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Truth?

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I would like to invite you to take a walk with me.
Show me the right path, Oh Lord;
Point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by Your Truth and teach me.
Psalm 25:4-5


Satan snuck in the backdoor last week. He got me. Ouch! Blinded by pride, I stumbled and finally bit the dust. Ouch. God is so gracious though. He stooped down with an outstretched hand and lifted me from the dust. Dust? Yes, the Well had all but run dry. The Well!! The one I've been bragging about now for months. The one that is like a geyser in my soul. That very same. I am so ashamed to say that I found myself so parched these past few weeks that I could barely write. Parched and blinded. Pride is an evil evil thing to carry around in the heart.

Guard your heart above all else, 
for it determines the course of your life.

Proverbs 4:23

In the ugliness of my pride I began holding grudges, allowing bitterness to seep in to my heart. Resentment started stacking up, fortifying the hardening walls of my heart. I found mysel…

Losing Myself

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I have been reflecting lately. Who am I? Or better yet, where did 'I' go? So much has changed about me since I fully surrendered my heart and life to God. Surprising revelations around every corner. Every turn is so full of amazing changes. I honestly am beginning to wonder who I am. I was once fairly sure of myself and solid in my opinions. Now, well now I am beginning to understand what Jesus meant when He said,

"He who has found his life shall lose it,  and he who has lost his life for My sake  shall find it."  Mathew 10:39
"For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it;  but whoever loses his life for My sake  shall find it.  Mathew 16:25
"For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it;  but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's  shall save it."  Mark 8:35
"Truly, truly, I say to you,  unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,  it remains by itself alone;  but if it dies,  it bears much fruit.  He who lov…

Putting on The Truth

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You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God,  lights up my darkness. Psalm 18:28


Woke up this morning to what has become a 'normal' summer day in Sitka, Alaska for 2012. Fifty degrees, overcast and drizzling, low clouds hiding the mountains. Opened my window, inhaled deeply, appreciating the aroma of the rain forest outside my bedroom window. "Thank you Lord for another beautiful day". There is an immense beauty in the green that the rain feeds. I only wish I could share the smell with you, earthy sweet delicious goodness. I really don't know the words to use, just a really great smell.
Sitting with my coffee, Bible in hand, you would think I would be doing great on a morning like today. The truth is my mind is feeling lost, I am not thinking clearly and my head kind of feels like it might burst with the emptiness of coherent thought. I have been experiencing this frequently lately, a kind of stall in my brain. And I feel like I can't get it started. Then I start th…