"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, December 28, 2016

W.O.W. - Wrap it Up for 2016

Last Weds. I started this "walk" through the

"Story of CHRISTmas"
[image credit: The Passion Translation TPT]

in The Passion Translation

Day 8
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Day 10
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And Mary sang this song:
“My soul is ecstatic, overflowing with praises to God!
⁴⁷My spirit bursts with joy over my life-giving God!d
⁴⁸For he set his tender gaze upon me, his lowly servant girl.
And from here on, everyone will know
that I have been favored and blessed.
⁴⁹The Mighty One has worked a mighty miracle for me;
holy is his name!
⁵⁰Mercy kisses all his godly lovers,
from one generation to the next.
⁵¹Mighty power flows from him
to scatter all those who walk in pride.
⁵²Powerful princes he tears from their thrones
and he lifts up the lowly to take their place.
⁵³Those who hunger for him will always be filled,
but the smug and self-satisfied he will send away empty.
Luke 1:46-53 TPT


"Good night Kiss from Heaven: I hear Him whisper..."I am your identity."
I am the One who has formed you and defined you. Others will gaze on your weakness and faults, I gaze on your beauty as you are seated with Me in the heavenly realm. I have shaped you with My hands - twice I have perfected you. Once in eternity past and once when you came to know Me. You are twice purified in My eyes for you are Mine.
Your difficulties have shaped you, but they will not define you. I am the One who made you and I alone have the right to define you. I say over you, "You are Mine!" By creation and by redemption, you are Mine! I have set My seal over your heart and now I display you to the world as My very own, My masterpiece of love. Can you not see what My love has done throughout your life? Do not look upon your failures and your pain, for in My presence they do not exist. I have placed My glory over your life and call you, My Radiant One!
We move together as one. When you surrender to Me it is not you that guides your life, but I am the Shepherd that leads us. We work together on earth as holy partners, friends committed to serve one another. I have served you my grace even as you have yielded to Me your heart. As you pray to Me we are one, two spirits that breathe as one. Your voice is sweet and your face is lovely in My eyes as you come before Me. Never hesitate to give Me the desires of your heart and I will bring them to pass.
I have placed the Spirit of grace upon you. The strength to endure pressure and trial flows from My life within you. Do not say, "I can't handle this test," but say, "I can do all things in the strength of the One who lives in Me." When you speak out of your identity in Me, the surging power of My Spirit will lift you high and you will soar above the pain of the moment and the pressure of the test.
I am your true Identity. Find your pleasure in My and I will pour My power into you. The more you delight your heart in Me the more free I become to unleash My glory in your situation. Others will find your flaw, I have found your virtue, for you have trusted Me when you had nothing and no one to support you. I know your heart, for I have shaped it with My hands to contain My glory. Never doubt the love that I have placed burning within your soul. In that flame you will find Me and you will hear My voice whisper to you, for I am your true Identity in time and eternity.
Song of Songs 1:5 TPT
Jerusalem maidens, In this twilight darkness--
I know I am so unworthy—so in need!

[The Shepherd-King]
Yet you are so lovely!

[The Shulamite]
I feel as dark and dry as the desert tents Of the wandering nomads!

[The Shepherd-King]
Yet you are so lovely— 
Like the fine linen tapestry 
Hanging in the Holy Place!"

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I should have been publishing two book reviews by now or at least finishing them before this year ends and preferably before Christmas so you might have ordered yourself a copy of either or both ... both have been books that are speaking to me and causing me to "pause" in my "walk" - and work through some "issues".

In one of them, I am finishing a chapter entitled "the enemy's plan against you" as I read and re-read and begin the next one "Miracles in the Mess" which most definitely fits this blog and sister in Christ in the midst of believing for MIRACLES - mostly for someone else very near and dear that really, really needs some miracles and answers to many needs and MESSES, yet her messes and miracles affect me too ... Clearly, my blog title is coming to BE more than just the words Mazes, Messes and Miracles, as God knew long ago and gave me that title back when I began this blog in 2008 how they actually were going to play out in my life and those around me as I "Walk On Weds." and recall the CHANGES of 2016 and those yet to come. CHANGES I need, and CHANGES that would happen ... how the "Story of Christmas" would continue and weave my heart closer to Him, depending on Him, and knowing how Jesus changes us if we remain clay (putty) in His hands. Yes, truly, "God isn't finished with me yet"; I'm a Masterpiece in Progress" - taken from my right hand side bar since I began blogging. truly HE is Amazing and His Grace is aMazing! I keep on discovering and delighting in this Grace.

