While in the presence of the Lord, I humbly knelt to pray. “Oh, Lord, My God”, my heart cried out. “Oh, Lord”, is all I could say. In the presence of my God, He gently spoke to me, “Victory comes through prayer, While on a bended knee.” In His presence, I feel His touch. His spirit is so sweet. He breathes hope into my life, As I bow at His feet. In His presence, I receive peace of mind And my conscience becomes clear. In His presence, where I love to be, He takes away my fear. While in the presence of Jehovah, My heart begins to sing. In triumph I do rejoice, While in the presence of the King.
It’s been a long time since I felt you close. My soul is dry and weary, Lord. Refresh me, Holy Ghost. I have been distracted By all of my responsibilities. School, work, deadlines, and more All push me beyond my capabilities. Yes, I am overwhelmed By all of life’s cares. I long to be overcome by you. This is my desire; my only prayer. I know the fullness of you Man cannot contain, But one glimpse of Your glory, Lord, Will renew me again Overwhelm me with Your Presence. Saturate me with Your Love. Let me feel your anointing, Lord. Sweet Jesus, Heavenly Dove. Overwhelm me.
Seeing Niagara Falls has been on my bucket list since I was a little girl when I first learned they existed. At the beginning of June, I took a road trip with some friends and our first stop was Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Not only was this my first time to see Niagara Falls, it was also the first time I visited Canada. As you can probably imagine, I was replete with excitement. Tourists can view the Falls from an elevated sidewalk. With waterfalls at about 180 feet high and flowing at about 35 miles per hour, it is truly a beautiful sight to behold! The sound of the water falling made me feel relaxed. I had such a peaceful feeling as I stood there looking over the sidewalk. The rush of the water made me feel quiet and calm. There are different tours you can choose from so … Read more
Before you read this posting you should know that one thing I am learning about blogging is that I am revealing things about me that few people already know. Another thing that I am learning is that sharing these aspects of my life has actually helped people. I am a rather private person, so sharing certain things about myself is tough. I have debated with myself, up to the last minute, on whether or not to publish this one. That battle with myself has let me know it is necessary to discuss topics such as this. I have chosen to write this blog because I want to magnify how one can overcome the struggles faced when you have a negative influence on your life. I do not seek pity. I have a lot of people in my life who care about me, so there is no room for that. Here … Read more
To the weak and wounded warriors Who feel like giving up the fight, For the worshippers who’ve lost their praise In hopeless sleepless nights, For the ones whose hearts are cold, You come to church to sit and stare. Your heart has gone astray And you’ve given up on prayer. Return to Jesus. His arms are open wide. He’s waiting on you today. He wants to heal your broken life. Return to Jesus. Have you lost someone you love And it’s left you cold inside? Have your friends all walked away And now with bitterness you cry? The dreams you once believed in Are now shattered at your feet. You’ve lost your trust in Jesus And you’ve given in to defeat. Return to Jesus. He’ll wrap His arms around you. Don’t run away from His love. Just lift your head and look up. Return to Jesus.
When I was a little girl, my mother and I would tease each other about which one of us loved the other person the most. It would start with one of us saying, “I love you more than you love me.” Then the other would respond with, “No! I love YOU more than you love me!” It was a simple way that we expressed our love. She would meet me at my little child like expression of love. I now enjoy doing this with my 4 year old niece. We have changed it to match our own personalities. It usually goes something like this: Me: I love you more than you love me! AL: No, I love you more. Me: I love you infinity. AL: I love you infinity more. Me: You can’t go more than infinity. AL: Yeah huh! We have done this so many times that she now … Read more
There are times when life doesn’t seem to be its best. Everywhere that you turn there’s disappointment and distress. The adversary’s fighting. He says, “You’ll never win.” The oppression is so heavy, you feel like giving in. Let me remind you The battle may be raging on every side, but the Lord will be right there. Your every need He will supply. Don’t give up on Jesus and never let go; even though you’re afraid and you’ve lost your hope. When the battle is raging On every side. The Lord already promised He will be there for you. If you keep on believing He will see you through. Don’t even consider giving up on The Lord. Be steadfast in praying and all you’ve lost will be restored. Now if you’re discouraged and you feel you can’t go on, endure until the morning. That’s when the joy will come. Then you … Read more
I really enjoy seeing plays. Whether it is a Broadway show or amateur acting, live theatre is one of my guilty pleasures. There is something about a story coming to life on stage that I love! In professional shows, I love the costumes and watching the actors/actresses sing and dance their way through a storyline. It amazes me that they are flawless in their performances. In Broadway shows, the live orchestras are incredible! Their productions are impeccable. The way the music resonates through the audience is exhilarating. The musicians are in perfect sync, setting the tone for the storyline. The orchestra enhances the mood of the performance and creates excitement, drama, and suspense. Without the music, the plays would be more dull than exhilarating. As members of the audience, our job is to sit back and enjoy the show. What we don’t see is what’s happening in the background. What … Read more
Are you an, “Oh I hate Mondays.” and “It’s finally Friday!” kind of person? For you Monday signifies the beginning of a long week at work and Friday means the weekend has arrived and you are free to do whatever your heart desires. I’m not really that kind of person. I do love my job(s) and I enjoy being with my work friends. Don’t get me wrong, there are some days that are long and grueling to the point where I am ready to be off of work and home relaxing. Sometimes those days happen all week long. By the end of my shift, I am ready to go. Looking for the next weekend or the next season can be exhausting. It is important to sit back and enjoy where you are at the moment. Instead of saying, “Ugh! It’s Monday. I have to go to work” (said with an … Read more
“To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust Him in the dark – that is faith.” – C.H. Spurgeon Since I was a child I have heard people say, “Faith is believing what you cannot see”, but I like Rev. Spurgeon’s description better. If your life has always been full of light, you may disagree with me. Once you experience true darkness, you may change your mind. I know that doesn’t sound beautiful, but remember we are here to talk about real life. In real life, it cannot be light all of the time. Just as sure as the sun rises and sets, darkness will come. When it does, what will happen to your faith? On Easter of 2016, I stood in the breakfast area of my home talking to my mother. I remember smiling ear to ear and declaring, “I am so happy! I am truly … Read more