Friday, February 26, 2010

Lyrical Friday- Whatever You're Doing

Hi Friends.

Today's song was requested by my friend CHRIS (check out his blog). The song is Whatever You're Doing by Sanctus Real. I'll be honest with you, I really don't listen much to them and I only have one song by them in my ipod- Change Me, check that one out. Yesterday one of the girls from youth group recommended that I start listening to them, after listening to this song and a couple others I highly recommmend them too. May your heart be moved to trust our mighty God with you life. May peace and joy overwhelm you as you surrender. May you find your purpose and meaning in His perfect will. God Bless You

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Whatever You're Doing, Sanctus Real
It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time make right what has been wrong
It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
And all I can do is surrender

Whatever You're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but somehow there's peace
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to something Heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Reevaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow Your will
Or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is You want from me
I give everything I surrender...


Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I've wanted to say for so many years
Time to release all my held back tears

Whatever You're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You're up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something Heavenly

Whatever You're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something Heavenly
Something Heavenly

It's time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flames from James

You ask and do not receive,
because you ask amiss,
that you may spend it
on your pleasures.
James 4:3

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

keeping in touch...

Hi Everyone!
This weekends message at church was a wonderful illustration by Mike & Pam Rozell (Potter's Field Ministry) of the Potter and the clay. Yesterday I was able to play the dvd of the presentation and enjoy it.  I watched as Mike created a beautiful vase, it really was increadibly good looking. But then he chopped off a piece of it, began to stretch it out (at this point I'm about to yell at him, "what are you doing? stop!), he poured more water, pressed it hard and Voula, a bowl was created. Mike said, "You thought that the vase was the final product, but I knew all along that this ball of clay was going to be a bowl." Wow, have those words been running laps in my mind. So many times we think we know what God has for us or what He requires of us yet we really have no idea. Isaiah 55 reminds us that our thoughts are not His thoughts and that His ways are higher than ours. God, you are my Potter and I am your clay. I give total control over to you. Be the Lord of EVERY area of my life. Mold me to be the woman you created me to be.

So what does this all have to do with keeping in touch?

That past few weeks have been like treading on foreign ground. My accountability and prayer partner moved to another state, struggling with loneliness, control and little things here and there, serving in a new ministry- needless to say I have been casting A LOT of cares on the Lord. Yet in this place, where I as the clay am being crushed, stretched, pressed down and molded, have found myself surrounded by some pretty amazing people, who like myself are surrendering to the Potter's hands.

"Keep in Touch" has never sounded so comforting to me as it does today. God is definitely bringing about a revival in the youth and young adults in my church. I just got off the phone with five amazing people. We conference called eachother to pray. This is the third night that we pray together and the second night that we pray together via phone conference and it has been awesome. We all set apart today as a day of fasting, seeking His Word and hearing from Him. What great joy it was for me to hear my phone blowing up from all the verses that these amazing people were texting me. The accountability is so perfect. God's timing is perfect. After prayer, two people mentioned how they felt a connection, a bond throughout the day. And it's so true, I felt the prayers, the common bond, the unity. It was a wake up call that was shouting out, "You are not ALONE! I have placed people like-minded who are just as passionate for me as you are in your path." So yes, I am keeping in touch, not only with God but with my fellow clay pots.

The fellowship is sweet and I pray that this post would encourage you. God will supply your every need as He molds you into all you were created to be. God Bless YOU!

For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:3, 14-17

(this is the six of us tonight on our phones praying)

Monday, February 22, 2010

the chronicles: sunrise, stale chips and running

I have so much to blog about that I don't even know where to start...
This past weekend was filled with God moments. The details of my life are of little worth if God is not involved one way or another.

This Saturday the college group met at South Beach very early, 6am. Once there a group of 30+ gathered to worship Father, Son & Spirit. Scriptures were shared and an awesome word of encouragment was sent forth by one of the best friends God could have placed in my life. I am excited beyond words to witness my generation call on the name of the Lord out of a pure heart. Sunrises are one of my favorite life experiences. Hosea reminds us that He will respond to us as surely as the rising of the sun (Hosea 6:3). In Lamentations we read that His promises are made new every morning (3:22). So yea, I love sunrises especially when seasoned with live worship and great friends.

On our way home I experienced God's hand of protection and His sovereign power as I was involved in a car accident. It was bad, when I say bad I mean it, bad. The hit was hard and the injuries could have been fatal but God placed a hedge of protection around the passengers of both vehicles. I believe it was a divine appointment (and I say divine when I look at it through a "godly" perspective) because we were able to invite the other driver to church. It somehow made everything ok. The pain and soreness kind of disappeared when the thought of this kid coming to life came to mind.

