"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

APOLOGY to READERS who followed a SEARCH to HERE & didn't find it

On July 18, 2017, I drafted almost 3000 blog posts that I had published since 2008 when I began blogging, rather than edit each one. So if you clicked here from somewhere else and ended up with the post unavailable or error, I am sorry but this is why. It'd be too much work for me to go back and fix them. There's an explanation on 7/19/17 as I'm still learning.

Friday, October 20, 2017


Alisa Turner
{new artist to me - find comfort in many of her songs}
like "Not Even Now" and "As It is in Heaven"

(not her-it's an instrumental)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Walk On Weds.
began early - beautifully
on this crisp, fall day

yet ended


please follow this link to our

shone as the brightest light there
next to Jesus

and that 
heart situation
from last week has
grown to become
very heavy and aching
yet still joy-filled and hopeful

it started
early last week
and has continued so
I will
pause and praise

"Praise His Name"

along with Denise dancing before His Throne

Worship On Weds.

with His 
Word On Weds.

in two of her 

Psalms 23 & 103

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[image credit: Ann Voskamp]

I'd love to do 
a special tribute 

but for now
I will just remember her,
rest and treasure
what an honor
it's been
to come to
know & love

So today
I will celebrate
who I am because of Jesus
praying with
so blessed that our journeys crossed 
for now and in eternity
Friends Forever ~ Sisters in Christ

Thank you Denise! 
I (we) love you!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


the You Version reading plan that
I'm doing for October for
30 days
"Hearing God's Heart"

song: "Hear My Heart" - Sheri Easter

... "Sometimes I feel no one's ever been in this place before
This is hard and I'm not sure that I can do this anymore
I know some day I"ll look back, and all this won't seem real
But Lord right now I need you to know just how I feel

When there are no words to say and no prayer that I can pray
hear my heart,When I don't have strength to try 
and I've cried all I can cry hear my heart
Cause you know every fear and every doubt I cannot speak
You know all the ways I need you and all the ways I'm weak
So I'll be quiet so you can hear my heart.

Verse 2:
Every now and then I recall a simple phrase or melody
It comforts and it quiets, lifts me up and then it carries me
Far above the pain and hurt I think will never end
The song speaks words I cannot and it calms the fears within

When there are no words to say and no prayer that I can pray 
hear my heart 
When I don't have strength to try and I've cried all I can cry 
hear my heart
Cause you know every fear and every doubt I cannot speak
You know all the ways I need you and all the ways I'm weak
So I'll be quiet so you can hear my heart.
Lord I'll be quiet so you can hear my heart ❤️ 

because I am working on my heart
not just my wounded heart

but much more

and since I attended a recent livestream event (my 1st live one)I've returned to a place and a ministry that I enjoyed while in MX 



Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

so, of course, "reviving my heart" means listening for God's heart and being restored; because I so want to reflect better the beauty and heart of Christ to my world (those around me) which is only possible through His Grace ... this I truly know.

As I take my "Walk On Weds." and "Worship On Weds.", press into hear His gentle "Whisper On Weds." as I go to His "Word On Weds.", I can't help but realize that God wants to prepare my heart ... be concerned with my spiritual heart condition, besides my physical heart (with aging and high blood pressure) ... since we all share a family history of "heart disease" (sin). Calling upon the Great Physician to cure/heal our deceived, diseased hearts - in need of Jesus doing a radical heart surgery - to cleanse and transform me. I need some serious "heart" work to function properly, remove blockage, and deal with this heart condition, which starts, as you know with admitting we need some help, work, or whatever, and allow our hearts to be searched as we place our hearts in the hands of the Master's touch. 

How can I expect to hear His heart, His Whisper, if there's blockage? If I continue in the lies or believing the lies, I'm not listening to His Truth and speaking His Truth over me and every situation I encounter. I truly want to walk with Him and hear His Whisper, believe what I say I believe in my heart and stop any thoughts to the contrary. 

