Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year's Wishes for You.

“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.”
D. Simone


Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Best is Yet to Come

Dear friends,
Thank you for your friendship. And thank you for following, reading, and sharing on this blog. I hope that my posts have contributed to your spiritual growth. I believe that you have found new hope and new happiness. I trust that our lives have been changed.
As my Pastor often says, "Remember, expectation is the womb of manifestation." Acts 3:5
I expect that THE BEST IS YET TO COME in my life this year. What about you?


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Love Your Husband!

God performed yet another miracle in my life. He filled my heart with supernatural love and kindness toward my husband!!!
I have to admit that my heart is not naturally overflowing with love and kindness toward my fellow human beings and especially toward my husband. I often criticize him and pray for him to change (although I know very well that the only person I can change with my prayers is me).
That "unkind" and "ungrateful" brat (that's how I often call my husband) worked on the repair of my car for three days in our freezing garage. He never complained or asked for attention, never mentioned the fact that he was doing me a favor. And he fixed the car.
That's how I came up with a New Year's resolution: It's Only Love and Love is All. I will not allow any accusations in my mind against my husband. I will think lovingly about him and thank God for him.
What is your New Year's resolution?

Photo credit: josh james, Love Note, 2011,

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I Am Going to Rip This Enemy Apart

As the holidays approach, my resolution to stay away from processed sugar and flour dwindles.
I have read that sugar was not just something that would tick off the dentist, but rather poison me.
Sugar, refined, processed, and the diet stuff too, all leave an acid “ash” residue in the body. My body’s ability to fight against aging and disease, as well as find happiness becomes very low.
My powerlessness over carbohydrates invites a strong enemy named Helplessness to attack me. Fear of the future follows in its steps.
When I pray, verses from the bible come to mind. Judges 15:14-15 says about Samson: "The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands. Finding a fresh jawbone of a donkey, he grabbed it and struck down a thousand men."
The same spirit, the Holy Spirit, lives in me. (Romans 8:11) 
Whatever "lion" is coming against me, I have the power to rip it apart. I walk in the power of God.

Photo credit: British Army Soldier in Afghanistan Engaging the Enemy.UK Ministry of Defence Defence. 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

When I am Battered and Scarred

Pain, exhaustion, hopelessness--all these "friends" of an old enemy--cunning, baffling and powerful--attacked me from all sides.
     "Lord, please help me!" I cried out.
      Tears streaming down my cheeks, I clicked on my Facebook mail and the first link that I opened was an answer to my prayers. The song was called In Jesus Name we Press On by Selah.
       Here are the words:
       When the valley is deep, when the mountain is steep, when the body is weary, when we stumble and fall, when the choices are hard, when we are battered and scarred, when we've spent our resources, when we've given our all....
       In Jesus' name we press on.
       Dear Lord, with the prize, clear before our eyes, we find the strength to press on. In Jesus' name we press on.
Photo credit: Cindy Cornett Seigle.Sad Clown.    cindy47452.2012