Captivated By Love

Ladies!!! Oh an interesting cause to check out for sure in this video here that Sam Samy shares:

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I find it interesting that the lion wants to stay where it finds love in relationship rather than step out into the world all alone. As you know, Sam, a person is never alone because Jesus is always with us as His people of faith!!! Oh that just makes me smile!!! As you also know, Sam, Father created us for relationship!!! I am reminded that it is always good news wherever He opens and closes doors in our lives to put us in the divine place for us to be together with divine purpose with Him working in us as His people of faith!!! 🙂 Lots to ponder about this video!!! I am reminded of this song here about being a new creation in faith in Jesus and the specialness of His love:

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Thank you for the pondering again today, Sam!!! I’m sharing it!!!

Individual Purpose

Purposeful day it is for everybody, ya’ll here!!! No matter who we are in life, we each have a  divine reason for being and whether we volunteer our time or are employed by someone or we are an employer of others, we each can in someway bring contribution to what our Father is wanting to accomplish here in bringing heaven on earth!!! Now how awesome is that for everyone to be included in the purpose of life together with Jesus!!! Oh it just makes me smile!!!

As I continue in sharing about the different generalized areas of ministry that each of us individually will typically step in and out of in the course of our lives, I want to share these thoughts today about being an employee and an employer. Our Father will speak to each of us as we have need to hear His voice. Even if we volunteer in life for someone or for our Father in heaven, some of these same principles can apply to all of us:

“If you are a hired employee, God desires for you to “obey your earthly masters (in righteousness) and do it not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:22-24). God sees it all (Proverbs 15:3) – He sees faithfulness and hard work that can sometimes go unnoticed by employers and He says He will reward you for that, so you can rest in that if that is your case. He sees the way we treat our coworkers with love and kindness, praying for them and our employers, seeking their good and success. He also sees the ways someone may mistreat their employer such as using an employer’s time for personal matters and wasting an employer’s resources. For example: When your employer sends you to make purchases, do you use your employer’s money to buy you the more expensive when lesser would do and you would buy lesser if it was your own money? Do you steal from your employer? Are you lazy and fail to carry out his or her instructions for your work. God forgives, but it is good to confess (agree about) sin to Him (1 John 1 8-10), and He desires us to repent and make restitution (Exodus 22:3b) if we need to. From that day forward, we can seek to do our work to God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31) and work as we would want someone to work for us if we were an employer (Matthew 22:39). Let us be thankful (Colossians 3:15) for God’s provision of someone to hire us and provide for us financially. We can ask God to help us be a good employee. Here is a photo of some employees and employers working together doing some work on a home I recently purchased. Here they are working on steps, a walkway and a gate. I greatly appreciate their efforts for me in life as I could not do all this work without their help and expertise with the other things that I do as a self-employed person and a volunteer as our Father has called me to be in life!!! 

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 Where are you in life??? An employee, an employer, self-employed, a volunteer??? This you can know of our Father:

“God is not unjust; He will not forget your hard work and the love that you show Him as you help His people and continue to help them.”

Hebrews 6:10

If you are an employer, here are some thoughts from God’s Word to ponder in doing your work for our Father. God asks employers in Colossians 4:1 to provide your employees with what is right and fair, because you know you have a Master in heaven (the Lord). The Lord sees everything (Proverbs 15:3). Even if your employees don’t seem to appreciate what you do for them, God sees it and He appreciates it. He will reward you for it. Be considerate of your employees. Do you value each of your employees? Are you friendly to them and treat them respectfully? Do you show favoritism? Are you more concerned with using available resources to make yourself comfortable and promote your image while employees go without the tools and training they need to do their jobs more efficiently and successfully. Do you pray for your employees? Do you ask your employees to do things that are ungodly? Do you cheat your employees out of pay and benefits?   If you haven’t been a good employer, it is not too late to change. Confess your sin (1 John 1:8-10), repent and make restitution (Exodus 22:3b) if you need. We need to treat our employees the way that we would want to be treated if we were someone’s employee, as in fact we are (the Lord’s). Oh let us be thankful for the help God has given to us in the employees who work hard to make us successful. We can ask God to make us a good employer if we are called to that purpose, for “God works in us to will and act according to His purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)

God At Work

Let Your Life Be A Reflection

Wherever and whoever we are, we can each make a heavenly divine difference in raising up glory to our Father as this song says here and to that I say “WOOOHOOO, LET THE GLORY OF JESUS RISE WITH ALL OUR HEARTS INTO IT!!!” FATHER WILL BLESS YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS, DEAR ONES!!! WE REAP WHAT WE SOW INTO LIFE!!! PROUD OF YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR JESUS AND TO BLESS OTHERS!!! MAY FATHER RAISE UP PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO HELP YOU AS YOU HAVE NEED OF HELP IN YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE AS HE HAS ME, TOO!!! BLESSED AND HAPPY IN LIFE WITH YA’S AND KEEPING GOING FOR JESUS!!!

