"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, February 28, 2014

H.O.P.E. JOURNEY

begins always
on my knees in prayer
(which is what I do every Friday, but this day is special)

This is like 2 or 3 posts together

[image credit]

I joined YWAM (JUCUM) Youth With A Mission, this past Monday in their prayer time for their evangelizing during Carnaval, and their outreach here. They are joined by teams from Colorado, Mexico City and Australia this year. Please cover this outreach with your prayers and more souls saved by the "light"of Jesus.

[I've interspersed more photos that I took along the Malecon



LENT (Cuaresma) is quickly approaching, marked here by the preparations for CARNAVAL (similar to Mardi Gras) as I've shared before, but mostly recently here ...  which will begin a new journey for me with H.O.P.E. (my upcoming series).

Yesterday, Thurs. the 27th was the first day of CARNAVAL and lasts until Ash Weds. March 5th (the beginning of Lent (Cuaresma) 40 days of transformation and preparation for the celebration of the Resurrection! It's always a very significant time --- 40 days, and has been for me throughout my life. The current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, delivered a message on poverty and launched a campaign (the end of 2013) "One Human Family, Food for All" along with Caritas International and others. I saw the first video I linked (sorry it's in Spanish) followed by one for last year "Love Life, Live Lent" and it further prompted and convicted me as a confirmation of my plan that I launch on SONday and Weds.(daily series).






As you read my upcoming posts (which I hope you will), I believe this will all come together for you to better understand what I'm trying to share here and the impact these upcoming 40 days plus SONdays will be for me and to me, with bringing HOPE to at least one more soul (hopefully more) to know the love of Jesus Christ, as He shines through our transformed selves, surrendered to His power, grace and merciful salvation. None of which is possible without a closer, more intimate relationship with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; allowing His Spirit and His Word to change us. This starts in us through communication with Him, which is PRAYER, building our relationship by reading and soaking in His Word, equipping and empowering us to move in obedience and action to change us and the world in which we live.

“... Not only so, but also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given to us.” - Romans 5:3-5

This is how I remember you!

My Aunt Renie (Irene Melacy Barthelmy)
[Dec. 21, 1917-Feb.13, 2014]

On the 13th of February 2014, my last living Aunt (Renie) passed from this life into the next. A life well lived in between "The Dash"* - Once again, I had to step away, reflect, pray and grieve the loss of my beloved aunt and extend condolences to her family (my cousins: David, Stevie, Slim Jim, Robbie and Jeannie and their extended families). Her memorial was last Weds. Feb. 19th. I have yet to come up with adequate words of how special my Aunt Renie was, especially in these last 20 years, as I passed through where she lived when I traveled back and forth to Mexico from MN, whenever I could and tried to catch her at home in her trailer to visit awhile and give her a H.U.G. In 3 more years, she would have been 100! WOW! 

The oldest sister in my mom's family, a dear, precious spirit --- kinda pioneering, yet very warm, considerate and hospitable. She loved and was so proud of her grand kids, she was sure to share their lives with me, since I had never met them. She, my Aunt Doris and Kelly, and her son, Steve, made a special trip down to Mexico to visit me, when I lived closer to the border. I wish I had a way to add my last Polaroid photo of them --- I will treasure our chats and this photo of my sweet Aunt Renie (Irene Melacy Barthelmy) and my Aunt Doris that I carry with me here (just can't upload it).

Without my belief in the HOPE of Resurrection and what Jesus made possible by His precious sacrifice on the Cross, this might be an overwhelming time of heaviness and great sadness, yet I must cling to the HOPE we have in the Resurrection and Triumph of Jesus Christ over sin and death. 

How do we possibly convey the grand importance of this to others that may not believe or accept this? By living a transformed life and sharing this with them! A new beginning, a chance for life, a HOPE anchored in something greater than what this old world gives; actually in Someone Greater, and a Love that is Greater beyond that which we can comprehend or conceive! How do we pass this on? 