Hopefully, I'll still get these book reviews done so these excellent books may surprise you and be added to your list of "must reads". The publishers probably will never allow me the privilege of reading and reviewing for them again. One book is definitely my 365 book for this coming year ... and the other one is one that I did not think I personally needed but wanted to read, yet I have encountered so much "unfinished" work that God still is doing in me, changing me, healing me ... drawing me beyond in new ways and wrapping up ones that definitely need(ed) His touch.

Rather the One Word for this year was BE, LISTEN (HEARING HIS VOICE) or CHANGE ... God is not surprised and kept me guessing and hopefully growing as I made CHANGES and He worked on the CHANGES that I need. I've seen all of these One Word(s) in 2016 ... woven throughout every day and season as I ponder and lean into ALL He makes possible through our story in His Story (whether it's the "Story of Christmas" or the entire story of Jesus Christ) - it is never ending and everlasting if you have chosen to hear His Voice, follow and abide in His Word and in Him. HE is ALL I need (we need) - the choice today is to ACCEPT, BELIEVE and CONFESS Jesus Christ as Lord!

The Whisper from TPT reminds me
of such sweet truths like

{these words are in another special song}

however since I'm no longer near an "Ocean" I chose the one linked above

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


One last
for a while
I'm thankful August
gave me one more Weds.
to hear this
{sent on 8/22/16}

It's really difficult for me to wait to share these "whispers" or to choose between the various places I collect God's Whispers ... and receive them from Jennifer Camp (LOOP) or Brian Simmons (TPT) devotional "I Hear His Whisper" or my real devotional book by Chris Tiegreen "Hearing His Voice"{every 7th one is written From the Heart of the God, which of course are my favorites} so I *'weigh' all my choices and then some ... thinking perhaps by August 31st, God will whisper one directly to me that I would be bold enough to write and share with you
(no, not yet, but one day) ... however ...


kept striking a chord in me
to share with you
{*can't say that it was the heaviest 'way' but the echo was resounding ... and ever so deep}
it may be because I have always loved the image of 
John 15:15

"Lean back, now. I’ve got you. I circle my arms around you. I know what this day holds. A few twists and turns. A disappointment. A moment of beauty. A caress of your heart. (Yes, that’s Me.) I hold your heart.

Do you want your love for Me to grow? Do you want to live fearlessly, completely, surrounded by Me, with Me? Can you go ahead into new territory knowing you are not alone? Can your feet find the steps, your lungs the fresh air, your heart the pace I set? 

I am with you. 

You say ‘yes’ to where I call you and, of course, I am in it with you. 

You do not go alone.

The only risk, then, is not trusting Me, not believing in my sovereignty, my arms around you, my whisper in your ear. (It is the ear of your heart, my dear.)

Go. Go forward, not back. Go. Do not stay in the old place. I am always creating newness, removing the old roots and pruning branches so that new growth sprouts and green shoots see the sun.

There is always blooming planned. Never stagnation. Never stunted growth. Never dried up soil and neglected branches withering alone. Oh, girl, you will bloom and your glory will shine and you will see my face. And now, with my arms around you, you are set to bloom. 

Here, with Me, wherever you go, in all the ways you say ‘yes’ and let my tending to you occur, the blooming is taking place—and there is only more blooming to come. 

I give you what you need, my daughter. Say ‘yes’, not ‘no’. Go forward, not back. 
Let your roots in Me deepen, and I pull you, in all your possibility, forth. "~Jennifer Camp, LOOP devotional

and Jennifer chose this perfect song for the upcoming 
two months or more of my

when I heard Hillsong's recording of this 
it was an instant favorite 

"Transfiguration" - "Transfiguracion"

tran(t)sˌfiɡyəˈrāSH(ə)n/ noun
  1. a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.
    "in this light the junk undergoes a transfiguration; it shines"
    • Christ's appearance in radiant glory to three of his disciples (Matthew 17:2, Mark 9:2–3, Luke 9:28–36).
      noun: Transfiguration; noun: the Transfiguration
    • the church festival commemorating this, held on August 6.

