Showing posts from January, 2013


I find that if there are too many voices in my life I have trouble hearing the One voice that matters above all else.

I am moving into this new year, with much anticipation and zeal, and I am hearing God say slooooow down. So here I am, ready to start doing. Listening, looking, leaning forward into every possible opportunity to begin this life of doing by being. And God is very clearly saying, 'Stop, sit down, sit still and listen. Listen carefully to Me.' Do the gospel?

This is not at all how I had envisioned this exciting year starting off. But alas, as if so often the case between me and God, His ways are not my ways.  

This He gave to me this morning:

Not everyone who calls out to Me, 'Lord! Lord!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually 'do' the will of My Father in Heaven will enter. On judgement day many will say to Me, 'Lord! Lord! We prophesied in yo…


It's time for 5 minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo's place! This weeks word is 'Dive'.
Here goes!

5 minutes




That's how my dive into 2013 has been.

I am so ready, so anxious to go and begin and do!


As I begin all I can hear is,

"Stop, sit down, and listen to Me. Stop and listen. Listen carefully to me."

"Yes, I have plans for you, but first, turn off the voices."

i.e. Twitter, Facebook, music, blogs and books.........................

"Too many voices are drowning out the One voice that you desperately need to hear in order for you to 'do' all that I have planned for you."

So........... as is so often the case between me and God, His ways are not my ways.

In mid-air of my dive into 2013 He has come underneath me and lifted me up into His everlasting arms.
I am now in a time of quiet contemplation, listening, straining my ears to hear Him.
To know Him leading me.

*You can read a…

One Little Word

With 2012 coming to an end, I have spent a lot of time marveling at God's goodness and power in my life. He is constant and faithful and steady and true and trustworthy. He is always cheering me on and always there. He lifts me and loves me and fills me and I could just write pages and pages of his goodness.

In January of 2012 the Holy Spirit impressed a word upon my heart that, as the year progressed, would prove to be life changing for me. I would say that this word characterized most of my 'God moments' during 2012. Powerful......

The word?


Completely surrendered. Completely His. Completely now. Completely complete in Him.

During the last week of December 2012 I had a similar experience. This time it started with a verse.

Micah 6:8 says:

O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God.
This is what God requires of us.

And shortly after this verse found its way into…


Five Minute Friday! Every Friday Lisa-Jo Baker shares a word prompt and lots of ladies write about it for five minutes. Just write what comes to mind, and then we all link up our posts and read what each other wrote. It's fun! So here is mine today. You should give it a try!

Five minutes.
This is what comes to mind.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you all. I have been doing this blogging thing for almost a year now. Kind of quietly. 2013 is going to be a year of doing for me, and this is one of my first steps. To come out from behind my computer and meet some new friends! If you would like to introduce yourself I would love to meet you! Please leave me a comment and a link to your blog or facebook page or someway that I can get to know you!
I am looking forward to meeting you and thank you Lisa-Jo for this wonderful opportunity!!!
A little about me: I live in Alaska. I discovered God's call on my life as a writer just one year ago.…

Happy New Year Everyone!

This week I am going to be posting music that God has used to inspire and motivate me and my family throughout 2012 on my newly started facebook page. If you are interested you need to "like" my facebook page in order to get the posts coming through your newsfeed. Once you have "liked" my page you then need to hover over the "like" button and make sure "get in your newsfeed" is checked. And if you want to be sure that you get all of the things I post you need to click "get notifications".

I love you! Happy Listening! 

May you be encouraged and inspired for the new year that lays ahead of us.

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