"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Friday, April 23, 2010

aMazing GRACE...

BE SURE to see the original post "MOVING FORWARD" about "Letters to God" and consider adding your letter to God (even in the comments there).

God's Grace

What is Grace?
The voice of Wintley Phipps, both in song and message, illustrates this more profoundly than we could ever define.
He paints an awe-inspiring picture of the simple faith of taking pen to paper; a commitment to prayer that in "Letters to God," translates to the hearts of many. I shared this movie here

Since my blog was entitled "aMazing Grace ~ Mazes, Messes, Miracles", I felt that this devotional and this song were the best way for me to close for now... it just seems the most appropriate way for me to give God ALL THE GLORY and HONOR for ALL HE has shown me and given me. Nothing expresses this better than this song and this wonderful voice of this gifted musician: Wintley Phipps & his dream & this prophetic sermon

I had no plan as I chose this title, but God did as I sat down that April 3rd, 2008 I had no idea what I needed to know and certainly did not have a title to start with or the knowledge, but this is what He gave me. From Beginning to End, God has a plan for me, for you... (this is the Name in the study of Jesus Names this week, "Alpha & Omega"). For you see, in His infinite wisdom, He knows every detail, right down to each letter of the alpha bet...alpha (1st letter in the Greek alphabet, beta-2nd letter to Omega, final letter) covered in His Word, by His Word, for Jesus is the Word. The Beginning and the End...the beginning of each of our lives and hopefully He is with us to the End... and the in between, is just "The Dash" - - - and how you fill it in, is what makes the difference. You have the choice, He has the Plan, Purpose and Path.

I remain aMazed by His Grace, as He led me and showed me, inspite of many MAZES(running & searching in one direction, then turning back, then off again on my own trying to run the course without Him leading) and so many MESSES throughout my life (the same old cycle(maze) repeating once more until I get it, learn it, allow God to change me enough to see more clearly my need for a Savior each day, making my mess, a way for God to bless). God has remained faithful with MIRACLES of His aMazing Grace. Thank you for being part of this experience with me! His aMazing journey called life. God is so aMazing!

~ posting this at the exact same time that I did my first one, which means from morning until that time I was working on putting together my first blog and post:

2 years and 20 days later... 
I remain...

daughter and servant of Jesus Christ,
sister and friend to YOU
and I am STILL

Keep me in your prayers please

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I probably have a post below this one if you've already read this one...

I originally shared this on April 9th, but I am MOVING it FORWARD daily until my last scheduled 'blog' posts, so YOU might JOIN and share a "Letter to God".

I'd love to have these letters to remember and pray for each of you. Please consider writing and linking one... if you don't want to write one on your blog, please feel free to leave it in the comments here, even anonymously...

My other posts follow this. I have changed the title because if you remember I began this year with two songs for 2010: one of declaration and the other my proclamation (they are in my sidebar)... one was MOVING FORWARD and that's what I intend to do for a while... I pray.

Meanwhile, this post was entitled...



Letters to God

[Perhaps we need to do just that...either write a few letters for others to see us BEING REAL or open some that others have written and respond from the heart of God. I leave this challenge to you, what would you have done, if you were the postal carrier of these letters? How would you respond?]

Our lives are shaped by stories. Whether they are fact or fiction, stories have the potential to stir our emotions, provoke our thinking and influence the course of our lives.

In Theaters April 9th

Letters to God” the movie, is a faith-based film about a young boy fighting cancer who finds strength and hope through writing letters to God. Those letters inspire hope and change in family, friends and an entire community. The mission of Possibility Pictures, in partnership with the Great Commandment Network, is to equip churches and their leaders to become Communities of Hope. Your church can really be instrumental in sharing HOPE and you can help encourage this MISSION of HOPE.

one of the great songs from this movie
-embedding disabled, so click to be linked to hear it

Addison Road



If you go to this link, you can WRITE a LETTER to GOD also or READ others:

This was my plan when I started this post but then I found out their site has this available. I'd like you to join me and write a letter to God on whatever you'd like: ask God a tough question, tell Him about something very special or important that is weighing on your heart, or if you just want to tell Him about a good part of your day or life.