The Victory Coach

Awesome day greetings to you, precious family!!! My heart is with you in the Spirit of Jesus wherever you are and as I ponder life in the world today as our Father’s kingdom Ambassadors, Father gives me these thoughts to share here today:

Jesus took Satan’s crown of thorns upon Himself on the cross and gave us His crown of glory in this life because He loves us as kids of faith, desires our best in life and believes in us to be His vessels of light and love and Holy Spirit power in this world!!! He delights in us and is glad we are on His team!!! Now how fun is that to be part of Father’s heavenly team to bring His kingdom victory into this world where He places us!!! While we have the heavenly presence of His Spirit with us always and His assurance He will never leave us nor forsake us, in this earthly life He tells us that we will have challenges, however, He said that we can go thru life with not having troubled hearts because He has overcome the world!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! WAY TO CONQUER THE VICTORY FOR US OUR MIGHTY WARRIOR FATHER!!! YOU’S AWESOME!!!

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Crown of Glory in Hands of the Lord

Jesus is our proven coach thru life for having victory in the challenges of life and when you have a coach that has the divine plan, ya want to trust Him and work with Him to have the win!!! NOW HOW EXCITING IS THAT TO BE A MEMBER OF HIS TEAM IN LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AND EACH OTHER!!! Fixing our eyes on Jesus is our answer in all of our circumstances!!! So if Jesus has the wisdom and the experience of overcoming the world and we find ourselves in the midst of troubles or trials, what do we do? Here is what we can do with Father’s grace helping us:

1) Give thanks in everything for this is God’s will for us.
2) Rejoice always.
3) Trust in God as our coach personally.
4) Believe and act upon God’s Word (the Bible) in the situation.
5) Pray to God for His help in all situations.
6) Overcome evil with good. Follow thru with the coach’s good plays for us!!!

Oh let us keep the faith in our life coach for He has the big picture plan, precious saints:

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”

Hebrews 11:1

Because Jesus is all powerful, all wise, all love, everything right and true, our result:

“In all these things, we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.”

Romans 8:37

I’m a gal keeping my eyes on my life coach with ya!!! With Jesus, we win, win, win always!!! 🙂 YAY JESUS TEAM!!! LET’S GO FOR JESUS!!! YYYEEESSS!!! WE CAN HAVE VICTORY IN LIFE CHALLENGES!!! I LOVE THIS SONG HERE ABOUT HOW JESUS IS OUR LIGHT!!! GOT FAITH IN MY LIFE COACH!!!

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Good Beginnings

Hi, dear family of saints!!! One of the things that I have learned in life is that life is full of need to be flexible in life!!! It can mean doing this for awhile and then doing that for awhile and then doing something else for awhile before we go back to doing what we did before or never going back to what was before!!! SHAZAM!!! It makes life sooo divinely interesting just as Saul discovered when Jesus stood before Him and said in so many words “let’s try something new, my son!!!” The thing about it is that Saul was blessed with an even brighter future because he was able to embrace divine change and growth in his life!!! Oh I am sooo thankful that he did because it made a divine difference in my life for one, not to mention the whole world and the kingdom of Jesus being ushered in full soon!!!

Paul and Jesus

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The lesson we can learn from Saul who became the Apostle Paul is that good cannot begin until the former is let go!!! In Paul’s case, what he was doing before was contrary to Jesus, but sometimes change can move us from what is good to something that is even better!!! Still it is true that to glean the divine future, we have to be willing to follow Jesus there!!!

Necessary endings can be hard for people to create, telling someone of something new if the person is not open to it. Necessary endings can be hard to hear and receive if we do not understand the divine in it!!! Therefore, I want to share some thoughts that I have learned that I think are good things for all of us in life to keep in mind as we journey with Jesus:

  • It is important to end what holds us back from the divine life with Jesus.
  • End things whose time is past.
  • Realize what there is new hope for and let go where there is no hope.
  • Ask yourself what tactics help us to realize the new hope and which ones don’t help.
  • Be comfortable and confident in seeing, negotiating and celebrating endings that may be doors to the future even brighter than we can even imagine!!!
  • Realize that proper endings lead to end of pain, greater growth, personal and business goals reached and better lives.
  • Necessary endings bring hope!!!

