Monthly Archives: June 2017

From Ashes to Beauty 

Your heart is broken, torn and bleeding and you wonder if you could ever possibly heal? The loss/heartache you just experienced has your mind reeling with questions and you want answers. Perhaps this particular season of life is extremely hard, the storm is real and you hardly have the strength to keep your head up.

We have all experienced pain, pain so deep that it threatened to steal everything within us, even our joy. Loss, loss so great that it seemed that our hearts would never heal. Trials, trials so hard that we were shaken to the very core, perhaps there may even be a little seed of doubt being planted in mind, whether God really cares about what we are going through.

Dear ones I know the pain is real, the wound is deep, and the storms harsh, but may I encourage you with the words from Deuteronomy 31:8:

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

I can not possibly fathom the pain of loss and suffering you may feel at this very moment, but my heart aches with you. I pray that Abba Father would hold you close and begin to heal what was broken and that on this journey God would reveal to you greater things of Him.

God is Father of redemption, He Restores, He Heals, He Redeems and that my friends is quite a wonderful, encouraging thought during this difficult season you may find yourself in. And when He brings restoration, Healing, and Redemption He does it such a way that is beyond our comprehension.

He brings forth Beauty from the Ashes and paints a beautiful picture on the Canvas of Life. He takes the broken pieces and forms them into a beautiful journey, that is a testimony of His Mighty Hand, to bring Him Glory.

So wherever you find yourself as you read this, be encouraged dear one, that altho it hurts, there are millions of questions, and the pain is real. Abba Father does care and He loves you beyond what you can possibly imagine. And He will:

“Console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord , that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3

Because of Him,


Father’s Day 

•||Father||• a man who gives care and protection to someone or something.

To each one of us, Father’s Day means something just a little different. To many, its the day that you celebrate your Dad, you dote on Him with lots of special things and I bless you in that. Don’t ever take that relationship with your earthly Father for granted. Tell him you love Him, that you appreciate His Godly Example of Love and Leadership.

To others, it’s a heart aching reminder that your Father is no longer here on this earth. My heart aches with you, I am sorry for the loss you have experienced and may you experience a fresh anointing of the Heavenly Father’s Love and Grace today, as you remember what a great Father your Dad was.

And to others, today is a day that is a reminder that your relationship with your earthly Father is far from ideal. May I encourage you, please don’t ever stop praying for Him. He may have made many mistakes, maybe even hurt you physically or emotionally, and for that my friend, I am very sorry, pain from such a hurt is deep. May God’s Loving arms hold you close and heal that broken part of your heart. The Heavenly Father is the best example of Love that has ever existed and I pray that you would experience that Love today.

And now, to each and every Father, may I just say Thank you! Your example of leadership, Courage, and Love is greatly appreciated, and as you provide for and lead your Family in a way that Honors the Heavenly FATHER, I pray for a fresh Annointing of Boldness and Strength for you. May the FATHER who is the greatest example of Love, give you much wisdom and courage to lead your Family. And may the words from Ephesians 3 be an encouragement to you.

•I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God. ~Ephesians 3:16‭-‬19



In The Storm 

Time goes on, yet our hearts ache, our emotions are still raw, and a hundred questions tumbling in our mind. Reality seems so harsh, so real, and so bleak in such a situation where it seems impossible to go on. It seems everyone around us is carrying on with life just fine, but this storm, trial, and heartache has us hurting, hurting with a pain that we never dreamt possible.

My dear fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, my heart aches with you. Our individual trial, storm, or heartache may look completely different, but there is a common bond that binds us, and that is because of Our Heavenly Father, He is the One who cares about each trial we face, and He is the One we must look to, to find Strength and Courage to keep Going. 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

To the one who is grieving because of loss, my heart goes out to you. I pray specifically that The Father would bring comfort and healing to your heart and even when the pain and loss seems too great to bear, may these words in Isaiah bring comfort and encouragement to you. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Isaiah 43:2

And then the words of Paul in Ephesians, wow, what a powerful message of blessing is packed in this short passage. My prayer for you, as you walk through this storm, is that you would be filled with the fullness of God, and that can then be used as a ministry to other hurting souls.❤

That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16‭-‬19

And then finally, from the ashes comes beauty, just like the sunshine after the storm. God can use every trial, every hurt, every storm to make something beautiful and Lets give him all the Glory🙌 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20‭-‬21

And so when the storm seems to be shaking you to the very core, look to the One who will give you strength and Peace. May God’s presence be ever real to you. And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39