"HOPE and the RESURRECTION"
[a full, very lengthy excellent message, audio and written]

"12 Now if Christ is being preached as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is futile and your faith is empty. 15 Also, we are found to be false witnesses about God, because we have testified against God that He raised Christ from the dead, when in reality He did not raise Him, if indeed the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your sins. 18 Furthermore, those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished. 19 For if only in this life we have hope in Christ, we should be pitied more than anyone (1 Corinthians 15:12-19). "


"18 – since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened – so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength. 20 This power He exercised in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms 21 far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And God put all things under Christ’s feet, and He gave Him to the church as head over all things. 23 Now the church is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all ...
(Ephesians 1:18-23, NET)

The Hope of the Resurrection
"13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. 15 We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died.16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 

18 So encourage each other with these words."
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (NLT)

In this I believe and place 
MY HOPE 

as I continue with my journey

PRAYER

40 DAYS

PROJECT

LIVING LENT LOVINGLY

in
GOD, OUR HOPE


---stay tuned for more coming---

on this
H.O.P.E.
Journey
as

"I GET ON MY KNEES"

Preparing for Lent
audio
written
[although this is Roman Catholic we all can benefit from this Lent plan]

This especially was interesting to me
"On the 'Camino de Santiago'"
How did her journey of feet and soul prepare her for Lent?
'Road of (St.) James'
disciple of Jesus, author of the book of James
[another video story of walking someone else's pilgrimage journey]



* Poem by Linda Ellis (Movie) Simple Truths "The Dash Movie" one of my favorite, inspirational poems and movies. I first saw this DASH by Simple Truths and later learned of Linda Ellis' website with much more. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WORD ON WEDNESDAY:52 SCRIPTURE VERSES ...

...
EVERY BELIEVER SHOULD KNOW

by O.S.Hawkins

The Scripture Verses 
{thus far for 2014}

1. Genesis 1: 1
2. John 3: 16
3. Ephesians 2: 8
4. Psalm 23:1
5. Romans 8:28
6. Matthew 5:6
7. Isaiah 53:6

This week
Memorizing and Meditating 
on

8. Matthew 7:7

The title for this verse in the book is:

"Three levels of prayer"


***

Here are the next 4
verses for March:

9.   Ephesians 5:18
10. Galatians 5:22–23
11. Jeremiah 33: 3
12. 1 Corinthians 10:13

and the ones up until  April 17th, 
the end of Lent because
I am doing another 40 day devotional
during Lent and nothing else on my blog.

Although I intend to continue with these on my own...

13. Philippians 1:6
14. Matthew 4:17
15. 2 Timothy 3:16

So, how many of these so far,
do you know?
***

UPDATE: During LENT, I decided that although I mentioned here, that I'd be back with these after Lent and Resurrection SONday, I have chosen another direction for Weds.; and so rather than leave you without all 52 Scriptures, I came back to this my last post and added all the rest:

16. Vision Is Vital (Proverbs 29: 18)
17. Is Jesus Still Weeping? (John 11: 35)
18. Life’s Bottom-Line Question (John 11: 25)
19. God’s Recipe for Revival (2 Chronicles 7:14)
20. Oh, That Sagging Middle! (Galatians 2: 20)
21. Gone Fishing (Mark 1: 17)
22. True Confession (1 John 1: 9)
23. The Great Commandment (Luke 10: 27)
24. The New Commandment (John 13: 24)
25. Three Verses for Youth . . . and the Rest of Us! 
(1 Corinthians 10: 31)
26. The Heart of the Matter (1 Samuel 16: 7)
27. Finding the Will of God (Luke 22: 42)
28. God’s Answer to Cultural Chaos (Ephesians 1: 7)
29. Jesus: The Only Way? (John 14: 6)
30. Keeping Life in Focus (Philippians 3: 13–14)
31. Approved or Ashamed? (2 Timothy 2: 15)
32. Productive Parenting (Proverbs 22: 6)
33. The Joshua Code (Joshua 1: 8)
34. The Second Mile (Matthew 5: 41)
36. Back to Basics (Acts 1: 8)
37. Good News and Bad News (Romans 6: 23)
38. Removing the Fear of Death (Psalm 23: 4)
39. A Faith That Works (James 2:26)
40. Ultimate Love (Romans 5: 8)
41. Forsaken! (Matthew 27: 46)
42. Ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5: 20) 
44. The Word Became Flesh (John 1: 14)
45. The Big Ten (Exodus 20: 2– 3)
46. The Model Prayer (Matthew 6: 9)
47. A New Song of Redemption (Revelation 5: 9)
48. God Calling! (Revelation 22: 17)
49. Here Comes the Judge (2 Corinthians 5: 10)
50. Heaven (Philippians 3: 20)
51. Famous Last Words (Revelation 22: 20)
52. The Fear Factor (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
from  The Joshua Code  (52 Scripture Verses Every Believer Should Know) by O.S.Hawkins
 