"We come closer to God and approach Him with an open heart, fully convinced by faith that nothing will keep us at a distance from Him. For our hearts have been sprinkled with blood to remove impurity and we have been freed from an accusing conscience and now we are clean, unstained, and presentable to God inside and out!" Hebrews 10:22, The Passion Translation

{even this was in my email from The Passion Translation of "I Hear His Whisper"} so it must mean I am "hearing His Whisper" because many sources are lining up with me "Hearing God's Heart" and I believe He wants to speak to your heart also! Just get alone with Him, with nothing else to interrupt, and listen

I'm looking to have a





in the coming year(s)

if God tarries


want my





I imagine, if the weather permits, getting out and taking an actual Walk On Weds. might help both physical and spiritual hearts to hear and have better health conditions, so leave that phone (or other devices) behind and just spend some time with Him - He's been waiting for just YOU!

Monday, October 9, 2017



Image result for just another birthday
[in case, I have to remove the image]
 it says:
"If things get better with age, then I'm approaching magnificent"

I can't believe that I'm 6_ _ _ and that Casting Crown has a song that I didn't ever hear until this past week when God led me to come across it quite by accident. 

Although the lyrics, do not really speak of my own particular situation or life, for some reason, God spoke to me through the words of this song in a special way that makes some of the parts mean something for me on this particular one - not for a 16th, 19th, 21st, nor dealing with my own "daddy" but our spiritual Daddy, Abba ... we each can know Him as our Heavenly Father and have the privilege to be His daughter, His beloved, His child and celebrate yet another year ... I was moved by this song "Just Another Birthday" because often we feel like that yet deep down, it's a powerful sense of becoming HIS more each year, different than a spiritual birthday (which is important too) but some of us don't have an actual date or day of being "born again", as for me, it's a daily being reborn and reawakened to the new life that Jesus Christ gives me each day; a fresh breath, anointing and so much more - all through His aMazing Grace

I almost was inspired enough by this song to rewrite the lyrics to really fit my own life - but for now just enjoy Casting Crown's version and the reason behind Mark Hall creating this song, is simply beautiful!

I've chosen this video with lyrics which suits me better than the original.


"It’s not just another birthday
‘Cause I’m here, she’s here
And look how far we’ve come
Since you’ve called me, saw me
Held me and freed me
Thank you, Lord, for another birthday
And we’ll be fine; We’ll be fine"

I was listening to "Oh, My Soul", "Broken Together", "Just Be Held" (you know the normal pity party of getting older) when I came across "Just Another Birthday", which allowed me then to stumble upon another song, which seems to fit better than the birthday one: "Wedding Day" {definitely not my earthly one, but this one I look forward to} and these lyrics - this song - wow - wipes me away!!! I was also reminded about the "Fireproof" movie and the song: "You Belong to Me" and other great songs in that soundtrack too. 

As you can see I was somewhat melancholic as this day was approaching, not wanting to celebrate the day, but so consciously aware of the gratitude I have for Our Lord for each year He graciously has given me, whether I want it ... or not, whether I'm weary, broken, feeling 'old' and useless, He's still speaking to me, actually sings to me {except in this case, He allows others to sing} and this speaks volumes to someone like me. Thanks Casting Crown!




but I'm so thankful

for another




it right


grow closer


My Father!

{more like His Son and full of His Holy Spirit}


to be blessed by


{Casting Crown's newest album}

"What If I Gave Everything"

*I'm pretty sure all this started with Michelle Nezat's weekly podcasts that I enjoy getting and listening to each week, learning so much more; although she did "Broken Together" back in September (#188) and "Just Be Held" back in Jan. 2016

My sister and my brother-in-law shared an early birthday delight
with me at their home and it was delicious (new to me) and a nice surprise: an apple blossom. 

Image result for apple blossom pastry

I went there thinking I was celebrating their 50th!

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!