Saturday, August 27, 2016

//Where are the Loyal?

Are people really any different now as they were in David's time? Psa 12:1,2 “Help Lord, for no one is faithful anymore. Those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. Everyone lies to their neighbor, they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their heart”.

Sounds like today. We tend to remember loyal people and think they have disappeared. We tend to believe we, ourselves, are loyal. Where do I find loyalty?

I see it in the sun as it rises every morning. I see it in the seasons. Their sequence never changes. I see it in the ocean's tide as it ebbs and flows. The earth rotates, bees pollinate, bears hibernate and birds migrate.

Loyalty only fails in the human heart where free will resides.
Promises spoken end up broken. I look at myself and I am one. I am not without blame.//

Redemption made a way for every human heart to receive the unmitigated promise of eternal life. The loyalty of God surpasses our every effort and intention to be consistent and loyal to even ourselves, much less others.

Only receive that which can redeem the human heart. Jesus comes in with His life and forgiveness to all who recognize it is a heart issue and nothing else.

5 minute free write
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Sunday, August 21, 2016


Simon and Garfunkel, 1972. This song resonated through my bones. I related so much with its lyrics….”Safe within my womb…I touch no one and no one touches me…I am a rock, I am an Island.”

Fast forward to the present. I have, sometimes painstakingly, learned that I am dangerously vulnerable when I do things alone, when I don't hold myself accountable to another.  I need a team, even if it is just me and one other.

Even God, who is one God, functions as a Trinity. Father, Son and Holy Spirit working in perfect accordance to perform and complete a work here on earth.

We are meant to feel, cry and rejoice. We are meant to do it all together.

5 minute writing. Just writing what comes.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Let Him Lift you And You Can Lift Others

I just stood in front of the mirror and wanted to cry. I actually shed a few silent tears Osteoporosis is beginning to show, to me anyway. My skeletal frame is beginning to cave and looks frumpy. I knew there was a reason why I didn't want to age. In the privacy of my mirror I am the only one who sees it. There are things I can do to strengthen but can I lift all my bones?

Occasionally my job requires lifting clients. Strength is needed, but more body mechanics. Positioning is crucial. All the strength without the right stance  can hurt both of us. A small thing as where your feet are planted and how you bend can make all the difference.

How do I lift someone in their spirit? I may not even see that they are fallen, but if I am always positioned right, I can lift even the gladdest soul. " Many there be which say of my soul, there is no help for him in God. selah. But thou,O Lord, art the lifter of my head", Psa 3:2,3. Lift my head and everything else will come into alignment. When He lifts me, I can then be in a firm position to lift others.  

Five minute writing