Sunday morning I had breakfast with one of the youth girls. I treasure those moments so much. It was a sweet time. We did our morning devo together at Starbucks. We had some good laughs reading my King James Version, like this verse:  The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words (Proverbs 23:8) oh and this one: Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh (Proverbs 23:20). I don't know why we thought it was so funny, I guess the winebibbers word is funny.

I also got to spend some quality time with my cousin and her son at my Aunt's house as the men watched a movie. It is so nice to catch up with her. Seeing how God is working in her was a special time.

Now, to blog about the highlight of my weekend!!! A big chunk of the college group got together as a last minute to fellowship at a local shopping center for coffee and food. I am still in awe of how many divine appointments God had set up for us there. It was one after the other. He even used a bag of stale chips to open a door of opportunity to invite a retaurant manager to church. I later got to share the Gospel with him and another employee. I am so humbled to serve alongside young men and woman who are about the Lord's business. This is my generation, a generation of stale chips. It's awesome to know that God will use anyone, even a stale chip like me to do His marvelous work.

I press on toward the goal, running my race with joy. I am so blessed to have amazing people running the with me. I look to the right I find I am not running alone. I turn to the left and I find more stale chips running with me. LOL

Thank You Jesus!

My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. Proverbs 23:26

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lyrical Friday- You'll Come Stronger

Hi Friends.
I could not choose between two songs, so I will post both: You'll Come & Stronger. The last few days have been rocky (in a good way) but God remains unchanging. I pray that as you open your heart to these two songs our precious Lord would strengthen you and bless you. May your chains be broken, may your lives be healed, may your eyes be opened and may Christ be revealed. My prayer is that He may be Lord over every area of your life.

Oh, that we might know the Lord!
Let us press on to know him.
He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn
or the coming of rains in early spring.
Hosea 6:3

Cast your burden on the LORD,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 55:22

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You'll Come, Hillsong

Stronger, Hillsong

Thursday, February 18, 2010

oh happier day...

I have felt your prayers all throughout today. Wow, I haven’t felt this free and strong in a very long time. Thank You for your prayers. Thank You for your words of acceptance and support. You have truly encouraged me.

He will yet fill your mouth with laughing, and your lips with rejoicing.
Job 8:21
You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Psalm 139:5

Guess what I did today? I picked up the HEAL study guide and worked on lesson 1. Wow, I have been beating myself across the head for not starting this sooner. Someone reminded me today that His timing is perfect.

I don’t think I will ever comprehend why God would choose me, ME to accomplish His work. At times I truly believe that He should bring back Balaam’s donkey, for that donkey would be better fit than myself to do many of the things He has called me to do. Today at College group (which is ROCKING!!!) we studied and discussed Matthew 8. The entire chapter for the most part is about Jesus healing various people. One in particular hit close to home. Verses 14 & 15 talk about Peter’s mother in law, v: 15 “But when Jesus touched her hand, the fever left her. Then she got up and prepared a meal for him.” One of the girls pointed out that she found it both interesting and encouraging that as soon as she was healed she began to serve. As she spoke this observation I felt Jesus tell me, “I am healing you, get up and continue serving.” It was the recall of Raquel for the 975,267,534,608,734,678, 118, 812, 456th time.

Today was a happier day. It’s weird to explain, but I have felt held by the Lord, a warm embrace. Have you ever felt cradled by God? El Roi, the God who sees me, not only knows all my ways but He holds me too. The journey continues though and I will continue to journal it for you. Thank You for joining me and running alongside this crazy girl who desires to be a lily among thorns.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

confession: my sin, my struggle, my brokeness

He will yet fill your mouth with laughing,
And your lips with rejoicing.
Job 8:21
Hi good Friend. You have no idea how long I have been waiting for the right post to use this picture. I named it forgotten paradise. The aged walls, the grime, the pile of dirt, its brokenness has me captivated. In a peculiar way, I feel connected to this place. I can almost identify with its condition. I wonder how lovely this place must have been once, when it was alive, nevertheless all that remains is ruble. I saved this picture to post on a day when I felt like blogging about being redeemed, or forgotten. Yet I never considered that I would have tagged it along with a confession.

