"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

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Today's Walk On Weds. is very different from my other "walks"

I decided to share a Cultural event from here

"Alice in Wonderland"

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

{I was thinking the embed code might share the actual Live Stream video here, hopefully it will ... (skip the first minute and a half, and the ending (there's also an intermission midway) the curtain opens on this beautiful ballet) but for now I just see the link, not the video, grrr - sorry}.
Perhaps "ballet", cultural events or stories of "Alice in Wonderland" do not strike you or appeal to your time passing through my "garden" today, but you'd have to agree that Alice's walk into her garden, was quite the "wonderland". It just happens to be one of my fondest Disney tales that I memorized scores of the various dialogues and songs. I loved living in the world of music and musicals! And I love dance! How fun this production looks to be a part of ... and for me, a real delight in joining the celebration of the first 25 years of the School of Ballet, professional ballet dancers from here joined by the National School of Cuba.

"... that's just the trouble with me; I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it." ... {that explains the troubles that I'm always in} ...

When I was in fifth grade, we put on this presentation of "Alice in Wonderland" and you'll never guess which part(s) I played (and it wasn't "Alice" although it is her parts I remember the most) ... besides directing and putting it altogether. I knew all the parts and still remember some. My mom and a friend's mom did excellent with the costumes and each character became so alive. Sadly, I have not one photo available (fire loss of all school memories) and this was long before videos were done. I wonder if anyone from grade school has any?

Lewis Carroll's original book of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
or "Through the Looking Glass"
most certainly has many lessons to teach us

I especially remember
"The Garden of Live Flowers"

"It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change."

"The Mad Tea Party"

If you watched any of this and know the actual tale of
"Alice in Wonderland"
share with me your favorite character part
Garden Wonder

In the ballet, I so enjoyed how the Queen
became so comical
love the
"The Queen's Croquet"
{immensely enjoyable flamingos}

I really do hope that you are able to view it. 
(or some of it)

Since it's dance, you don't/won't have to worry about 
Spanish except the last half hour of the video
after it's over, they explain the history of dance here.
{June 13th was Day of Music here}

... after all -  "you CAN learn alot  of things from the flowers
but especially in the month of June ..."

I love
Disney's animation
of the Garden!

* I wanted to link to the Disney movie, but thought it would be blocked or worse, taken off due to copyright ... and I really would like it left for others to view ... 

Sunday, February 16, 2014


The Anchor is a symbol of Christian
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
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?

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.


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
as I

Soak On SONday


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

Saturday, October 27, 2012


[View from the lighthouse of Mazatlan]

Part 7 of a current series I seem to be doing "Taking My Treasure Back" as I wait for more of Beth Moore on LifeToday to continue her study "Taking Your Treasure Back" ... 

"Taking Your Treasure Back
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part II"
[my actual journey starts here]
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part III"
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part IV"
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part V"
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part VI"

I certainly never thought as I began this pilgrimage earlier this year re-reading ...

"Hinds' Feet on High Places"

... that I would be doing it as a series following a 30 day celebrate recovery challenge in September preparing me to make this actual physical "Ascent" to the High Places literally here where I reside, to the highest working Lighthouse, symbolic of so many aspects of my life even my blogging, and the importance of the Lighthouse (as I treasure one of my team blogs and those that keep that "Light" shining at the "Lighthouse of Prayer") because prayer is so important to keeping our "Light" and our relationship plugged into that Source, that "taking back my treasure" just seems to be how His heart has melted into my heart as we have grown closer in our relationship.

Yes, Jesus has been/is the beacon in my life, searching and drawing me back, but in this past year, as Light was my one word for 2012 ... He is shining ever so brightly!
I see the importance of Jesus as a constant Light in the darkness of this world, and how necessary it is for us to carry His Light, to be a beacon on the hill for others, whether they are seeking to know Jesus or already know Him, how does my Light reflect what I believe and have become as a follower of Jesus Christ? Do my daily actions or reactions reflect the treasures I have in Jesus Christ? or am I just a flickering light when I need to be a flaming fire of a refined beacon of hope? Are others drawn toward my Light? Does my Light lead them to the Power Source - Our Lord Jesus Christ? or am I steering them away into the darkness again?