* personal note: I am sorry that I started this late and now leave it so soon after only 1 month but my hope is to pick it up again and continue later so we have all 52, meanwhile you have the verses and the link I shared at first to the church that's doing it online and what Bible Gateway shared.

Monday, February 24, 2014

MOORE On MONDAY (M.O.M.) Day 55

"WHISPERS of HOPE"
by Beth Moore

for today
Day 55
Focus: Proverbs 3:27-28
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 3:27-35


What a wonderful opening Beth Moore shares from Proverbs 3:27-28 teaching us a "priceless trait of godliness - timely kindness" ... she begins with ...

"Often when someone we know is in need, our feelings of inadequacy paralyze us. We know we can’t fix the problem, so we remain distant. Our lack of power may keep us from exercising the lesser power we possess. We don’t have the power to “fix” lives, but we often have the power to “help” in small but significant ways" ... 

"Just because we can't do something great doesn't mean we can't do something good."~Beth Moore

"In the past I’ve missed many opportunities because the need was great. God has promised to meet people’s needs. We’ve just been asked to do some good."~Beth Moore~"... God has more than random acts of kindness for us, beloved. He has appointments. Let’s not miss them just because we can’t fix them." 
Isn't that so true?

Lord, don't let me miss any 'golden' opportunity to meet another's need:
great or small
You see them all
and so should we

Listening as you whisper one today
Let me be kind
not blind
to what good I may do
in Jesus' name

* For more details about this when I started sharing "Whispers of Hope" go back here and here. This will be the last of the "whispers of Hope" for now.
The book is for 10 weeks (which is 70 days). I do hope to be back sharing more of these later in this year as God leads. I have something special that I plan to do for March ... so the last 15 will have to wait. Besides, you've missed many others that have not fallen on a Mon. so there are plenty still to come ... 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

SOS ~ HOPE in the WINTER


As I Soak On SONday

I'm pondering this season of winter

“Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!… He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes. He casts forth His ice as fragments, Who can stand before His cold? He sends forth His word and melts them He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.”~Psalm 147:12-18

"Glory of Winter" by Thomas Kinkade

and basking in God's Glory

2 Corinthians 4:16-18  
"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."

"The Warmth of Home" by Thomas Kinkade

thankful for the warmth of home and our 
HOPE
in the final homecoming

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire. And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” ~Isaiah 55:10-12

[photo credit]


Hebrews  11:1  "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."

{I couldn't decide so I included all of them}

Which of these images would you have chosen for
HOPE
in the 
WINTER

I was reading a sample of a book by Ken Gire in which he wrote

"... images are ways of saying that our relationship with God goes through different seasons ..."~Ken Gire

I think most of us that have lived a bit would agree with this, but then he was more specific with each season having its difficulties and challenges, beauties and promise. I am sharing only the "winter" portion ---

" ... winter's cold and death ... winter's secret joy and HOPE ..."~Ken Gire
" ... In the winter season, God’s silence seems to resound across the lonely snow-swept plains. The long evenings, filled with thinking, sometimes regretting; the short days, almost not long enough to complete anything of value. It is a time of waiting, of reflecting, and of hoping. Yet through it all, a promise lies in the seed of new life, waiting to spring up and fill the earth with beauty in God’s perfect time."~Ken Gire
Although I am not facing right now MN winter weather, I have endured many, enough to know that this winter was a harsh one ... yet miles and miles away from there, in a rather pleasant SONshine, I still sense that I am in this "season of winter" --- "a time of waiting --- reflecting --- HOPING! Without having read this by Ken Gire, I may not have ever conceived of winter as a time of HOPE

So today, I'll be soaking in some of God's HOPE, and so thankful that I am not in that chilly, barren, freeze zone, but looking forward to that warm RAY of HOPE! like the ray of light that Thomas Kinkade is known for in his paintings ... listening and holding on to a dear old song and such a gorgeous artist...