I write to you today and my soul feels like this place. I confess that I have had a divided heart. I’ve been torn by longings to give in to the desires of my flesh. Continually my mind has been out of control with urges to return to a destructive lifestyle. I don’t know how or when I let my guard down but the thought of relapsing have been occurring more often than none. Like this picture I feel like the aged walls, I am falling apart and losing this battle. Like the grime in this picture I feel that Anorexia is so deeply rooted in me that I can’t wash it away. I can’t keep sweeping this pile of dirt aside as if it will go away. The more I hide it in a corner the bigger the pile grows and harder it will be to pick up, longer it will take to clean up. I am broken, but God has promised me that a broken and contrite heart He will never despise (Psalm 51*).

I detest admitting that I am weak. Really, who actually enjoys admitting that they are weak- no one! I am so weak. I also have been blind. Today I encouraged someone, looking at them with eyes of pity and compassion. At the moment I gave them advice with a sincere heart, truly yearning that “my” advice would make a difference in their walk to freedom. It wasn’t till tonight at church when my Pastor** said two things that hit me like a ton of bricks. 1) Confrontation of sin has to be in God’s timing in order for it to be effective. 2) Our sin looks horrible on someone else. But it wasn’t till he read Matthew 7:3-4 that my hypocrisy was exposed. Verse 3 says, “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?” That scripture was like a bucket of cold water that woke me up from my sleep. As I thought about the advice that I gave, the words came back to me and ministered to me. How could I have missed heeding the word of advice that I had given? Not only was it a word from the Lord for that person, but for myself as well.

Anorexia is without a doubt a sin that can so easily ensnare you, entrap you and bind you. My life lately has been a little unstable, with many changes. I have been feeling lonely and my world was not in my control like it had been for a while, so naturally eating was the easiest control tactic. Stop eating Raquel, gain control again. I know this makes no sense and very few will really understand. This is a struggle that I have no choice but to live with. However I can make a choice as to where I draw strength from- my strength which has proven to be weak time and time again, or I can draw my strength from God who has always proven to be a strong and mighty tower who never fails, never sleeps nor slumbers.

Tomorrow I will finally begin a book/study called HEAL: healthy eating abundant living by Allie Marie Smith (links to the book and Allie’s blog). I ordered this book about a month ago and it has been sitting on my dresser... convicting me! LOL. I have avoided opening it because I know that it means going back to step 1 in my battle against Anorexia. I am definitely in a humble place, much like this picture. I thought I was established, in good condition, pure, holy, strong yet the reality of it all is that I have a lot of changes to make, a lot of growing to do and the Lord has yet to stretch me more. My pride is hurting especially since I was so sure that I had overcome this monster. I thank God that I am not alone in this battle both in the sense that I am not the only one who struggles with this but also because I have great accountability partners (which reminds me, that I need to confess to them too, lol). I covet your prayers and thank you for reading this looooong post.

Galatians 5:1
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

*Psalm 51
**Pedro Garcia

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

too deep, too soon

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Proverbs 18:7 says, "Fools are undone by their big mouths; their souls are crushed by their words."

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wonderfully Made Campaign

Hi All!!!
Inspired by Alexie from Cupcake Sniper and challenged by the Ladies at Wonderfully Made my random act of kindness is to share with any woman that I, that You, that We are all fearfully and wonderfully made. I started by purchasing a cutsie postee pad and purposing to post them in random places (like a bathroom stall which I did today) so that a random woman or multiple women will be encouraged with this awesome scripture. Pretty much the Wonderfully Made Campaign as said best by them is: a creative movement led by every day girls to help young women know their true beauty and worth.

Tonight after our youth group service 9 AMAZING girls joined me to decorated mini posters with this verse. Some of the girls took their poster home as a reminder while some of them gave theirs away to spread the word. (pictures below)  

Here's How It Works:
Choice 1:
1) Take a picture of yourself or your friends with a verse or statement about your true beauty and worth as a daughter of God.
2) Make it your profile picture for FB/Twitter
3) Email it to us and we'll add it to our wmCampaign album!

Choice 2:
1) Leave anonymous notes for girls and women to find telling them about how beautiful and dearly loved they are by God.
2) Leave them in fun places such as the inside pages of a magazine, bathroom mirror, dressing room, etc!

*Email with your pictures
*If you'd like to you can write our web address ( on the bottom so other women can find their site and learn about the wmCampaign!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Lyrical Friday- How He Loves

I have to say that ever since Lyrical Friday became to be, God has faithfully placed a song in my path throughout the week. This weeks song is How He Loves by John Mark McMillan. This song is so contagious. I spend all day singing the chorus and at times I just stop and stand in awe of His amazing love. How could He, in all His perfection love me. I am so filthy, unfaithful, wavering and rebellious- BUT GOD LOVES ME. It is that love, that pure and undefiled love that draws me near to Him and transforms me. May you be blessed by the words of this song.

