The Transforming of Souls and Stones

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Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1-2  (My One Word 2014 Renewal and the verse that guides me)

 

I’ve written many words in my life. Words I share now are like pebbles from Heaven, bits of hope, to pass out freely. My words have not always been edifying, for words reflect the inner being. Words are the great revealers of the inner life. Or lack thereof. Once they are poured forth they never fail to show who we are, what we believe, and where our allegiance lies. Words can give life and extinguish life. Words are the stuff life is made of from the very beginning:

Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7

For me writing has been a journey of transformation. My words written, a portal into my very soul. My soul has been on a journey since before I even realized I would become a word loving, stone gathering, modern day disciple. I took my pen in hand and began to write the journey, mostly in journals, as the path stretched before me. I wrote it down.

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Coming Soon: 31 Days of…

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I almost fell off my chair when my dear blogging friend, Barbie (My Freshly Brewed Life) mentioned something about the 31 Days hosted by The Nester. I mean, WHAT? Where did the year go?

 

I have participated in the 31 Day Challenge of writing on one topic for 31 days for the past two years. It has been a blessing, a challenge, and at times, a lot of fun! I have written 31 Days of Faith Life Preservers and  31 Days of Fitting in Fitness at my old Blog Home: Beneath The Surface: Breath of Faith. 

This year, I am feeling strongly about applying my coaching energy towards, 31 Days of…

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Random Journal Day #44 with Lynn D. Morrissey and a Giveaway

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Welcome to Random Journal Day!

I am honored to have a special guest as our Featured Journal Keeper this month. I first heard of Lynn Morrissey when I found her words inscribed in an exquisite book which became one of my favorite journaling books ever written, “Love Letters To God :Deeper Intimacy through Written Prayer “. To my delight, my dear blogging friend and fellow journal keeper, Kel Rohlf- shared Lynn’s book and writing on her blog awhile back and I was thrilled to recognize the woman behind the words of the book that I had come to adore for the beautiful artwork, as well as the grace saturated prose that adorned the pages. Over time through comments and e-mail I have been blessed by this gracious journal keeper and gifted writer’s words. OK, seriously, I can only say that I have sat curled up on the couch with Lynn’s book and felt as if she absolutely was curled on the other side sharing her heart with me in person! Lynn is well known in the writing world but maintains a low profile as far as Social Media. She is a Certified Journal Facilitator, a dedicated wife, mother, and I just have to share this: a professional Bach singer! I hope that as you read and reflect on her words, written especially for us, that you are greatly encouraged and blessed in your own writing.

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A Treasury of Praise Quotes

photo credit: {Salt of the Earth} via photopin cc

photo credit: {Salt of the Earth} via photopin cc

 “Praise is like preventative medicine, constantly reminding us of His attributes, character, names and how He relates to our needs. It is a regular tune-up in our understanding of Him so that we are not deceived by lies and misconceptions. Praise focuses on the genuine God so that the counterfeit “gods” of this world are exposed.”

~Fern Nichols/ Moms in Prayer Leader’s Guide

As many of you know I am starting September and my 50th year off with a determination to be praising the days away. Of course you do realize that this means I get to daily experience a test   an opportunity, when I least expect it, that would turn me toward the “oh, so draining” grumbling and complaining mode. But, I am purposing to press the PAUSE button…make that the DELETE button, as soon as I catch myself. Right then and there I turn my Pause into a Praise and let the God who is Faithful set me back on my feet again.

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Lions and Tigers and…

photo credit: gainesp2003 via photopin cc

photo credit: gainesp2003 via photopin cc

 

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.

~Georgia o’ Keefe

I am serving up my Random Journal Day share exceedingly early this week to send out a reminder to my fellow journal keepers and  an invite for those who may be curious to join in. If you keep any kind of journal and dare I say, Planner-you can catch us the first Friday of the month- THIS coming Friday, September 5- through Monday for journal sharing fellowship!

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