This reminded me of that song, "Dear Mr. Jesus..." when a child was concerned about abuse (1985) after hearing about it in the news, remember? Back in 2005, someone else had this idea and started a website Letter to God that has more than 9000 written. People are searching, are we reaching them?

You know you hold the answers. I challenge you to share.

So if you would like to do one on your BLOG and LINK here instead of over there, to share among us then sign up and let's share in MckLinky. I did this starting on April 9th ... hoping that it works and it should last 'til my last day on this blog:)
(if not, let's just link up in the comments, share your Blog, date of "Letter to God" and link to your letter).

I'm hoping it comes here, but ya' never know.

I hope to move this forward on top of each post I have left so it's right here for you all to share your heart, I hope that you'll consider writing a "Letter to God".

You don't even need a postage stamp... it's a direct email... we call it PRAYER.
Dear God: From the Major Motion Picture Letters to God
NOW REMEMBER (no pressure, huh?)
I'd love to have these letters to remember and pray for each of you. Please consider writing and linking one... if you don't want to write one on your blog, please feel free to leave it in the comments here, even anonymously.

Thank you Shortybear! You know I'm praying and believing with you. That was a beautiful letter ... course you know that from my comment.

ohhh and if you don't see your comment here it may be on the original HERE
I'm going to go there and MOVE them FORWARD too... THANKS!


from MN to here in MX


Photos from MINNESOTA to where I am in MEXICO

In the Bible, there was a mother who had seven children. Scripture says, "Her sun set while it was still day" (Jeremiah 15:9).
She was in a situation bleak enough that she felt like it was total night in the middle of day.
Have you ever felt this way? Has it ever been daylight, but you felt it was as dark as night? Maybe because of difficult situations, a heartbreak or a loss?
You may feel like you're in a hopeless situation right now. If you are, or even if you're not! – I encourage you to make studying God's Word a priority.
Scripture says that people are destroyed from lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). When we don't know who God says He is and what He can do, which is found by studying the scriptures, sometimes our deliverance can be hindered because we do not know what God can do, and therefore, we're not claiming His promises. We do not know what to hope for, what to claim or what to ask.
But when we take time to study God's Word, God is able to pour out power and strength into our lives. God's Word brings revelation of His character and His rescuing, sustaining power. His Word brings knowledge and sheds light unto the great plan that He has for our lives.
I have felt that way and have been there in that difficult situation of heartbreak and loss. I live in a part of Mexico, that is bright, sunlit most all of the time, but I've had days that feel as dark as night... or I isolate in my air conditioned smallest room in the house, in the dark with just the light of the laptop.

Yet praise God, I've had much time in God's Word, His Presence, beautiful worship songs and dear blog friends that have kept me going...ohhh and 6 dogs that need to go outside once in awhile and need to eat, too!

I know the One who mends and heals brokenness from the inside out. Jesus Christ empowers and strengthens me each day and I see His character revealed in His Word and His Name. I'm so thankful for each sunrise and sunset...

Nicole Nordeman


...and so are you
(Gary, too)

Remembering my mom and dad's anniversary
though they are no longer on this side of eternity,
paradise has eternal sunrises & sunsets
of the Son, Jesus Christ in all His glory!
This song just seems so right...

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!


This was going to be MY LAST ONE until God showed me this ...

* my blog is here, but I may not be... possibly disconnected to internet.

**If you are a regular reader here, but missed this, please go and read my important personal decision MESSAGE I wrote on April 3rd, 2010 "ALIVE AGAIN" post.

*** VERY IMPORTANT PETITION to SIGN to President Obama; Read more about it over at The Lighthouse of Prayer or click here to sign

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I'm so thankful that
today I'm sharing
one of my all time favorites
Jehovah Rapha...my healing is in Your hands and Your time
There are many ways that we need to be healed;
it's not always physical, there's emotional, spiritual, etc.
many times we overlook the conditions of our heart and mind that
need God's healing touch to change us,
to remove the 'thorn' or teach us
through the time of healing
Psalm 33:4-5 (39 kb)

In His time, in His time, He makes all thing beautiful in His time. Lord, my life to You I bring, May each song I have to sing, Be to You a lovely thing, in Your time.

