Category Archives: through obstacles

MAY I ASK YOU TO CONSIDER DROPPING IT?

I know it was a terrible trauma.  I know the wounds and scars are actually still bleeding profusely.  I know you still cry uncontrollably at times.

But, would you consider this for just a moment?  Would you consider that I know about abuse too, and that I’ve suffered greatly?  Would you consider my proposal if I shared my awful stories? Continue reading MAY I ASK YOU TO CONSIDER DROPPING IT?

An Exercise in Dismantling A Terrorist

Today we had an active shooter in the Colorado Springs area.  For 5 hours Police and First Responders worked the situation to defuse and disarm the threat.

I went to Father to learn how we can overcome these spiritual mountains, to gain access and take the territory away from our enemy. Continue reading An Exercise in Dismantling A Terrorist

TERROR EVERYWHERE!

I woke up in the middle of the night.  There was terror in the air and a lot of “push/pull” between good and evil.  I sat up on the bed and said “There is a wall around my kingdom and only love lives inside”.  It felt a little better so I said it a couple more times while visualizing that wall from my Seat.  It was very tall wall, wide and strong.   Nothing could penetrate it.  Finally, there was peace and I went back to sleep.

We pray for the people of Paris who have been left with broken hearts and a badly shredded sense of safety.  They are not alone.  Around the world we stand on alert with tears in our eyes, searching for answers to stop the carnage of evil. Continue reading TERROR EVERYWHERE!

Getting Healed By Goofy Methods

Today I’m sharing a funny, strange healing that happened to me a couple years ago.

It started with my husband getting the stomach flu.  It was awful. For one full day he threw-up and the next two days he was in bed wiped out.  We prayed and prayed for him and nothing happened.  It was a terrible experience and my heart broke to watch.

Then two days after my husband was healthy again, I was hit.  It came on like a ton of bricks and knocked me onto the bed holding my stomach, rocking back and forth in terrible pain. Continue reading Getting Healed By Goofy Methods

VISIONS OF FINANCIAL ABUNDANCE

For several weeks . . . no, its been several years, Father has given me gleaming diamonds of insight into this issue using visions.

It all began with visions of a house.  I thought I was having fun imagining my dream home.  I didn’t know that Holy Spirit could hijack my ‘imaginer’ if I let him.  It’s an amazing experience.  But that’s for another blog article.

One of those early visions involved a staircase that would cost hundreds of stairs-932805_640thousands of dollars to build. Continue reading VISIONS OF FINANCIAL ABUNDANCE

Riding the Blood Red Horse

I had a vision of riding a horse at breakneck speed as it galloped along the edge of a cliff without touching the ground. It was made from the blood of God and I was covered from head to toe in that blood which made holding my seat on his back very tricky. I’d slip and slide and nearly fell off several times. But gradually I learned thehorse_by_horseartlover-d4n8j88 rhythm and learned how to hold on so I could ride with this amazing horse as it flew into the future. On and on it went without end. When I asked Father God how long this would continue, he only said “Well, forever, or if you prefer, I will let you know if it will change”

I learned that this was a picture of how my life would be from here on out. And I can witness that it is true. Nothing about my life is normal anymore. I exist in the miraculous all the time, constantly flying above the ground. Continue reading Riding the Blood Red Horse

LOVING MY ALCOHOLIC

[Something I learned from being married to an alcoholic who did not love me.]

Love doesn’t require reciprocation to live and to do it powerfully.  Love is a force that is God, Himself.  It is Power, itself.  Love’s only source of life is to be part and parcel of God.

Love isn’t born because two people are attracted to each other.  Love is born from God.  And the more we relationship with God, the greater the Love we experience within ourselves.

It is our own wrong thinking that tells us our love will die if the other person doesn’t behave properly.  The truth is that we get angry with the other and then choose to reject the love which is freely given to us from God. Continue reading LOVING MY ALCOHOLIC

WARNING, WARNING, WARNING!!!

Of my prophetic friends, I have a 50/50 chance of hearing such an announcement.  But honestly what I hear is the computer on the bridge of the starship Enterprise.

Can you hear it?  “Warning, Warning, Warning!” Yeah, ok, that’s a Trekkie thing.  Ha.  And I admit I absolutely loved that show along with all the movies and the sequel series. But I could continue to love it because I always knew the ‘warnings” meantwarning on the Enterprise complete destruction would somehow be overcome by the end of the hour through the genius of Captain Kirk, or Jean Luke Picard or Kathryn Janeway. Continue reading WARNING, WARNING, WARNING!!!

CALL ME WHATEVER, I’M CLIMBING!

I'm climbing

 

I’m climbing and it matters little what others might call me. As I claw at the dirt and rocks, I’m learning the best places to grab a handhold or position my foot.  Sometimes I clamber quickly and cause rolling scrabble and then I turn to watch it after I reach a plateau. Continue reading CALL ME WHATEVER, I’M CLIMBING!

BURL WOOD

burl wood

 

Twisted chaos in trees results in something called burl wood.  It’s when a tree – any tree – has grown in a deformed manner.  It creates knots that are commonly found in the trunk or branches and comes from stress, injury, virus or fungus.  Sometimes burls grow underground attached to roots as a malignancy that’s not discovered until the tree dies and falls over.

Father said that He sees these anomalies in our own lives differently than we do.

Crisis and chaos cause injury, stress, and disease in us.  We scream out in pain wanting it to stop because we believe it will kill us. And sometimes it does, just as trees sometimes die from their injuries.

But it’s those that survive and heal in spite of the damage, that become burl wood.

The healing process doesn’t erase the damage, it encases it and changes the grain of our growth. The key is in the healing. It creates something that can be likened to burl wood.

Burl is prized for its beauty and rarity.  Furniture makers, artists, and sculptors seek it for its unique qualities of strength and resistance to splintering. And because of its value, there are many poachers in National Parks. Even when the tree dies, it lives on with more value than any other.

A few years ago, Father gave me a vision of a staircase made of burl that represented my life.  It’s an amazingly fabulous staircase whose cost would be prohibitive to build.  And that high cost is because of that wood.

Father used burl wood to create this staircase because He saw value from the way He healed me.   The damage and pain were not the victors in my story anymore. Not because I didn’t see some types of death. I did. But in spite of death, His healing worked to change the DNA of my heart. And, I survived.

When I was desperate to escape the pain and damage of my life, He told me to walk forward and heal.  He said He would heal me and make me hard in a way that would be strong and not splinter.

That’s the real essence of Overcoming.

We change into a hardness that is not unloving.  It’s just undamageable.  And there’s the difference.

We don’t actually die inside His resurrection power because nothing can kill something that keeps coming back to life.  And when we know this victorious dichotomy, it’s when we can stand before chaos and say “Do your worst because you won’t win.  Even if you kill me, I will rise again.”

I wanted to share this revelation because we often spend great amounts of time trying to erase the effects of the calamities in our lives.  We believe that perfection means without flaw.  We don’t realize that we are like burl wood.  It is the flaw itself when healed, that becomes the priceless pearl.

I believe He is saying “Stop spending so much time trying to erase them.  Let me make something extraordinarily beautiful from your wounds.  Let me!”