Friday, August 26, 2016

Thankful Life - August 26, 2016

I am really trying to focus on the right thing.

I have a follow up Lyme appointment next week - and essentially symptoms have come back. I started treatment 17 months ago (orals: Rx, herbals and homeopathic). I had several months where improvement was apparent. As I changed medications for the 6th time because of adverse reactions (Rocephin shots), I now find my body is not progressing the way I "thought" it would during this time of treatment. I can get completely discouraged, as can we all.... OR I CAN GET COMPLETELY ENGAGED with the healing that our Father has already provided me... praise, worship and thanksgiving.

Here's how good the LORD has been. As I begin to crumble in my moments of weakness, He reminds me what my mission is - pray for others, while trusting His plan AND allow Jesus to stand in the gap (every gap). It sounds so simple, and agreeably, IT IS NOT, but it truly is. I have many moments of crumbling, stumbling and despair, but over the years (as I get closer to Him), they are less and less.... and I can see these as fleeting moments, rather than lingering.
My prayer for all of us is that we can see despair fleet, and His presence linger.
I thought I would share some an older article, from 2012.

Day 879 of Giving Thanks Daily

lasting for a very short time.
synonyms: brief, short, short-lived, quick, momentary, cursory, transient, ephemeral, fugitive, passing, transitory; literary evanescent
lasting for a long time or slow to end.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thankful Life - August 25, 2016

We grow with the Holy Spirit working in us... Nothing less for a child of God will do!

"Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life." ~ Proverbs 4:23 (AMP)

Your mind changes your brain... with God as the source, live it out.

Process life from your thoughts and eliminate death.

Keeping my eyes on the LORD.
The only way to truly want what is best for me is to know the Father intimately through getting into the Word daily. It's only then can I know what the best of me is.

"22-24 But you have learned nothing like that from Christ, if you have really heard his voice and understood the truth that he has taught you. No, what you learned was to fling off the dirty clothes of the old way of living, which were rotted through and through with lust’s illusions, and, with yourselves mentally and spiritually re-made, to put on the clean fresh clothes of the new life which was made by God’s design for righteousness and the holiness which is no illusion.

25 Finish, then, with lying and tell your neighbour the truth. For we are not separate units but intimately related to each other in Christ.

26-27 If you are angry, be sure that it is not out of wounded pride or bad temper. Never go to bed angry—don’t give the devil that sort of foothold.

The new life means positive good
28 If you used to be a thief you must not only give up stealing, but you must learn to make an honest living, so that you may be able to give to those in need.

29 Let there be no more foul language, but good words instead—words suitable for the occasion, which God can use to help other people.

30 Never hurt the Holy Spirit. He is, remember, the personal pledge of your eventual full redemption.
31-32 Let there be no more resentment, no more anger or temper, no more violent self-assertiveness, no more slander and no more malicious remarks, Be kind to each other, be understanding. Be as ready to forgive others as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:22-32 (J.B. Phillips New Testament)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Quick Thought - July 28, 2016

Be Aware...

"but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31 (English Standard Version)

There are so many false teachers and 'theories' that are presented emphatically, supported with scripture and packaged "in the name of Christ". Something was shared with me last night, and in my weariness, I couldn't quite grasp what was being presented... the dialog was 'confusing'... and quite honestly, my brain wasn't up to the task last night... I was struggling to tell if what I was reading was biblical or not.. this person, was emphatic - telling me their job is to share the truth AND, that if I didn't submit to and 'believe' what was being stated that I may end up being one of the ones who are deceived (1 Peter 5:8).

Deceived: Synonyms: mislead, delude, dupe, hoodwink, bamboozle

In my exhaustion, I stopped the dialog and began to pray for discernment... wisdom and clarity. I was unable to fall asleep thinking about, and going through the dialog in my mind... This morning, as soon as I woke up, I knew that the great deceiver was actively at work BUT also KNOW that my God and Savior is alive and present in my heart and mind; and is faithful in the promptings of the Holy Spirit when we seek His guidance.

"Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour." -1 Peter 5:8 (Amplified Bible)

Tonight as I write this, and as I began to write, I looked up the 'term' that was presented last night and am certain of my conclusion that last night's conversation is where the enemy would have me go. My lesson learned is to listen to the promptings to "stop" and step back when confusion begins. (2 Timothy 2:7)

And, I am still convicted to be steadfast in reading the Word - praying before hand for understanding and afterward for the ability to remember what I am reading and studying.

(1 Thessalonians 5:21)


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Prayer for Murphee, June 30, 2016

This morning, the prayer is actually shared by Murphee's mama, my baby girl, Myranda Ehlers.

"My amazing, sweet girl, where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday that I was staring in awe at the puddle between my legs and telling your daddy, "... I think my water broke. But I'm not sure?" I was so unsure of so many things. How would I love you, like really love you in the way you needed? How would I care for you, care for a fragile and beautiful creature entirely dependent on me and me alone for nourishment and also be one of the main sources of comfort practically around the clock? How would I give and give and give again to someone I was going to meet face-to-face for the first time? I had felt you stir low in my belly, in that warm place where you wanted for nothing. I was first witness to your stretches and your hiccups. I only had to press my fingers up against the crown of your (stubborn) head gently before you would flutter a leg or wave an arm and still, still remain unchanged with your persistence to stay upright, nestled just below my heart.

