Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Monday Morning! ~ I Dare You.......

Hi friend!!!

Happy Monday Morning! 

photo via photobucket (snide2004)

"Faith is a 
living, daring confidence 
in God's grace."
~ Martin Luther

When you're full of worry and consumed by fear it feels like you're ....
..... standing on a cliff's ledge with no where to go as you peer at the raging river far below.
..... in the middle of a very high bridge on a windy day with absolutely no end in sight.
..... on a dock in the middle of a lake and the water looks dark, cold and who knows how deep. 

Today I'm daring you to take a leap.....
..... jump off that ledge of fear.
..... keep going until you get to the other end.
..... don't just stand there - dive in!

Take a leap of faith. 

Let your faith be daring and even reckless in the confidence of God's goodness, love and faithfulness.

Know that He is big enough to catch you.

So go ahead.... I dare you. Let your faith come alive.


"God is a safe place to hide,  
ready to help when we need him.
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,  
courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
Before the rush and roar of oceans,  
the tremors that shift mountains.
Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,  
God-of-Angel-Armies protects us."
 Psalm 46: 1-3

Love ya,  

Friday, March 14, 2014

5 Minute Friday Fun: Crowd

Hi friend!

What day is it? It's five-minute-Friday! Well at least in blog land it is.

Every Friday for over four years, writers have gathered over at Lisa-Jo's place in blog land for something she calls 5 Minute Friday. It's a linky party / blogger flash mob / free writing exercise. Whatever you want to call it, I say it's just plain fun - blog land style.

Everyone spends just five minutes writing on the same topic. If they have a blog, they link up to Lisa-Jo's post on that week's topic. No blog? No problem! Just leave your five minutes of writing in the comments section at Lisa Jo's place. 

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and GO!


It was so crowded that Wednesday evening at church. My T.J. had traveled the hour and a half from college to come speak to the youth.

After the service I made my way through the crowded hallway to the youth chapel. Fighting against the flow of youth exiting I looked for my son. He's 6'3" so he's always easy to spot in a crowd.

Ah! There's my boy!

He was up front talking with a few friends.

I'll never forget him turning and spotting me. He simply stood there, grinned and spread his arms open wide.

Oh yea! He knows him mom. {{HUGS}} is what I love. And if they're from either of my sons I love it better than chocolate.

I remember telling him I was sorry I interrupted his conversation with his friends. He said not to worry. He was waiting for me to find him. He knew I'd come looking for him before I headed home and he headed back to the dorm.

Even in the crowd ...... I was drawn to him and he was waiting for me.

I wonder how crowded heaven will be when I finally get there.

I'll be looking for Jesus. And I do believe when He sees I'm there - He'll smile and open His arms wide.

Oh yea! He knows His daughter and how much I love {{HUGS}}.

and STOP!

Five Minute Friday

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So friend - what do you prefer?