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
Psalm 139:14

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying:

Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
Jeremiah 31:3

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 
John 3:16

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How He Loves

How He Loves, John Mark McMillan

He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realise just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us so,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

Yeah, He loves us,
Oh! how He loves us,
Oh! how He loves us,
Oh! how He loves.

We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
And Heaven meets earth like an unforseen kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way…

Thursday, February 11, 2010

random blogging

It's been a good morning today.
1. It's nice and chilly outside. I love cold weather! The news just forcasted colder weather, woohoo.
2. Awesome time in the Word. Isaiah has me at the edge of my seat. Great book.
3. Got to spend time with my Mother. We watched a really funny Colombian movie. It was fun.
4. I had time to watch video after video on youtube, searching for tomorrow's Lyrical Friday song. Great song for tomorrow!

I'll be writing cards in a few minutes to some amazing godly women that God has placed around me. Later today is College group (keep us in prayer). The Lord is blessing this ministry greatly.

Alrighty, signing off. Praying you have an amazing day filled with the wonders of God.

As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
And its place remembers it no more.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,
To such as keep His covenant,
And to those who remember His commandments to do them.
Psalm 103:15-18

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Tonight we studied Deuteronomy 12 at our midweek service. It was a great time of worship, reflection and fellowship.

These are the statutes and judgments which you shall be careful to observe in the land which the LORD God of your fathers is giving you to possess, all the days that you live on the earth. You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations which you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. And you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and burn their wooden images with fire; you shall cut down the carved images of their gods and destroy their names from that place. You shall not worship the LORD your God with such things. (verses 1-4) Take heed to yourself that you do not offer your burnt offerings in every place that you see; but in the place which the LORD chooses, in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you. (verses 13-14)

What is an idol?
something vital that grips our heart's affection. an excessive admiration, devotion,  attachment to a person or thing that takes the place of God.

Recognizing the idols around you.
Appearance - Beauty - Achievement - Money - Credit Cards - Religion - Ministry - Marriage - Sex - Relationship - Children - Career - People - Possessions - Video Games - SHOPPING - TV - etc... you get the point!

Forsake the idols that bind you.
The idols in our lives cannot save us. The idols cannot satisfy. Only Jesus can save. Satisfaction is only found in Jesus. Take your eyes off of yourself and look unto God.

What are the idols in your life?
I encourage you to search your heart, take inventory... what have you found?
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23-24

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

the bittersweet goodbye

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. ~Theodor Seuss Geisel

One thing that I absolutely dread is saying goodbye. Farewells I abhor, whether I be the one leaving or someone else. It’s the closest life change to death, with the only difference that a goodbye is not as final.

Two days ago one of my best friends moved out of state. I find myself with mixed emotions; sadness, fear but also overwhelming joy all at once. Jen has stepped out in faith and valiantly left all her comforts to go where God is calling her. I am not angry with God's will. Rather I find comfort knowing that this is exactly His perfect will for her. It is a bittersweet season, where Jenni isn’t the only one learning, growing and being stretched, I too will be experiencing the same with her absence.

Last Friday the youth Pastor called her and the youth leaders up, where we prayed over her. And so the sobbing continued as I realized that hours from then she would be embarking on a journey alone, not together. We have been inseperable for a very long time, serving God alongside each other, experiencing similar life challenges and changes together, and have been eachother’s accountability for so long. A gripping fear came upon me as I cried out to God in silence. Fear of having to say goodbye to my accountability partner creeped in to my once peaceful heart. He gave me this word that night, Psalm 138:3: In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul. God is an ever present help in time of need, faithful to see the need of our hearts and meet us there. He never fails and is always on time. He calmed that fear and replaced it with His peace and filled me with His strength.

Yesterday morning a received a text with this quote by Mike Macintosh, “God will bring breaking into our lives for the purpose of blessings.” Well… I am broken, so let the blessings POUR.

A few minutes ago I read this verse, Psalm 46:5: God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. He is so good. I believe this verse not only for myself but for Jenni as well.

It’s a really weird time for me. It’s like I’ve lost a part of me. And though many have said to me that she is a phone call, email, text message away it is not the same. I will miss the random calls, “Hey, let’s go get sundaes at McDonalds.” Because they were more than just sundaes, they were a “Hey, I need a friend right now that I can cry with.” I will miss the random, “Let’s go to the movies.” Because it was more than a movie, it was an “I am so glad that you are single too and we don’t have to be alone.” And though I look back and know that I will miss many, many things about our friendship, I thank God that I was able to live them with a great friend.