In Your time, in Your time, You make all thing beautiful in Your time. Lord, my life to You I bring, May each song I have to sing, Be to You a lovely thing, in Your time.

verse 11
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
We try to push ahead of God's plan for our lives. We get impatient and try to do things in our own strength, instead of waiting for God's perfect timing. I know that is how I ended up with those MESSES (in my title) or at times even walking in those MAZES (right back in the same ole, same old) Lost or doing it my own way and ahead of His way or without even asking Him, which way?
Father, forgive us. All too often we are too busy. Even too busy to talk with You. Or leave a prayer for someone in need. Or be kind and encouraging to one another. Slow us down, Lord, and grant us patience to wait on You. Help us to keep trusting in You and live one day at a time. Amen.
IT IS ALMOST TIME for me to step away from here as I explained back here. You probably thought after seeing so many posts still that I had reconsidered. But that's how many I had waiting in draft (songs I did not want to loose) (like I have also prepared at The Power of Your Love for a study). I think I have one day left here or a couple of posts still scheduled.
It has been a beautiful journey with you but God is calling me. It is my time to work on something God has planned and listen to Him. I really do thank each of you who have helped me and encouraged me along this road. You have been Jesus to me in many ways. "IN HIS TIME" we shall meet again. I'm counting on it.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you; And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace. (Numbers 6: 22-27)
to be grateful
for everything
and that there's
It's an eternal
life or death

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The purpose of Word filled Wednesday is to share God's word (no famous quotes or other literature — only the beautiful word of our Father) through photos & a Bible verse!

19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
I shared about "Letters to God" on OPENING day and keep Moving Forward, wanting us to be a
for Tyler and other kids impacted by cancer

LIKE precious ABBY

Michelle & Brent Rigg's daughter
from Linky Tools (formerly MckLinky) and ...where laughter lives
Please pray with us that she has not relapsed.
(see their blog for updates)

Today, I really do want to let the light of Christ shine through me wherever I go--at home, work, and out and about. May I exude your love to the world around me. May I be a bright encouragement to all I meet and all who see me. May the words out of my mouth glorify you and say whatever it is YOU know the hearer needs to hear. Thank you, God, for giving me light and life through Jesus my Savior, in whose name I pray...


For more

Home of

Amydeanne @ the160acrewoods.com
and our hostess this week:
Christy @ Critty Joy

* my blog is here, but I may not be... possibly disconnected to internet.

Also this is my last week of posts in draft, scheduled to post until April 23rd. I explained HERE. When I'm back, I will be visiting whosoever I may have missed. Thanks so much for your sweet visit, time, words and prayers! Love ya'...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


"CHOOSE" is a song with Christy Nockel's singing on a new CD
written by Christy and Nathan
It's the 3rd song

Life Light Up


Let me be in love with what You love
Let me be most satisfied in You
Forsaking what this world has offered me
I choose to be in love with You
I will choose to be in love with You

Let me know the peace that's mine in You
Let me know the joy my heart can sing
For I have nothing Lord apart from You
I choose to call on Christ in me
I will choose to call on Christ in me

For in the fullness of who You are
I can rest in this place
And giving over this, my journey Lord
I see nothing but Your face

Let me know that You have loved me first
Let me know the weight of my response
For You have long pursued my wandering heart
I choose to glory in Your cross
I will choose to glory in Your cross

And I bow down...
Humbly, I bow down...
Humbly, I bow down...
I bow down...

I bow down, I bow down
my beloved- here I am
I bow down, I bow down to You...

Written by Christy Nockels
© 2008 worshiptogether.com Songs / sixsteps Music (admin. by EMI CMG Publishing) (ASCAP)

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
John 15:16

Another verse from "WHO I AM in CHRIST" that "I am significant"



Who do you choose? and Do you know why?


Declare, share & profess your faith
before you do not have that chance!

* I had this song for my series that I was doing on "Who I am in Christ?" in draft because I had discontinued that feature. The YouTube videos and the verses are way down at the bottom of my blog... just keep scrolling or check out the label "Who I am" or Identity.

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