God is deeply at work in all of us


"You have sought Me, My child"

"You have served Me, sought for Me, and loved Me, even though you have not seen Me. Even when your environment was not the best, your love flourished and you found Me as your faithful God. I will never cease to listen to your voice and answer your cry. My eyes are fixed on you. Continue to seek Me, even in your difficult places, even though it seems like darkness is all around you, and I will be the light of life within you."...
    (this was the one from TPT by Brian Simmons on that same day)

    Now you can perhaps  see 
    why I wait and weigh
    which whisper is
    one for

    I pray I chose well for you

    IF GOD
    was speaking
    to me
    I'd have to concede to
    yet I still believe
    that there are/were others
    as well


    for One


    which means I need to really 

    how do you do this best?

    inviting His Holy Spirit
    to come and breathe on you
    fill you mightily
    resting and soaking in
    His Presence and His Word
    letting His Truth
    free you and teach you
    to live and grow


    {by the way, don't forget that this OBS starts Sept. 6th}

    Here's Session One with Lysa
    from her newest book

    "Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, 
    Left Out, and Lonely"

    calls for me and you 
    fully while we can


    in Christ Jesus

    Love you,

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    W.O.W. ~ Whisper On Weds.

    As promised last week in

    {although I did not think that I'd wait this long and I'm sure by now, I have many other whispers to share that go along better with the theme this week and being "un-ashamed" or "un-invited"} however ...

    lets us know
    we all 
    to hear
    even if we
    already know it

    [image credit: Jennifer Camp]

    "When I Whisper to You"

    "Daughter, I know. I know. It is not I who whispers, “You are alone.” It is not I who whispers, “No one sees you, cares about you, loves you.” Daughter, I do not delight to see you in pain, to see you suffering. Your heart cries out, in its weariness, in its grief, and oh, child, I pick it up.

    I lift you up, child.

    I do not leave you sitting there, hopeless. I do not leave you there crying in an empty room. I fill the space in your heart that feels like breaking. I do repair work (my favorite kind), on you.

    I know you want circumstances to change. I know you are frustrated and impatient—after all, you have been waiting so long. . . But my plan is not to bring suffering. If there is pain in a moment, in a situation, know, child, I can break through and be a beacon in the midst of it all.

    I whisper . . . 

    Come, my delight, lay all your troubles on Me. Come, darling, your hand belongs in mine, guiding you forward, moving you past sadness and through these walls into the new place I’ve created for you, a place where my light shines in the midst of dark, where my voice quiets all other whispers, where my gaze upon you buoys you up, teaches you how to stand again, reflects back your smile.

    Smile, now, child. 

    Rise for the joy that is yours to receive. Be surprised by the abundance of joy I have to give you.

    I do not hold out on you. I do not leave you. I do not turn from you. I know your troubles. I hear your prayers. I know your desires and pleas. Oh, girl, I’ve got you. I know you. Trust Me now. Trust how I am here." Jennifer Camp, LOOP

    “As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!” (Psalm 40:11)

    I received this "whisper" and the one from The Passion on the same day (7-25-16) and WOW, I guess I needed to hear these words, more than I even was aware of at the time. It touched a part inside my heart tenderly and ever so gently. Often my thoughts or the whispers I hear, leave me wondering "is that You, God?" yet then I hear the Truth in His Word (and try to push the negative nagging ones away that come with fear, confusion, anxiety, anger and yes, maybe even shame, which should give me a strong clue that they're from the enemy of our souls rehashing or rewinding the errs of my past choices, decisions or habits I still have not broken, and stuff I wish I could change - for me, for you, for others, but it is what it is until ...) 


    and it is confirmed or breathed
    into the recesses of my mind
    and the depths of the broken pieces
    of my heart through messages

    in emails


    these from Jennifer Camp via her
    LOOP devotionals


    Brian Simmons and TPT team
    with The Passion devotionals


    through the simple words
    of friends like you



    that's when I am reminded

    {this is the song that Jennifer included in this LOOP}

    {I was thinking I could use this in an S.O.S. post because of the song}

    in my heart as I listen to music

    with or without words



    if you are intent in



    even in the



    do you?


    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    W.O.W. ~ "Fresh Courage"

    When I don't feel like Walking and I really need to hear God
    WHISPER On Weds.

    even if it's time for a


    being in His
    WORD On Weds.

    I'll just be content
    to HEAR the 
    Whisper On Weds.