So yea, I am done venting. Keep Jenni in prayer and the kid’s ministry that the Lord will begin through her. I am confident that the Lord’s timing has been nothing but divine and perfect and many children and families will be blessed through her service and example. I thank God for her obedience.

God Bless You!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Lyrical Friday- Your Love Never Fails

Two weeks ago I heard this song and it instantly won my heart over. God's love towards us is so amazing, so captivating and real. His love never fails. I have no idea who wrote this song but here are the lyrics and a video with Chris Quilala and Kim Walker. I pray that as you read and hear this wonderful song, that your heart and mind would trust in His unfailing love. Jesus does love you and He makes all things work together for your good, who are called according to His ways.

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Your Love Never Fails
Verse 1:
Nothing can separate
Even if I ran away
Your love never fails

I know I still make mistakes, but
You have new mercy for me everyday
Your love never fails

You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
There may be pain in the night

But joy comes in the morning
And when the oceans rage
I don’t have to be afraid
Because I know that you love me
And your love never fails

Verse 2:
The wind is strong and the water’s deep, but
I’m not alone here in these open seas
Cause your love never fails

The chasm was far too wide
I never thought I’d reach the other side
But your love never fails

Bridge: You make all things, work together for my good

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shopping, Department Stores and the Bible

Hi my Friends!

I just got back from doing a little shopping. While driving back home a divine revelation, or something like that, came to me! I must confess to you that I have Oniomania (from Greek onios = "for sale," mania = insanity)… it’s a medical term for the compulsive desire to shop. Ok, it’s out! I am a Shopaholic, recovering by the grace of God. But that is not what this blog is about.

Where was I? Ay, yes, driving home. As I was cruising down the road, with a smile from ear to ear it hit me- shopping in a department store (as I just did) is like reading the word of God. Ok, before you start throwing Bibles my way allow me to explain. 1. A department store specializes in satisfying the consumers needs. The Bible specializes in satisfying its consumer with the MOST important need- Jesus Christ. 2. Department Stores offer the consumer a choice of multiple products. The Bible offers its consumer with serveral choices of histotical accounts, stories, lessons, exhortations, poetry, law, and prophecy. 3. Each department has something completely different for a specific need yet it is one store. This one store is run by Employees wearing that one store name, they are in submission to a department Supervisor who is accountable to the store Manager. The Bible is just that, each book is unique yet it is one message. The Bible inspired by God, written by men who wear the name of God, in submission to the Holy Spirit prophesy, witnessed and point us to the One who saves our soul, Jesus Christ.

Maybe this was more for me, but at the moment it was a super cool analogy. Well here is what I bought and I’ll pair it up with scripture:

Detergent- Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD, “ Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.”

Bread- John 6:36 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
Deuteronomy 8:3 So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.

Cute Blouse on Sale :) - Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Proverbs 31:25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.
1 Peter 3:3-4 Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

Body Wash- John 13:14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
1 Samuel 25:41 Then she arose, bowed her face to the earth, and said, “Here is your maidservant, a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.”

Children’s Books for my Friend’s Son- Acts 13:49 And the word of the Lord was being spread throughout all the region.

Valentines Day Cards- Acts 20:2 While there, he encouraged the believers in all the towns he passed through.
Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.
John 13:35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

So yea, all this to say that if you search the Bible like you do a department store you will find valuable pieces, priceless treasures because He sees the need of your heart and is faithful to meet you there through His words.

God Bless YOU!

Me after shopping, always happy... hehe!

Monday, February 1, 2010


When you spread out your hands,
I will hide My eyes from you;
Even though you make many prayers,
I will not hear.
Your hands are full of blood.
Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.
Cease to do evil,
Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Rebuke the oppressor;
Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the widow.
Isaiah 1:15-17

Lately God has been speaking to me and through me from the book of Isaiah, mostly from random bible roulette verses. The last time I read Isaiah verse by verse, chapter by chapter a wonderful revival sparked within me. Today I felt a longing to return to this book from the beginning to its very end. I am excited to glean in the fields of Isaiah once again and discover new grain.

I encourage you to pick up your Bible and read through a book (verse by verse, chapter by chapter). I pray that you may hear what the Spirit of the Lord has to say to you. If you are already doing this, I would love to know what book you are in.
God Bless You!

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