Sadly, I must confess that my Light is not as bright as I should be or hoped to be, after all these years of walking, cherishing this treasure, dim at times and blazing at other times. So I continue on this quest, this symbolic journey of my 'ascent', my climb to the Highest Lighthouse, representing the Higher Places, as I closely relate to the longing of 'Much Afraid' and this analogy of her pilgrimage written by Hannah Hurrad that we all must go through at some point to change us before we can live on the High Places. I know that I have many changes yet to process, and never did I realize how far I am from the masterpiece of being refined by Our Shepherd, a definite 'imperfect progress' or as I say so often "an incomplete work in progress" all to the glory of God. My Hinds' feet are becoming more sturdy. Step by step as I continue with

"Hinds' Feet on High Places"
*substituting my name (me, I) for Much Afraid in the chosen parts from this book for my "Ascent (from Chapter 4 & 10) my inserts are in blue, the book's in purple, the ... means I left out parts

Continuing from part VI
when I plead with the Shepherd
to help me to trust
as I long to love Him

"As He heard these words the Shepherd suddenly lifted His head and laughed - a laugh full of exultation and triumph and delight. It echoed round the rocky walls of the little canyon in which we stood until for a moment or tow it seemed as though the whole mountain (cerro) range was laughing with Him. The echoes bounded higher and higher, leaping from rock to rock, and from crag to crag, up to the highest summits, until it seemed as though the last faint echoes of it were running into heaven itself."

"When the last note had faded into silence, His voice said very softly, "Thou art fair, my love; there is no spot in thee" (Song of Solomon 4:7) Then He added,
"Fear not, Peggy, only believe. I promise that you shall not be put to shame. (whew)(sigh) Go with Sorrow and Suffering, and if you cannot welcome them now, when you come to the difficult places where you cannot manage alone, put your hands in theirs confidently and they will take you exactly where I want you to go."

"I ... began my journey in a hard place-something we all must face at one time or another. The process toward victory though starts with being willing to begin. Often we would rather wait for courage to well up inside us before stepping out to do a difficult assignment. However, if we step out in obedience to His voice, He will meet us at that place of obedience. (2 Cor. 9:8) As we choose to follow Him, we will find ourselves delighting in the process because He is continually drawing us to Himself through it! " Lord, I appreciate the work that You are doing in me. Bring the fruit of Your work in perfecting my character to full harvest. Shine on ... oh, how I love You."

"I stood quite still, looking up into His face, which now had such a happy, exultant look, the look of one who above all things else delights in saving and delivering. In my heart the words of a hymn, written by another of the Shepherd's followers, began to run through my mind and I started to sing softly and sweetly "Let Sorrow do its work, send grief or pain; Sweet are Thy messengers, sweet their refrain. If they but work in me, more love, O Christ, to Thee, :More love to Thee:" ...

... "I stepped forward, looking at the two veiled figures,and said with a courage which I had never felt before, "I will go with you, please lead the way" for even then I could not bring myself to put out my hands to grasp theirs."

"The Shepherd laughed again and then said clearly, "My Peace I leave with you. My Joy be fulfilled in you. Remember that I pledge Myself to bring you to the High Places at the top of these mountains and that you shall not be put to shame and now 'till the day break and the shadows flee away, I will be like a roe or a young hart on the mountains'" (Song of Solomon 2:17)

"And before I could realize what was happening, He had leaped onto a great rock at the side of the path and from there to another and to yet another swifter than my eyes could follow His movements. He was leaping up the mountains, springing from height to height, going on before us until in a moment or two He was lost to sight."

"When we could see Him no longer, I and my two new companions began to ascend the foothills. It would have been a curious sight, had there been anyone to watch, as I started on my journey, limping toward the High Places, shrinking as far as possible from the two veiled figures beside me, pretending not to see their proffered hands. But there was no one there to see, for if there is one thing more certain than another, it is that the development of hinds' feet is a secret process, demanding that there should be no onlookers."

Chapter 10 (finally)
"ASCENT of the ... "

"Once on the track, I discovered to my surprise and deep thankfulness that it was not nearly so appalling in actual fact as it had seemed in anticipation. Steep, difficult and slippery it certainly was, and also painfully narrow, but the feeling of being securely roped to my strong companions was very reassuring. ... Moreover, for the first half-hour ascent the rainbow still shone above them, and though the Shepherd had disappeared from view I had a lovely sense that he was still close beside us. 
I did not look down unless obliged to do so, but once quite soon after we had started I had to wait in a little niche in the rock at one of the difficult places while Sorrow felt her way forward and Suffering waited in the rear.
Just then, I looked down, and felt very thankful indeed that the Shepherd had changed us to start the ascent that evening and not spend the night down below. Sitting on the rocks below were all five of my enemies, gazing up at us and grimacing with fury and spite. Indeed, as I looked I was startled to see Self-Pity (who always looked less ugly and dangerous than his companions) stoop down and pick up a sharp stone which he flung at me with all his might. Fortunately we were already practically out of reach of stone-throwing but the jagged piece did hit the cliff just below me, and I was greatly relieved when I felt Sorrow pull gently on the rope to tell me that she now could move forward. ...
... So the three of us climbed higher and higher while the shadows thrown by the cliffs lengthened over the plain below and the sun went down in a blaze of glory beyond the desert and the great sea. From the height which we had now reached we could plainly see the western sea, along the shores of which we had traveled for so long."