Therefore: 1) Choose appropriate necessary endings. 2) Execute them well. 3) Move on to the better results. 4) Claim Jesus’ promise that He can do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.

Oh I don’t know what that might speak to you, dear ones and I don’t know of any changes in the works at the present time, but it is always good to stay flexible for Jesus, trusting always His promise to us kids of faith:

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Road to Change

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WOOOHOOO!!! With Jesus, He is always working good for us and when He brings change into our lives, we’ve got to “shake” with the divine changes as they happen as this song says here!!! Oh it just makes me smile to always travel with Jesus!!! He always has good divine bright ideas for victory life to happen moving forward!!! Enjoy His presence and love with you wherever you are journeying with Him today!!!

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Growing Into Our Call

Well, moving from the place of resting into the newness of a work day came around on the ole clock and I am excited about this new day of opportunity to go into the world for Jesus!!! For some people in the work place Jesus puts us in life, depending on where the hands on the clock are is indicative when work time is done and personal time begins. It is good when an employee is strong enough to be able to set Godly boundaries in their lives themselves if a time clock is not part of life!!! Some jobs are not your typical 8 to 5 Monday thru Friday, though, so learning to identify proper balance in one’s life in those circumstances can be challenging, but important. Many entrepreneurs with large callings on their lives find themselves in unique circumstances that take the leading of the Holy Spirit individually as to how to set the pace and priorities of their work.  They train themselves, for example, to work towards turning off the excitement of all that is going on in their life at night and instead begin talking themselves into calmness and a mindset of rest. Otherwise a mind can be too active about thoughts of work to sleep well and the next day has a price to pay for lack of sleep. YIKES!!! I have to watch myself on this, too!!!

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Jesus Rest

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YIKES!!!

I often laugh at how legalistic we can sometimes become when we focus too much on being in control of our schedules rather than trusting in the Holy Spirit to guide us, though. When I was young, I attempted to follow the rules of a day planner in which I had implemented a plan for every 15 minutes of my days. The problem was that it did not have any margin of acceptance of God’s plans for my days, like heeding to His spur of the moment promptings like “instead of rewashing your floor that really doesn’t need it yet, how about calling so and so and see if you can pray with that person as you know this is the day this is happening in their life and they could really use the support right now!!! I have to say I had to learn the ole school of hard knocks way as I experienced choices of saying either ok, I’m going to wash that living room window right now because I saw a spot on it or why, yes, I can run to town for you right now and pick up that car part you realized you are going to need to finish getting the spare vehicle running today now that you are into fixing it and I know we need it running by the end of the day!!! 🙂 Oh I just laugh at myself sometimes at how our Father has had to teach me His ways about priorities and boundaries and flexibility to His plans in life!!!

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Adventures With God

It is good to let the Holy Spirit set our boundaries as the decider in decisions that pop up in life rather than following other people because other people can deter us from God’s will for our lives with their desires and expectations. That is why our Father tells us that in “whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not human masters.” (Colossians 3:23) That is not to say that our Father doesn’t want us to take into consideration what others have to say because He tells us that with many advisors victory is sure and He puts leaders into our lives on purpose, but He needs to be our final authority and He will never lead us contrary to His written Word!!! Know who your leaders are in life and hear the voice of Jesus as priority, dear ones!!! A Pastor once told me “when you have all the facts, the answer will jump out at you.” That answer needs to be our Father’s heart for us as an individual.

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Jesus You are the Keeper of My Heart

Listening to our Father first is important for us as His kids of faith to remember because sometimes people have not been able to determine and grow into their calling of their own gifts, talents, wants and desires because they are unable to set boundaries on others’ definitions and expectations of them. YIKES!!! WATCH OUT FOR THAT!!! For example, a person could enter into a work situation because of the pressures that a family member has placed on them and spend years unhappy in their work because it is not the call/passion that God has  put on their heart to carry out. Because as a person, they are not able to tell a family member “no,” their life is not Spirit led!!! YIKES AGAIN!!! This can happen also with friends and culture as well. Oh be strong enough in life to not let others define you in life, dear ones!!! Go with what our Father’s Spirit is telling you because in it will be the divine life that will have our Father’s joy and blessing in it!!! Work with God to find out who you really are and what kind of work you are made for. Father tells us “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of  this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve God’s will, His good pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)

Transformed in Mind

Jesus always brings freedom into life and not bondage!!! Oh I am sooo thankful to be where my Father has me in life – His Spirit continues to confirm it to me and oh that just makes me smile!!! 🙂 What is He speaking to your heart about your life today??? Our Father gives us the strength and courage to stand for Him in life – we can because we know He is right and His way will bring the blessing into life for us!!! He makes me brave as this song says here. Let’s be brave together for Jesus’ heart for us always because it makes for the best life!!! Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! Going for Jesus with you as He leads us!!!

