Words to Heal By – Blog “Release”

Think I’ll write a statement of warning and “release” here.  This blog will not always be uplifting and positive. 

It was a challenge from a dear friend to start one and for me ~ it’s a project, a way to learn new technology, an experiment, a start to begin to write again after shutting down for nearly 10 years; and a means to continue to heal.

Writing, journaling, has always been a means of healing for me.  Haven’t quite transferred over to the “teacher” only part of me, or the PROPHET only, or Moma only, or the Bride of Christ or Passionate Pastor only – all parts of me… loving and caring yes.

Outraged at times, at the way we hurt one another and the wrongs done in the world – most definitely.   Feel the need to address those wrongs at times (hence the Pharisee article).  But you know, I can say things face-to-face too.  I’ve learned if I process these “confrontations” first – away… then once we get face-to-face, I can be more led by Holy Spirit, gentler, more tender and brutally but lovingly honest.   Confrontation is NOT good with me, if you’ve deeply wounded me or mine, or those I am called to love and cover; or if you have a past history of being an abuser of same.  It WON’T ever be pretty.  It may bring TRUTH and light into your darkness.  (oh, and you’re welcome to do the same with me… with courage and in Christ’s love – of course! LOL).

Okay – you’ve been warned… READ my blogs AT YOUR OWN RISK!  Some WILL be humorous (okay to me)… it’s a toss up… and after all, just a tender place – a creative outlet.

While I love the Lord, the Word of God, positive ministry websites, humor (and those sites too)… The Pioneer Woman (and all her interests)… this is ME.  :-)  You are most welcome to comment… OR to hit the delete button.  LOL

HUGS,

~Debra

 

PASSION

For Christ!

One of my favorite SPEAKERS who is PASSIONATELY IN LOVE WITH AND A GREAT WORSHIPPER OF CHRIST!

http://www.passioncitychurch.com/watch/#20110220

Louie Giglio – speaking on “Empowered to Carry the Name.”

~Blessings,

Debra

Laughter is good medicine!

We love to laugh and have a few favorite Christian comedians… here is one of my “hands down” all time favorites, “Nazareth.”  I’ll post others, and links to them, in the days to come.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjSaiR6NgvE&feature=related ~ Nazareth is a wonderful, culturally relevant comedian, middle eastern, talking about being in Washington, D.C. AFTER 911.  He is HILARIOUS!  Check it out!  His website is www.Nazarethusa.com.

And this one, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjSaiR6NgvE&feature=related.

Also, from “The Skit Guys” ~ www.theskitguys.com – and their take on “Adam and Eve” – http://skitguys.com/videos/item/adam-eve ~ again, ENJOY~

Enjoy and Hugs,

~Deb

Surprised

I came to help, to serve, to comfort, to do well and work hard, I know He sent me… and was surprised. 

Surprised to find I am the one in need.

Surprised.

Caught off guard – finding that as I give;  you give back, generously, with more comfort and tender care than I know how to take in.

Surprised.

Shocked really, by the mingling of our pain, the hidden places that need healing, the similarities in our lives, His comfort poured out over us together.

Surprised.

To be receiving instead of only giving. I’ve been so long the giver.  I think my “receiver” is broken.

Surprised.

By the love of God, His glory on families, faithful ones, and aging; His grace poured into broken lives.  And  how well you have and do honor Him with yours.

Surprised.

By His Presence, in you.