Monday, June 29, 2009

"Ephphatha!"

He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "Ephphatha!" (which means, "Be opened!" ). Mark 7 v 34

I read this verse this morning during my daily devotion and it has stayed with me since. Be open. Some of my friends would say I'm an open book. I am known as a talker (LOL). I couldn't get away with anything when I was a kid as I was a poor liar. You ask me something and I'll answer it "truthfully." I say truthfully because if someone asks about my past or present, I'll answer honestly but on a need to know basis. For example, I'll tell people my grandparents raised me, but I won't elaborate on the why (future posts). What people don't know is that there is a wall around me that has some cracks, but I've pretty well fortified it so that most people don't see the hurt and pain behind it.

I feel God placed this verse upon me today, not just to be open to others, but to be open to Him. I've even kept Him at a distance. The one who should be the closest, the one who I can be totally honest with because He knows all, is the one I definetly keep at arms reach. God is Abba, the Father who doesn't accuse, doesn't lie, doesn't neglect us, doesn't abandon us. He is always there, always present, always loving IF we allow Him past the wall. I've been slowly tearing down this wall. Some days I take down 2 bricks, some days I add a few more. It is a slow and long process as I learn to trust Him with everything and give Him the controls.

Each one of us needs to keep God closest to us and lay at His feet our hurts, pains, sorrows, and joys. Through prayer and reading His word we can be "Ephphatha!"

Friday, June 26, 2009

If I were..........

Ok Andrea in answer to you questions.......

If I were a flower, I would be a lilac- simple, sweet and sometimes overbearing.

If I were a song, I would be Groove is in the Heart by Dee Light. It's a song that is catchy and is fun to get crazy with.



If I were a movie, I would be the Way We Were.....great movie and great soundtrack. Memories light the corners of my mind.........


If I were a place, I would be an island on the west coast of Canada. I have been told that Island girls are a different breed.


If I were a book, I would be Gone with the Wind......After all tomorrow is another day!!!


If I were a holiday, I would be Halloween (only the good parts.....Candy and dressing up) What would we do with all those lonely pumpkins.

If I were a time of day, I would be twilight. Neither light nor dark, day or night....

If I were a drink, I would be Vodka Tonic. Simple, yet under ultra violet light glows the most amazing blue.

If I were a food, I'd be a casserole. A mish mash of everything and anything.

If I were a gadget, I'd be a Blackberry - Canadian made and wanted by all.


If I were a piece of clothing, I would be a white t-shirt. Goes with everything and I always own at least 3.

If I were a pair of shoes, I would be these:


They are Jimmy Choo's. I just love the look, however, would break my back if I wore them.

Why.....


I was recently asked by my friend Andrea, why I have not posted for a while. I really don't have a good answer. In fact, I didn't realized it had been that long.

We have experienced a lot since my last post. We, as you can see from the new name and side picture, have been blessed with an addition. We, also, experienced a loss in that time as well as I miscarried last May. However, through it all God has been faithful to my family. He has been there when I needed Him the most and even when I thought I didn't need Him. This past month, I have become convicted in my walk with God. I have been reading my devotional daily, been praying for my family (thanks to Stormie Ormartian). I have noticed changes in all my relationships and know this is from God.

I pray that I can keep up this post now that I have been "outed" by Andrea regarding my other post. I hope to regularly let you all know how we are doing and other rants I have.
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I'm a 39 year old (oh yeah I'm telling you my age) Stay at Home mom. A former Bad Girl now reformed sinner, I'm married to my Y2K guy and raising 3 great children from God. Proudly Canadian, however, missing the West Coast, I currently live in the prairies watching the farmers fields produce as I learn how God produces the fruits in me.

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