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Having a Divine Time of Life

Time – oh we have a whole new year of it with today being the first day of the year 2016!!! Time is often personified as “Father Time” and that could not be more true as our Father is in control of time!!! His view of time is different from ours as well as His Word tells us:

“But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.”

2 Peter 3:8NASB

We can often look at our lives and think our life is short, but as our Father’s kids, we have eternal life without end thru faith in Christ Jesus and His finished work on the cross He focused on during His time on earth.  So each one of us as His kids have a divine purpose for our lives during our time on this earth and in choosing to let our Father work thru our vessels, our efforts can make a forever difference as did Jesus’ work!!! It is Jesus who works in us to will and act according to His purpose. Given that as our Father’s Word tells us

“So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”

Psalm 90:12 NASB

Clock and Calendar

Oh my heart so delights in each gift of a day in which we have opportunity to use our lives to make choices with our time here on earth count or be spent for doing what will make an eternal difference that will last into eternity. For example, sharing the gospel with someone that does not know how to live forever in Christ’s kingdom as His royal child will make a forever difference in how someone lives out their eternity – not separated from the One who loved them from the start and desires to have them choose life with Him forevermore!!! Resting in His saving and empowering grace for salvation always, this is a eternity lasting goal for life right here:

“Making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”

Ephesians 5:16NASB

Jesus said:

“We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.”

John 9:4 NASB

WOOOHOOO!!! Now is the time to shine Jesus, dear family and we can as we look to Him to enable us with His Spirit of power and grace!!! We don’t have to in order to have salvation, but we get to and with Jesus in us stirring up a fire in us to shine Him into the world, we can’t help but be moved divinely!!! Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! LET’S GO DIVINELY TOGETHER FATHER!!!

Let Light Shine in You

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What are ways our Father has equipped you and is guiding you to make an eternal difference where you are in life, precious saints??? You life matters to many and our Father will not forget all you do to help others!!! He is returning soon and His reward will be with Him and He will give to everyone for what they have done!!! (Revelation 22:12)

God Crowning Man

We are not left on our own to do so. In fact, without Jesus, we can do nothing!!! Choosing to be His Ambassador on this earth leaves the rest up to Him to guide us, empower us and work thru us and work in the hearts of others that He puts us with!!! Now how exciting is that to be heaven’s light on earth!!! This earth needs heaven on earth!!! This earth needs you and Jesus team living out your amazing purpose that is unlike anybody else!!! Oh you do shine divinely, dear ones of Father’s kingdom!!! The hands of time for light giving is precious!!!

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Here are some things we can know about time as we move forward trusting in Father of time:

  • Father knows the plans He has for us, they are plans for our good and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future and we will find Him as we take the time to seek Him with all our heart. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
  • Because our Father’s timing is perfect and with divine understanding, let us hold to flexibility to making His plans for us priority, saying “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-15) “The heart of a person plans their way, but the Lord establishes our steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) We do not know what today or tomorrow will bring, but we can know it will be divinely good as we trust in our Father to guide us who works all things for the good of those called according to His purpose and life will always be conforming us, making our hearts more and more like Christ who is everything right, true and good. Oh I sooo love it that our Father who has began a good work in us will continue it until the day of completion when our lives on this earth are through!!! Then we will be like Him and until then He already sees us as holy, without blemish, without accusation and with no condemnation!!! How sweet is our Father!!! (Colossians 1:21-23)
  • Our times are in His hand!!! Oh what better hands are there to be in – none better!!! Oh it’s perfect for us!!! Divine conditions to be in, we are!!! Our number of days, number of our months and our limits are determined individually by Him and cannot be passed.(Job 14:1-14)
  • As we commit our work in this life to Him, our plans will be established. (Proverbs 16:3) Our Father will move our hearts, creating  in our hearts passion after His heart’s plans and desires for us!!!
  • Leaving behind the past not useful to the future, we can focus on the divine steps moving forward without wasting precious time. The Apostle Paul modeled this for us in saying : “Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)
  • Too much rest brings poverty more ways than one. There is seed time and harvest time. There is a time for everything Father desires for our time.(Proverbs 6:10-11; Genesis 8:22; Ecc 3:1)
  • Let us not live our time with an anxious heart, but be filled with the peace of our Father that transcends all understanding.  (Matthew 6:25-23; Php 4:6-8)

In all of our time, this we can count on:

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Hebrews 13:8

God Is My Keeper

Just as Jesus was faithful to us as His kids, worthy of praise and celebration yesterday, He is today, too and He will be tomorrow as well. Oh now that just has me smiling big and trusting that all our time together as our Father’s kids is going to be delightful as He delights in us as His kids and has divine plans for our every moment of life!!!