If you are enjoying this 
please continue 
consider acquiring
"Hinds' Feet in High Places"
to find out
the new name
Much Afraid
(and I)
[These are only two chapters I chose from Part I. There are 20 chapters in all in "Hinds' Feet On High Places". A worthwhile read that you can relate to as well, I'm sure.]
This definitely is not the
only a new beginning
of so many
yet to be
[after the Ascent, we* venture "in the forests of danger and tribulation" and the journey continues through much more] but I still am "taking back my treasures" and moving toward the Light!!! 

In fact, that's what I've been doing all year in each SONday post and even over here at my other half of my world MISSIONS ... I shared a great song among my 31 Days that sums this up ever so nicely, tying all of my blogs together ever so meaningfully with His message of being a Light in this darkened world, not letting this world darken, dampen or put out His Light that must shine ever so brightly even more now than ever in our daily interactions committed to the change that He brings to every dark corner of our lives, our minds, our thoughts, our hearts lightened and brightened by His Truth, His Light and His aMazing Grace that we still cannot fully grasp or explain to a hurting, dark world of people (souls) without a destiny of knowing and being with Him for eternity. 

What does our Source and Power for eternity mean if we have not yet shined brightly the Light He gives us to carry into our world now and allow Him to filter out those parts that don't belong in us that dwindle our flame to flickers from being a strong beacon in the Lighthouse to those searching or lost or unable to shake free! What can we do different?

Think about what TREASURES you can impact during this upcoming season by your LIGHT and make a difference!

*we = Much Afraid, the Shepherd, my companions and I

Friday, October 26, 2012


[View from the lighthouse of Mazatlan]

Part 6 of a current series I seem to be doing "Taking My Treasure Back" as I wait for more of Beth Moore on LifeToday to continue her study "Taking Your Treasure Back"  ... 

"Taking Your Treasure Back
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part II"
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part III"
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part IV"
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part V"

"It probably seems like it’s taking us a long time to get out of the Valley and onto the path that leads to the High Places. Unfortunately, in real life, few Christians ever leave the Valley of Their Strongholds. This is especially true if your “Christianity” has been forged on positional- and activity-based relationships." * RMI "... the issues that affect your sanctification, that is your transformation into Christ likeness ... probe the heart issues that lead to lasting life transformation." 

That's where I'm headed in this Ascent!!! It is fall, the season of change, and I'm hoping to see a grand harvest in me ... a lasting life transformation. "Our desire and quest to walk humbly before Our God is the beginning of true worship of our Lord Jesus." Come along as we encounter the two companions the Shepherd has chosen as guides for us in ... 

"Hinds' Feet on High Places"
*substituting my name(me, I) for Much Afraid in the chosen parts from this book for my "Ascent (from Chapter 4 and 10) I may have to continue.
my inserts are in blue, the book's in purple, the ... means parts I left out

Continued from part V

... "Who are they?" I whispered to the Shepherd.
"Will You tell me their names and why they don't speak to me? Are they dumb?"

"No, they are not dumb," said the Shepherd very quietly, "but they speak a new language, Presumptuous Peggy, a dialect of the mountains which you have not yet learned. But as you travel with them, little by little, you will learn to understand their words."

"They are good teachers; indeed, I have few better. As for their names, I will tell you them in your own language, and later you will learn what they are called in their own tongue. This," said He, motioning toward the first of the silent figures, ..."

Did you guess?
[source: Hind's Feet On High Places
gallery of  Daniel F. Gerhartz]

"... is named Sorrow, And the other is her twin sister, Suffering."

Poor Much Afraid!

Poor me
more Sorrow and Suffering?

