011

Jesus Calling

     It is good that you recognize your weakness.  That keeps you looking to Me, your Strength.  Abundant life is not necessarily health and wealth; it is living in continual dependence on Me.  Instead of trying  to fit this day into a preconceived mold, relax and be on the lookout for what I am doing.  This mind-set will free you to enjoy Me and to find what I have planned for you to do.  This is far better than trying to make things go according to your own plan.
     Don't take yourself so seriously.  Lighten up and laugh with Me.  You have Me on your side, so what are you worried about?  I can equip you to do absolutely anything, as long as it is My will.  The more difficult your day, the more I yearn to help you.  Anxiety wraps you up in yourself, trapping you in your own thoughts. When you look to Me and whisper My name, you break free and receive My help.  Focus on Me, and you will find Peace in My Presence.
Philippians 4:13; Proverbs 17:22

Taken from "Jesus Calling" March 16