    {which is something I can really use every day actually, but especially since last Thurs. devastating news - not really ready to deal with it or blog about it at all however I left some of it in the SOS comments this past Sat./Sun.}

    So here's the truth, I'm just not up for a


    in fact, I'm thinking, it will be a long, hot summer
    with less and less "walks" (W.O.W.) perhaps not many more,
    the "walk" is just not in me, and my pace has become a bit shaky, slow, and not so steady
    in fact, down right off-balanced
    {not physically yet - thank God; I'm speaking about being spiritually and emotionally shaken}

    We get to places or times like these often in our


    and then, we might lean in just a bit closer as I did


    I Hear His Whisper


    "Fresh Courage"

    {this is TPT email I received last Thurs. 6/23/16 but I was too busy - too involved to read or even open until later 
    when I found out just how much I had needed this
     and perhaps you do too}

    "...For those in need of strength let the Lord fill you with fresh courage! His sword is drawn and He fights for you and righteousness!"
    Brian Simmons and Your TPT Team

    "I come with a gift this day. I bring you courage, fresh courage. You must have strength to discover the riches and glory that I have deposited within you. Many are content with what their eyes behold, but you have asked Me for more. I see the willingness of your heart to leave the ordinary behind to find the supernatural wealth of My life. So I bring to you the living energy of faith, which is courage.

    My love for you will never leave you defenseless. So do not set your gaze on the enemies of faith, for they will stumble and fall. You will rise with fresh courage and feast upon the reality of My presence at all times. For your true comfort and joy is not merely in the victory I give you, but in the One who calls you to be Mine. A bold courage to move forward in spite of what your eyes see is the gift you must take for this day. Lay hold of Eternal Life deep within you and the power of that Life will flow through you.

    This I am doing for you as you have asked--I give you fresh vision for the future, filled with hope and courage to move forward. Every gift I bring must be received and utilized in your journey. So step out in faith and obedience to My Word and you will find everlasting Arms holding you and giving you strength. I come with My sword drawn ready to fight for you, as you take your place at My feet in worship. Your earthly fears will be dissolved as you bow in fear of Me alone. I will guide you in the paths of righteous courage until you stand unashamed in My sacred Presence."

    I definitely need the "Fresh Courage" and the encouragement
    yet I could not grasp how any of the rest of this message
    pertained to me in my current circumstances
    except for guidance and courage
    and of course, the strength
    that this started with
    above first

    Hebrews 11:33-35 
          The Passion Translation

    "Through faith’s power they conquered kingdoms and established true justice. Their faith fastened onto their promises and pulled them into reality! It was faith that shut the mouth of lions, put out the power of raging fire, and caused many to escape certain death by the sword. In their weakness their faith imparted power to make them strong! Faith sparked courage within them and they became mighty warriors in battle, pulling armies from another realm into battle array. Faith-filled women saw their dead children raised in resurrection power.

    Yet it was faith that enabled others to endure great atrocities. They were stretched out on the wheel and tortured, and didn’t deny their faith in order to be freed, because they longed for a more honorable and glorious resurrection!"

    Brian Simmons and Your TPT Team

    I'm sure the other "whispers" that will come this week
    will breathe continuously and consistently
    with the Word that my spirit will 
    need, receive and understand
    better than I'm getting
    at this moment

    I mentioned
    my eyes are dimmer
    my heart grows weak
    my pace is out of sync
     my ears
    are really trying
    to hear

    Jesus is so near 
    you or I
    just need to


    His Name

    "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus"


    "In His Name"
    {unique choices always from Jennifer Camp's LOOP; this one from 6/27/16 
    "I Like to Be Where You Are"}


    let's shout out




    right into the moment


    His Word

    His Whisper

    His Love

    His Healing Touch

    for all of us

    holding on



    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    W.O.W. ~ LONGING to HEAR

    In last week's
    I wished that I could share the emails from LOOP and The Passion Translation
    that I had received on that Mon.; and then I received the 2nd one that week
    which really was just as fantastic and uplifting
    making it even more difficult to choose 


    will meet you right where you are
    as each one seems to speak
    directly to me
    they are ever so timely
    as if they really are directly from God
    and I
    like never before through the way these emails
    are written and delivered at just the right moment

    I'd like you to be able to read all 4; that's 2 from each; delivered on
    Mondays and Thursdays to your emails if you just sign up
    but meanwhile for today, I have chosen a double-fold
    The Passion Translation (TPT)
    because they seem to line up with other messages I've shared here
    from the TPT devotional book


    "I have longed for you"

    {as I do, for more and more of Him}

    "...After reading this 'whisper' there is a verse from Philippians that follows but we (the TPT team) encourage you to take time to read all of the heavenly letter of joy that is Philippians." [Intro]

    "...Have I not promised you that nothing will separate you from My love? The heavens will be rolled up like a scroll, the mountains may shake and fall into the sea, but My love for you will never be shaken and will never be moved. I have held you as My treasure and have longed for you, even as you have longed for Me. A fire burns within Me, an all-consuming fire of love that will never go out. The passion I have to make you Mine could never be dimmed or fade away. Each moment I carry you and you will never have to grope in the dark to find Me, for we are One.