"Her cheeks blanched (mine too) and we began to tremble from head to foot. She felt so like fainting (I felt so winded and ready to give up) that she clung to the Shepherd for support. (so do I)

"I can't go with them, " gasp "I can't! I can't! O My Shepherd, why do You do this to me? How can I travel in their company? It is more than I can bear. You tell me that the mountain (cerro) way itself is so steep and difficult that I cannot climb it alone. Then why, oh why, must You make Sorrow and Suffering my companions? Couldn't You have given me Joy and Peace to go with me and help me and encourage me on the difficult way? I never thought You would do this to me!" (bursting into tears)

"A strange look passed over the Shepherd's face as He listened to this outburst, then looking at the veiled figures as He spoke, He answered very gently, "Joy and Peace. Are those the companions
you would choose for yourself? You remember your promise, to accept the helpers that I would give, because you believed that I would choose the very best possible guides for you. Will you still trust Me? Will you go with them, or do you wish to turn back to the Valley, and to your Fearing relatives, to Craven Fear himself?" 

"(I) shuddered. The choice seemed terrible. Fear I knew only too well, but Sorrow and Suffering had 
always seemed to me the two most terrifying things which I could encounter. How could I go with them and abandon myself to their power and control? It was impossible. Then I looked at the Shepherd and suddenly knew I could not possibly turn back from following Him; that if I were unfit and unable to love anyone else in the world, yet in my trembling, miserable little heart, I did/DO love Him. Even if He asked the impossible, I could not refuse. 

I looked at Him piteously - Pitiful Peggy - then I said, "Do I wish to turn back? O Shepherd, to whom should I go? In all the world I have no one
but You. Help me to follow You, even though it seems impossible. Help me to trust You as much as I long to love You." 

"God’s sovereignty, His wondrous love, His omnipotence, and all His other attributes add up to only one issue: Can you trust Him for Who He is? Well, do you? Is He truly the revealed God of the Bible to your heart, or is He some far-off deity you doubt so that you can wallow in your fear and worry? Why not memorize the prayer that set the course of obedient trust for Much-Afraid: “Help me to trust you as much as I long to love you.” Your trust becomes a growing experience with our Lord when you make the decision to trust.

• Ask yourself just where you would be now if you hadn’t followed Jesus. Can you now feel a sense of compassion for those who have yet to encounter Him?

What is the most recent crossroad you’ve encountered that caused you to have to trust Jesus because you had no other recourse? When the crisis was over, how could you recognize that He had intervened?

Even though she was robed in fear and doubts about the unknown future, little Much-Afraid could not deny the reality of the Shepherd and of His call upon her heart. Nor can we: “Then [we] looked at the Shepherd and suddenly knew [we] could not doubt him, could not possibly turn back from following him... Even if he asked the impossible, [we] could not refuse.” 

There is always peace of soul when you choose to trust Jesus. Conversely, you’ll never find peace without trusting Him: Hebrews 3:16 -4:2 ~ taken from *Restoration Ministries Int'l Chapter 4 Study

Please come back for my next post and continue!

* sidenote: I went back in previous posts because for some reason a couple anonymous visitors came and read this yesterday so I also did: Lighthouse on the Rock. Just another TREASURE from an awesome God!

I am in awe when I go back and read this that God placed in my heart the month before my Mexican companion took his life. Yet God as my Rock, my Refuge and my Light, knew this and spoke to me through a WFW that I shared in Nov. 2009 in that post and He reminded me of this now. My, how wonderful and detailed Our Lord is in all He puts together in our journey. God is awesome and greatly to be praised! He most definitely is our LIGHT in any dark moment even before the fact. Open your eyes and see how glorious is Our God and His aMazing Grace!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


[View from the lighthouse of Mazatlan]

Part 5 of a current series I seem to be doing "Taking My Treasure Back" as I wait for more of Beth Moore on LifeToday to continue her study "Taking Your Treasure Back"  ... 

"Taking Your Treasure Back
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part II"
[my actual journey starts here]
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part III"
"Taking My Treasure Back - Part IV"

"He's a progressive God! and wants every generation to be increasing in happiness, success and significance.No matter where we are in life, God has more in store. He never wants us to quit growing. We should always be reaching for new heights in our abilities, in our spiritual walk, in our finances, careers, and personal relationships. We all have areas where we can come up higher."~ from "Become a Better You" by Joel Osteen "Becoming a better you is all about growing, learning, and improving. The more you learn to trust God, the better you will be. He will continually expand your horizons, and you can become a better you!"

Perhaps you may not understand why I am sharing this book (the quote above is it in a nutshell) and my "ascent" to the highest working lighthouse in the world here, or perhaps you feel as I do/did that this book is speaking to you from the Shepherd and the analogy of Much Afraid's spiritual journey of ...