But you became real and whole and tangible to me in the space of a half hour, as my middle was stretched open and more hands than I care to recollect drew you up and out into the brightness of your new world. And I cried for the disorienting love I felt and understood so suddenly that my arms were reaching before my brain could help my lips form the words. Can I have her? Can I have my baby? Is she okay? Your daddy was holding my hand and telling me yes. I was still numb from my epidural, the epidural I did not want because of the C-section I did not want, but numb or not, I knew that I wanted you.

And here we are, almost 6 months in. I am blessed beyond measure to have you. I know, without a doubt, that you were created and crafted by a loving God and grown inside me, then born and entrusted to all the people who love you and wish only the best for you and pray over you as you sleep and as you cry, as you giggle and smile and express every fleeting whim that passes through your body and mind. There are so many reasons why I know this that I will tell you some day, about the days that were hard and the thoughts that were harder and the sadness and anxiety that I had when I first found out about you. Until then, we pray that you will grow strong in your faith and firm in your stance, that your feet will draw you closer to God through every trial you face and every joyous triumph. Little girl, my sweet Murphee Josephine, we pray for you to be bold and courageous and strong and beautiful (the kind of beauty that outshines the physical), that you are kind and humble and graceful and that these things you learn by seeing an example in me, as well as others. God, help me be her example and help her see past when I fail.

My amazing, sweet girl, I love you. Happy almost 6 months."

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Thankful Life - June 8, 2016


Let Go.
Hold Fast.
Rest in His grace.
Trust in His purpose.
Dwell in His presence.
In Christ, Amen.

Sometimes there is so much I want to say and share, but only a word comes to mind when I write, not the intention will flow... so here it is. God, You know my heart, my pleas and Your plans. That is enough.

In the depths of my soul, my life cries out... in my every breath, Christ already responded.

"My soul yearns, yes, even pines and is homesick for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out and sing for joy to the living God." Psalm 84:2 (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thankful Life - May 17, 2016

Greetings brothers and sisters - I know so many are suffering. I heard a great message on Sunday, as I returned to my old church to be with my daughter and her family. I realized, I had disassociated three years ago, almost fabricating reasons to leave my church family instead of working through or dealing with a hurt. I discovered recently that the feelings of isolation come from dealing with the affects and aspects from Lyme.

I have grieved so much lost time in the past, but now realize that this is time we can seek God and focus on Him. When I focus on the losses, I miss His gains. Not sure if this makes sense, but my heart yearns wholly to find His presence in even the times when 'I feel' He has forgotten me. Learning that these are the times to push harder to see Him - while KNOWING THAT OUR FATHER FAITHFULLY PURSUES us through everything we go through.

This past week, I have had increasing herx reactions, which truly I am rejoicing because I sense the 'evil' bacteria breaking up and moving through and out of my system. It's been a harsh 36 hours; like I have had chemotherapy. My prayer is to be overwhelmed by His presence so I can make it through work, and continue to rest when I can. Knowing that my 'fight' is nothing compared to His fight for me.

I just wanted to share some thoughts. Brethren, Jesus is before the throne, pleading for us, standing up for us and praying for us to KNOW HIS MERCIES, GRACE AND FAVOR.

Much love... praying for you.

Isaiah 61 Amplified Bible (AMP)Exaltation of the Afflicted61 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,Because the Lord has anointed and commissioned meTo bring good news to the humble and afflicted;He has sent me to bind up [the wounds of] the brokenhearted,To proclaim release [from confinement and condemnation] to the [physical and spiritual] captivesAnd freedom to prisoners,To proclaim [a]the favorable year of the Lord,[b]And the day of vengeance and retribution of our God,To comfort all who mourn,To grant to those who mourn in Zion the following:To give them a [c]turban instead of dust [on their heads, a sign of mourning],The oil of joy instead of mourning,The garment [expressive] of praise instead of a disheartened spirit.So they will be called the trees of righteousness [strong and magnificent, distinguished for integrity, justice, and right standing with God],The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins,They will raise up and restore the former desolations;And they will renew the ruined cities,The desolations (deserted settlements) of many generations.Strangers will stand and feed your flocks,And foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers.But you shall be called the priests of the Lord;People will speak of you as the ministers of our God.You will eat the wealth of nations,And you will boast of their riches.Instead of your [former] shame you will have a [d]double portion;And instead of humiliation your people will shout for joy over their portion.Therefore in their land they will possess double [what they had forfeited];Everlasting joy will be theirs.For I, the Lord, love justice;I hate robbery with [e]a burnt offering.And I will faithfully reward them,And make an everlasting covenant with them.Then their offspring will be known among the nations,And their descendants among the peoples.All who see them [in their prosperity] will recognize and acknowledge themThat they are the people whom the Lord has blessed.10 I will rejoice greatly in the Lord,My soul will exult in my God;For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,He has covered me with a robe of righteousness,As a bridegroom puts on a [f]turban,And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.11 For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,And as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up,So the Lord God will [most certainly] cause righteousness and justice and praiseTo spring up before all the nations [through the power of His word].

Shawn Delia Boreta

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