"There is HOPE ..."


Thanks Greg Long
this took me back to when we met in MN at the 
Music Conference and reminded me of this
 HOPE!
{so glad I found a YT with it}



Cathy has written a beautiful hymn on HOPE also that I love over here ... as you'll see I have listened to it often ... H.U.G.

Peggy


* I have plans for a different kind of a "winter journey" ahead, so this will be the last of my SOS and other regular posts while I begin a 40 day journey ... stay tuned. Hopefully you'll come along for the ride ... starting March 5th.

Friday, February 21, 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE

I am officially done making trips here



to legally abide 


with my vehicle 


HERE
for now



Explanation, if you're curious or interested (for once I have something I can share about my life here that doesn't involve anyone really but me):

This was the year, I could have changed my status to Permanent Resident in this country and still remain a USA citizen living abroad (although when I returned home by airplane and went through the airport procedure in presenting my MN driver license, passport, etc. they told me I was more from here than there, USA, because I now spend my time here. I explained that I was born in USA and still consider my home there as my residence). So it only was logical to considering applying for Residency (not citizenship, not even dual married to a Mexican whose parents came from Leon, Guanajuato) but the law does not allow me to remain here with a foreign vehicle. 

Well, although my van is in its last years, I still depend on it quite regularly, especially for going or moving back home (USA) with my dog family. Since that was part of the stipulation, I did not want to apply and have to take my van back to USA, but continue as I have since 2009-2010 with an FM3 {because what would I do with my dogs then or in the future?}. Before 2009, I use to make trips to the border or home, every 6 months with a tourist permit (FMM) and a temporary importation of my van. As you might imagine that was very costly and put alot of wear and tear on the van and me. As it has become less safe to travel that distance, I have not wanted to make the trip north via a land vehicle, especially alone with 3-4 or last time 6 dogs on board. Each year or every 6 months, a permit is required to be here for me and thus my van (we go together) even the dogs (need papers too). Except they were all born in Mexico.

{missing 1 in photo from current ones here}

Anyways, the situation was changed by me wanting to remain with my MN vehicle ... so I was informed that I would have to leave the country and go to a MX consulate in the USA to reapply. There was no way, I want to travel home in the winter, not even to the AZ border (16 hr. trip one way) and wait for the process of the FM3 permit, I would probably have gone tourist once again for 6 months ... but I just really was not up to a trip at all. So it was recommended, I allow my permit to expire, pay the fine for that and then solicit reapplying for my FM3. This is why the long process and why so many trips back and forth where I live rather than driving to the border. At least I did not have to leave the country and wait somewhere until I was able to get a permit to return.

At first, I went in December to inquire about the truth in me not being able to keep my van here (which was true so... )it's been a long process, but I am done! And thanks to my spouse, paid until 2018. By then, I hope to have moved my van and dogs back to MN safely, even if I continue here. I now have permission until then when I will be able to apply for Residency once again. Once I have that, I no longer have to pay each year but I cannot have a vehicle from USA here. So that means flying, which I would not put any of my dogs through, so they have to leave in a vehicle driven from here to MN ... we'll see what God wills for the next 4 years and after that ... it's ALL in His hands.

And it's almost time for CARNAVAL, which starts next Thurs., so big time for ministry and evangelism here, people from all over come ...

2013
{I'll have to go and take my own photos for this year now below because the ones I selected were not showing, so I added the 2013 one above} and now these from ...

2014


They're already getting ready!

Time to pray for souls to be open to Jesus!


*Oh, and if you think this legal process seems ridiculous, it's even worse and less available for those wanting to go to USA from here (legally or illegally) ... it is multiplied, much more difficult and with much more "red tape", danger and seemingly hopeless chance for a better future ... the American dream ... broken and at a great risk. 