"Hinds' Feet on High Places"
*substituting my name (me, I) for Much Afraid in the chosen parts from this book for my "Ascent (from Chapter 4 and 10)  my inserts are in blue, the book's in purple, the ... means I left out parts 

Continued from part IV
... as the Shepherd tells me why
He cannot take me up to the
High Places
just listen to

 "... Precious Peggy, I could do what you wish. I could carry you all the way up to the High Places Myself, instead of leaving you to climb there. But if I did, you would never be able to develop hinds' feet, and become My companion and go where I go. If you will climb to the heights this once with the companions I have chosen for you, even though it may seem a very long and in some places a very difficult journey, I promise you that you will develop hinds' feet."

"Afterwards you will be able to go with me, 'leaping on the mountains,' and be able to make the ascent and the descent in the twinkling of an eye. Moreover, if I carry you up to the High Places now, with only a tiny seed of Love in your heart, you will not be able to live in the Kingdom of Love. You will have to stay outside on places not so high, still within reach of your enemies."

"Some of them, you know can visit the lower parts of the mountain. I have no doubt that you will meet them as you make the ascent. That is why I have most carefully chosen for you two of the very best and strongest guides. I assure you, however, that never for a moment shall I be beyond your reach or call for help, even when you cannot see Me. It is just as though I shall be present with you all the time, even though invisible. And you have My faithful promise that this journey which you are now to make will be the means of developing your hinds' feet." ...

The conversation continues here about a new name to be received when we reach the summit, the top and the blooming of the flower of Love in my heart.

"Precarious Peggy paused on the bridge and looked back over the way they had come. The Valley (or bus ride through the city of Mazatlan) looked very green and peaceful (hiding violence and covering corruption, injustices and poverty every where) while the mountains to whose foot they had come towered above them like gigantic and threatening ramparts. Far away in the distance Peggy could see trees growing around the village of Much-Trembling (Durango) and with a sudden pang she pictured the Shepherd's helpers going about their happy work, the flocks wandering over the pastures and the peaceful little white cottage in which she lived."

"As these scenes rose before her, tears began to prick in her eyes and the thorn pricked in her heart but almost at once she turned to the Shepherd and said thankfully, "I will trust You and do whatever You want." ...

Then, as she looked up in His face, He smiled most sweetly and said something He had never said before, "You have one real beauty, Precious Peggyyou have such trustful eyes. Trust is one of the most beautiful things in the world. When I look at the trust in your eyes I find you more beautiful to look upon than many a lovely queen." (me?)
"Princess Peggy???"

"In a very short time they were over the bridge, and had come to the foot of the mountains, where the path began the ascent of the lower slopes. Here great boulders were scattered all around, and suddenly Precarious Peggy saw the figures of two veiled women seated on one of the rocks at the side of the path. As the Shepherd and she came up to that place, the two rose and bowed silently to Him.

"Here are the two guides which I promised," said the Shepherd quietly. "From now on until you are over the steep and difficult places they will be your companions and helpers."

"When your life is manageable and you feel like every thing’s going great, your response to our Lord is generally different than when you’re desperate. You’re probably quick to hum songs of praise in your heart and exult in your peaceful state when all is running smoothly. But just let a “steep and difficult” obstacle crop up, and you shiver under the cloud cover and reach out for help!" 

"That’s when you need the strong arms of the companions He’s given you in your load bearing relationships. They can’t take away the problem, but they can encourage and strengthen you to trust in the One Who can!" ... (This is what blogging has done for me.Thank you Companions in Christ for all you are and do for me along my pilgrimage to the High Places-my Hinds' feet are sturdier all the time by you!)

"What a wonderful promise from our Lord that He indeed has companions for each of us on the journey, especially when the path is rock-strewn and treacherous."

Can you recall a time when you were on a steep and difficult place, and someone unexpectedly stopped by or called or sent a card that lifted your heart in grateful thanks to Jesus?

When was the last time our Lord prompted you out of the blue to be a voice of comfort, strength or encouragement to someone? How did you follow through? How did the person you contacted respond?~ taken from Restoration Ministries Int'l Chapter 4 Study

Can you guess who the two companions are that the Shepherd gives to Much Afraid? (or me)
If you know me at all,
you very well may know
the companions from
Come back for my next post and see

*and if you've never read "Hinds' Feet on High Places" by Hannah Hurrad, this is just a glimpse or a taste of it. 
You need to read it!
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