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Solitude

In response to a blog prompt titled “Solitude” my mind immediately went to my time at a women’s retreat at Pine Lake Camp in Eldora, Iowa. While I wasn’t alone the whole time I had many moments of Sweet Solitude. Which just happens to be exactly what I needed at that point in time.  

An early morning walk around the lake was just what this busy mom and daycare provider was longing for. Rarely do I have complete quiet or total aloneness:)

Ahhhhh! Only in Iowa can corn, grass, blue sky, and clouds look so beautiful! Of course I’m partial because this is my home. 

Total silence……just me and a kayak….I go back here over and over in my mind when life gets too loud and claustrophobic. 

I did meet these two. They did not want to be friends and were quite happy when I turned about and headed the other direction.  

Thankfully even when I’m utterly alone…..I know I’m not. 

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Daily Word Prompt: Nightmare

maxresdefaultThe born again christian takes comfort in the fact that God does not break His promises. Our hope rests in Jesus Christ. He came to this world and defeated death and evil. Victory and vengeance will be His in the end. My heart aches for the loss of human life but we lie to ourselves if we do not acknowledge the evil that takes place in this world. Violence and murder happen every single day in every area of this world. Hate, greed, envy, pride, and immorality plague us as a race….of HUMANS. None of us are immune to the nightmares that play across our screens on what seems like a weekly basis. We take it in…..we cry….we get angry…..we pray. I ask myself what is the real terror? Isn’t it dying  and then waking up in your eternity and realizing you are in an even darker place because you decided during your life that you didn’t need God, that religion wasn’t for you, or that you had plenty of time to search for the truth?

JOHN 3:16-21 (ESV)

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

As Christ followers we anticipate and pray for Jesus’ return. For we know that according to God’s Word once He returns for His church the tribulation (a synonym for nightmare by the way) will play out and then the horrors will end. The wars that have played out past, present, and future will hold nothing to the final battle between Light and darkness. God wins! The nightmares will stop.

Now is the time to be bold in your faith. Renew your relationship with your Savior and let Him set your soul on FIRE!

Proverbs 2:3-5 (ESV)

yes, if you call out for insight  and raise your voice for understanding,if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Acts 17:24-27(ESV)

24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God,and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,

I write this as a reminder to myself as well. Do not ignore or disregard the One whom you gave your heart to. Remember the day you said, “Yes God I believe in your Son….I am a sinner and I need forgiveness…I give you everything I am because I am nothing without you.  I am so thankful that God’s love is unconditional and His grace and forgiveness to His children immeasurable.

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Daily Word Prompt: FALSE

 

John 8:44(ESV)
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

What you see coming from your TV screen is inaccurate.
What you see coming from your computer screen is faulty.
What you see on your smartphone is fake.
What you read in the paper and what you hear on the radio is distorted.                                   The life you are living is poisoned by the lies of this world.
Wake up from your fanciful dream and seek the only truth there is.

1John 8:1:8(ESV)
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
John 14:6(ESV)
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

God is love…..however when He returns to this world it will be to judge. Which father are you serving?

John 3:36(KJV)) He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life;but the wrath of God abideth on him.IMG_5660

 

 

 

 

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Daily Word Prompt: Forbidden

My love for written words and lyrics has come back to me with a rush of enthusiasm and anticipation. To write is a license to thrill, anger, comfort, inspire…..to impact someone. Bringing them into your world or taking them into others. When you pour yourself out onto a piece a paper nothing is forbidden and everything is possible and within your grasp.

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Daily Word Prompt: Burn

The fire that burns inside a patriot will never be quenched. Their loyalty to country and kin echoes long after their last breath. Liberty is seared into the heart of the person who fearlessly supports the foundations that this great and wondrous nation were founded on. The power the patriot holds inside is what will incinerate the enemy. The fire that flashes and flickers behind their eyes are the stories of pain and loss. Family, friends, and moments they have willingly relinquished to serve while we sit in front of our TV screens and over indulge on pizza. It is because of them we snicker at the thought of an invasion. Rolling our eyes when another speaks of an uprising or battle in our borders. Their sacrifices have allowed for our comfortable illusion of safety and security. Always prepared…..Always vigilant. They exist with one half of themselves focused on their day to day lives and the other half alert to the ever developing threat growing in our country and pushing in from the outside. Dear Patriot, I see you with your torch. Standing watch while we sleep so soundly. Thank you for your dedication. We know you by your flame. If a time arises when fancy words and politics are not enough to keep our country from tyranny  you only need to raise the flag and shoot a flare. The inferno will follow and we will be with you. God Bless America!

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