***

As of 2/20/14, it seems that I am encountering another setback once again with "laptop problems" (black screen on start up). So, I'll be waiting this one out and praying once again for a God sent miracle (it's happened before). Meanwhile, I do have many upcoming posts in place (just not completed) due to me being a bit involved, I try to set these up ahead. I clearly had no idea, I'd be encountering computer tech problems when I set these up, so I am thankful for that ... I must be really hard on computers. Please pray with and for me, and do not stop visiting me or being in touch, because I will continue somehow, God willing. I have 40 days set up for Lent, that I hope you'll enjoy along with me, even if I can't respond as often as I'd like. 

Should I leave the comments open or close them for Lent?


well,
COMMENTS
are closed
here
once again


but as always, your reaction checked below
let's me know someone was here

Thanks!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WORD ON WEDNESDAY

52 SCRIPTURE VERSES 
EVERY BELIEVER SHOULD KNOW

by O.S.Hawkins

The Scripture Verses 
{thus far for 2014}

1. Genesis 1: 1
2. John 3: 16
3. Ephesians 2: 8
4. Psalm 23:1
5. Romans 8:28
6. Matthew 5:6

This week
Memorizing and Meditating 
on 

7. Isaiah 53:6

*image credit

this
definitely shows "sheep astray"

The title for this verse in the book is:

"God's Remedy for Man's Sin"

I wonder if this is how God sees us, wandering and wondering
along life's narrow way

Don Moen
This is how I memorized this one by singing with Don Moen and loving it!

OVER and OVER

"O Lord, Show us Your mercy and grace! ... Forgive our sins and heal our land. We long to live in Your Presence once again." Forgive us for going astray so often like these sheep. Forgive us for turning our own way or thinking we can do Your will our way. Thank You Jesus for being Our Shepherd and taking all our iniquity of sin and nailing it to the Cross! 



Monday, February 17, 2014

MOORE On MONDAY (M.O.M.) Day 48

"WHISPERS of HOPE"
by Beth Moore

for today
Day 48
Focus: Job 42:7
Scripture Reading: Job 42:1-9

First in this passage, Beth points out that God honors Job's or our HONESTY.
Job was responding appropriately to his suffering and loss.
I do HOPE that God thinks that of me also.

"He (Job) poured out his heart without dishonoring God. He came clean with his confusion and his despair."

Beth Moore writes that 
"God honors honesty over pious platitudes."
"They (Job's friends, etc.) spoke as authorities on God, and they were wrong. We often fight the same compelling human nature when someone is going through suffering. We try to figure out why. We secretly wonder if we don’t know something. We offer our theories— sometimes as presumptuous facts. Answering for the Ruler of the universe is a frightful thing. ..."~Beth Moore

How much safer it is to simply say, 
"I don't know why this is happening to you... but I do know God loves you."

***
"God's anger doesn't mean the END!"
"Many of us have mistakenly concluded that if someone is angry with us, they cannot love us. Thus, we fail to deal with our anger in ways that honor God and build up people. We need to learn the meaning of ... Ephesians 4:26"~Beth Moore~"I find great comfort in knowing God is fully willing to tell us when He is angry— AND WHY! "God may not speak audibly from heaven today, but He is perfectly capable of telling us through the conviction of His Holy Spirit when He is angry or grieved."~Beth Moore~"We incite God's anger when we answer for Him inappropriately ... God still extends His mercy to us."

Questions that Beth asks us to consider:
Can you recall a time when you have been angry at someone you love? 
Did you express your anger in an honest way? 
Did you express your anger in an unloving way? 
Or did you suppress your anger?
***
There's a new
GATHERING
that
IF:Equip
is part of this site
with people 
reading the Bible together
Mon.-Fri.
{just started last week in the book of John}
I think Mon. was the Intro video with a Welcome from Jennie Allen
Day 1 Vimeo: John 1:1-18 
 Day 2 Vimeo: John 1:19-34
 Day 3 Vimeo: John 1:35-51
Day 4 Vimeo: John 2:1-12

(I just found them on SONday so I'm joining late today, 
so there's no reason you can't too)




* For more details about when I started sharing "Whispers of Hope" go back here and here

Sunday, February 16, 2014

SOS ~ ANCHORS AHOY

The Anchor is a symbol of Christian
 HOPE
Jesus is the Anchor of my soul

For the last two weekends of SOS, I have shared June Hunt and her ministry, "Hope for Your Heart", and her teaching on HOPE as an Anchor. There was so much in her 26 minute video on ...

