Saturday, September 6, 2014

What Back Spasms WILL teach you about Grace

I could be more faithful. I know now that it is time for me to go deeper, because my proffer of surrender and the worship I currently render is no longer enough. It does not fill me. I desire more. I continue to be plagued by a capacity conundrum. Simply put, I don’t stop when I should. I don’t quickly enough release my feeble hold on things beyond my control. I so admire people in my life who embody the Peace that passes all understanding, but that’s just not me yet.

This is my struggle; when God blesses you with ability, there is a natural breaking point at which you should surrender. My failure is hubris. It is an expression of prideful humanity, and it costs me every time.  I need to lean on God. From the beginning. Not at my point of weariness, or when I’m struggling just to stand. Let me tell you what back spasms WILL teach you about Grace.

Author Lysa TerKeust’s words across a Facebook page stunned me into hopeful stillness.
What will back spasms teach you about Grace?
Everything you need to know.
Hopefully, one lesson is enough.
TWEET THIS ENCOURAGEMENT
I've found each time I start to get stressed and anxious, if I pause and start whispering, "Jesus, help me," my pulse slows and I can think more rationally. Our souls were designed to recognize and respond to the name of Jesus.

[Continue reading...]

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Godspeed-how fast is that?? (inspired by a Sunday sermon)

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21(KJV)

Q-What is the speed at which God moves?
A-Godspeed
my musings

                  
Are you patient? I’m not.  Do you appreciate voice-response telephone systems? I despise them.  Are you good at waiting in line? Me?? Fuggetaboutit…Are you ever impatient with God??   

God is always there; God is never not present. 
And when you draw near, you hear His whispers.
Click to Tweet this encouragement
[Continue reading...]

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Don’t give up yet…

For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth   
 and though after my skin, worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God,   
whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another, though my reins be consumed within me.   
 "But should ye say
, `Why persecute we him?--seeing the root of the matter is found in me.
 Job 19:25-28 (KJV21)

What's the worst that can happen? If it doesn't do well I can put on my big girl panties, deal with it and move on.
Halle Berry



I did not have a great weekend.  It devolved in agonizing sequence, like a car crashing in slow motion; crumbling, like maybe a building demolition film run at half speed, first a single brick, and then all of a sudden, CRASH! For those in the know, I will say this…church meeting, fallen pizza, microwave (if you don’t know, you’ll never know).

      Here is today’s lesson…don’t give up, yet.

By Sunday afternoon, I was pretty discouraged, including that I’d committed to dancing and choreographing a new liturgical dance work in about a week, including some people I’ve never worked with…a sane person would crawl in bed and vow not to come out until spring thaw.  I have never been described as sane.

Somehow (read by God’s Grace), I made it through.  I always do, but I never know I’m going make it through my storms until the clouds begin to clear.  The lesson, which I seem to need to learn about once a month, is not to give up.  Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse…they might, but that’s no reason to abandon your faith. 

Job had it worse than I ever will.  I simply do not believe it is God’s Will that I suffer similar trials.  Therein lay a place to begin my praise.  Job offers a lesson few are
[Continue reading...]

OneWord 2014

OneWord 2014

SITS Girls Badge

Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood: Virtual Sisters, Real Friends

C'mon. Follow along. Please?

Treat Me To A Feast: Notes from My Abundant Life

My Free Copyright

MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protectedcopyright to

About Me

My Photo
About me... Growing up Baptist a fourth generation preacher’s kid, Chelle married an Anglican. She boldly seeks God, and thanks her Dad for encouraging her to embrace Theology and chase Truth. Fiercely private, she enjoys two public worship forms, liturgical dance and writing. Dance freed her, providing a language for expression beyond words. Dance is her prayer language. Writing is humbling, sometimes terrifying, always enlightening. Hers is a quirky but reverent perspective on God and Grace. She started blogging to replace a big job that went away. Formerly a Human Resources Executive in the entertainment industry, she suddenly became a Stay-At-Home-Mom, not entirely by choice. Writing started as something to do, but evolved into an ongoing journey to draw nigh to The One. She and her beloved husband have two beautiful children, a gorgeous Boxer, and 20 years of wedded bliss. She maintains a joyous relationship with the Creator, even as she learns difficult lessons while hearing His loving laughter on the wind. Director of Community Engagement and a regular contributor at www.CirclesofFaith.org, she writes for Christ Centered Home Magazine.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

What Back Spasms WILL teach you about Grace

I could be more faithful. I know now that it is time for me to go deeper, because my proffer of surrender and the worship I currently render is no longer enough. It does not fill me. I desire more. I continue to be plagued by a capacity conundrum. Simply put, I don’t stop when I should. I don’t quickly enough release my feeble hold on things beyond my control. I so admire people in my life who embody the Peace that passes all understanding, but that’s just not me yet.

This is my struggle; when God blesses you with ability, there is a natural breaking point at which you should surrender. My failure is hubris. It is an expression of prideful humanity, and it costs me every time.  I need to lean on God. From the beginning. Not at my point of weariness, or when I’m struggling just to stand. Let me tell you what back spasms WILL teach you about Grace.

Author Lysa TerKeust’s words across a Facebook page stunned me into hopeful stillness.
What will back spasms teach you about Grace?
Everything you need to know.
Hopefully, one lesson is enough.
TWEET THIS ENCOURAGEMENT
I've found each time I start to get stressed and anxious, if I pause and start whispering, "Jesus, help me," my pulse slows and I can think more rationally. Our souls were designed to recognize and respond to the name of Jesus.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Godspeed-how fast is that?? (inspired by a Sunday sermon)

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21(KJV)

Q-What is the speed at which God moves?
A-Godspeed
my musings

                  
Are you patient? I’m not.  Do you appreciate voice-response telephone systems? I despise them.  Are you good at waiting in line? Me?? Fuggetaboutit…Are you ever impatient with God??   

God is always there; God is never not present. 
And when you draw near, you hear His whispers.
Click to Tweet this encouragement

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Don’t give up yet…

For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth   
 and though after my skin, worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God,   
whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another, though my reins be consumed within me.   
 "But should ye say
, `Why persecute we him?--seeing the root of the matter is found in me.
 Job 19:25-28 (KJV21)

What's the worst that can happen? If it doesn't do well I can put on my big girl panties, deal with it and move on.
Halle Berry



I did not have a great weekend.  It devolved in agonizing sequence, like a car crashing in slow motion; crumbling, like maybe a building demolition film run at half speed, first a single brick, and then all of a sudden, CRASH! For those in the know, I will say this…church meeting, fallen pizza, microwave (if you don’t know, you’ll never know).

      Here is today’s lesson…don’t give up, yet.

By Sunday afternoon, I was pretty discouraged, including that I’d committed to dancing and choreographing a new liturgical dance work in about a week, including some people I’ve never worked with…a sane person would crawl in bed and vow not to come out until spring thaw.  I have never been described as sane.

Somehow (read by God’s Grace), I made it through.  I always do, but I never know I’m going make it through my storms until the clouds begin to clear.  The lesson, which I seem to need to learn about once a month, is not to give up.  Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse…they might, but that’s no reason to abandon your faith. 

Job had it worse than I ever will.  I simply do not believe it is God’s Will that I suffer similar trials.  Therein lay a place to begin my praise.  Job offers a lesson few are

Popular Posts