    In your difficult night season I say to you, rest in My love. Never interpret My love by how it appears, but see the depth of My love by the sacrifice of My Son. It was on Calvary that I lifted Him between heaven and earth as a sign to you that My love is endless and will give up what was Most Precious so that I could have you. Nothing shall ever separate you from My love.

    Neither pain nor pressure, nor grief, nor disappointment. Nothing is more powerful than My love.

    I have promised you that I will never leave you comfortless. Is My presence not enough? Every day the glory of My presence overshadows you, even when you do not discern it. When you thirst, I give you Living Water, when you hunger and crave for more, I give you Living Bread and My satisfying peace. When you lift up your face to Me without shame, the sunshine of My love washes you and strengthens you. My invisible ways of love have carried you through life, so never let disappointment live within you. For I am Your God, the Mighty Lover who will never be turned aside by your weak heart. 
    I am stirred to perfect you every time I see your weakness. Your growth is My boast, for the grace I have poured upon you will bring you into greater light and greater glory. Trust in Me and watch Me work as I demonstrate the depths of My love."
    Brian Simmons,TPT, 6-13-16 email

    Philippians 3:20 
    The Passion Translation
    "But we are a colony of heaven on earth as we cling tightly to our Life-Giver, the Lord Jesus Christ."

    I found the Intro in the TPT email to the above devotional to be just as powerful and meaningful to the message from God's passion as shared in Philippians, one of the most recent releases done in The Passion Translation.{click on the link of Philippians above*} --- yep, joy and rejoicing, nothing more powerful than God's love! [Here's the first part of the Intro followed by the * part above the "whisper"]

    ..."Nothing is more powerful than God's love! God's love was more powerful than the prison cell that Paul experienced in Philippi--where He wrote a letter to the church of Philippi, a letter filled with joy and rejoicing."...*

    "We should always strive to live an ascended life by entering into the delight of our Master. For more reading with this focus in mind we suggest following this 'whisper' with Proverbs 15 from The Passion Translation." Brian Simmons and TPT team

    "I Hear His Whisper"

    "Enter into the Delight of Your Master"

    "Your mind must be clean and prepared, sharpened as a tool. For your thoughts can be filled with pain, discouragement, and shame; or your thoughts can be filled with love, excellence, and joy. Your words reflect your thoughts. I want your mind to be filled with all that is admirable, praiseworthy, and pure. Then you will enter into the joy and delight of your Master.

    Radiant joy is yours, for your future will be paradise and endless delight. Live with your mind fixed on all that is above, where we sit together, seated in the heavens, united in love. To complain and to fill your mind with anxious thoughts is to lose your way and enter into confusion. I have not called you to confusion but to peace. Forsake every thought and every word that points to pain and heartache. Let your thoughts and your words pull you into My realm and into the place of perfect peace.

    Prophesy to your heart that you will be filled with grace to move into the future with no worries. Speak words of truth to that which hinders and lay aside every anxious thought. You are called to live care-free and enter into the endless joy and delight of your Master. Come and change every complaint into joyous laughter! My love is omnipotent, and My joy will introduce you to peace. I give you the gift of joy that no one can take from you. The healing of your heart will come through laughter and joy, like a medicine to soothe your heart from the pain of what you have passed through. The world can never give to you this reward. It is a joy that is reserved for all My lovers to experience -- enter into the joy and delight of your Master today and watch what I will do for you!"
    Brian Simmons, TPT email 6-16-16

    Matthew 25:21 
    The Passion Translation
    “Commending his servant, the master replied, ‘You have done well, and proven yourself to be my loyal and trustworthy servant. Because you have been a faithful steward to manage a small sum, now I will put you in charge of much, much more. You will experience the delight of your master, who will say to you, 'Enter into the joy and delight of your Master!'""

    Now those are some 
    that each one of us
    from our
    Lord and Master

    "Well done"

    "Welcome Home"

    I can't remember if I already shared this from when I arrived back in the USA on my recent trip home for my dear uncle's celebration memorial ... as I envisioned my uncle while above the clouds, being welcomed home ... unlike other times coming home, these were the only words, I heard repeated 3 times while going through the tedious task of Customs with Immigration officials telling me,

    "Welcome home"
    and just 
    let me tell you 
    how good it feels
    {even by people}

    I still am
    "Not Home Yet"

    but I pray that all those who have gone before me
    truly are
    I look forward to that
    Happy Day
    I hold on to the hope
    I will see Him
    face to face
    each of them
    Jesus' aMazing Grace


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    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!