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He has given us the exact amount of time we need each day to do His will and be His divine ones in this world!!! Treasure the gift of time with His presence with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and forever as His beloved!! Never will He leave us nor forsake us and nothing can separate us from Him ever!!! 🙂

HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAPPY FOREVER LIFE IN JESUS, HAPPY FOREVER AS HIS FAMILY TOGETHER!!!

Love this song here that talks about how Jesus makes all things beautiful in His perfect timing!!!

Grace on the Move

WOW!!! Before we were even out of bed and in fact, even while we were sleeping, our sweet Jesus was not sleeping because He never sleeps!!! He desires for His saints to move along in times of wooohooo activity and also to have divine times of rest. It is His gift to us as His kids!!! He moves us through life at just the right pace as we look to Him!!! It is His heart that we enjoy our life with Him with us and enjoy our toil that He gives us each individually and uniquely!!! When you are working in the area of your heart passion and in your area of giftedness, it is fun!!! It just makes you smile!!! 🙂 Jesus is our great enabler to live the gift of this day and He is the enabler for us to live life in the “fullness of His grace” as John the Baptist said:

“From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.” For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Christ Jesus.”

John 1:16-17 NIV

Trophies of Grace

When we are living in the fullness of our Father’s grace, we are divine winners and we have His vision for our lives guiding us each one uniquely special for this life!!! He is on the move in us, through us and all around us!!! He is da God on the move in more ways than one as John the Baptist recognized long ago:

“He who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me.”

Ha, ha, ha!!! I envision that it is kinda like a tortoise moving in life verses a hare, i.e. we are meandering through life as His chosen vessels like a slow turtle waiting on His guidance, dependent on Him for everything and while we are stepping along the road of life as He leads us, He is bouncing divinely before us, in us, through us and behind us in supernatural wisdom and energy to make the divine in life happen for us and through us to others to His glory!!! Oh that just makes me smile as I think of our Father on the move the way He does to take care of us as His beloved kids!!!

As I ponder this, I see three thoughts that bless my heart today:

  1. We are totally dependent on our Father and He is all-powerful, all-wise and all-love and for us, hence let us give thanks to Him!!! “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  2. We can trust that before we get to where He is leading us, He has already been there working to prepare for our arrival. Therefore, wherever we go, we can trust that it will be a divine experience for us – one from which there will be His good working for us!!! There may be opportunities to delight in, opportunities to learn and grow from, opportunities to make a difference and opportunities to trust in Him to grow our faith genuine!!! All good stuff because that is all He does is good!!! All the time God is good and God is good all the time!!! He has no part in evil and His promise to us is: “For I know the plans for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” “In all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us.” When it comes to that devil dude in life, we are powerful tortoises to conquer with Him with us: Ninja Turtle
  3. Father works behind us as we travel through life. Past experiences when evaluated can reveal much to us and give us wisdom for moving forward divinely for ourselves and also giving to us what we can then share to help others we encounter down the road further as well. God comforts us so that “we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” What He does and speaks through us to others, His Spirit works through behind our visit with them into their hearts to help them divinely in their life journey!!! It may be that what He shares through you, dear one, the next person will pass along to someone else and so on and so on and so on!!! Now how exciting is that!!! Father, the hare that bounces around, multiples the divine, bringing forth more divine into lives!!! 🙂 Tortoise and Hare

Three Turtles

How exciting to be part of life with Jesus with us, precious family!!! He makes life sooo interesting – an adventure that is divine and of heaven that is leading us to our paradise home where we will enjoy endless bliss, love and fellowship with Him and each other as His royal family!!!

Turtle Finishing

Until then, I’m a gal moving along the road of life in dependance on our Father who is bouncing all around us, before us and in us and through us and behind us together!!! I love that!!! Much love to you as you journey wherever He has you today!!! It’s all divine!!! Here is a song we can enjoy together about our Father’s love for us as His kids!!! We are winning!!!

John 1:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28-39; 2 Corinthians 1:4 NIV