What is HOPE?

"what an anchor is to a ship, HOPE is to the soul"~June Hunt~"both stabilize whatever needs to be held steady midst the storms of life."

... that I have to continue sharing more from

Hebrews 6:19

"Hope is an assured promise
whereas
Faith is acting out that promise.
Hope put into action is Faith.
Faith is HOPE put into action."~June Hunt

and ALL she shared so well on

"the RODE ... 
the strong chain that connects from the ship to the anchor;
represents an action that Christ will hold you secure"


What's the significance of anchors?

HOLD on to HOPE
the ANCHOR to
your soul
Accept Christ as your only HOPE. (Ephesians 2:12)
Never put your trust in what is seen ... (Romans 8:24-25)
Claim the plans and promises of God. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Hope in the redeeming power of God. (Psalm 42:5)
Offer faith and love to other Christians. (Colossians 1:3-6)
Reach out to others so they might know the hope of His calling. (Ephesians 1:18-19)
~ from HOPE for your Heart ministry pdf available at their site

[my photos from cell, not necessarily the ones described]

Different Anchors
from the video last week

[not mine]

(1) Mushroom anchor

"Jesus stabilizes you as you move through the smaller,
 more normal problems of everyday living... "

"Jesus proves Himself to be your personal anchor for the everyday trials of life"

(2) The Fluke anchor or Danforth anchor

"Jesus is our anchor like the fluke anchor. He stabilizes us 
with a powerful hold and a sense of peace. He is Strong and Steady."

"Jesus proves Himself to be your personal anchor when we look at life from our limited, finite point of view rather than God's unlimited, infinite point of view.
When doubt begins to dominate and faith begins to fail, 
He is our anchor in life."


(3) the Plough Anchor (17:00 on video)

"Our Anchor is Jesus like the plough anchor. When we don't know how to think or what to do, He is your personal anchor."

(4) the Claw anchor (17:52)

"Like the claw anchor, Jesus stabilizes us when we are victimized ... when the the human ... abuse claws the heart and the body, leaving us emotionally and spiritually scarred; for the times when we feel powerless, 
Jesus is our powerful anchor, holding us strong and secure."
"Jesus proves Himself to be our personal anchor
when the storms are so perilous that the thought of death seems imminent...
and the memory of His promises seem to fade."

(5) the Sea anchor (19:00)
sometimes called parachute anchor to create a drag

"Jesus proves Himself to be our personal anchor when life hangs in the balance and all HOPE seems lost"


June Hunt beautifully describes what I've tried to capture her quote from the video 
but it's much better when you hear it completely in context as she shares it.

LIFELINES of HOPE

How do you hold on to the lifeline of Hope?

 "If you say: ...

"I've lost HOPE." "God says, "Hold on to my HOPE."
Hebrews 6:19

"It's impossible."God says, "All things are possible."
Luke 18:27

"I cannot do it."  "God says, "You can do all things thru Christ ..." 
Philippians 4:13

"Nothing good can come from this."God says, " I know how to bring good out of this."
Romans 8:28

"I can't meet all my needs."God says, "I can meet all your needs."
Philippians 4:19

"I don't know the way." "God says, "I'll teach you My way." *
Psalm 32:8
from the same pdf above HOPE for your Heart ministry site

* I would add, God says, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." (John 14:6)

Holding on to
HOPE
as I

Soak On SONday

with

Jesus as My Anchor
Do you see His Face (lying down) in this Rock formation on Isla de La Piedra?
Stone Island here in Mazatlan, Mexico



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This blog is ALL about HIM, for HIM, not about me!
I hope that is what you see
this is why I am



To my faithful visitors;
all of you who spend your valuable time here with me
I do appreciate you so much!

Thank you for taking your time to visit!

Love, Sweet blessings & Hugs!

DIOS TE BENDIGA
GOD BLESS YOU

always

Peggy